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

Animal Sciences: Five Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy

Pets. They're our best friends, our greatest supporters, our faithful confidants. We feed them, play with them and show them off. Overall, animals are easy to please but, are we really doing the things that genuinely keep them happy?

May is National Pet Month so we thought we'd shed some light on our Pre-Vet Tech/Veterinarian Assistant department. According to BATC Animal Science Instructor, Susan Curtis, pet needs are basically straight across the board. Whether we have dogs, cats, snakes, birds or bunnies, here are five simple tips she gives on how to keep our pets happy.

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Career Days 2016

Students from 21 surrounding junior highs came together at BATC's Main Campus for our annual Career Days. Booths and stations were filled with activities that gave the students a glimpse into dozens of different occupations available to them if they choose to begin their education and training through BATC. Thanks to all the sponsors and participants that helped to create this successful event!

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Katelyn Purbaugh

Student of the Month for May

Program: Business Technology
“Totally amazing! That's the best way for me to describe Katelyn's success in the Business Technology Program. Katelyn entered the program with a plan. She has, course by course, attacked her goal and knocked out each subject with incredible quality and quantity. I appreciate Katelyn's drive and her ability to self-manage. Katelyn possesses traits that employers want: great human relation skills, the ability to solve probelms, a willingness to work hard and pay the price, and a positive attitude. Congratulations, Katelyn!"  

Madlyn Huber, Instructor

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Flashback Friday: BATC Spring Fashion Show 2016

Florals, Boho and denim were all the center of attention during the BATC Spring Fashion Show in March.  Models strolled down the catwalk in front of sold out crowds while pictures from actual runways and local retailers were projected onto the four giant screens behind them, portraying spring’s hottest trends. This show, nine BATC Fashion Merchandising students teamed up with local retailers and vendors from throughout Cache Valley to showcase styles and looks that they felt were important to promote and highlight. 

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Utah FFA Association State Career Development Event at BATC

Halls were filled with the future of agriculture this week as BATC hosted two of the events during the annual Utah FFA Association State Career Development Event.

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All New Information Technology Classroom

The Information Technology Department is super excited about their newly remodeled classroom! From the custom-designed flooring to the custom-built oil submersion computer, this room screams "This is IT"! 

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Business Administrative Conference 2016

Nearly seventy students and faculty members gathered Tuesday morning for another successful BATC Business Administrative Conference. Students from the Logan and Brigham City BATC campuses attended the annual event where they met, mingled, and learned from three very successful, motivating businesspeople from the community.

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Welding Technology Skills Contest 2016

Sparks were literally flying Thursday morning as students from across the Wasatch corridor gathered at BATC's annual Welding Technology Skills Contest. 

A total of eighty-four participants competed in the three-part contest which consisted of a written test, a 3G Certification Plate (SMAW) and a welding configuration from a GMAW blueprint. Judges Jeff Baldwin from Progressive Construction and Doug Johnson from Praxair rated individual participants based on knowledge, precision, and skills. Awards donated by our sponsors were given to the top twelve competitors in both the BATC-enrolled and the non-

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Emilee Roberts

When fashion student, Emilee Roberts, was given the opportunity to work for successful designer out of Connecticut, she immediately knew it was a chance of a lifetime.

In 2015, Rhone Apparel, a strong yet classic men's activewear line, hired Emilee to run their bookkeeping and finances. Since then, she has been processing their accounts receivable, tracking their inventory and reconciling bank accounts for the company as they distribute their lines to Bloomingdales and Nordstroms among other stores across the nation. Plus, she does it all from the comfort of her own home.

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Interior Design: Turning Classrooms into a Literal Work of Art

The purpose of Interior Design is to push the limits of design and predictability in order to bring personality into an otherwise blank structure and recently the BATC Interior Design Program has done just that. 

Students from the program have spent the last several months learning how to tap even deeper into their "inner creative junkies" as they’ve remodeled the entire Interior Design department with repurposed materials. Nearly every material was either used and donated or purchased second-hand in an effort to teach the students what it's really like to work within a client's budget, which the student's discovered quickly was fun but hard work. 

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Peggy Shumway

“Peggy is an amazing student; dedicated to her coursework and willing to put in the time and effort needed to be successful. Peggy is kind, compassionate, and always emphasizes on the positive side of things. Even as a busy mom, she has been able to focus on her education and accomplish the goals she has set for herself. Peggy will be an excellent MA!”  

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BATC Cybersecurity Team Takes First Place

Congratulations to Team VanGuard, a cybersecurity competition team from BATC! Having recently competed against other teams throughout the state of Utah, they took first place at CyberPatriot VIII – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Though this was their first year of competition, Team VanGuard's performance earned them First Place in Utah in the Gold Tier after competing against 491 other national teams in their tier. The team's score for this round has placed them as tenth highest in the nation and they will now move forward into the Regional Round.

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Liana Busby

“Liana has an incredible work ethic, as is evidenced in how quickly she has moved through the fashion program. She began in October of 2015 and is just one or two courses away from graduating! She is already working in the merchandising field at the local Rue 21. Liana is focused, driven, hard working, positive, and happy. I see endless possibilities for her future!”  

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Success Story: Jaqson Belnap

Jaqson Belnap is literally living proof of Bridgerland ATC's theme, "Career in a Year". He enrolled in the Automated Manufacturing & Robotics course on January 5, 2015 and was hired by Set Point Engineering Systems in Ogden, one of the world's premier providers of custom automation on January 4, 2016.  

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BATC's VEX Tournament 2016

When teams of students from throughout the Wasatch Front gathered for the 2016 VEX Tournament at BATC last Friday, it was obvious that two team qualities were essential: innovation and technological skills. 

Students ages 14-18 arrived at the West Campus multipurpose room bright and early for Friday's 8 a.m. check-in; each team eagerly clutching the robots they had spent several previous months constructing. Tools and wires and power equipment lined the tables where students repaired and adjusted their creations;

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Kailey Munk

“As I have had the opportunity to work with Kailey, it has been easy to observe that she possesses the skill, drive, and personality to be successful in the world of business. Kailey is not afraid to take on any task and does so with a smile, even when taking on the most challenging course. She continually demonstrates a high level of mastery of her subjects. When she hits a tough spot, Kailey is not afraid to analyze and troubleshoot it first before asking questions. She will be an asset to any business that employs her.”

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BATC Student Finalist for UCAT Student of the Year

On January 21, BATC student, Tracy Allen, competed in the Utah College of Applied Technology's Student of the Year where she was selected as one of the top three finalists. Tracy, along with seven other contestants from throughout the state, underwent a series of interviews, essay writings and a five-minute presentation in front of a five-panel judge with questions focused on how applied technology has impacted their lives.

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Retired BATC Campus President Awarded Education Advancement Award for 2015

On Wednesday, January 13, the Cache Chamber of Commerce awarded retired BATC president, Dr. Richard L. Maughan, the Educator of the Year Education Advancement Award for 2015.  

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Student of the Year for 2015 Is...

Tracy Allen, Automated Manufacturing & Robotics Student, was awarded the BATC Student of the Year for 2015. President Chad Campbell, along with the BATC Board Members congratulated Tracy on a job well done and presented her with a $1,000 check. Tracy was also a student speaker at the BATC Graduation Ceremony in December. We are proud of Tracy and her accomplishments.

A little about Tracy:

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Albert Harris

"Albert is the number one student in our class academically, and also serves as our Class Officer.  Albert makes sure all of the students are in attendance and ready to go for class. He has also worked hard to pull together extra study times.  If we ever need to get additional information out to the students, we contact Albert and he gets it done."

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Culinary Arts Hosts "Women In Business" Luncheon

Fifty business women from around Cache Valley met together at BATC last Tuesday for a pasta-cooking crash course presented by Culinary Arts students Marissa and Elizabeth.  These two students successfully demonstrated the delicate art of preparing, setting and serving Garlicky Shrimp Pasta with Tarragon. They taught the Women In Business audience the delicate procedure for butterflying fresh jumbo shrimp, how to reach the ideal consistency when cooking a creamy white sauce and offered many tips for "perfect pasta preparation". To complement the pasta dish, a baby greens salad (topped with a spicy peppercorn dressing) and melt-in-your-mouth artisian rolls were served. Lunch was topped off by a deliciously decadent raspberry chocolate tart.

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Operation Stocking: Mission Complete

The  BATC Business Department's Operation Stocking drive last week was a huge success! Donations from around the community allowed students and faculty to fill 180 stockings with candy, gift cards, stuffed animals, cookies, crackers and personal hygiene items so we could send them to troops overseas in USO Korea.  After all of the stockings were filled, our students were taught how to tie quilts with the help of our friends at the Cache County Senior Citizens Center and, at the end of the two-hour activity, two queen-sized quilts along with two baby quilts were finished so they could be donated to local families in need.

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Operation Christmas Stocking

The Business Technology Program at BATC is sponsoring Operation Christmas Stocking for our Troops!  Please help us support our servicemen by donating the following items to the cause:  

  • Christmas Cards
  • iTunes Cards
  • Long socks
  • CD's/DVD's
  • Games: Dominos, Yo-yo, Playing Cards, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • Shoe deodorizers
  • Foot powder for Athlete's Foot
  • Travel clock
  • Wet wipes
  • Body and face lotions
  • Body and face soaps
  • Eye drops
  • Sunglasses
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bug spray
  • Calendar
  • Shaving Cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Small flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Small multi-tool kits
  • Clip on lights
  • AT&T calling cards
  • Tiny personal fan
  • Pens/mechanical pencils
  • SD cards/thumb drives
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Individual packages of tissue
  • Protein powder mixes
  • Canned air or hand dusters
  • Powdered seasonings: marinades, sauces & spices
  •  Disposable camera
  • Dry erase markers and  board
  • American flags
  • Office supplies: tape, note pads, etc.
  • GPS watch, compass
  • Nerf footballs or Frisbees
  • Cash
  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Healthy snacks
  • Non-perishable food items: cookies, candies, gum, granola bars, beef jerky, crackers, Cheese Whiz, peanut butter, powdered drinks, etc.
  • small trees with Christmas decorations
  • Chocolate, fudge or nuts
Also you can send toys for the troops to give out to the children, which will bring smiles to both the children and our soldier heroes. Please include your name and address or email address in the stockings!

All items must be collected by November 30, 2015 and should be turned into the BATC Main Campus reception area.  Thank you!

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Hayley Wellings

Student of the Month
for November

Program: Medical Assisting

“Hayley is an outstanding student-hardworking, motivated, and driven to succeed. She began the M.A. Program in July and is just a few short months away from completing the program. She is compassionate, kindhearted and continually demonstrates the qualities and characteristics that are crucial in the helathcare setting. Hayley will be a successful Medical Assistant and a valuable member of any healthcare team.  

Kandice Maughan, Instructor

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Cintiha Gutierrez: Student Success

Shout out to Cintiha Gutierrez, who was recently hired by the IHC South Clinic.  Cintiha earned her Business Administrative Support Certificate the end of September and began working at the clinic the following Monday. As her BATC advisor, Kyle Saunders wrote,  "Cintiha has proven what a valuable asset she will be to any business that hres her."  We're so happy for Cintiha and for her example of hard work and dedication!  

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