BATC Buzz

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

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

“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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Commercial Released

The Utah College of Applied Technology (the parent organization for Utah’s eight regional applied technology colleges (ATCs), has just released its latest television commercial in preparation for the NFL playoffs.

Cool, huh? Check out the commercial here, and support BATC!"

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Nine Students Honored at the Fire & Rescue RCA Graduation

BATC honored nine students who participated in their Fire Recruit Candidate Academy last Thursday.  The academy is a five-month program that teaches Firefighter I and II, along with Hazmat Awareness and Operations.  The students pride themselves as they endure many hours of training to successfully complete the requirements.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College RCA is one of two locations in the state that offers firefighter training in this format.  It's a pathway that not only prepares someone who wants to be a career firefighter, but takes them way beyond what is required to obtain firefighter certification.

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Simona Madsen

Student of the Month
for January

Program:
Business Technology

“Simona began the program with a little hesitancy, but quickly turned everything to full speed ahead!  Simona LOVES to learn and absorbs every subject just like a sponge! The more difficult the subject, the more she applies herself.  She possesses the work ethic and human relation skills to succeed in any employment situation.  Simona has proven to herself that she can excel in anything she puts her mind to.”
-Madlyn Huber, Instructor

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New Year, New You!

It’s a new year and you think, “Uggh, new year resolutions are so overrated.” Statistically, people just don’t keep their resolutions, actually, only 8 percent do! So, this year, we encourage you not to make your average resolution, but look deep within yourself and find your passion. This means, you not only set goals, but make this passion a part of your everyday life. Do something every day to be successful in what you choose to do. We all experience the ebb and flow of struggle and growth, just make sure you come out on top!

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Congratulations Graduates!

Graduation was held Thursday, December 11, with over 200 students being recognized. Mindi Ward from the Practical Nursing Program shared the story of her journey to Bridgerland and what she gained along the way. Mindi was also selected to represent BATC as the Student of the Year! (View video here.)

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