Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NCK Tech Alumni Association newsletter! The newsletter will be published on a quarterly basis and will be an excellent way to stay connected to the college and to fellow alumnus. We welcome your articles and news, please forward to Mari Tucker, Marketing and Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu .

New Look/New Logo
Over the years, our name has changed and, last year, we adopted a new look and logo to reflect this change. The new “face“ of North Central Kansas Technical College, NCK Tech, brings a fresh look to the same high-quality training and services you’ve always associated with the college. Throughout the change, one thing has remained constant — we are committed to providing students with the high tech, real-world skills they need to succeed and a great college experience leading to excellent career opportunities.

New Alumni Association
NCK Tech will celebrate 50 years of service in 2014 and we’re planning a year- long celebration! Past graduates will be a key element to a successful event and, as such, we have established an official Alumni Association. All graduates, degree or certificate, are encouraged to join the Association. There is no membership fee and registration is very easy! Simply visit our website: www.ncktc.edu and click on the Foundation link. Select “Alumni and Friends” from the drop-down box, click on “Join the Alumni Association” and complete the registration form. You will receive an email confirmation from Mari Tucker, Marketing and Foundation Director. Please join the Association today!

Upcoming Events:
The fall semester is underway and we have a busy event schedule. Student recruiters and Admission counselors staffed booths at the State Fair (September 6 – 15) and Husker Harvest Days (September 10-12) and will visit a full array of high schools in the coming months. Educators will have the opportunity to learn more about our technical programs during the Educator Day events, held on the Beloit campus on October 9th and the Hays campus on October 17th. Student recruitment is a vital component to our continued success and the Fall Showcase events provide an excellent opportunity for prospective students to learn more about NCK Tech. During the events, students will explore the campus, experience hands-on training in the program area of their choice and discuss the admissions and financial aid processes with our dedicated staff. The Showcase Dates are: November 7 (Beloit campus) and November 14 (Hays campus). Alumni are invited to attend these events or contact us anytime to schedule a tour of campus. Please visit our website or contact David Hughes, Dean of Student Services, for further details.

Where Are They Now?
Our graduates experience excellent employment opportunities and, as part of our marketing and outreach activities, we would like to follow your post-NCK Tech career. If you would be willing to share details about your current occupation and post-education success, please contact Mari Tucker at mtucker@ncktc.edu or 785-738-9051.

Alumni News:
We’d love to hear your news! To share significant events with your Alumni friends, please email Mari Tucker @mtucker@ncktc.edu. We will post events in the following categories:
• Awards
• Marriages
• Births
• In Memory