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

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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Travis Stevens

“Travis is an architect who has always had a passion for food and art. With the skills he developed at BATC, he turned that passion into his own business: Creative Cakes and Events.  Travis is one of the top 3D cake artists anywhere. If you can imagine it, he can make it!”  Rex Davidsavor, Instructor

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Computer Essentials: Lynn and Brad Fisher

Lynn and Brad Fisher, from Cornish, UT, have decided it's time to become a little more tech-savvy. "We have time now and wanted to use that to our best advantage," Lynn said. "We figured education is a really good thing to do in our lives." 

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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)

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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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)

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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