Cloud County Community College announces Spring 2023 certificate recipients

Cloud County Community has announced the names of students who have received technical certificates for the Spring 2023 semester. The certificates are granted for technical programs of instruction that are less than 60 semester hours, but more than 15 semester hours. Area students who have earned certificates, and their program of study, are:

Thomas Glore Wind Energy Technology 33 Hour Certificate Oketo
Thomas Glore Wind Energy 16 Hour Certificate Oketo
Ian Marquardt Wind Energy 16 Hour Certificate Marysville
Ian Marquardt Wind Energy Technology 33 Hour Certificate Marysville
Cameron Schrair Ag Production and Services 16 Hour Certificate Marysville
Cedric Heston Wind Energy 16 Hour Certificate Marysville
Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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