Buxton family creates a legacy honoring their parents trough, the Dr. Terry and Diane Buxton Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund By Stephanie Carter and Lezlee Whiting After the passing of Dr. Terry Mackley Buxton and his wife Diane Christensen Buxton, their children: Julie Wilkins, Greg Buxton, Ginger Rust, and the children of the late Chris Buxton, along with the Buxton’s many grandchildren, knew they needed to find a way to continue to honor Terry and Diane’s passion for the Uintah Basin and the medical field. The family of the late Dr. Terry and Diane Buxton is donating $60,000 in [...]
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UBTech Plans for Fall 2020 Written by, UBTech Last month, while maintaining CDC guidelines, UBTech campuses opened to the public, once again allowing face-to-face instruction and new student enrollment. UBTech’s fall 2020 plan is to continue student enrollment with hybrid and face-to-face instruction. To facilitate learning, UBTech programs & courses will be offered within the flexibility parameters of UBTech’s accreditation guidelines. “We’re confident, as our faculty continue using a combination of face-to-face and hybrid instruction, through the Canvas Learning Management System, UBTech students will be successful, while meeting the social distancing and personal safety parameters of our current education [...]
UBTech’s Message of Unity Uintah Basin Technical College expresses concern and acknowledges lives and communities being impacted by racial bias and violence. UBTech is an inclusive college. We stand firmly against racism and violence in any form and are committed to promoting a culture of safety, kindness, respect and love. The UBTech Way includes the principle of being “Campus and Community Connected.” We pledge to communicate respectfully and listen to understand others. As we strive to live these principles and values, we invite our students and community to join us in these efforts. At UBTech, we seek to create an [...]
Leigh Lloyd named Educator of the Year by UBTech Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) has announced their selection of UBTech Medical Assistant instructor, Leigh Lloyd, as their Educator of the Year. “Leigh was chosen because of her hard work and efforts to provide students with quality education.” Said UBTech President Aaron K. Weight. Lloyd, along with a few other select educators from the Uintah Basin, were slated to receive their special recognition for their accomplishments at the annual Education Summit, but due to COVID-19 the annual event was cancelled. “We have an incredible Medical Assistant Program here at UBTech,” [...]
A Christmas Gift to UBTech From The You Got This Foundation Just in time for Christmas, You Got This (YGT) Foundation President, Chris Anderton, came to UBTech on a surprise visit and signed a contract, doubling their scholarship contribution to the college. Just over a year ago, YGT committed $20,000 over a 10 year period of time, to UBTech, providing scholarships in support of basic skills training for students attending the college. The new contract guarantees a minimum contribution of $40,000 over the next 10 years. Basic skills help students pass the requirements to enroll in UBTech certificate programs. [...]
By, Chelsea Deets with UBMedia The Uintah Conference Center was packed with the family and friends of UBTech’s 2019 Graduating Class May 1. “It was good,” says Candy Rendon, a practical nursing graduate. “It was really hard and intense. I’ve already applied to Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt. I get to be a nurse. It’s what I want. I’ve found that I want to give people as much dignity as I can when they’re ill.” Rendon was one of 464 graduates to receive their technical training certificates on Wednesday. Some even received more than one, like McKinlee Thacker, [...]
UBTech Shines at SkillsUSA Claiming 28 Medals By, Lezlee Whiting Twenty-eight students from Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) medaled recently at the 2019 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition. UBTech campuses sent 72 students to compete at the state level with 28 placing in the top three in their respective fields. Notably, this year UBTech swept the Nursing Assistant category with all three medalists coming from the college, said UBTech President Aaron Weight. “With nearly 40 percent of our UBTech students medaling, the number was nearly triple the medalists from last year,” Weight said. “This year is the highest [...]
Strata Networks Pledges $135,000 for Technology Training Program Written by, STRATA (Roosevelt, Utah)— April 9, 2018 – STRATA Networks announced today that they have pledged to donate $135,000 to UBTech to help fund a technology-based training program for students in the Uintah Basin. STRATA’s donation will be awarded over a three-year period with $30,000 being contributed annually to help fund equipment and operational costs, and an additional $15,000 per year to be awarded in scholarships. As a local cooperative, STRATA has always made an effort to invest in educational opportunities, providing up to $50,000 in additional scholarships each year [...]
UBTech Produces More National Champions Written by Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting Four Uintah Basin Technical College students who competed in the National Leadership and Skill Conference (SkillsUSA) are climbing the ladder to national success – with one member of the prestigious group, Dalton Van, taking the silver medal in the welding competition. The Nationals SkillsUSA event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields, with more than 6,200 contestants in 100 separate events. Dalton Van, middle, competed in Welding at the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky. He brought home a silver medal, qualifying to compete later this [...]
New Programs at UBTech UBTech is gearing up for the start of the new school year by bringing four new programs to students and job seekers in the Uintah Basin. The new programs are open to adults and secondary students and include: Surgical Technologist, IT Support Technician, Network Technician, and Security Technician. Each program carries a certificate showing employers students have undergone intensive hands-on training, and at the same time allows a student to enter the job market in a short period of time. “Needed programs are determined by community input through our Occupational Advisory Committees,” said UBTech President [...]