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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees heard a variety of reports including technical school updates, summer projects and preliminary budget information.
Board Member Marvin Chance Jr. is chair of the search committee to hire a new executive director of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges Trustees. Sheila Frahm, KACCT executive director, submitted her resignation effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Chance also reported that KACCT tabled the proposed revisions to state funding formula for the 19 Kansas Community Colleges, since only 11 of the 19 Kansas Community Colleges voted for a change in the current funding formula. The Council of Presidents will continue work on a revised formula and will submit it to KACCT for consideration in June 2009.
The college and the Southwest Kansas Technical School will officially merge July 1. Dr. Duane Dunn told the board that the SCCC Academic Affairs Committee has now approved all of the technical courses and programs at the technical school. These have been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and were submitted to the Kansas Department of Education for their approval of the programs for high school students. The college converted each program from clock hours to credit hours.
Currently there are 46 high school students and 77 new adult students enrolled in the technical school programs, Dunn said. SWKTS staff are providing weekly enrollment reports.
Admissions staff is working with the instructional team to register these technical school students after July 1, according to a written report from Celeste Donovan, dean of student services.
Dale Reed, associate dean of educational services, reported the Gas Compressor Institute was once again well done and profitable for both the college and the Petroleum Industry Education Committee. The two groups are now working on Gas Measurement for September.
Reed is also working on a non-credit Natural Gas Compressor Mechanics program through Business and Industry.
Tom Williams, dean of administrative services, reported that the college is currently replacing the doors on the northwest corner of the activities center, replacing the boilers and chillers and replacing the old theater seats. Other summer projects will include sidewalk replacement and changes to the wash rack in the agricultural building.
Williams said he received a preliminary report from the county clerkís office which reflects a county valuation in the amount of $314,745,909. Although the final budget will not be presented until the July budget meeting, the collegeís mill levy should reflect a slight mill levy decrease.
Dunn also gave an update of the board/student dinner comments in May and the progress on changes including communication to allied health students, recommendations for cafeteria selections and washer/dryer operations in the dorms. The students commented on the positive relationships with faculty and advisors and the quality and appearance of the campus facilities.
Dunn reported that enrollment in EduKan online classes continues to grow and each member college will receive $25,000. In addition, EduKan will establish a succession plan for a new executive director in the next six months in anticipation of a possible change in personnel. Barton County Community College will remain a part of EduKan along with Seward County, Garden City, Dodge City, Pratt and Colby community colleges.
In other action, the board
1. Accepted the resignation of Patti Beard, Student Support Services director, effective July 3;
2. Approved the Student Insurance Coverage Policy that clarifies the collegeís role and studentís responsibility for medical insurance coverage;
3. Reviewed changes to the Professional Development Grant Policy;
4. Approved a bid from Weatherly Electric of Liberal in the amount of $203,500 to replace the 1973 Federal Pacific break panels with Siemans breaker panels on both the main college campus and the technical school campus. Funds for this project are provided through the state bond program for deferred maintenance;
5. Approved the bid from Flooring America of Liberal in the amount of $18,672 to replace carpet in the meeting rooms of the Student Activities Center;
6. Approved the bid from Kansas Contract Design of Wichita in the amount of $14,793.40 to purchase 32 computer-ready tables/work desks for AA113 to accommodate the computer gaming and animation courses;
7. Approved the purchase of a food service software license from Altoona, Penn., in the amount of $18,205 that will work with current bar codes on student identification cards on both the main campus and the technical school campus;
8. Approved the renewal of the Skills Tutor Online Software license agreement in the amount of $21,000 that is used in the Academic Achievement Center, Colvin Adult Learning Center and the skills lab at the technical school; and
9. Approved the purchase of title insurance policy for the technical school campus.
In other announcements, President Dunn has been appointed to the American Association of Community Collegeís commission on student achievement and workforce development; the third summer session of classes begins July 7 and Kids College is July 14-17 and July 21-24 for children in grades 1-7.
The next board meeting is Monday, July 21 in the board room.
Seward County Community Collegeís Business & Industry Office is offering Kids College 2008 this July.
Classes are 8-10 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., July 14-17 and July 21-24 beginning in the SCCC Student Union.
Children Grades 1-7 are invited to participate in: Session IóJuly 14-17, 8-10 a.m., grades 1-2: animal crafts and beginning softball; grades 1-4: beginning cheerleading, fish mobile or kids calendars; grades 3-4: basketball 101 and intro to improv; grades 3-7: I hate to write or treasure hunters; grades 4-7: challenge.
Session I, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., will include: grades 1-2: bangles, bows & bracelets; grades 1-3: swim lessons; grades 1-4: fish mobile; grades 3-7: chess, I hate to write and origami jewelry; sewing creations and treasure hunters; grades 4-7: computer creations; and grades 5-7: archery, intro to improv and spin art/tie-dye.
Session II, July 21-24, 8-10 a.m., will include: grades 1-2: beginning softball; grades 1-4: fish mobile, spin art/tie-dye; grades 3-4: basketball 101; grades 3-7: I hate to write, Intro to improv, intermediate cheerleading or sewing creations; and grades 4-7: challenge course.
Session II, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. will include grades 1-2: animal crafts and clay creations; grades 1-4: fish mobile; grades 3-7: chess, I hate to write, origami jewelry and sketch comedy all-stars; grades 4-7: computer creations and swimming lessons; grades 5-7: archery and kids calendars.
Each class is $25. Register by coming to the Office of Business and Industry, Student Activities Center, room SU210, Seward County Community College, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. For information, call 620-417-1170 or email amy.bridenstine@sccc.edu. All participants can enjoy pizza and swimming following the final class on July 17 and 24.
The Seward County Community College Block and Bridle Club hosted the 10th annual Grand Drive Show Lamb Camp recently with campers from four states. Top priorty for campers was to improve their showmanship skills. Other items covered included washing and shearing a lamb, proper feeds and feeding, exercise and weight management programs, lamb selection, and show-day preparation.
The campers were divided into three groups according to a combination of their age and showmanship ability. Lead instructor was Chris McGolden of Arapaho, Okla., who was assisted by Allison McGolden, Arapaho; Melissa King, Taloga, Okla.; Kaylonni Williams, Liberal; Lance Waugh, Yarborough, Okla.; and Brittany Beattie, Texhoma, Okla.
After a barbecue luncheon on the final day each of the three groups participate in a Showmanship contest.
Group one winners were
Champion Showman Morgan Kidd, Fort Worth, Texas
Res. Ch. Showman Braelyn Beattie, Texhoma Okla.
Most Improved Landon Brecheisen, Hugoton, Kan.
Best Attitude Hayley Floyd, Johnson, Kan.
Most Patient Ceann Greeson, Kismet, Kan.
Group two winners were
Champion Showman Taylor Coen, Elkhart, Kan.
Res. Ch. Showman Thane Barker, Lebo, Kan.
Most Improved Myranda Walters, Fort Worth, Texas
Best Attitude McKenzey Hanna, Richfield, Kan.
Best Sheared Haeli Grice, Texhoma, Okla.
Group three winners were
Champion Showman Hanna Hardy, Parker, Colo.
Res. Ch. Showman Dandi Thomas, Elkhart, Kan.
Most Improved Whitney Wilkerson, Cement, Okla.
Best Attitude Jeff Siegfried, Holly, Colo., and Colten Hardy, Parker, Colo.
Best Sheared Kortney Jennings, Whitney, Texas
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Participants and instructors in the recent Lamb Camp at Seward County Community College were, front row left to right, Morgan Kidd, Fort Worth, Texas; Braelyn Beattie, Texhoma, Okla.; CeAnn Greeson, Kismet, Kan.;Hayley Floyd, Johnson, Kan.; Kylee Stewart, Frederick, Okla.; Jeffrey Day, Taloga Okla.; second row, from left, Melissa Callaway, Higgins, Texas, Hannah Hardy, Parker, Colo.; McKenzey Hanna, Richfield, Kan.; Myranda Walter, Fort Worth, Texas; Heidi Bohnenblust, Clay Center, Kan.; Thane Barker, Lebo, Kan.; third row from left, Clayton Liss, Elbert, Colo.; Whitney Wilkinson, Cement, Okla.; Dandi Thomas, Elkhart, Kan.; Taylor Coen, Elkhart, Kan.; Kelsey McClure, Clay Center, Kan.; Logan Brecheisen, Hugoton, Kan.; Dakota McBride, Hooker, Okla.; Landon Brecheisen, Hugoton, Kan.; fourth row from left, Haeli Grice, Texhoma, Okla.; Kortney Jennings, Whitney, Texas; Tara Smith, Higgins, Texas; Jo Eike, Fargo, Okla.; Jeff Siegfried, Holly, Colo.; Colten Hardy, Parker, Colo.; Chris McGolden, Lead Instructor, Arapaho, Okla.; and fifth row from left, Sam Rucker, instructor, Jetmore, Kan.; Brittany Beattie, instructor, Texhoma, Okla.; Melissa King, instructor, Taloga, Okla.; Lance Waugh, instructor, Yarbrough, Okla.; Kaylonni Williams, instructor, Liberal, Kan.; Joseph Baily, Taloga, Okla.; and Allison McGolden, Arapaho, Okla.

AGENDA
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Monday, June 23, 2008
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.


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Two former Seward County Community College baseball players were selected on day two of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Amateur Draft. Chris Holguin and Michael Jarman, both pitchers that played for the Saints in 2006, were selected by the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, respectively. The Blue Jays selected Holguin with the 429th overall selection in the 14th round, and Jarman was taken by the Rays with the 773rd overall pick in the 26th round. The Seward County baseball program has now had 78 MLB Draft selections or free agent signings in the programís history.

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Seward County Community College has named its People Choice winners through the SCCC Art Department. Doug Wehmeier of Hooker Oklahoma won the photography contest. Ilse Cambron of Liberal won the two-dimensional contest and Adam Semisch of Plains won the three-dimensional.
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Back row, Steve Cauble, 25 years, board of trustees; Luke Dowell, 10 years, math instructor; Rusty Tuman, 5 years, computer information systems instructor; Renee Metzker, 5 years, resigned; Dustin Farmer, 5 years, art instructor; Todd Carter, 15 years, science/math division chair; John Loucks,18 years, retiring, Humanities Division; Marcia Hatcher, 20 years, Business Division chair; Lisa Hatcher, 5 years, foundation board; Dale Reed, 25 years, educational services; Doug Browne, 15 years, multimedia technology; Bill McGlothing, 10 years, English instructor; and front row, Jane Head, 30 years, foundation board; Terrri Barnes, 15 years, Humanities secretary; Ann Judd, 28 years, retiring; Diane Heiers, 15 years, Business Division secretary; Cathie McGhee, 25 years, maintenance; Greg Gardner, 10 years, science instructor; Kimberly Binns, 5 years, ABE/GED instructor; Stephanie Ormiston, 5 years, foundation board; and Katy Redd, 10 years, psychology instructor. Not pictured is Duane Bozarth and Larry Mikles, 5 years, foundation board; Les Jantzen, 15 years, maintenance; and John Hiebert, 20 years, maintenance.
The Seward County Community Colvin Adult Learning Center honored students who received their Kansas State High School diploma this past year.

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First-year Practical Nursing student Heather Figger receives her cap from Nursing Instructor Sandy Brisendine during a capping and pinning ceremony recently at Seward County Community College. Second-year Nursing students received their pins.

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Seward County Community College has announced Abby Bolton as the new assistant softball coach. Bolton, a 2003 graduate of SCCC, re-joins her alma mater after one season as the assistant coach at Dodge City Community College. Seward County coach Andrea Gustafson welcomes Bolton back to the program where she coached Bolton during her first year as head coach in 2003. Bolton replaces Renee Metzker, who spent the past five years as the assistant coach in the Lady Saintsí program. Bolton is originally from Colorado Springs, and she completed her bachelorís degree at Friends University (Wichita, Kan.).

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Seward County Community College athletic director Galen McSpadden has announced 70 student-athletes have been named to the spring 2008 Athletic Directorís Academic Honor Roll, with 10 student-athletes earning a 4.0 GPA. Overall, a total of 133 student-athletes, cheerleaders, dancers, trainers and student managers averaged 15.23 credit hours passed with an average of 3.03 GPA for the spring semester. The athletic department also boasts 13 NJCAA Academic All-Americans, with six varsity sports represented with at least one student-athlete receiving the prestigious academic honor. Two Seward County student-athletes, David Masters (Baseball) and Alex Droogsma (Volleyball), were named Distinguished Academic All-Americans.

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Seward County Community College sophomores Tomas Cruz and David Masters have been named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Baseball All-Americans. The NJCAA announced its All-American teams this week with five players from the Region VI receiving recognition. Cruz, a right-handed pitcher from Amarillo, was named Second Team All-American while Masters, a catcher from Odessa, Texas, was named honorable mention. A total of 36 players earned first, second or third team recognition while 18 players were selected honorable mention.

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Seward County Community College freshman Courtney Auger and sophomore Jennifer Collins have each been selected to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-West Region team. It is the second straight season that Seward County has had multiple players selected to the NFCA All-Region team, after three players received recognition last year. Auger is the first SCCC pitcher to receive NFCA All-Region honors while Collins is a two-time second team selection. Auger and Collins each had record-breaking seasons as the duo combined to break 11 school records.

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