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  • Northwest Tech Announces Fall 2022 Honors Lists

    Goodland, KS. (02/10/2023)  – Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2022 Fall semester.


    Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while students on the Dean’s Honor List earned a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99.


    President’s Honor List


    Daniel Moose - Business Technology

    Harrison Bhend - Goodland High

    Anna Guillot - Respiratory Thearpy

    Ryan Heier - Precision Agriculture

    Chelsy Mendoza - Cosmetology

    Kenli Shaw - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Zander Steyn - Electrical Technology

    Cara Agan - Respiratory Thearpy

    Bentley Baehler - Auto Tech

    Mattie Brandl - Respiratory Thearpy

    Olivia Carter - Respiratory Thearpy

    Zachary Ehrlich - Engineering Technology

    Mariela Montes - Respiratory Thearpy

    Christopher Stecklein - Respiratory Thearpy

    Arron Arteaga - Electrical Technology

    Rayanna Schmidt - Respiratory Thearpy

    Ethan Andersen - Electrical Technology

    Asaph Garcia - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Jonathan Hopson - Carpentry

    Brandon Orozco - Carpentry

    Zane Rankin - Carpentry

    Avery Briggs - Gove High School

    Tyree Turnbull - Engineering Technology

    Sara Brantley - Respitory Therapy

    Ashton Bearley - Auto Tech

    Federico Dominguez - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Chaye Ralph - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Brodie Traver - Precision Agriculture

    Bradley Bogert - Gove High School

    Cord Frink - Precision Agriculture

    Cameron Ford - Electrical Technology

    Tayler Kleinow - Computer Graphics Tech

    Carson VanEaton - Electrical Technology

    Saul Vargas Rojas - Precision Agriculture

    Colton Pfannenstiel - Precision Agriculture

    Faith Johnson - Cosmetology

    Peter Kimaiyo - Medical Assistant

    Andrew Strange - Engineering Technology

    Youssouf Timera - Business Technology

    Noah Schears - Engineering Technology

    Clayton Bradley - Business Technology

    Raphael Kitur - Medical Assistant

    Bethany Wright - Medical Assistant


    Dean’s Honor List


    Bryson Ihrig - Diesel Technology

    Nathan Stramel - Diesel Technology

    Amulek Partida - Electrical Technology

    Dillon Carlson - Engineering Technology

    Rhiannon Cacavio - Computer Graphics Technology

    Brian Kiptoo - Medical Assistant

    Joseph Myers - Engineering Technology

    Adriana Valdez Dominguez - Computer Graphics Tech

    Uriel Pina - Electrical Technology

    Cody Caton - Engineering Technology

    Alyson Gotchall - Respitory Therapy

    Vernon Lovins - Engineering Technology

    Nathaniel Schears - Engineering Technology

    Elias Garcia - Carpentry

    Tabitha McClendon - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Casey Strand - Business Technology

    Sydney Schears - Engineering Technology

    Jacob Franz - Electrical Technology

    Emilio Pena - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Michael Washington - Business Technology

    Caleb Dechant - Precision Agriculture

    Ty Wilson - Electrical Technology

    Damian Ramos - Carpentry

    Ivan Robles Gonzalez - Electrical Technology

    Taylor Heili - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Lamya Kuntz - Respiratory Thearpy

    Cerena Watson - Business Technology

    Aarron Beheydt Miller - Electrical Technology

    Nathan Kipyego - Medical Assistant

    Chelsey Knitig - Engineering Technology

    Jose Prieto - Electrical Technology

    Kerrek Lockhart - Goodland High

    Matthew Lalicker - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Michael Vars - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Lucas Hill - Carpentry

    Alejandro Rojas - Computer Graphics Tech

    Jason Campbell - Carpentry

    Jessi Lewman - Respiratory Thearpy

    Elisa Sole Sanchez - Business Technology

    Tajairus Brown - Business Technology

    Quincy Snoddy - Business Technology

    Jordan Garza - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Jillian Podrybau - Crime Scene Investigation

    Garrett Davis - Carpentry

    Abigail Scott - Engineering Technology

    Isaac Kraushaar - Engineering Technology

    Andrew Haffner - Hoxie High School

    Brian Kipkosgei - Medical Assistant

    Gavin Wasson - Diesel Technology

    Trenton Hawes - Diesel Technology

    Andrew Macki - Electrical Technology

    Trent Doudna - Diesel Technology

    Kristina Holub - Respiratory Thearpy

    Alexzander Olliff - Diesel Technology

    Israel Oden - Welding

    Jay Birdsall - Auto Tech

    Perla Yanez - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Desirae McQuillan - Weskan High School

    Elijah Applebury - Diesel Technology

    Erika Wilkins - Crime Scene Investigation

    Elijah Mills - Engineering Technology

    Gabriel Rice - Precision Agriculture

    Jonathan Morales - Electrical Technology

    Susana Rodriguez - Medical Assistant

    Rosa Campos-Piedra - Cosmetology

    Hope Perry - Cosmetology

    Lucas Ward - Engineering Technology

    Kyle Whitley - Engineering Technology

    Ethan Zerr - Gove Campus

    Joshua Culp - Precision Agriculture

    Peyton Finley - Cosmetology

    Anthony Martinez - Electrical Technology

    Jose Olague - Electrical Technology

    Aziah Campbell - Business Technology

    Joseph Dougherty - Welding

    Joshua Miller - Diesel Technology

    Tatum Armstrong - Welding

    Angel Diaz - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Mallory O'Brien - Cloud and Crypto Computing

    Anthony Platt - Auto Tech

    Dane Shores - Electrical Technology

    Madison Ellsworth - Crime Scene Investigation

    Jesus Martinez - Welding


    The students listed above have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and strive to put forth their best effort with every assignment, test, and exam. These students exemplify the qualities of a true Maverick. Be smart, work hard, and do the right thing!

  • Kansas Board of Regents Approves Affiliation

    Goodland, Kan – A formal affiliation between Fort Hays State University (FHSU), North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) was unanimously approved at yesterday’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting. 

    Rural higher education institutions have long been beacons of opportunity and drivers of economic prosperity in Kansas. However, today and in the coming years, our communities in rural Kansas face significant demographic and economic challenges, including...

  • Three rural Kansas higher education institutions announce new affiliation initiative

    HAYS, Kan – Today, Fort Hays State University (FHSU), North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (Northwest Tech) announced a new affiliation initiative to address demographic and economic challenges in rural Kansas....

  • Northwest Tech Hosts Annual Haunted House

    Goodland, KS. (10/05/2022)  – As October starts, the Northwest Tech Engineering Students once again prepare for the annual haunted house.  The students plan, build props, and set up a haunted house for the Goodland community to enjoy. This event is also a fundraiser for Genesis of Sherman County. 


    “Each year this event allows for students to work together in teams to plan, design, and implement a large project.  Not only are students learning skills of project management, communication, and designing, but students are also being involved in a community based event that helps local families in need.” said Engineering Instructor, Mike Zimmerman.


    Everyone is invited to come out and experience the haunted house. It will be hosted in the animal barn at the Sherman County Fairgrounds on October 28th, and 29th from 6pm-9pm each night. There will also be an opportunity to go through the haunted house with the lights on and no jump-scares both nights from 5:30-6:00pm. Admission is $3 per person or 3 cans of food per person. All canned food and money collected will be donated to benefit Genesis of Sherman County.


    “Our students are very excited to work on this project this year,” Zimmerman said. “We hope to see everyone there and having a fun time.”

    NT Haunted House

  • Northwest Tech Named Apple Distinguished School

    Goodland, KS. (10/04/2022) – Northwest Kansas Technical College is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for its 1:1 iPad initiative. The idea was to build on the school’s tradition of hands-on instruction by using a device that was rewriting the rules for interactive learning. The iPad initiative has changed the entire dynamic of our campus because all students have personal access to one of the most innovative pieces of technology at their fingertips.


    Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence. They use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in learning, teaching and the school environment, and have documented results of academic accomplishment.


    “Building a technology-forward campus at Northwest Tech is an essential part of the academic learning environment we create for our students,” said Ben Schears, President. “However, our goal is much more than technology; Our overall goal is to provide students with the tools they need to enter the workforce, connect with the community, and become lifelong learners.” 


    The selection of Northwest Tech as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovator and a compelling learning environment that engages students, and provides tangible evidence of academic achievement. Our teachers are trained to integrate Apple technology into their curriculum and daily instruction. Students are using the technology they are already accustomed to and learning how to use it in effective and innovative ways.


    Students in programs such as Precision Agriculture use Apple technology daily. The Precision Agriculture students use the iPad to capture mapping data for agricultural applications, remotely control field equipment, and make adjustments to farm implements. The compatibility aspects of Apple technology enable agricultural activities to become more convenient, cost-effective, and accurate.


    For more information about Northwest Tech, please visit NWKTC.EDU