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HIGHLIGHT Q: How did you become connected to Butler? A: I attended Butler right after high school, in 1977–1978, as a traditional student. Upon getting married and beginning a family right away, I chose to stay home with my children. Around 1992, I once again attended Butler, but this time as a non-traditional student. I received my associate degree and then transferred to Newman University to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Education. Throughout the years, I have also had the pleasure of attending athletic and music events of my former students who were attending Butler. My husband and both of our children have taken Butler classes as well throughout their educational careers.

Q: What impact do you see Butler making in the community?

A: Butler is a college for everyone. Whether you’re a traditional or non-traditional student, whether you obtain a degree or use it as a stepping stone toward an even higher education, there are opportunities at Butler for every individual. The power of education tends to spread throughout a community and adds strength and vitality. An educated community will be a successful community. Q: How does the Foundation help further the mission of the College and its impact? A: I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to advance their education; in today’s current economic times, many students find it difficult to further their educational careers due to financial constraints. The Foundation provides resources to students that allow these students to grasp this opportunity, grow individually, and become responsible citizens who will contribute to their community.

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X Matt & Pam Cross

Q: What are the greatest strengths of the college? A: The staff, the students, the vision for the future, the support of the community, and the ability to meet the needs of students in their current situations, and the growth in degree opportunities. Together these make Butler a strong institution and such an asset to the community. Q: What are its greatest obstacles? A: State funding cuts will continue to be an obstacle for Butler, although I firmly believe that the college has been very efficient with the adjustments that have been made in order to meet the needs of students and faculty. Q: What do you feel is the responsibility of the Board of Directors in ensuring the Foundation is effective? A: We, as Directors, serve as ambassadors for Butler throughout the community, county, etc., to inform and make others aware of the significance of the Foundation. It is our job to inspire others through our own sense of dedication, so that we can continue to serve and support the students of Butler in the best way possible.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Foundation Board of Directors Mike Clifton • Suzanne Coin • Pam Cross • Alan Jaax Shawn Lancelot • Lance Lechtenberg Gerry Mills • Jessica Ohman • Dalton Patterson Forrest Rhodes • Jeremy Sundgren Jackie Vietti • Denise Weaver • Rod Young

Ex Officio Dr. Kim Krull, President JoAnn Craven, Trustee Liaison

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Message from Stacy Cofer Excellence in Diversity Awards Breakfast

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The Forever Butler Campaign Update

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Student Union Renovation

Foundation Staff Stacy Cofer, Vice President of Advancement 316.323.6729 | scofer@butlercc.edu Mary Moon, Executive Director of Community Advancement 316.218.6338 | mmoon@butlercc.edu Averie Nelson, Scholarship Coordinator 316.323.6737 | anelson5@butlercc.edu Megan Pilcher, Accounting Clerk 316.323.6732 | mpilcher@butlercc.edu Hayley Powers, Development & Communications Coordinator 316.323.6734 | hpowers@butlercc.edu

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Alumni Highlight—Dr. Matt Spangler

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President's Donor Dinner

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KOCH Recruitment Day

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Kathy Rickard, Advancement Coordinator 316.323.6738 | krickard@butlercc.edu Kim Sherwood, Executive Director of Finance & Database Administration 316.323.6733 | ksherwood@butlercc.edu

Student Workers Lakyn Anders • Paige Decker

Feature Writers

Reaching New Heights Scholarship Luncheon

Andover Anatomy & Physiology Lab / AcademicWorks

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Donor Spotlight—Dennis & Ardis Hanson

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Circle of the Gold Society Luncheon

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James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust

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Head Football Coach Tim Schaffner

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Foundation Board of Directors

Adam Knapp • Hayley Powers • Kelly Snedden Butler Community College Foundation Magazine is published twice a year and maintains the copyright of the materials contained within these pages. All rights reserved. Please send comments and updates to Butler Community College Foundation, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042, by email to foundation@butlercc.edu, by phone at 316.323.6731, or by fax to 316.323.6750.

X Cover Page: Head Football Coach Tim Schaffner Photo Credit: Randall Smith

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hat a busy fall semester it has been. We have seen all sorts of renewal of infrastructure on our campuses from new bleacher s in the g y m n a s i u m to a n ew Anatomy & Physiology lab in Andover. Head Football C oach Tim Schaf fner led the Griz zlies to an outstanding 9 – 2 ye a r a n d th e K a n s a s Jayhawk C onference championship title.

The Forever Butler Campaign has progressed with resounding success, raising $9 million for scholarships, program support, and internships. And the year is only half over! We have also welcomed two new directors to the Foundation Board of Directors, Suzanne Coin ’90 who recently retired from Westar Energy; and Denise Weaver ’92, a registered nurse in Wichita, Kan. These two successful women are a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors who make so much of what the Foundation does possible! Welcome Suzanne and Denise. Turn the pages to read about the exciting work that has been going on at Butler!

Diversity BREAKFAST Butler Community College presented Westar Energy and Sherdeill Breathett, Sr., economic developer and trade zone administrator for Sedgwick County, with the 2015 Excellence in Diversity Awards.

X Westar Energy

Now in its fourth year, the Excellence in Diversity Awards Breakfast is held annually to recognize excellence in diversity and inclusion; increase awareness of the value of supporting efforts to address diversity challenges and opportunities in workplaces and in the community; and to raise awareness of Advance Kansas. Advance Kansas is a prestigious and innovative diversity program for business and community leaders that provides a framework for examining and pursuing solutions to challenges and opportunities most pressing in the community. Advance Kansas is facilitated by Juan Johnson, president of Diversity Leadership in Action, LLC. Juan has been in this role since July 2006, after concluding an extraordinary 21-year career with The Coca-Cola Company.

Sincerely, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. was the presenting sponsor of the Excellence in Diversity Awards Breakfast.

Stacy Cofer Vice President of Advancement X Denise Weaver & Suzanne Coin

X Sherdeill Breathett, Sr.

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A gift that not only remembers Wichita entrepreneurship magnate Fran Jabara, but also benefits Butler Community College was recently given from the R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation out of Ruidoso, NM. R.D. Hubbard, a Butler alumnus, was close friends with the late Jabara who, along with Hubbard, was an inaugural inductee to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at Butler. The event has been re-named the Fran Jabara Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame to honor his legacy. The $20,000 gift matches a donation made by the Lattner Family Foundation, Inc., also in memory of Jabara. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, Kansas natives, have the distinct honor of being the highest philanthropic contributors in Butler’s history, with gifts totaling more than $3.5 million toward numerous beneficial projects such as the Hubbard Award of Excellence (Butler’s largest scholarship and highest award), the Hubbard Champions Training Center, and $1.5 million to the Hubbard Welcome Center in 2007, the largest gift in the school’s history.

“Generous donors like Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard make Butler a special place,” President Kim Krull said. “Those who have the vision to contribute to a campaign of this magnitude understand the legacy they are leaving for our students in the future.”

X R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard

R.D. Hubbard studied at Butler and played on the basketball team before becoming general manager and ultimately president of Safelite Auto Glass. He later created and ran glass company AFG and bought and revived several horse racing tracks. Hubbard established Bighorn Development, an exclusive residential development and private golf club in California, in 1990. “The Hubbard Foundation is proud to make this gift that exemplifies R.D. and Fran’s long-standing friendship and mentorship,” Hubbard Foundation Director Emeritus Jim Stoddard said. “We are, as ever, grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard for their continued giving to Butler,” Vice President of Advancement Stacy Cofer said. “Because of them and so many others like them, we can continue to ensure student success.”

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X Members of Student Government Association

Student Union RENOVATION

cut the ribbon, surrounded by Great Western Dining, bookstore employees, and Board of Trustees members.

After a busy summer that relocated the cafeteria to the Hubbard Welcome Center, made buying textbooks at the bookstore a little more interesting than usual, and countless hours of work by Dondlinger & Sons Construction, the El Dorado Student Union unveiled its new interior to the public on September 29. Remarks were made by President Kim Krull, Board of Trustees Chair Jim Howell, Vice President of Student Services Bill Rinkenbaugh, and Student Government Association President Abby Goodale.

“Butler Community College is unique. Everything from the class sizes and community feel, down to all of the individual students, faculty and staff who bring Butler to life. The students’ excitement for the new Student Union was evident right away.” —Abby Goodale, SGA President

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X More lounge area creates an inviting atmosphere for students.


X The Butler Drum Corps, new this year, started the program off with an upbeat performance.

X The newly redesigned bookstore enhances the shopping experience with more space.

T Students, community members,

media, faculty, and staff were present for the ribbon cutting.

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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON With nearly 250 guests in attendance, this year’s Reaching New Heights Scholarship Luncheon was the largest ever! Guest Speaker Janice Jones ’72 is a donor and nursing instructor as well as alumna and had an earnest message for students and donors. “Funding higher education is difficult these days,” she told the crowd. “I commend you for seeking funding other than tax dollars to help on your journey. I encourage you to give back. These things make a great difference.” Thank you to this year’s sponsors Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Premier Catering, Professional Engineering Consultants, Roberts Hutch-Line, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, and Wells Designs. X Janice Jones, guest speaker

X Phil Speary, Brenda Nyberg, Susan Bradley, Troy Nordman, Keri Myers

X Kaye Krause

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X Pat Kunkle

X Gerald & Elsie Haines with Fire Science students


X Guest Speaker Janice Jones with her family and representatives from Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.

X Joan Sanders

X Patty Leffler, Lucy Clifton

X Ida Mae & Noble Waite

X Betty Carlson, Mary Moon, Dr. Greg Joyce

X Smorgaschords sang Happy Birthday to Phil Johnson (out of frame).

X Colin Parry

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Alumni Highlight

Matt Spangler Dr. Matt Spangler ’99 was the 1999 R.D. Hubbard Award of Excellence recipient. Since his time at Butler, Spangler has excelled in the field of Animal Breeding and Genetics and is currently a faculty member at the University of Nebraska— Lincoln. Q: What was your time at Butler like? Was it beneficial for your future? I enjoyed my time at Butler. I was a member of the Livestock Judging Team and thus had the opportunity to meet several students with interests similar to mine. Many of these developed into lifelong friends. I also found the transition from high school to Butler exceptionally smooth. I think this was due to a combination of factors including developing a close peer group (fellow livestock judging team members), relatively small class sizes, and plenty of one-on-one interaction with instructors.

My time at Butler was certainly beneficial for my future. Outside of the close relationships I built with fellow students and instructors, the education I received in all areas of coursework was exceptional. The advising I received was top-notch and made my transition to an in-state university (Kansas State) seamless. Q: How did you get to where you are? Well, it was a relatively straightforward path. After Butler I attended Kansas State University and received a BS degree in Animal Science. From there I received a MS degree (Iowa State University) and a PhD (University of Georgia) in Animal Breeding and Genetics. After I received my PhD I spent a year teaching as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Martin before becoming a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I am today. I grew up on a diversified crop and cattle farm in south central Kansas and thus had a passion of animal agriculture from a young age. During my undergraduate studies at Kansas

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State I discovered that I could combine my passion of animal production with my interests in science and mathematics to make a career in Animal breeding and Genetics. It’s been a fantastic decision for me. As a caveat, I think there is a misperception that going to a community college somehow limits your subsequent educational opportunities, or suggests that a student has lesser academic abilities. I am simply one of many that proves this to be completely incorrect. Q: How do you see Butler making a difference in students’ lives? Simple, by caring. This includes ensuring that the academic rigor is sufficient to prepare students for whatever their chosen educational/career path is and ensuring that someone (advisor or instructor) is there to ask “How can I help” when a student stumbles. In my experience as a faculty member, parents do not send their children to academic institutions, they send them to faculty they trust. That must be why Butler is so successful.


I also think Butler exposes students to a plethora of options. Often students become confused with what they want to do after graduation—this is a good thing. It means they have been exposed to more possibilities than they realized existed. The trick is to guide a student to a career that utilizes their strengths and maximizes their self-worth and enjoyment. I think Butler does this very well. Q: What is one thing you think students should know now that you learned later in life? Effective time management. I always thought I was efficient in managing my time, but I’ve come to realize that I could be much better. This requires a clear list of priorities (both personal and professional) and the ability to truly utilize every second of the day. Q: How would you define the important role community colleges play in society? Community colleges generally provide a lower student to instructor ratio and thus provide more one-on-one opportunities between students and instructors. Community colleges also generally provide course credit at a reduced cost compared to many four-year institutions. I think these two things are important for many students. Having the ability to truly interact with instructors lessens the angst that often accompanies the transition between high school and college. Reducing the financial burden that many families face cannot be overlooked as well.

All too often the first option is considered a lesser choice. This is a completely ignorant assessment of the value of learning a trade. If our society does not promote this option more, and give it the credit it deserves, we will be remiss in the future. Q: What do you think is the most important role of an alumnus or alumna? To provide support and to serve as recruiters. Support can come in a multitude of forms including the donation of time and the donation of money. Recruiting can be as simple as talking to potential students that you know and providing a firsthand account of your time at Butler and the experiences and knowledge gained. A primary reason I went to Butler was because I knew other people that did, and they enjoyed it and went on to be very successful. They may not have known it at the time but they were recruiters. The financial support provided by alumni at Butler is nothing shy of amazing, and a testament to how important the Butler experience has been to so many people. I benefited from this as a student and will forever be grateful. Q: What is your favorite quote?

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” —Vince Lombardi

At the heart of it, community colleges offer two options: learn a trade and enter the work force or transfer to a four-year institution. Both are equally valuable.

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President ’s Donor DINNER The 2015 President’s Donor Dinner celebrated many new inductees to annual and lifetime giving levels for the college. Nursing student LeAnn Hoover, who will graduate with her degree in December, spoke to guests about the essential support she received from a Foundation scholarship and how it enabled her to remain in school.

X Wink & Libba Hartman

“Without the academic scholarships and grants, there would be no way I could have attended college, or continue to attend college,” Hoover told the audience. “I want you to understand that you are changing lives, in a way that you may have never imagined. I want to thank you personally for allowing me to chase my dream.” X David & Donna Conner, Warren Hunt

X 2015 Diamond Society Inductees

X Cox Communications was recognized at

X Alan & Bobbie Jaax, Mark & Julie Utech

the $50,000 Trustee Society level.

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X A Cappella choir students served dinner.

X Lance & Pat Hayes

X Student Speaker LeAnn Hoover and husband Gil.

X Smorgaschords serenaded dinner guests.

X Greg & Helen Joyce were recognized

X Lolita Zerbe, Trustees JoAnn Craven & Eileen Dreiling

at the $50,000 Trustee Society level.

X Lance & Lisa Lechtenberg

X Bill & Evie Shriver were recognized at the $100,000 Cornerstone Society level.

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RECRUITMENT DAY Butler Community College hosted KOCH Recruitment Day on September 9. The event provided an opportunity for area high school and college students, as well as members of the public to explore career options and to make valuable career connections with members of KOCH companies. Each session included presentations by KOCH recruiters from several KOCH companies, and offered job applicants, as well as interested students seeking internships, Cooperative Education opportunities and information on potential career pathways, the opportunity to connect and ask questions. The event was a great opportunity for students in Butler’s Early College Information Technology Academy as well as other high school students to learn of ways they can access an internship while still in high school. Information Technology majors are particularly sought after.

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Andover Anatomy & Physiology Lab “With this expansion we can now serve even more of our students who were often put on a waiting list for anatomy and physiology because of the limited space,” Dean of Math, Science, and Education Lori Winningham said. Dr. Kim Krull thanked all parties involved for their part in the successful completion of the project. Open house guests were able to see the different components that make up the classroom including a brand new SmartBoard that enables students to view class work on the screen from all angles of the room. The need was great, and the Trustees saw that it was fulfilled. The new anatomy and physiology lab classroom in the 5000 Building in Andover opened for business for the 2015 fall semester. Parts of the space will also benefit Fitness and Wellness students. “We had seven open courses for this space and they filled up immediately,” Associate Dean of Math, Science, and Education Jon Craig said.

The project was made possible with donations from the Butler Foundation grants program, Conco Construction, and Circle School District for lab equipment.

AcademicWorks AcademicWorks, a joint effort between the Foundation, Financial Aid, and Information Services will be launched early next year to streamline the scholarship award process for the college. Instead of the nearly 2,000 paper applications that have had to be manually processed in the past, students will apply online through the AcademicWorks website that has been tailored to Butler. The software then assists the General Scholarship Committee by narrowing down candidates who best fit the donor-specified criteria for each scholarship. “This new process will save both the Foundation and our Financial Aid office vast amounts of time,” Scholarship Coordinator Averie Nelson said. “It also allows applicants and donors alike to view more information about the scholarships themselves and the generous donors who make them possible.” The Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to 600 students this year.

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a conversation with McPherson’s football coach that got Hanson thinking about his career path.

DONOR SPOTLIGHT

DENNIS & ARDIS HANSON Even though Dennis Hanson didn’t come from money, he’s always been smart with it. When his college classmates were asking their parents for funds, “I was one of the few kids who actually sent money home,” he said. An El Dorado CPA firm was lucky enough to hire him in 1960. Butler Community College was even more fortunate. Hanson and his wife Ardis have been generous supporters of Butler and the Foundation ever since, steadfastly donating their time and money to both since their arrival 55 years ago. Their financial gifts now total more than $250,000.

“A lot of kids who go to Butler aren’t rich,” Hanson said. “I don’t always know who gets the scholarships, but I know there’s been a lot of them. We always thought it was a really worthwhile thing to do.” It started with sports The Hansons are sports fans, and it was attending athletic events that first drew them into their relationship with Butler. The thrill of the games made an impact. “It made us want to be part of the college,” Hanson said. “A team’s growth is out there for you to see. You can’t see that in a biology class.” As far as competing, there was a time when Hanson played a lot of tennis. He said he regrets not having the time or the patience to become a good golfer. Then again, Hanson will be the first to tell you he was not a great athlete. He came to terms with that back at McPherson High School, when he tried out for the basketball team. “The coach told me, ‘Dennis, you’re a good student but you can’t jump,” Hanson said. “I only have 12 uniforms and you’re the 13th guy.” The Bullpups managed just fine without him, and it was

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“He was my bookkeeping teacher,” Hanson said, “and he had me keep books on all the activities. He thought I did such a great job, he said, ‘Dennis, you really ought to become a CPA.’ So it was the advice of a coach and a teacher that took me down that road.” Hard working man Part of the reason Hanson has been so generous to Butler, he said, is because of the way he was helped financially when he started college. His first year, he attended McPherson College. He spent the rest of college at Emporia State University, where he continued to learn the value of hard work and also received a couple of local scholarships, including $300 from a clothing store. He had a job at a dairy. A teacher hired him to grade papers—even in his own class. He started a service that provided breakfast for the fraternities. “I charged them whether they were there or not,” he said. “Most guys, if they had a hangover, they wouldn’t show up. So if you’re running something like that, you can’t just collect and order each one. You’ve got to include it in the monthly bill.” When he entered the professional world, he was told to work hard during tax season, and the rest of the year would be smooth sailing. But it didn’t really work out that way—especially when Hanson


started his own firm. Ardis would often help him, when she wasn’t busy raising their children. “I was working all the time,” Hanson said. “If we took a vacation, it was to Colorado or maybe Missouri. And that was about it.” A true team Hanson sold his firm and retired several years ago. The vacations have branched out to places like Hawaii, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He also gave up being treasurer for the Foundation after more than 40 years. That alone makes him somewhat of a legend around Butler. He liked the treasurer reports short and sweet—and if there was a typo, he had a sterling reputation for catching it.

“I’ll never forget meeting Dennis my first day at Butler, May 2001,” said Stacy Cofer, Butler’s Vice President of Advancement. “I’d heard a lot about him but until you meet someone, you really have no idea what they’re going to be like. Dennis was so kind. He greeted me very warmly and I guess you could say I’ve had a great regard for he and Ardis ever since. They are such a unique team as a married couple.” Ardis admits there have been sacrifices made throughout the years. Maybe they could have worked less, and maybe they didn’t have to live as modestly as they have. But she doesn’t spend much time thinking about that. She loves and takes care of all her family–including Butler. “I’d do it all over again,” she said.

The annual Circle of the Gold Society luncheon was held in the Hubbard Welcome Center in June. With more than 60 attendees and 14 inductees, this was the largest attendance ever. The Circle of the Gold Society honors those with the vision to establish a planned gift to Butler. Thank you!

Augusta Mary L. Addis-Brown Bill and Evie Shriver

X Bill & Evie Shriver

Benton Bob and Jackie Burdorff Edmond, Okla. Douglas W. Voth, MD and Barbara Ann Warren Voth

X Dr. Doug and Ann Voth

El Dorado Ray and Carolyn Connell Larry and Jo Hess Kimberly W. Krull Rita Sullivan Ray and Jackie Vietti Towanda Candace and Colin Parry

X Rita Sullivan

Wichita Janice Kay Adams Doug and Suzanne Coin David and Pam Fullinwider Thomas and Sheila Prichard

We were very saddened to lose our dear friend Ardis this year. Memorial gifts can be sent to the Foundation for the Dennis W. & Ardis I. Hanson Presidential Gold Scholarship.

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James & Catherine Buck CHARITABLE TRUST GIVES BUTLER FOUNDATION $94,000 The Butler Foundation annually awards scholarships to students in the education, business, and fine arts disciplines with a gift from the James and Catherine Buck Charitable Trust. This semester, even more students will benefit from the largest gift ever received from the Trust in the amount of $94,311. The Trust is managed by US Trust and Bank of America.

“I am forever thankful that this door opened for me, which benefits not just me but also my children and my early childhood students.” —Alice C., Early Childhood Education Major

“This more than doubles the impact we get to make in students’ lives,” Averie Nelson, Foundation Scholarship Coordinator said. “It also provides us with a new opportunity that we have not had in the past.” That opportunity is to assist students in the BEST (Butler/Emporia Students to Teachers) program. The BEST program provides Butler graduates who majored in education a seamless transition to Emporia State University to complete their bachelor’s degree while remaining in the El Dorado and Wichita area. ESU professors teach by traveling to Butler or online. “We are so glad that the additional monies given to us this year allows us to continue to make an impact on our students even after they have graduated,” Vice President of Advancement Stacy Cofer said. “This also pushes the amount of scholarships we have awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year to more than $600,000, the most we have ever awarded.”

“ T hank you for this scholarship. No matter where I am going to school, and even after I graduate I will always be a very proud Butler Grizzly. I am ready to take tomorrow.” —Jazmine T., Business Administrative Technology Major

“This gives me an opportunity to further my education and chase my dreams and goals. Without this, it wouldn’t be possible.” —Dominic E., Radio/TV Major

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RESTORE THE ORDER “The students showed tremendous character,” Schaffner said. “They show it on and off the field and having that character enables them to be resilient and pay attention to details and do the things that are necessary to win nine football games.” One of the most significant differences Schaffner noticed going from a defensive coach to head coach was the visibility. “You are still a cog in the machine, but you’re the cog that gets seen first,” he said, “At a place like Butler more so than any of the other community colleges.” Coach Schaffner appreciates the loyal donors to Butler Athletics and says they are integral to the day-to-day operations. He’s already looking forward to next year and building on the successes the team had. “Learning to deal with success and how to handle it; that is sometimes more difficult to handle than setbacks and failures,” Schaffner said.

X Photo Credit: Randall Smith

Tim Schaffner’s first season as head coach of the Butler Grizzlies football team took the season motto of “Restore the Order” exactly to the level they wanted. Finishing the regular season with a winning 9-2 record as well as the Kansas Jayhawk Conference Championship propelled Butler back to its regular winning seasons.

“It went really well. The coaches and the players did a great job,” Schaffner said. “There were tremendous highs and tremendous lows, which is a direct reflection of life and teaches us all how to deal with failures.” To spectators, there were few failures. The Grizzlies dominated most games with lopsided scores and were ranked no. 1 on the NJCAA poll in October for the first time since 2010. Schaffner gives the most credit to his student-athletes.

X Photo Credit: Randall Smith

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Back row L–R: Shawn Lancelot, Gerry Mills, Jeremy Sundgren (President), Rod Young, Lance Lechtenberg, Dalton Patterson, Forrest Rhodes Front row L-R: Dr. Kim Krull (Ex-officio), Pam Cross, JoAnn Craven (Trustee Liaison), Alan Jaax (President-Elect) Not pictured: Mike Clifton (Treasurer), Dr. Jessica Ohman, Dr. Jackie Vietti, Suzanne Coin, Denise Weaver

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