Reception held to recognize Dr. Ryan Ruda at GCCC

City Manager Matt Allen, left, and FCEDC Board Chairman Tom Walker visit with GCCC President Ryan Ruda during a reception in Ruda’s honor on Thursday. Garden City Community College on Thursday hosted a reception for Dr. Ryan Ruda to celebrate his becoming the seventh president of GCCC. Ruda was officially […]

Display at GCCC shines light on mental health

Backpacks lie in the GCCC quad on Monday, May 6, as part of the “Send Silence Packing” exhibit designed to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Hundreds of backpacks lined the quad at Garden City Community College on Monday, each […]

GCCC’s 99th Commencement ceremony to get underway

GARDEN CITY — Clara Jackson and Raul Leyva-Montes have been selected as student speakers for the 99th Garden City Community College Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 7 p.m. today, May 3, in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex.   Jackson and Leyva-Montes were selected as the top two speaker […]

GCCC names new athletic director

GARDEN CITY —Greg McVey, Director of Athletics and Recreation at the College of DuPage in Illinois, was recently named new Athletic Director at Garden City Community College.  Prior to his time with the Chaparrals, McVey served as the Director of Athletics at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo. While in leadership positions […]

Sen. Pat Roberts stopped in Garden City on Thursday

Garden City Community College President Ryan Ruda, right, introduces Sen. Pat Roberts, left, on Thursday. Roberts held a brief meet-and-greet at GCCC and also toured Garden City Regional Airport. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development/Director of Communications GARDEN CITY — Sen. Pat Roberts stopped at Garden City Community College […]

GCCC to celebrate ‘Career Connection Academy’

GARDEN CITY — The public is invited to a special ribbon cutting and open house beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Garden City Community College to celebrate the renaming of the Adult Learning Center as the Garden City Career Connection Academy. The ribbon cutting will take place at […]

GCCC Auto Tech program to host open house April 26

Courtesy photo GARDEN CITY — The Automotive Technology program at Garden City Community College will host an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26.  Guests are invited to tour the Automotive Technology Shop, meet the instructors, gather information about the new cohort-style organizational structure of the program, […]

GCCC named ‘most promising’ place to work

GARDEN CITY — Garden City Community College has been selected by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in partnership with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as the 2019 “Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” Award winner.  The award recognizes GCCC’s best-in-class student and staff recruitment […]

GCCC Quiz Bowl team wins Kansas Collegiate tourney

Courtesy photo GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Community College Quiz Bowl team was named the State Champion after a two-day Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl tournament earlier this month in Wichita.  GCCC’s team consisted of Aaron Morales (Captain), Madison Wilson, Seth Szekula, and Grace Selee.  The team placed first with […]

Organizations work on ‘Send Silence Packing’ exhibit

GARDEN CITY — LiveWell Finney County, St. Catherine Hospital, Genesis Family Health, and Compass Behavioral Health are partnering with the Student Government Association (SGA) at Garden City Community College to bring Send Silence Packing to Garden City from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Quad at GCCC.  Send Silence […]