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Financial planning turns to retirement Veesart decides to follow her own advice Sarah Hill


Pat Veesart holds up her “We Kan! Award”, which is the champion for many awards. She received the award in 2009 in honor of all the people Veesart has helped.

“It just always felt like the right place to be,” said Pat Veesart, regional director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center, about working at Garden City Community College for the past 30 years. “I love the college, I love the people I work with, it’s always been interesting and a good place to work,” Veesart said. Veesart has decided to retire from her current position at the college. “I’ve been considering it for the last three years, but talking about doing it and actually doing it are two completely different things . . . I’m not leaving because I’m upset or anything else; I’m leaving

because it’s the smart thing to do financially,” Veesart said. Veesart, who is 54, said she was eligible to retire under the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, so it made sense for her to start a new chapter. “We teach our clients to do the smart thing financially, so the smart thing financially for me to do is to take the retirement with the option of finding another job earning another retirement or opening my own business or whatever I decide to do when I grow up,” Veesart said. As for her co-workers, they’ll miss Veesart’s daily encouragement. “You couldn’t ask for a better boss, she is very easy to work for, see VEESART pg. 3

Tuba Christmas shines spotlight on bass instruments

Time to shine Harley Torres While the spirit of Christmas is usually spent in quiet solitude, Tuba Christmas provides a bellowing, low brass musical backdrop to the season. A concert series that started in New York City in 1974, Tuba Christmas has spread nationwide. GCCC Band Director Jim McAllister has conducted the Tuba Christmas for seven years. “ The series is for Tuba and Euphonium players only,” said McAllister. He said, this combination of instruments provides the bass line instruments the opportunity to play melodically. “In their own rights, the tuba and euphonium both are very beautiful, melodic instruments,” said McAllister. The concert is one in a series of 183 performances in communities throughout the nation this year. The concert will be on Grant Avenue in Garden City, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Along with this Tuba Christmas concert in Garden City, there are Kansas Tuba Christmas concerts planned in Hiawatha, Iola and Wichita. The series is open to anyone who

can play, but don’t worry about stage fright; McAllister has seen his fair share of many different people all at varying levels of talent. “There is a great mixture of regulars, newbies, and hardened veterans of tuba and euphonium players,”said McAllister. Garden City’s concert will feature Christmas selections including “Jingle Bells”, “Angles We Have Heard on High” and numerous others. Tuba and Euphonium players are still needed, anyone who knows how to play is welcomed to register and play. There is a $5 registration fee to participate in the Tuba Christmas. “The cost just covers an incidental fee for participants. The concert to watch is free of charge,” said McAllister. “The Tuba Christmas is a great opportunity for people to get together, have fun, and make music.” Past years have had the past players decorate their instrument with Christmas themed décor and featured players wearing Santa hats or similar attire. For more information, contact band director at james.mcallister@ or 620-276-9544

Band Director, Jim McAllister conducting a jazz ensemble of Christmas carols during the practice of Garden City Community College’s Jazz Band.


Typically the Tuba’s role in a concert band is to provide the “drudge work“ of the band by playing the bass line. Tuba Christmas gives these proud instruments a chance to live it up in the spotlight


SILHOUETTE | NOVEMBER 29, 2012 Quotable

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” -- Bruce Lee

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Q. What did one hat say to another? A. You stay here, I’ll go on a head!


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Home Vs Dorms which is better for you?


A house divided

“I live at home and I think it’s better than the dorms because you have everything you need.” Roberto Gallegos Garden CIty

“I like living at home because I can do whatever I want and don’t have to worry about the rules and I don’t like sharing .” Alex llamas Garden City

“I live with a host family and I think its pretty cool, but I would rather live at the dorms because its closer to the college.” Josefin Stiel Germany

“I like being at home, that way I save money and I think its more convenient.” Oscar Arenivar Garden City.

“I love being at home, I think being at home with your loved ones is way better than going away and staying at the dorms.” Alexander Bullirk

“If the dorms were free I wouldn’t have to worry about bills.“ Candy Jauregui Lakin Kan.

“Living at the dorms gives you the most out of your college experience the only thing I don’t like is sharing the bathroom. “ “Shaquan Kinney Denver Colo.

“I like the good environment, and I also think staying away from home teaches us responsibility.“ Kitray Solomon Milledgeville Ga.

“Living at the dorms is not what I expected it would be, but I get to meet new people while I’m here.“ Nick Marshall Ga.

“I feel living at the dorms shows you that you have to grow up and not rely on your parents as much.” Kallie Hoover Denver Colo

“I think living at the dorms is cozy and I get to live with my close friends I made.“ Tyler Clapper Denver Colo

“I live with my grandparents and I like how I have my own space. I won’t be able to live at the dorms.“ Ciara Lansdon Lakewood Colo.


While we could argue both the benefits and draw backs of living at home and in the dorms, it would be a better idea to share both perspectives. The price of dorms can be overwhelming. Living at home can save students money on dorm costs and the price of meal plans. The amount of gas used is greatly reduced when living in the dorms. Students also get the chance for more social interaction. However, there are also drawbacks to living in the

dorms as well as at home. For example, when living in the dorms, some of our staff members commented that the noise level from other dorm rooms. On the other hand, living at home isn’t all that great either. Part of college is getting to try new things, that’s hard to do when you have to drive so far each day just for classes. Whether it’s living in the dorms or choosing to remain at home, there are always draws backs and benefits of both.

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Your View gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues concerning Garden City Community College. The opinions within do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of the Silhouette or Garden City Community College faculty, staff or administration. If you have an opinion to share, contact the Silhouette at 620-275-3228 or Comments that are libelous or obscene in nature will not be printed.

Although Samsung has never outsold Apple in the US before, the Galaxy S III is the number one seller in the UK at the moment, with the Iphone 5 coming in second. Although the Iphone 5 has a larger screen then its predocessor, the Galaxy is definetly been noticed to have a larger and better screen for web browsing. Both are sure to be on everyones wish list for the holiday season.

ADA/EQUAL ACCESS Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Kellee Munoz, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.

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Traffic stop provides inside to staffer Last week, I was stopped by a highway patrolman. I was panicked like many drivers are, wondering what I had done wrong. It was a crack. A crack got me pulled over. I knew I needed to get it fixed — my windshield, that is. I just hadn’t had the time, nor the money. And now I was getting a ticket. The patrolman was polite and understanding; however, I got a ticket and an invitation to appear in traffic court. I thought time and money was an issue, and now it was compounded. And I have no one else to blame but myself. That patrolman was protecting me and other drivers by pulling me over. Those other drivers include our community of 2,000 plus students, according to GCCC’s fall enrollment, plus the faculty and staff who account for nearly 9 percent of Garden City’s population. This experience led me to rethink how I react to public safety officers. And I found that the Kansas highway patrol provides tips for how to handle being stopped: • Do not panic. Use your turn signal, and pull over to the right as far as possible, allowing other traffic to

COLUMNIST JESUS LOZOYA pass and an officer to safely walk to your vehicle. • If you are being pulled over, stop and turn off the ignition. If it is dark, turn on the interior light. • Keep your hands in plain view, and do not make any sudden movements. The officer does not know you or your intentions. • Ask any passengers in your vehicle to remain calm and comply with the officer’s instructions. • Wait for the officer to park the patrol car and approach. He or she may ask for your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. • If you do not understand why you have been stopped, politely ask the officer. • If it is dark, the officer is likely to use a bright spotlight or flashlight to illuminate you and your vehicle. • Stay in your vehicle unless the officer asks you to get out. Most of the time, the entire exchange will occur without you having to leave your vehicle. However, court rulings permit the officer to decide whether you should step out of the vehicle. If you are asked to exit the vehicle, keep your hands in plain view and watch for traffic. • If you receive a traffic citation, a polite and cooperative attitude will make the event easier for everyone. Feel free to ask any questions, but a courtroom is the place to debate the issue, not the side of the road. • Once the traffic stop is finished, cautiously merge into the flow of traffic.

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Winter Precautions from the Highway Patrol Winter Driving Tips Kansas Road Conditions Hotline: Dial 511 Or visit If outside of Kansas call: 1-866-511-KDOT Winter driving can be dangerous, especially for rusty drivers at the beginning of the season. After a long spring and summer, it is easy to forget how to drive on winter’s slick roads and in low visibility. Common sense says to monitor the weather, travel only when necessary, keep your speed down, and drive defensively. The Patrol offers these additional

suggestions for your safe winter travel. First, prepare your vehicle. Extreme temperatures can be hard on vehicles. Check the fluids, ensuring that the radiator is winterized, the gas tank is over halffull, and there is plenty of windshield washing fluid. Check belts, hoses, and brake systems for excessive wear. Have the exhaust system checked; small leaks can allow carbon monoxide to enter the passenger compartment. Check tire treads for adequate traction, and replace windshield wiper blades if they are ineffective.

3 | NEWS


Drama department cancels murdermystery production

Choir to perform Vespers


Due to poor ticket sales, the GCCC drama department has cancelled the production of its original murder mystery, Christmas is Murder; Americinn Style. Drama Director Phil Hoke, said the College Players will use the rest of the semester to focus on preparing for Region V’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which will be in Lincoln, Neb., January 2013. “Shoot Guns for Wedding Bells,” is an original play by Phil Hoke, drama instructor, will be the next production the drama department will stage on February, with the date to be announced. This production will be a dinner-theater in benefit of the department.


Th e G CCC Co n ce r t Ch o i r and College Singers will be performing at the annual GCCC Vespers. The concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. on the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium. The college choir will be joined by the GCCC Strings and Community Singers and Instrumentalists in a performance of J.S. Bach’s ‘Cantata #142: For Us A Child Is Born.’ The combined groups will also perform ‘The Awakening’ by Joseph Martin and ‘God Bless Us


Everyone’ from Disney’s Christmas Carol. The choirs and instrumentalists have rehearsed for nearly 100 hours for this performance. Admittance is free of charge; general public and college population are encouraged to attend this prelude to holiday’s concert.

Defensive driving course: lower insurance SILHOUETTE STAFF

Residents of Southwest Kansas can learn safer driving techniques and possibly reduce their insurance premiums by taking the oneday National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course, which will be taught on the GCCC campus on Dec. 15, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the John Collins Technical Building. The class is being hosted by the Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety. “This seminar could save your life, gives you a 5 to 10 percent discount on liability insurance and a reduction in collision insurance,” said Linda Morgan, DPS director and criminal

justice instructor. Tatum Parker, a recent participant in the program, said he thinks the course makes participants more aware of their surroundings while driving. Also texting and driving is a big part of the program. “It really makes you think about the dangers of using your phone while behind the wheel. It just isn’t worth it,” Parker said. Participants learn to avoid accidents by identifying and responding to risky attitudes and behaviors, such as texting and driving. The ability to identify the effects of impaired driving and dealing with unexpected situations while behind the wheel are covered. Additionally,

uncontrollable driving conditions and defensive maneuvers will be discussed. This course is used for driver improvement and risk reduction by courts, schools, business and industry and municipal governments as well as state and federal agencies. Local school districts require the course for any employee transporting students. Cost for the course is $75 per person, which includes instruction, textbook and testing certification. Information and registration is available by contacting belen.terrones@gcccks. edu or 620-276-9629.

she encourages everyone around her to do the best we can do and I can say nothing but good things,” said Kathy Nance, KSBDC secretary. Before joining the KSBDC, Veesart worked as the secretary to the athletic director and held the title of Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 11 years. Veesart has worked for the KSBDC for the past 19 years, first as the assistant director for five years and then as the regional director for the last 14, to further the organization’s mission by helping small business meet the challenges in today’s evolving global marketplace. “What we do in a nut shell is free and confidential business counseling,” Veesart said. The KSBDC Network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Kansas Department of Commerce. Garden City Community College serves as a regional host with an Outreach Center based at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. “I absolutely have loved working at GCCC, it’s been a great place to be, and my kids both went to college here my husband even graduated from college here,” she said. Her last week at work has been one spent saying goodbyes and packing her office. Veesart’s last day will be tomorrow.

“We [Veesart and her co-workers] talked about coming out last weekend and taking everything down, and then I thought, ‘I will have this awful empty awful space and I’ll just cry’,” she said. Next week will be the beginning of a two-month hiatus for Veesart. “I’ve never had Christmas off since I was 17 years old, and our first grandchild is due in early January,” she said. “I love my job, but my job is not my life; my family is my life.” While Veesart is retiring LUIS REYES | SILHOUETTE from her current position, s h e s a y s s h e p l a n s t o Pat Veesart smiles as she attempts to pack up her office. The boxes were loaned to here from fellow co-workers after she sent out an email asking remain a part of the college for any spare boxes. community. “As most people on this campus can tell you, I’m her legacy is intact and its evidence is an avid knitter. I will be back at the end of throughout the community. February and March to teach some knitting “One day I pulled up to a stoplight and classes for the college,” she said. “I’m going to I realized if I just turn my head from left to teach a beginning knitting class and a ‘How right I could count five business I helped get to Knit Socks’ class. I have taught in the started,” she said. “Now that is a thrill — business department too, and we’ve talked watching people grow — I just love it. You about possibly doing that as well.” know you’ve make a difference in the world While Veesart may be leaving the KSBDC, and that’s been so satisfying.”


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Spring 2013 enrollment began Monday for students who are currently enrolled. Students should contact their faculty advisers to complete their enrollment forms. Spring semester courses will begin Jan. 16, 2013. Enrollment for those not currently attending GCCC begins Dec. 3, 2012. Students can register between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Student and Community Services Center on the GCCC campus. Those hours will be available through December 21 as well as Jan. 7-15. Enrollment information is available from the GCCC Admissions Department at 620-276-9608 or by calling the main switchboard at 620-276-7611. Information on enrollment is also available at


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SAVE THE DATE Nov 30: Last day to enroll in OpenEntry/Open-Exit Computer Classes Dec 1: Final day of Emporia State University Art Faculty Exhibition in Mercer Gallery Dec 2: Broncbuster Football Team appearance at Fifth Annual Mississippi Bowl Dec 3: Graduation Applications Due, Spring 2013 Enrollment Begins for All Students, Spring Semester Enrollment Opens to Public, Launch of grand opening week activities in Broncbuster Bookstore Dec 4 : 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE Sodas for Students BTSC Bistro 9:30 p.m.- FREE Movie Night @ Sequoyah 8 Theatres Dec 5 : Official GED Test Date 12 p.m. SGA Full Meeting - ALL Club reps attend Dec 6: 6 p.m. -8 p.m. Cookies with Santa Dec 7: Classes End, Last Day to Complete 25% in Open-Entry/ Open-Exit Computer Classes (Fall 2012) Dec 8: 3 p.m. 2012 Garden City Tuba Christmas Concert, on Grant Avenue Dec 10: Classes Begin Student & PartTime Employees Pay Day Dec 11: 7:30 p.m. Air Hockey Tournament @ BTSC Dec 12: Course Schedules Available (Summer 2013 Session) 12 p.m. SGA Executive Team Meeting 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting Dec 13: Silhouette Publication Date, 2012 Garden City Tuba Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. on Grant Avenue

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SILHOUETTE | NOVEMBER 29, 2012 NEWS | 4 Meats judging team ends year with 4th place finish

Individual students earn honors as high as reserve national champion in various categories. Silhouette News A fourth place finish at the recent Cargill Meat Solutions High Plains Contest in Plainview, Texas, along with a series of individual honors the 2012 competition schedule for the GCCC Meats team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team improved their score from the American Royal by 247 points, which is an incredible improvement in just a two-week span,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Clint Alexander, instructor and head coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only group that has come close to this improvement was the 2010 team, between the National Western and Southwestern.â&#x20AC;? GCCC concluded with reser ve national champion status Nov. 3-4 in the competition categories of Beef Grading and Lamb Judging.  The group also finished second in Beef Grading, with an 81-point improvement; second in Lamb Judging, with a 26-point improvement; and fourth in Pork Judging, up by 42

points from the previous event. In addition, GCCC earned fourth in Beef Judging, up by 86 points; fourth in the Placings category, with a 170-point improvement; fourth in Total Beef, up 158; and fourth in Questions. In individual competition, the Cargill event was the last regular season contest for three GCCC judges, including Matt Schneider, Garden City; Shelby Hacker,  Garden City; and Caitlyn Souza, Gustine, Calif., though each may still participate next April in a judging meet conducted in Lubbock, Texas, by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.  Team member Sarah Lightner, Garden City, began competition this fall and will continue on GCCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 team in the spring semester. Souza finished with her highest score of the year in Plainview, at 921, earning seventh overall and taking second place as reserve national champion in Lamb Judging, as well as fifth in Total Beef and seventh in Beef Grading and Questions. Hacker earned 13th overall, scoring 875 points while taking eighth in Beef Grading and ninth in placings.  Meanwhile, Lightner took 14th overall, with 870 total points, coming home with 11th in both Beef and Lamb Judging.  Schneider

production industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meats judging started in the 1920s to basically give a bridge between industry and what the colleges were teaching about meat evaluation,â&#x20AC;? said Alexander.

ended up 20th overall, earning 854 points and taking seventh in Lamb Judging and 12th in placings.

Collegiate meat judging competition, sanctioned by the American Meat Science Association, involves skills that are applicable in the food processing and


2011 - 2012 meats judging team. From left: Steven Miller, Shelby Hacker, Ryan Strasser, Caitlyn Souza, Clayton Meyerhoff and Matt Schnieder. Not pictured, Daniel LaMastres.

Board member accepts prestigous award Science instructor receives Robert A. Whippo Outstanding Endowment Board Member Award Silhouette News GCCC Science Instructor Terry Lee was awarded the Robert A. Whippo Outstanding Endowment Board Member Award during the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting Nov. 15. The meeting and dinner took place at the Clarion Inn and retired Dean of Student Services Beth Tedrow presented the service award to Lee, who has devoted his time to the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board since 2002 and taught at GCCC since 1985. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I joined when I was asked to serve on the board,â&#x20AC;? Lee explained, noting that he draws satisfaction from â&#x20AC;&#x153;seeing the students reap the benefits, whether it be a monetary award or teaching tools purchased through a mini-grant.â&#x20AC;? Endowment association executive director Jeremy Gigot said Lee is an extremely active board member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is very dedicated to our organization and what we do,â&#x20AC;? Gigot said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is someone who really cares about the students and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what our organization


Terry Lee, Robert A. Whippo Recipient, stands in front of his classroom as he teaches one of his science classes.

is about, providing the funds to create scholarships for the students. He really believes in providing the opportunities for as many students to attend college as possible.â&#x20AC;? Gigot said he first met Lee while he was interviewing for the executive director position and he has come to rely on Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise sense then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has been a tremendous help to me, while in my first few months in this position. If I tend to have any questions

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about things that are done through the endowment office, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been done in the past, he is one of the people I go to. He can usually answer any question I have,â&#x20AC;? Gigot said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a student here on academic and athletic scholarships in 1979-1981,â&#x20AC;? he said, and Tedrow explained that the Leoti native had arrived as a member of the Broncbuster wrestling team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beth [Tedrow] has known Terry probably longer then anyone else on campus,â&#x20AC;? Gigot said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back when she was working in administration and admissions, she actually recruited Terry out of high school to attend GCCC, so she knew him back when he was a senior in high school in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;78-â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;79 and was actually the person to convince him to come to college here.â&#x20AC;? Lee became a full-time temporary instructor at GCCC in the fall of 1985 and continued through the spring term of 1986. He has since developed and led the GCCC cadaver lab, served as Faculty Senate president and spent several years as division director for science and math. He maintains interests in everything from the natural environment to teambuilding skills developed at the GCCC ROPES challenge course. He has served as an at-large member of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive committee since November of 2010, and offers assistance and support each spring during the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-known

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good decision to attend college here as well as to work here,â&#x20AC;? the honoree noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is great to have students who have gone on to professional schools or careers tell me that they appreciated my classes, and that the knowledge they gained made them better at their own chosen professions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education is very useful to help develop the personal skills, knowledge and tools that are necessary to be successful in society,â&#x20AC;? Lee said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides an opportunity for people to experience and grow in a relatively safe place.  It provides a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;leg up,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; so to speak, and opens doors that might not necessarily be open without it.â&#x20AC;? The association, which raises funds for academic and technical scholarships as well as projects for academics, unanimously elected Jessica Dirks president, Dana Woodbury vice president, Kelley Jenkins secretary and Peg Nally treasurer.  All serve as volunteers.  Dirks is quality and compliance officer at St. Catherine Hospital and Woodbury owns Culligan of Southwest Kansas. Jenkins is an instructor at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center and Nally is a member of the Accelacare Physical Therapy staff.

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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just doing what I feel a board member should do,â&#x20AC;? he said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that GCCC is a very worthwhile place or I would not have spent 26 years of my working life here.â&#x20AC;?

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10-0 Lady Busters No. 12 in national poll SILHOUETTE STAFF

The Lady Busters’ 10-0 start has earned them the 12th place spot on the National Junior College Athletic Association’s poll released yesterday. Fellow Kansas Jayhawk Community College foe Hutchinson Community College is ranked third. Tuesday night the women earned a decisive 82-56 win over Lamar. The Busters controlled the tempo, leading by 10 points most of the game. Lamar wore down in the last 10 minutes of the game after closing the gap to within four. But that is as close as they would get as Garden City’s physical play and deep bench cinched the win. Shicole Watts led the Busters with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Tamara Jones poured in 23 and grabbed 9 boards. Tahlia Pope and Jessica Goble each contributed 8 and Mikell Chinn dealt 7’s in points and assists.

The Busters controlled the boards out rebounding Lamar 63 to 38. Garden City heads to Seminole, Okla., and takes on Seminole State at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Busters will then travel to Lamar Dec. 5 before they closeout the preseason at the Hutchinson Classic Dec. 7-8. The 6-4 men’s basketball team faces Otero Friday and Lamar Saturday after falling at home Tuesday to Lamar 66-59. In the first half the Busters hit 4 of 8 threes while struggling from the remainder of the field shooting 27 percent in the first and 29 percent in the second half. Garden City was led by Frank Agholor with 23 points and Chris Hall had 13. The Buster front court won the battle of the boards 37-34. Joe Ebondo topped the boards with 15 and dished in 6. Top scorer for Lamar was Malcolm Brooks with 24 and Trevon Seymore tossed in 18.

Shicole Watts (#44) led the Busters with 25 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night in the Busters’ 82-56 win over Lamar, Colo. JESUS LOZOYA | SILHOUETTE

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The Buster offensive and defensive lines run through practice drills earlier this week in preparation for their game against Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the Mississippi Bowl, Sunday, Dec. 2.

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The football team will face NJCAA’s No. 7 ranked Copiah-Lincoln (9-2) who is coming off of a 41-37 upset of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the MACJC title game, avenging an earlier loss. Garden City enters the Dec. 2 match-up with a 6-4 record and a playoff appearance in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). “I am very proud of our young men. I am very happy for our coaching staff because of how hard they work and I truly think this is a special time for Garden City Community College and for the entire community of Garden City,” Dennis Harp, athletic director, said. “It is fun for me as athletic director in the first year to be able to watch our persistence and perseverance pay off.” The quarterback matchup features Busters’ Nick Marshall who is 4th in the nation for total yards and Co-Lin quarterback Chandler Rodgers who is 9th. Marshall received KJCCC honors as the 2012 KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year along with head coach Jeff Tatum who was named Coach of the Year. Tatum also has ties to the MACJC having played and coached at


Mississippi Delta Community College. To date Broncbuster Football has made 19 Bowl Games appearances. The most recent for the Broncbusters was 2005 when they played in the Dixie Rotary Bowl of St. George, Utah. In 1997 the Busters fell short of a national title in the Pearl River Bowl falling to Trinity Valley 49-13 and in 2000 Garden City fell to Glendale Community College in the Valley of the Sun Bowl 10-13. The 2012 Mississippi Bowl will be Garden Cities 20th appearance in bowl history. All revenues of this association are for the benefit of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Foundation. The Mississippi Bowl payout for each team will be $10,000. There are 10 Bowls available to NJCAA football members. “We had always hoped that to get invited to a bowl game, and basically our coaches had put away the equipment. We were thrilled with the year that we had. We have gone from 2-7 to 6-3 and coach Tatum was the coach of the year in his second season so we were thrilled with that, I guess this is the icing on the cake,” Harp said.




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COLLEGE PLAYERS We assisted GC3 Media, SGA and DPS with the campus’s observation of Constitution Day. We performed “The King Stag” as an associate production for The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. We are currently working on entries we will present to Region V American College Theatre Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in January. COLLEGIATE FARM BUREAU We hosted the district FFA horse Judging Contest. Matt Schnider received the Rachel Hamilton Award American Meat Association sportsmanship. We have also hosted the fall meeting for area Ag Teachers. A new instructor and case manager was added thanks to the Track 7 grant.

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PUBLIC SAFETY - STRATEGIC TEAM BUILDING Approximately 70 Department of Public Safety majors and Cosmetology students participated in the two day team-building class designed to build comradery and teamwork with peers. The Spider Web requires strategy, teamwork and analysis to get the team through the web while following all of the rules.

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BLACK STUDENT UNION They have been busy helping with the First Amendment Day, they recently completed some community service for Halloween. We have worked had to get students involved with our club. We hope to be more incorporated with in the community.

GCCC HALO One of the club’s premiere events is Hispanic Student Day. The goal of that event is to inform high school students about resources available for them to attend college. In addition, members have improved the campus appearance by maintaining the HALO Garden and they also serve the community with events such as Boo at the Zoo and Salvation Army bell ringing.

GC3 MEDIA On Sept. 17, GC3 Media, along with SGA, Drama Department and DPS, hosted a Free Food Festival inviting participants to sign away their First Amendment rights in exchange for free food. The event attracted more than 200 participants. GC3 Media also hosted a photo booth as part of the college’s logo launch in October. Participants were able to have their picture taken in front of a banner featuring the new logo and then GC3 Media posted the photos to its Facebook site.

ART CLUB Students participated in ‘Boo at the Zoo’ at the Lee Richardson Zoo, ‘Dia de los Muertos’ sponsored by the Garden City Art Center and collaborated with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The students also traveled to Topeka, attending various lectures, workshops and gallery openings during the annual Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association, Nov. 2-3.

INTRAMURALS To start off the school year, intramurals hosted a four-week soccer league along side several other one time event tournaments including sand volleyball, 3-on3 basketball and flag football, among others. Currently the group of three scholarship students is facilitating a six-week indoor volleyball league and there are ten five-person teams participating. In addition, the students are looking forward to attending a state intramural & recreational sports conference to be held on the campus of Kansas State the weekend of November 29th.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT This year’s Student Government group has been running at full speed ever since hosting Welcome Week in August; working to help organize such events as New Student Orientation, free movie night and the welcome picnic. In September the group collaborated on the project “Eat Free or Live Free,” in observance of Constitution Day. During the event our SGA President Moises Mora acted as dictator of the sovereign nation of ----- while the other members co-sponsored a voter registration booth with BSU. The annual homecoming celebration was also held in September and the members of Student Government were active in planning all aspects of the week’s events including the two rounds of elections, the bon fire pep rally and the coronation of king and queen during half time of the football game against the Fort Scott Greyhounds. Most recently, the SGA staff broke a long standing attendance record for Casino Night. The event brought over 300 students, with many in costume, and gave away more than $700 in prizes.

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