Mother of two overcomes learning struggles to find success at BARTonline
Megan Janousek struggled in high school and college. She had trouble learning in a classroom environment and decided to quit school. She started working at a local country club and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. A mentor stepped in and encouraged her to continue her education and become her best self.
Janousek had tried a university setting and didn’t like it, so she started looking at community colleges. Her husband’s family was from Great Bend and had ties to Barton, so she enrolled.
BARTonline helps single mom, National Guard sergeant fit education into her busy lifestyle
Caterina Lingenfelter is a single mom who works as a human resources assistant and is a sergeant with the National Guard. She’s also earning her associate degree in general studies from BARTonline.
“Barton has been really great to be able to manage the workload of being able to go to school full-time,” she said. “I’m a single working mom and I don’t have time, but sometimes you have to prioritize.”
Since this past spring, she’s been taking four classes per session. Each Monday, Caterina looks over her assignments for the week and plans when she’ll work in her studying.
How to Prepare for Online College
6 ways to get ready to take class online
There are lots of benefits to online learning. You can take classes on your own schedule, from anywhere and at your own pace. Plus, it costs less. The flexibility of being able to work and manage personal obligations while advancing your education is huge. And, without additional housing or transportation costs, it’s more gentle on the bank account.
How to Set Goals and Succeed in College
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
Everyone has a different idea of what success looks like and there’s no single road map to get you there. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and going to college for the first or maybe even fifth time, you want to make the most of your experience. By identifying your goals and staying focused on a positive outcome, you will set yourself up for success. We hope these tips will help you.
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.