Dodge City Community College has a familiar face returning to campus in a new position.

Christina Haselhorst has a history with Dodge City Community College, previously working in financial aid and student services for the school. She recently was named director of the DCCC Foundation.

"I’m known for being a jack of all trades," Haselhorst said, "and I am not afraid to tackle a new problem or jump into a new adventure. Dodge City Community College has provided a network of resources, opportunities, and friends in abundance. It is exciting, getting to meet people from all areas of the industry who share the common goal of preserving and enhancing the educational experience for future generations.

"I am humbled to have been selected as the Dodge City Community College Foundation Director. The ‘welcome home’ greetings I have received on campus have been heartwarming and the enthusiasm for education at DC3 is infectious, making the transition into this new role seamless, encouraging, and motivating."

Haselhorst has been deeply involved in the community, as well – from playing Miss Kitty Russell at Boot Hill to co-directing the Miss Dodge City/Cowboy Capital/Boot Hill Scholarship Pageant. She is a member of the Depot Theater Company, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is a 2015 graduate of the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dodge program, in addition to having served in several other capacities throughout the years.

"The DCCC Foundation Board is delighted to welcome Christina Haselhorst as the new Foundation Director," said foundation board chairman Duane Ross. "(Her) professional experience, knowledge of the community and enthusiasm for the success of the college make her the perfect fit as the DCCC Foundation focuses on partnering with the college to benefit higher education and work-force training in Kansas."

It is the foundation’s goal to support the mission and vision statement of Dodge City Community College, to provide opportunities for high-quality learning and to enhance community and personal development in a student-centered environment. It is the desire of the foundation when people think about these qualities, they think about supporting Dodge City Community College. Haselhorst has several ideas to continue the forward momentum of the Foundation.

"To start with, we’d like to identify worthy projects around campus that would benefit students, faculty and the community and that would enhance the learning and career goals for young people while providing individuals, families and businesses the opportunity to financially support these areas of interest," Haselhorst said. "I am working to develop a benchmarked work plan for the next 12 months that would establish specific goals. This plan includes working closely with current foundation board members as well as encouraging new membership at the conclusion of our fiscal year.

"I have a goal to assist the president, Dr. Harold Nolte, and our board members to develop major supporters of the college, grow future foundation leadership and encourage maximum volunteer support for Dodge City Community College.

"Our objective is to improve and grow this support for the college, both on campus and around the world to extend the culture of common good well into the future."

If you are interested in programs and opportunities offered by DCCC Foundation, or have suggestions or questions, contact Haselhorst at 620-225-9541 or by email at chaselhorst@dc3.edu.