Barton Board of Trustees Chair Mike Johnson chosen for regional Trustee Leadership Award
Story by Brandon Steinert
July 28, 2017
Mike Johnson, local business owner and Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chair, has been recognized with the Western Regional Trustee Leadership Award via the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), a national organization.
Johnson was nominated by his fellow board members and contended with nominees from 10 other states and a large portion of Canada to receive the Western Region honor.
Barton to offer Degree in Three program with Fort Hays State University
June 29, 2017
Story by Micah Oelze
Barton Community College and Fort Hays State University (FHSU) have partnered to bring students a fast track program for Elementary Education starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.
How do I become a Certified Dietary Manager?
A blog post by Emily Cowles, Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
There are different pathways to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) and the best one depends on individual needs. Below are the most popular options.
Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) Approved Program
This is the most popular pathway which involves graduating from an Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) approved foodservice manager training program.
Barton student completes first year of college while in high school
March 31, 2017
Story and portrait by Brandon Steinert
Barton student Zack Steffen, sophomore of Great Bend, managed to acquire 32 credit-hours of college coursework before graduating high school through dual credit.
He then began pursuit of an associate of science degree with an emphasis in engineering and will graduate in May.
He plans to attend Wichita State University in the fall to study Biomedical Engineering, which he hopes will prepare him to contribute to the field of prosthetics and the use of technology in medicine.
Young grandmother receives online training in early childhood education through Barton
Story by Micah Oelze
Photo by Brittney Seger
Terria Ashby is by no means a traditional student and she knows it. Ashby is a 45-year-old grandmother returning to college to study early childhood education through BARTonline.org, Barton Community College’s online learning platform.
Ashby works from home running a childcare center, where on an average day she takes care of seven children.
Teaching and caring for children comes naturally to Ashby, from “playing school” as a kid to watching over her siblings and babysitting as a student for income.
Barton program helps long-term-care facilities certify dietary managers per new federal regulations
March 6, 2017
Story and photo by Brandon Steinert
Long-term-care facilities will be under strict deadlines to meet new staffing requirements outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new regulations require any individual serving as a facility’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services to secure certification as a dietary manager as defined by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) or the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA), according to an article on ANFPonline.org.