Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Special Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
7:30 p.m. Board Room

I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Executive Session

IV. Action as a Result of Executive Session

V. Other

VI. Adjourn
Monday, June 22, 2015
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of May 4, 2015; June 1, 2015; June 9, 2015; and June 15, 2015

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Employees
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Board Policy #605 Professional Development Grant
C. Professional Development Grant Report: Dr. Todd Carter
D. Western Ks Community College Consortium 2013 and 2014 Audit Report
E. FY2014 Audit Proposal
F. GASB Actuarial Report
G. Professional Services – IT Application Management Service

VII. College Reports:
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. FY2014 Encumbrances Pending

X. Other

XI. Executive session

XII. Adjourn
The SCCC/ATS spring musical "Return to the Forbidden Planet" entertained audiences April 23, 24, and 25 in the Showcase Theatre with a mixture of Shakespeare and classic rock 'n' roll.

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The phone rings just as your supervisor asks about a mailing you were scheduled to send out yesterday. Your email "in" box is overflowing. The client who just left said, "Have a nice day," and you feel just a little guilty that you didn't offer the same encouragement.

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Diverse magazine praises college’s work

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has landed a spot on the list of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges 2015," from The Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE).

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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Development office moved into new offices recently, thanks to a donation by longtime supporters Gene and Jo Ann Sharp of Liberal.

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On a brilliant, frozen morning in February, Jake Jimenez and Casie Yowell set off for school at the Kansas state capitol.

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Crusader staff members combined for 32 individual and overall awards, including bronze medals for both the newspaper and website, at the Kansas Collegiate Media conference in April in Wichita.

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Snow and ice covered the tennis courts at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the month of December 2014. Halfway across the world, two Saints athletes hit the tennis court to play in the sunshine at the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Youth Games.

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Surgical Technology lab replicates reality
When Bridgette Horner backed her vehicle up to the east entrance of the Surgical Technology Lab at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, she’d arrived to dispose of usable expired supplies from Morton County Health System in Elkhart. 
That’s not how Surgical Technology Instructor Carmen Sumner saw it, though. 
As Horner unloaded packages of disposable surgical supplies, Sumner summed it up in one word:
Horner serves as Surgical Technologist, Central Supplies Manager and Sterile Processing Department Director at MCHS, but she’s also an alumna of the College. A member of the first-ever surgical technology class to graduate in 1998, she knows exactly what will help surgical technology students learn. 
“I’m excited to put these items to use,” Horner said. “They’re expired, so there’s no way the hospital can use them. This is one way they won’t be wasted, and they’ll help support health services in the region.”

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