BATC Buzz

Here on the BATC Buzz, you'll find a variety of content from various categories surrounding the BATC happenings.

James Mathews

Student of the Month
for September


Program: Auto Collision

“James started the Auto Collision program in High School.  He was able to behere all day . He often said there was no other place he wanted to be than
in the Auto Collision class. James has a strong desire to learn all he can and has been a great addition to the program.”  

Kevin Cornia, Instructor

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Robert Ashby

Did you know? BATC has around 250 Employer Advisory Committee members who provide support to our programs by actively reviewing curriculum, attending/coordinating events, and most importantly, hiring our students!
 
We would like you to meet one of our outstanding members, Robert Ashby. He has gone above and beyond for BATC

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Tracy Allen

Student of the Month
for August


Program: Automated Manufacturing & Robotics

“Tracy has made the most of her time at BATC by working hard and appreciating her opportunity to learn. She has a winning attitude that inspires others to succeed. Tracy is also appreciative of those who have helped her and she realizes that no one ‘makes it on their own’. She is presently an intern at Nucor. 

Congratulations Tracy!”

Lauri Sorenson, Instructor

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STEM Academy Gains Momentum

BATC hosted its first high school teacher training session to prepare CTE teachers from Box Elder, Bear River, Logan, Mt. Crest, Sky View, and Rich high schools for the first year of curriculum in the BATC STEM Academy program.  The teachers had the opportunity to become familiar with all of the labs for the first-year instruction that will be taught through the UEN broadcast system.  Thanks to a grant by the STEM Action Center last year, students at each high school and three BATC locations will be able to attend at 7:00 a.m. every day and work on completing a 900-hour STEM certificate.  Once completed, students will have several pathways to choose from, including 30 credits applying toward the AAS Associates degree at USU, participating in internship opportunities that can lead directly to immediate employment in industry, and more advanced BATC certificates that translate into higher wage opportunities.  Although the STEM Academy is not a direct pathway to an engineering degree, it is great preparation!

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Olivia Huff

Student of the Month
for July (Logan)


“Olivia is an OUTSTANDING student and person.  Very meticulous, thorough, creative, dependable, and extremely hard working.  She is not only professional but extremely polite and kind to all of her fellow students and instructors.  Her personality and talent shine through in everything she does and she’s an absolute pleasure to be around!”  -Hailey Christensen, Instructor

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Fashion in New York

The BATC Fashion Merchandising program went on their annual trip to New York City, June 8-13.  Every year this trip provides a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing fashion further, to visit the fashion capital of the United States and all it has to offer in areas of education, history, architecture and even entertainment.  This year was no different.  Students covered the city from top to bottom, literally walking the soles of their shoes off, on the streets of the city to become familiar with the subway system, between each stop on the itinerary.  

Not only did the students take in general “tourist” sights of the city such as Time Square, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, etc., but they also were able to participate in some very special fashion oriented stops along the way.

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Field of Honor

We express our appreciation to Dr. Richard L. Maughan and his 40-Year legacy at BATC. For his tenure as Campus President at BATC and service to our country, a 1,200-flag field of honor is flying at the BATC Main Campus (1301 North 600 West, Logan). This has been a humbling experience for our "BATC Family" and we are honored to tribute Dr. Maughan and our country. Congratulations on your retirement!

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5K Fund Run

The Business Technology Program held its first 5k "Fund" Run to raise money for a departmental scholarship for Business Technology.  We had 17 people take the challenge and all 17 survived.  First place was Jake Angell, Logan Campus Student, Second place was Kyle Saunders, Instructor/Department Head, and Third Place was Jessie Cowan, Logan Campus Student.  Be on the watch for your chance to run for the "Fund" of it next year.

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Maria Garcia

Student of the Month
for June (Logan)

“Maria is the type of person who will always give 100% of herself to anything she attempts.  She is prepared and prompt; knowledgeable and caring; always assisting others with a smile on her face; and grateful for every opportunity to learn and grow.”

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K. Chad Campbell Appointed Campus President

The Utah College of Applied Technology announced today the selection of K. Chad Campbell as campus president of the Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC).

Campbell is currently the Vice President of Finance at Bridgerland ATC, a position he has held since 1985. He also serves as BATC’s chief instructional officer, and is responsible for overseeing daily campus operations. He resides in North Logan and is an active member of the community.

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Rich County School District Honors President

The Rich County School District held a special day of recognition to highlight the contributions of President Dr. Richard L. Maughan and his efforts to serve many thousand secondary and adult students in the rural northern Utah area.

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Kyle Saunders, Real Estate Agent

With BATC’s Real Estate celebrating its eighth year, Kyle Saunders (Business Department Head), who oversees the program under the direction of Gordon Miller, decided he wanted to better understand the world of real estate. With trepidation at the thought of going back to school, Kyle not only successfully completed the course but also passed the State exam with 100 percent! He is now a sales agent with Century 21, N&N Realtors and is excited about both his new understanding of the program and his part-time real estate career. Congratulations, Kyle!

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Skyler Doxey

Student of the Month
for May (Logan)

Program:
Veterinarian Assistant/Pre-Vet Tech

"Skyler first attended the program as a high school student and couldn't wait to come back following graduation as an adult student. She hit the ground running and has excelled at all aspects of this program. She is a natural leader and is extremely compassionate with the animals."  -Susan Curtis, Instructor

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VEX Robotics - Featured on ABC 4 & KSL

The students and instructors who make up the BATC VEX Robotics team were invited to showcase their skills on Good Things Utah and KSL's The Browser today. First, in all their glory, the BATC team who earned the title of 'National Champions' met head-to-head with Davis High School, World Champions, in a segment all about Robotics. It was fun to see these bright students show off their hard work and abilities. Next, we meet teammates Jeff and Nate Merrill up close as they give away their secret (well, it was a secret) winning strategy. Congratulations to the two teams and we wish you luck in future competitions!

Segment: ABC, Good Things Utah
Segment: KSL, The Bowser

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Chad McKen

Student of the Month
for April (Logan)


Program: Automotive Service

“With much on his plate, Chad’s approach to school is extremely focused – he serves in the National Guard and has a family to provide for.  He has a goal in mind and his training here at BATC is part of his plan to realize those aspirations.  Because of his outstanding skills, leadership abilities, and motivated attitude I believe he will be successful in his future endeavors.”
Mike Nield, Department Head

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Spring Fashion Show - Artistic Impression

BATC Fashion Merchandising students present their annual Spring Fashion Show. “Artistic Impression” will be the theme for the fashion show. The show will be held on April 16th and 17th, 7:30 p.m. at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 North 600 West. Tickets for the show are $5 and will be available in advance at the BATC bookstore or on the nights of the show at the door. Refreshments will be served.

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VEX Robotics - National Champions

Congratulations to Nate Merrill and his VEX team for winning the National VEX Robotics Championship! Now it's on to the World Championship competition!

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We are PASSIONATE about SUCCESS

Do you want to know why we LOVE working at BATC? We get to see, and hear, amazing stories of students receiving great jobs and accomplishing incredible things! These are a few of our recent favorites:

  • From the community: “I sent a client to BATC last summer who was struggling with a divorce. The only job she could find with insurance benefits was a lunch-lady position with the school district; however, it only paid minimum wage and lasted nine months out of the year. As you could imagine, things were a little tight for her and her children. She asked if I thought she could qualify for grants, in order to attend USU and pursue a four year degree. I suggested she consider one of your certificate programs, in order to complete in a shorter amount of time that also complied with her financial situation. Three months and $350 later she passed the CNA program and found a job where she made an extra $10,000 last year. She has now been offered a full-time position with benefits that will nearly double her income. Your program and staff really helped her to gain her confidence and dignity back. BATC has the power and ability to change people's lives.”

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Chantel Quinn

Student of the Month
for March (Brigham)

Program:
Business Technology

"Chantel is an amazing addition to the Business Program. She comes to school ready to take on new challenges and maintains a positive viewpoint on life. Her driving motivation is her 15-month-old daughter Lucy for whom she wants to provide a bright future. Chantel is friendly and respectful to her peers and instructors."

- Kristen Bogue, Instructor

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He Created a Legacy...

Dr. Richard L. Maughan, President of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for more than 40 years, announced Friday, March 13, 2015, that his tenure at the helm of BATC, one of the most successful and innovative Applied Technology Colleges (ATC’s) in the state and across the country, will come to a close with his retirement, effective June 30, 2015.

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Jasmin Reyna

Student of the Month
for March (Logan)

Program:
Medical Assisting

“Jasmin completed the Medical Office Administration Program while she was in high school and then started the Medical Assisting Program with BATC in July 2014. She is an exceptional student. For someone so young, she has an amazing work ethic and I am very impressed with her ability to set goals and reach them in such a timely manner.” 
-Kandice Maughan

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VEX State Tournament Champions

Our Automated Manufacturing & Robotics program qualified all three of their robots for state this year at the State VEX Tournament held at Utah State this weekend.

Teams 185A and 185D also worked together and won the entire tournament! This means they have qualified for the National and World tournaments!

Congratulations!  Click to view video of tournament. Learn more about BATC Robotics here.

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Teri Sorensen

Student of the Month
for February (Brigham City)


Program: Esthetics

"Teri works very hard and is excelling in all areas of esthetics. She is constantly helping everyone out and gives attention to small details that others may miss. We love having her in our program; she is a great example."

-Reygan Bodily

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Hannah Patterson

Student of the Month
for February (Logan)


Program: Fashion Merchandising

“Hannah Patterson is an absolute gem!  She works three jobs and is attending school every day to complete the Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management certificates. The combination of her work ethic, creativity, passion, raw talent, and delightful personality make her the total package for the fashion industry and any other industry for that matter.”

-Hailey Christensen, Instructor

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Building Professionals Needed

"A survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows more than 85 percent of contractors in Utah expect to have difficulties in finding and hiring new building professionals. U.S. contractors' foremost challenge "is the growing shortage of qualified workers — especially craft workers — to fill available positions," said Stephen Sandherr, AGC's chief executive."

Read the article Utah Contractors Have the Jobs, But Need the Workers from the Salt Lake Tribune. Apply for our Building Technology and/or Cabinetmaking programs. Check them out here.

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