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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

Cloud County Community College’s small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (sUAS) program will be offering a workshop this summer for high school instructors who will be introducing drones into their curriculum.

This training will help high school teachers introduce drones to their students, and also prepare them to take the Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam.

There will be two phases to the training. Phase one will be online, and must be completed prior to beginning the second phase. The online portion will be worth 24 clock hours. The second phase will be a two-day on-campus flight school workshop. This portion of the workshop will be conducted at Cloud’s Renewable Energy Technology department, on the Concordia campus. Dates for the on-campus flight school are May 30 and 31, or August 5 and 6.

Upon successful completion of both phases, participants will receive an Unmanned Safety Institute Ground School Certificate; a CCCC Flight School Certificate; and professional development hours are also possible.

Workshop instructors will be Cloud’s Certified Unmanned Safety Institute instructors, Monte Poersch and Stacey Baker. Both have Part 107 Remote Pilot licenses.

Early bird registration is $700 per participant, and the deadline is May 10. After May 10, the cost is $750 per participant.

To register for the workshop, contact Laura Leite, Business and Industry coordinator, at lleite@cloud.edu, or by phone at 785.243.1435, ext. 374.

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