Tom Speechley, instructor of history, passed away August 8, 2011 while visiting his family in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mr. Speechley had been with the college for seven years. He came to Dawson from Oregon and was anxious to teach history at the collegiate level. During his time with us, he was a favorite of many students. His seemingly gruff exterior was coupled with a passion for his craft--he loved to teach. A battered, spiral notebook crammed with annotations, torn sheets, and stained pages accompanied him to every class.
For the 14th straight year, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is offering a leadership program to help create leaders and better business individuals in the community.
“It helps a new business person to be informative about the community” Wade VanEvery, chamber executive director, said. “It provides a way for them to acquire information that can help their business and hopefully the community.”
He notes younger leaders are needed in the area to take over the reigns and some responsibilities.
Aaron Carroll will become head coach of the Buccaneer baseball program this fall. Coach Carroll brings ten years of baseball collegiate coaching experience to DCC. He spent the last seven years as head coach of Chowan University which is a NCAA Division II program in Murfreesboro, NC.
BUTTE, Mont. — Former Butte Central guard Taylure Svejkovsky (sheh-KAHV'-skee) has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Dawson Community College in Glendive.
Svejkovsky averaged just under 2 points per game as Central won the Class A state championship this winter and was a key contributor on defense, but she hadn't planned on playing basketball in college.
Svejkovsky tells The Montana Standard says she made up her mind late last month to join coach Tracey Clingingsmith's team.
Information from: The Montana Standard
BUTTE, Mont. — Recent Butte High graduate Jaci Hanley says she has signed a scholarship offer to play softball at Dawson Community College in Glendive.
Hanley was an all-state first baseman as Butte High won the state Class AA championship this spring. She is also a designated hitter and outfielder and batted .328 as a senior.
Dawson head coach Jim LeProwse, a former Butte Central assistant, tells The Montana Standard he is also considering using Hanley as a pitcher.
Information from: The Montana Standard
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced that Dawson Community College women’s volleyball team was among those to receive the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 season. “Our Lady Buccaneers are one of only 12, two year schools in the nation to receive the award” said DCC Coach John Marble. “I am proud of their exceptional effort! They maintained a 3.34 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the school year.”
The Dickinson State men’s basketball team has announced the signing of four players for the 2011-12 season.
Former 6'-4" Buccaneer Forward James Steen was one of the players selected for next years Hawk squad.
Steen, originally from Detroit averaged 7 points and 6 rebounds per game for Dawson Community College and possesses the ability to play multiple positions.
Advanced registration is a day set aside for new and transfer students (and their guests) to view campus, take placement tests, take ID photos, learn about student services, and register for fall semester classes.
Attendees have already filled out an admission application form and been processed into the Dawson Community College system.
The Mon/Dak Conference selected these Dawson Community College players to The 2011 All Conference Team:
The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced the 2010-11 Academic Student-Athlete Awards as well as the 2010-2011 NJCAA All-Academic Teams. The 2010-2011 season marks the 28th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes the NJCAA program has been in place since 1983.