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“I am an opportunity magnet, just waiting for opportunities to find a girl with a tattoo.”

– Retiring Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti, who this summer got a magnolia tattoo while visiting Sturgis, S.D.

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“Keep sawing.”

Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti to Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams as they struggled to use a serrated knife to cut the grand opening ribbon for the school’s new Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center

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“That said I would like to take this opportunity to point out that Butler was first in bestowing such an honor on you, so am wondering a bit which is the more insightful of the two institutions.”

Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti in a teasing note to Ford CEO Alan Mulally congratulating him on receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Kansas

Butler Community College raises an accident-free $140,000

Butler Community College raised a record $140,000 at its annual foundation auction Friday.

Almost as importantly, there were no scooter accidents.

Butler president Jackie Vietti rode a Piaggio scooter onto the stage before it went up for bid.

It had foundation executive director Keri Myers a little concerned.

“We were intensely hoping that she wouldn’t get the throttle and brakes interchanged and crash through the head table.”