Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
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
Curtis, NE - The Medicine Valley Raiders entered the contest with a 4-2 record with losses to Wauneta-Palisade and Mullen. The Raiders welcomed Garden County to town as the Eagles entered with a 5-1 record with the only loss coming from Mullen. To start the game Garden County got the football, but on the opening possession, the Eagles fumbled giving Medicine Valley the football in excellent field position to start the game, where Medicine Valley took advantage and scored on the opening drive to give the Raiders momentum on Homecoming night where the Raiders defeated the Eagles 46-30.
1st Q - 9:52 - 27yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 8-0
1st Q - 8:05 - 34yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 8-6
1st Q - 7:51 - 71yd TD pass Sam Heapy to Dylan Davis - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 16-6
1st Q - 1:17 - 45yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 16-12
2nd Q - 2:08 - 18yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 22-12
3rd Q - 8:33 - 2yd TD run by Reid Spady - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 22-18
3rd Q - 5:39 - 9yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good- Medicine Valley 30-18
3rd Q - 3:52 - 24yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Wyatt Santero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 30-24
4th Q - 5:43 - 19yd TD run by Dylan Davis - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 38-24
4th Q - 5:15 - 29yd TD pass Austin Dormann to Chandler McCord - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 38-30
4th Q - 1:18 - 18yd TD run by Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 46-30
The Medicine Valley Raiders finished 2018 with a 5-4 record and a playoff berth. Flashing back to 2017 where the Raiders had a perfect regular season and a Semi-Final berth in the playoffs before losing to eventual Runner-Up South Loup. The Raiders felt like the 2018 season was a disappointment. Med Valley doesn't want to experience a 5-4 season again like last year, instead Medicine Valley is hoping they can use experience from QB Sam Heapy, and TE Quade Potter and others to help propel the Raiders this season and a deep run in the playoffs, but the Raiders know they have a tough schedule ahead of them. Full Interview with Head Coach Scott Johnsen below.
Brady, NE - It was a defensive battle through the first quarter before anyone could find the end zone before Medicine Valley would score six unanswered in route to a 44-0 victory. Next action for Medicine Valley will be on Friday October 12th hosting Garden County.
2nd Q - 11:25 13yd TD run for Sam Heapy - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 8-0
2nd Q - 6:02 1yd TD run by Reid Stout - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 16-0
2nd Q - 2:30 2yd TD run by Dylan Davis - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 22-0
2nd Q - .40 Sam Heapy find Quade Potter 24yd TD pass - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 30-0
3rd Q - 9:01 46yd TD run by Reid Stout - Two Point Conversion Good - Medicine Valley 38-0
4th Q - 11:39 1yd TD run by Lane Lenz - Two Point Conversion Fails - Medicine Valley 44-0
North Platte 1 McCook 3
Alliance 0 McCook 4