College News


May 14, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photos by Brandon Steinert

Elvia Alejandra Salazar Beck of El Paso, Texas and Kaitlynn Dyke of Cimarron were named Barton Community College’s 2021 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy recognized them as part of Barton’s commencement on Friday. 

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May 14, 2021
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College has announced its 2020-21 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding Student Ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Kaitlynn Dyke of Cimarron and BrayLynn Anshutz of Macksville.  

May 11, 2021
Story and photos by Joe Vinduska

This is part six of a six-part series on the importance of academic integrity at Barton. The college has featured these student stories throughout the spring semester to showcase the virtues of academic integrity. These virtues include trust, responsibility, honesty, courage, fairness, and respect.

May 6, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will present a student recital at 4 p.m. May 12. The event will premiere at 

Barton Voice Instructor Jessica Perez works with Barton’s vocal students. Her performing students will be Erin Cox, Taryn Robl, Andrew Maier, Alicia Silva and Faith Whited.

Keyboard Instructor Karole Erikson works with piano and organ students. Her performing students will be Sara Hauser and August Siefkes. 

May 5, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photos submitted

The Shafer Gallery crew knew that everyone had been getting kind of tired of the same old video classes and lectures, so they went above and beyond this year to create an immersive world for students to experience the annual “Vortex Day” exhibit and juried art show, which is sponsored by the Barton County Arts Council (BCAC) and is underwritten by the Bill J. McKown Endowment/Golden Belt Foundation.