Journalism instructor Anita Reed, left, with Crusader staff members Daisy Torres, Makiah Adams, Efren Rivero, Mariana Pena, Diana Chavira and SCCC/ATS instructional designer and Crusader co-sponsor Jay Castor, right, during the group’s trip to Philadelphia.  Not pictured: Christie Proctor, Maria Lara.

Journalism instructor Anita Reed, left, with Crusader staff members Daisy Torres, Makiah Adams, Efren Rivero, Mariana Pena, Diana Chavira and SCCC/ATS instructional designer and Crusader co-sponsor Jay Castor, right, during the group’s trip to Philadelphia. Not pictured: Christie Proctor, Maria Lara.

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As twilight drew closer, a long line of fairy-tale characters, Superheroes and Halloween fans of all ages snaked down the sidewalk from the east entrance student union at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Once the doors opened, children and parents entered the college’s annual “Trick or Treat Street.” The event featured booths staffed by campus organizations, including students and staff. Some tables offered candy, others gave out prizes or challenged guests to play games. The second level of the student union featured a scary “haunted hallway” for the brave of heart.
Director of Student Life and Leadership Wade Lyon said the event was a huge success.
“Student Government Association counted 1,241 participants, and I’m not sure they got everyone counted,” he said. “That mark is up from 987 participants last year, and to my knowledge is an all-time high.”
SCCC/ATS opts to focus on student success, fiscal discipline

"We need to make sure that if we add anything, we do it the Seward County Way, and that means we do it right.”

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, November 3, 2015
Hobble Academic Building Board Room
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of October 6, 2014

III. Tour of Physics Lab

IV. Visitor Reports:
A. Introductions to the Board
B. Board of Trustee Comments


V. Old Business

VI. Hearings/Petitions

VII. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Annual Program Review Updates: Agriculture, Business and Personal Services Division
C. Annual Program Review Updates: Industrial Technology Division
D. Recognition of Members of the Professional Employees Association
E. Professional Employees Association Notification of Officers
F. Additional Athletic Program
G. Bids: 1) Theater Curtains; 2) CNG Fueling Station

VIII. College Reports:
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

IX. Bills Pending

X. Other

XI. Executive Session

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

Wednesday October 29, 2014
7:30 a.m. Room S214 East-West



I. Call to Order

II. Introductions

III. Discussion with area legislators

IV. Adjourn



Dr. Mirta Martin, who recently took the helm as president of Fort Hays Statue University, paid a visit to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in September. Martin toured campus and met faculty, staff, and students, who she hopes might someday attend FHSU as transfer students, she said. During a lunch meeting with the SCCC/ATS board of trustees, Martin praised the college for following many of the best practices she observed and implemented during her years of involvement in the higher education system in Virginia, where two- and four-year institutions implemented economies of scale to lower tuition costs and ensure broad access to higher education. As Kansas institutions work to meet the goal set by the Kansas Board of Regents - that 60 percent of Kansans hold an industry-recognized technical certificate, an associate of arts degree or a bachelor's degree by 2020 - partnership between institutions is critical, Martin noted. In keeping with that goal, Martin and SCCC/ATS president Duane Dunn reviewed the articulation agreement between their two institutions and affirmed a desire to work together to strengthen collaboration and partnership.



Fifth-grade students from Cottonwood and Sunflower Intermediate Schools in Liberal made their way to the Industrial Technology campus at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School as September came to a close. The fifth-graders toured campus and learned about the different programs available in the Industrial Technology division.
SCCC/ATS automotive business management and light line transportation students led the tours.
Many fifth-grade students were in awe of the new 3-D printer that was recently added to the drafting and design department, said division secretary Nicole Nee.
"Another department that caught a lot of attention was machine tool technology," she said. "The students were impressed with the machinery and how it was able to create such wonderful tools and items, including all of the parts for the ever-popular campus motorcycle."

AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, October 6, 2014
SCCC/ATS Board Room
Hobble Academic Building
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of September 4, 2014 and Sept. 11, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of Student Government Association (SGA) Officers
B. Introduction of New Employees
C. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business

A. Personnel Report
B. Request for Early Retirement
C. Professional Development Grant Achievement Report
D. Adult Education and the Accelerating Opportunities-Kansas (AO-K) Grant Initiative
E. Program Review Annual Updates:
1. Humanities Division
2. Math, Science and HPERD Division
F. Quarterly Report on Institutional Goals
G. Approve Circle Drive Signage as per Board Policy 113
H. Authorize Employee Holiday Leave
I. Capital Equipment Recommendations for FY15

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

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjournment




September 30, 2014
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Thursday with the college’s 2014-15 academic year off to a positive start.
“I went to the Presidential Scholars Dinner [last week] and I could not have been more impressed with the students,” said trustee Sharon Hobble. “They were so friendly and outgoing.”
Board president Ron Oliver agreed.
“That’s a good group of students,” he said.

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hobble Academic Building Boardroom
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 4, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Faculty and Staff
B. SCCC/ATS Foundation
C. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Review of succession plan
C. TRiO Student Support Services Grant
D. Bids:
1. Food Safety/Science Lab Construction
2. Virtual Server Environment Upgrade
3. Network Storage Upgrade

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

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn