Tom Nevill, DMA, officially began his duties as Butler Community College’s Vice President of Academics July 1. His arrival and previous experience with Adobe was instrumental in Butler becoming the first community college in Kansas to be designated an Adobe Creative Campus.
Nevill obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Illinois University, and both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Dr. Julio Guerrero joined the Butler Community College family as the new Dean of Health, Education and Public Services on August 9. His goal is to ensure students and families know how to access higher education regardless of their economic status.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Biology from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University.
He also completed his doctorate in philosophy in Health Education from Texas A&M. He joined Butler from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio, Texas, where he was the Kinesiology Program Chair.
Grizzly athletics in full swing and competing at high level
After a tough 18-months of COVID-19 and moving all season to last Spring, Butler athletics are back to their normal fall seasons and off to a hot start. The Butler volleyball team is currently sitting atop the conference at 6-0 and are ranked nationally at No. 7 with their 20-2 overall record. Twice the Grizzlies have had National Players of the Week recognized, Carly Clennan (El Dorado, KS) and Kayli Duncan (Wichita, KS). The Grizzlies defeated the defending NJCAA National Champs from a season ago and beat Seward, a team they had not won against since 2014. Butler’s two losses came early in the season, and both were to a NJCAA top-10 team.
Butler soccer, after a competitive pre-season schedule that featured four top-10 teams, is on a six-game winning streak and undefeated in KJCCC play. They are currently ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA National Poll. Butler has outscored their conference opponents 40-2 over the course of the last six games and are on pace for another KJCCC championship. This team features three players from Butler County and another 16 players from the state of Kansas. The Grizzlies are winning at a high level and using local talent to do so.
Butler football is 2-1 with wins over defending National Champions Hutchinson and Dodge City. Their lone loss came week one to No. 2-ranked Independence who sit atop the KJCCC at 3-0. One of the Grizzlies standouts this season is sophomore wide receiver from Lawrence, KS Darius Lassiter. Lassiter leads the NJCAA in receiving touchdowns this year with seven and is third in yards per game at 107.
The Butler Cross Country teams are two meets into this season and working toward the Region VI and National meet coming up in late October. The teams train all season long to be at their best come the championship meets at the end of the season. El Dorado High grad Garin Knight is on the men’s team while the women’s team features five of their seven runners from Kansas, two from Wichita, two Mulvane and one from Hugoton.
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