Manhattan Area Technical College student organization SkillsUSA was featured on the front page of the SkillsUSA Kansas edition publication. MATC SkillsUSA organization is being recognized for their success with the 6th annual pancake fundraiser that took place last Saturday here on campus where they served over 500 pancakes. Money raised goes to help fund students participating in the SkillsUSA Kansas State Championship taking place in April. Click HERE for more information.
Manhattan Area Technical College is accepting bids for design-build proposals for Library/LRC renovation. Click Here to access the request for proposal document.
Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony
On December 17, 2016 Manhattan Area Technical College conducted its Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the K-State Union Grand Ballroom. The program consisted of a pinning ceremony honoring those graduating from the Nursing program. The Commencement ceremony followed with a welcome from President and CEO James Genandt. The ceremonies speaker was our own Becky Claus, Director of Nursing, who retired this fall term after many years of service in the nursing field and to MATC. She offered the students words of advice and inspiration as they completed this chapter in their lives and move into the workforce. Vice President of Student Services, Sarah Phillips recognized MATC student leaders, after which Marilyn Mahan, Vice President of Academics Affairs made the official presentation of candidates to the President and Board of Directors. President James Genandt was accompanied by Manhattan Area Technical College Board of Directors Chair, Therese Adams to assist with presentation of diplomas while Laura Weiss-Cook, Director of Financial Aid announced each student. The ceremony concluded with closing remarks by the President.
Click HERE to view the Commencement ceremony
Click HERE to view the Nursing Pinning ceremony
Manhattan Area Technical College Named to Victory Media’s
2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
Manhattan Area Technical College announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for
“Manhattan Area Technical College seeks to assist military members and their families with gaining needed skills and training to enhance their career opportunities. Military personnel often bring valuable abilities to us that we can assess and use to help them gain needed credentials and certifications. We look forward to each chance to support those who serve our country.” James Genandt, President
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
For more information about Manhattan Area Technical College commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Manhattan Tech website at www.manhattantech.edu.
Manhattan Area Technical College will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.