Wendy Rusco – Blue Dragon Spotlight Presented By Hutchinson Community College

By Matt Browning

Wendy Rusco attended Hutchinson Community College from 2003 to 2005 and was a basketball player for the Blue Dragons. She received her Associates Degree in Science.

“The support I received from great coaches, teammates, and my academic advisor played a significant role in my growth and success,” Rusco said. “Whether on the court or in the classroom, their guidance and encouragement pushed me to strive for excellence. Through the challenges and triumphs of collegiate athletics, I learned invaluable lessons in teamwork, perseverance, and time management.”

Not only were athletics key for Rusco, but she also had an academic support system, which helped her pave the way to her successes now.

“My academic advisor provided invaluable guidance, helping me navigate course selections, career paths, and academic challenges, ensuring I stayed on track toward my goals,” Rusco said. “Together, these mentors and peers created a nurturing environment where I could flourish both academically and athletically.”

Rusco said that any student who wanted to start their college career at Hutchinson would be wise doing so.

“The faculty creates an incredibly welcoming environment that makes you feel right at home,” Rusco said. “Whether you’re pursuing academic aspirations, athletic goals, or both, Hutchinson Community College offers an enriching college experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. I would choose to be a Blue Dragon all over again.”