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CURTIS, Neb. – Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.
Before completing his University of Nebraska service at year-end, Rosati will serve as senior advisor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Opening in September, RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda.
“Under Ron Rosati’s leadership, NCTA truly reached new heights in providing academic and financial access to higher education, as well as career preparation in the ag and veterinary technology industries,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“I want to thank Ron for his exemplary service and dedication over the past six years and wish him the best as he transitions into retirement.”
Kelly Bruns, director at NU’s West Central Research and Extension Center based in North Platte, has been named NCTA interim dean, while continuing to serve in his WCREC role. Bruns will lead NCTA campus administration with associate dean Jennifer McConville.
“It has been a privilege for me to serve NCTA as dean,” Rosati said. “The college is an exceptional place to work due to its small size, focus on agriculture and veterinary technology, and its emphasis on experiential learning.”
Rosati is a native of New York and has earned degrees in agricultural education and agronomy. He earned his doctorate from Iowa State, masters and bachelor’s from Cornell University, and associate degree from SUNY Farmingdale. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Rosati served in administrative capacities as provost at Southeast Missouri State University, provost at Alfred State College, State University of New York, and was a dean at Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
Rosati taught agricultural engineering technology and aquaculture for 19 years at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, Illinois State University, The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute, and Iowa State University.
Rosati led strategic initiatives at NCTA including a 28.5% enrollment growth from 2013-2018, increased fiscal strength from deficit to fiscal health, and added academic programs in agricultural welding, equine industry management, a general agriculture online degree certificate, and partnerships in dairy and poultry management.
“NCTA has been recognized nationally for the quality of its academic programs and the success of its graduates. It’s been very rewarding for me to work with the faculty and staff who are responsible for those successes,” Rosati said.
Other administrative progress at NCTA the past six years included developing new procedures and policies for advising, admissions, registration, student payment procedures, student transfers, academic catalogs, student and employee handbooks, and Title IX and ADA compliance.
Increased appropriations by the Nebraska Legislature enabled significant campus progress in programs, student resources, and pay equity for faculty. New initiatives in public relations and recruiting, federal approval for enrolling international students, and reaccreditation were further benchmarks.
Bruns, who holds a doctorate in animal science, has served as director of WCREC since Nov. 2015. Jerry Volesky, longtime range and forage specialist, will serve as interim associate director at WCREC.
A national search will be launched to identify a new permanent dean of NCTA.
Sheriff Kapperman advises that on October 28 th , 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m theFurnas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of terroristic threats at 720 7 th Street,Beaver City, Nebraska. The reporting party stated that Mark Hutchens, 56, of BeaverCity, Nebraska had fired a b.b gun at her and threatened to burn her house down. Anarrest warrant was filed for Mr. Hutchens for Third degree assault in a menacing manner
The Wauneta-Palisade Bronco Football Team finished with a 7-2 record and a playoff berth in 2018. The Broncos lost six seniors from last years team, but do return a fair share of experience but not as deep in positions as years past. Wauneta-Palisade will have their work cut out for them this season as they start things off with a road trip to Hitchcock County to take on an experienced and more improved Falcon football team. Listen to the game on Friday, August 30th from 105.3 Coyote Country and online coyote105.com. Full interview with Wauneta-Palisade Co-Head Football Coach Randy Geier below.
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A total of eight McCook Community College softball games scheduled for this week have been postponed. In addition a pair of road doubleheaders at Lamar, Colo., scheduled for later this month has been moved up so the Lady Indians can get in a couple doubleheaders in Colorado Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday’s game at Columbus against Central Community College was postponed and rescheduled for April 1 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Friday’s scheduled home game with Lamar Community College was postponed to March 29 at noon and 2 p.m. Also MCC’s four-game series at Lamar scheduled for March 30 and 31 were moved up to this weekend so the two teams will play in Lamar Thursday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (MT) and again Friday a 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (MT)
Saturday’s game at Beatrice against Southeast Community College was postponed until April 8 at 3 and 5 p.m.
Sunday’s home game against Central Community College was postponed until April 24 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Next week the schedule calls for a home doubleheader March 14 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. against North Platte Community College in the annual Purple Out games to raise money and awareness for epilepsy.
The Lady Indians are also scheduled to host Southeast Community College March 16 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming home games, news, photo galleries and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:
Because of weather, and field conditions, the McCook Community College softball team has cancelled Sunday’s games at home against Colby Community College. No make-up dates have been set.
Also MCC’s scheduled game at Columbus Monday has been moved to Tuesday. Games are set at 1 and 3 p.m. Central Community College had to move those games because they had to postpone Saturday’s games with North Platte and push them back to Monday.
Next on the schedule for the Lady Indians is a four-game series at home April 6-7 against Northeastern Junior College. Doubleheaders are set for both days starting at 1 p.m. at the Jaycees Sports Complex.
Adverse weather has postponed the McCook Community College baseball and softball games scheduled for Wednesday.
MCC softball’s games against Colby Community College at the Jaycees Sports Complex in McCook for Wednesday were postponed. The coaches are looking to reschedule those games if the schedule allows. MCC baseball’s game at Barton County Community College for Wednesday was also postponed.
In addition, weekend games for both baseball has been changed and softball games in Kansas are uncertain.
MCC’s softball was scheduled to play at Garden City Community College (Kansas) Saturday. That doubleheader has tentatively been moved up to Friday, as the teams are hoping for better weather.
MCC baseball was scheduled to play at Lamar Colo. Saturday and Sunday but because of weather conditions and field conditions that three-game series was moved up a day, it was announced today. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. MST and then a nine-inning game Sunday starting at 1 p.m. MST.
You can stay up to date on all scheduling changes and game information by visiting the official website of McCook College Indian Athletics at: https://mccindians.com/index.
Adverse weather has postponed the McCook Community College softball games scheduled for Wednesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex in McCook. MCC was to play Colby Community College. The coaches are looking to reschedule those games if the schedule allows.
Also, MCC’s softball games at Garden City, Kan, scheduled for Saturday have tentatively been moved up to Friday, as the teams are hoping for better
weather. You can stay up to date on all scheduling changes and game information by visiting the official website of McCook College Indian Athletics
Today’s icy conditions across Nebraska have forced the postponement of tonight’s women’s and men’s basketball games against Central Community College in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. No makeup date has been set. Weather permitting, the MCC baseball and softball teams are scheduled for their home openers Wednesday at the Jaycees Sports Complex. The MCC softball team -- scheduled to play two games in Colby Tuesday (at 2 and 4 p.m.) -- are scheduled to open at home Wednesday in a doubleheader with Northwest Kansas Technical College starting at 1 p.m. That game had originally been scheduled for Feb. 10 but postponed by low temperatures. MCC baseball is scheduled to take on Colby Community College Wednesday in a nine-inning game starting at 3 p.m.
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