BATC Buzz

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

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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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)

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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