Twice a year North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) awards a member of our staff or faculty with a 212° Award. The purpose of the 212° Award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go that extra degree! 212 degrees is the boiling point of water. We’ve all watched it happen as water goes from still to rumbling when it reaches that threshold. That boiling point is a transformation point. The water is transformed from calm and still, to boiling, and things start to happen. Recipients of this award will be employees who voluntarily go above and beyond the call of duty. These employees demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to their profession, students, fellow employees, and a loyalty to the mission of NCK Tech.

The recipient of 2022 Spring 212° Award is Graham Dixon. Graham is the Student Experience Coordinator based on the Hays campus. Graham is very dedicated to providing an uplifting experience for students. His responsibilities included anything from scheduling and giving tours, to planning activities for our current students. He is also a key player in the Gateway partnership with Fort Hays State University. Shane Britt, Dean of Student Experience, states, “Graham has proven to be a student affairs professional that has a great passion for helping our students. He goes out of his way to connect with our current students on a daily basis. He does it all with a positive attitude.”