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6:00 p.m. Board/Student Dinner in SU214 East/West

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of April 4, 2011; Executive session April 18, 2011

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Commencement preparation – Donetta Dreitz, Registrar
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business

A.
Personnel report

B. Board planning retreat

C. Strategic Plan Status Report
1. Creating Awareness:
A) Increase awareness of unique aspects of SCCC/ATS); B) Increase fund raising; C) Increase involvement in student recruitment

2. Diversity: Diversify faculty and staff

3. Employee Development: A) Increase employee participation; B) Expand employee training on use of technology

4. Workforce Development: A) Increase job placement and advising for students/graduates; B) Utilize advising resources

D. FY2012 Budget Planning

E. Title V grant reports
1.
HSI activity report

2. STEM proposal

F. Quote:
1.
KanEd Grant Equipment Purchase

2. Surplus Equipment

G. Bids:
1.
Process Tech and Corrosion Tech Lab

2. Security Camera Project Phase II

VII. College Reports:
A.
Associate Dean Reed

B.
Dean Rapp

C.
Dean Donovan

D. Dean Williams

E. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn
After losing all five matchups with Clarendon last season, the Seward County Saints just about got even with the Bulldogs Wednesday afternoon in the Lone Star State as they won this year’s season series against them with a 5-3 win to wrap up the 2011 regular season. Seward’s Tyler Hill did it all for the Saints in the win, picking up 2 hits, 2 stolen bases, an RBI, and a save on the mound to close out the two run victory.

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Students in the TRiO program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently took a cultural trip to Oklahoma City to see the Aluminum Show, a show that combines movement, dance, visual theater and humor, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum. From left, back row, are Michael Mages and Zachary Carpenter, Liberal; Reanna Tumlinson, Meade; Janette Vargas, Liberal; Tandilee Fletcher, Liberal; Angelica Castillo, Liberal; Misty Ortivez, Ulysses; and Robert Herbig, advisor, Meade. From left, front row, are Steffy Thottasseril, Liberal; Rhonda Kinser, director, Liberal; Maria A. Vazquez, Samantha Ward, Daisy Tapia and Dung Nguyen, all of Liberal.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation board members recently posed for a group picture to recognize their 100% participation in  the Foundation’s annual fundraising drive.  The annual drive raises funds to help provide student scholarships, instructional program support, and other operating needs for SCCC/ATS.  Pictured are SCCC/ATS Foundation board members (front row) Mellissa Brenneman, Tina Call, Julio Jimenez, Lisa Hatcher, Sharon Hobble, (back row) Don Owens, Larry Mikles, Jane Head, Stephanie Ormiston, Reba Smothermon, Al Shank, Duane Bozarth, John Engel, Jim Scantlin, and George Roldan.  Not pictured is Gary Dunnam.  To make a donation to the annual drive, contact Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development, at 620-417-1131, or one of the Foundation board members.

The SCCC/ATS Crusader student newspaper staff show off the Gold Medalist Award and 23 individual awards won at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press state convention in Hutchinson April 17-18. Editor Alfredo Anaya, of Liberal, left, also won the Collegiate Journalist of the Year award for two-year college journalists, and editor Dana Loewen, Meade, won second-place in an on-site copy-editing contest. Other staff members pictured include, front row, Heidy Molina, Raul Lemus, Deisi Barboza, Jeanette Contreras, and Lizuly Monarrez and, back row, Octavio Rodriguez and Ivan Gaytan, all of Liberal.

Crusader editor Alfredo Anaya was named Collegiate Journalist of the Year and the Crusader newspaper won a Gold Medalist Award at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press state convention in Hutchinson April 17-18.
The Crusader student newspaper staff of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School also won 23 individual awards for work done between February 2010 and February 2011.

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After taking home NJCAA Freshman of the Year in her first season in Liberal and leading her team back to the NJCAA National Tournament again in her sophomore campaign, Seward County Lady Saints tennis player Fanny Benincasa has signed her letter of intent for next year and she will be headed to Durham, North Carolina to play for the Eagles of North Carolina Central University.

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One of the most highly anticipated decisions on the college basketball recruiting trail happened today as Seward County Saints point guard and NJCAA All-American made it official that he will be a Kansas State Wildcat next season. Jones who was heavily recruiting by major Division 1 teams from every conference coast to coast this season eventually decided to stay in Kansas and play for the ‘Cats over South Florida, Arizona State, and Houston.

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The Allied Health Division at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Health Careers Camp for students entering high school in grades 9-12, June 6-8.
The camp will explore health careers in Medical Laboratory Technician, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, medical Assistant and Nursing. Students will earn a CPR certification; discuss educational requirements, skills and job duties; participate in interactive hands-on activities that highlight skills, equipment, technologies and resources; and develop an awareness of hospital and long-term care settings.
Camp fee is $30. A letter of recommendation is required form a school counselor, teacher or principal. Deadline is May 20.
Call 620-417-1400 or 620-417-1170 or email veda.king@sccc.edu
After finishing 3rd at the Region VI Tournament last weekend, the Seward County Saints Tennis team is on their way to the NJCAA National Tournament with one of their deepest lineups in recent memory. The Saints had already punched their ticket after one day of competition but would make a push for the top spot in the region on day two before falling just short to Cowley and Johnson County who both finished 3 points ahead of the guys in green.

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The Seward County Lady Saints Tennis team will be headed back to the desert this season after qualifying for the NJCAA National Tournament for the 6th consecutive season with a 3rd place finish at last weekend’s Region VI Tournament. Lindy Kowalchuk led Seward with 6 total points on the weekend, winning her #6 singles bracket as well as her #3 doubles bracket with partner Marcela Abrantes while two other Lady Saints singles players and both of the other doubles pairs finished 2nd in the tournament.

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After a 3-1 week, Seward County’s Michelle Duford and Sydney Cicchetti have been named the KJCCC’s Player and Pitcher of the Week.

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Most the time when you see a team clinch a conference or division championship you will see them jumping up and down on the field after the game in celebration. Saturday afternoon the Seward County Saints clinched the Jayhawk West Championship and the #1 seed from the West for the upcoming Region VI Tournament while on the road at Pratt but there was no celebration other than their normal handshakes going on, as winning the conference title has been a thing of routine for the Saints who have now captured the crown in 9 of the past 11 seasons.

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We are the SAINTS but we don’t have a mascot. Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is holding a contest for students, supporters or anyone with a creative eye to develop a mascot that will be used to identify the college, make appearances and perform at athletic and other events and to be featured on apparel and other merchandise.

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Needing a sweep of Garden City Wednesday afternoon to have any chance at going for a three-peat of a Jayhawk West Conference crown, the Seward County Lady Saints fell short, winning game one 5-3 before dropping game two 4-3 to remain in third place in the conference standings as the final week of the regular season approaches.

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Eleven Seward County sophomores played their final regular season home game Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field against Clarendon. The Saints sophs would leave with a smile on their faces as Jose Gonzales earned the win on the mound and Tyler Hill starred at the plate with 5 RBI’s as Seward downed the Bulldogs 8-6 to move to 34-17 overall on the 2011 campaign.

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The public is invited to the Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony at Seward County Community College/Area Technical.

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Gary Sherrer, chair of the Kansas Board of Regents, will be the featured speaker at the 2011 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School gym.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has announced its winners in the 2011 Car Show. Jonathan Yowell, a Machine Tool Technology student, presented the awards. The awards this year wear customed-designed this year in Machine Tool Technology with the new water jet machine. Not picture is Steve Bartel of Turpin, Okla., first in the muscle car class.

Omar Corral of Liberal was first in the pickup division.

Kim Chaloupek of Liberal was first in the classic car division.

Kelly Headrick of Turpin, Okla., was first in the street rod division.

James Mondgold of Liberal was the Peoples Choice winner.

Bill Wesley of Liberal was first in the motorcycle division.

Behind dominating pitching performances from Sydney Cicchetti and Blaire Taylor and a 5 hit, 5 RBI afternoon from Jill Rodgers, the Seward County Lady Saints traveled to Great Bend on Monday and cut the home team down to size with 9-0 and 5-0 wins over the Barton Cougars to sweep the season series from their Jayhawk West foe.

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“Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has made an impact on my life in a way I feel no other school could compare,” said Stephanie Boaldin," a 2010 graduate from Elkhart.

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After having their season ended last year by the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in the Region VI Championship game, the Seward County Saints took the turf at Brent Gould Field in Liberal this weekend with revenge on their mind. After a 7-3 game one win, the Saints would get walk off victories in the next three games, with a 10-9 win in game two, a 3-2 win in game three, before a 10-0 win in game four to put the icing on the cake from the weekend.

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Winners of an area-wide high school poetry contest are pictured, from left: Ananda Coleman, Liberal, first place; Bill McGlothing, SCCC/ATS English instructor; Khannah K Wetmore, Dodge City, second place; Robbi Lewis, Liberal, third place; Janice Northerns, SCCC/ATS English instructor; and Alexandria Bowen, Liberal, honorable mention. The winners read their poems at the April 14 Poetry Coffee House at Seward County Community College Area Technical School.

Winners of an area-wide high school poetry contest read their poems for a crowd of around 80 people recently at the Poetry Coffee House, hosted by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
First place went to Ananda Coleman, 16, a Liberal High School sophomore, for her poem “Cascade.” She was awarded a $100 SCCC/ATS scholarship, a $25 Spencer Browne’s gift card, $25 cash, “The Poet” Magnetic Poetry set, a USB Tangle hub, and other prizes.

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Tickets are now on sale at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School for the Spring Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater.

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It is my hope that you’ve seen the advertisements, short articles, and announcements regarding Seward County Community College/Area Technical School this month as we celebrate April as community college month. There are over 600 public two-year community colleges in the United States with 19 of those here in our great state of Kansas. It is estimated that over 2 ˝ million people annually attend degree and career certificate programs at community colleges across the U.S., and here at SCCC/ATS, we have nearly 2000 people enroll in courses each year as full or part-time students. Community colleges are uniquely American in nature yet we realize an increased interest worldwide in the need for two year colleges. Today there is a growing interest to emulate this unique opportunity for higher education in countries such as China, India, Korea, the United Kingdom, and Australia. However, it is the support for access to higher education in the United States that provides the opportunities to millions of people each year to begin a career, make the first step toward a bachelor’s degree, or receive up to date technical skills for new or improved employment goals.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School begins its next six-week Truck Driving Course, April 25.
The course runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus three Saturdays for CDL, DDC and CPR training.
The following six-week course will be July 5-Aug. 12.
For information, call Michael McCarthy at 620-417-1696 or visit campus at 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal.
In a battle between the top team in the Jayhawk West Conference, the Seward County Saints, and the top team in the WJCAC, the Clarendon Bulldogs, it would be the home team that would come out on top Wednesday afternoon at Brent Gould Field as Seward broke Clarendon’s 12 game win streak with a 7-1 victory to improve to 29-17 overall on the season.

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Jim Gray reflected on the Kansas Cattle Towns in a presentation recently in the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library. The traveling exhibit, A Photographic Narrative: Indians of Kansas, is on display in the SCCC/ATS Library during April.
For the first time in her storied Seward County career, Lady Saints fireballer Sydney Cicchetti has been named the NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week.

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Dean of Finance and Operations Interview Luncheon with the Board:
Monday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Student Activities Building
SCCC/ATS Campus
Second Floor, SW221

12:45 Executive Session

Dean of Finance and Operations Interview Luncheon with the Board
Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:30 a.m.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Student Activities Building
SCCC/ATS Campus
Second Floor, SW221

This is a no action meeting.

On the first official signing date of the Spring period, Seward County Lady Saints middle hitter Sheina Fernandes has made her choice for the next step of her academic and volleyball career and it will be a two year stint in Tulsa to play for the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts University.

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In 1956 Major League Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick began an award for the top pitcher in the league called the Cy Young Award, haply named after arguably the best pitcher prior to that in league history. After winning the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week award for the seventh time in eight weeks on the 2011 softball season, KJCCC Commissioner Bryce Roderick might just have to think about changing the name of that award to the Sydney Cicchetti Award by season’s end.

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The Seward County Lady Saints picked up wins in three of four games in this weekend’s BuCo Bash in El Dorado as they hammered Maple Woods and Eastern Oklahoma 8-1 and 12-1 on Saturday before dropping their only game of the weekend 5-0 to Crowder and then bouncing back to thump Johnson County 11-0 on Sunday to go over the 30 win mark for the seventh straight season.

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It is a rare time when the Seward County Saints and the Garden City Broncbusters lock up on the baseball diamond without something on the line. This weekend at Williams Stadium in Garden City was no different as the Saints were #1 in the Jayhawk West standings and the Busters #2 while it was Garden City leading the Region VI West standings and Seward County trailing them by a game.

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Seward County Lady Saints coaches Toby Wynn and Penny Jones have announced that five new faces will be joining the gals in green for next season. Payton Flemming of Elkhart, La’Quecia Parker and Charmaine Burns of Leavenworth, Kelsey Blair of Satanta, and LaTonya Gooden of Liberal will join eight returning Lady Saints looking to improve on this season’s 21-11 overall record.

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The Seward County Lady Saints couldn’t gain any ground on the 1st place Butler Grizzlies Wednesday afternoon at Lady Saints Field in Liberal as they took game one of the double header 3-1 behind a strong pitching effort from Sydney Cicchetti and a late home run from Leah Sitter to close to within one game of the conference lead but would stumble in game two, picking up just 2 hits as they fell 8-0 to remain two games back.

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If the Seward County Saints would have been playing a seven inning game Wednesday afternoon in Clarendon, Texas they would have come away with a 8-6 victory in their first of four games against the Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the guys in green, this game was of the 9 inning variety that saw them falter late as they gave up six 8th inning runs to fall 12-8.

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The key is to communicate with your respective colleges, said Leo Hernandez, a graduate of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, who is currently attending Kansas State University. “I was able to transfer everything. Hernandez of Hooker, Okla., is majoring in Construction Science & Management with a minor in Business and will graduate in May.
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A fitting end to a remarkable one year run with the Seward County Saints, as Tuesday the NJCAA announced that point guard Jeremy Jones has been named a 3rd Team All-American.

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The Board of Trustees for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School met for its regular meeting Monday evening, April 4, 2011. Vice-Chairman Ron Oliver expressed the Board’s congratulations to Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, for receiving the Liberal Chamber of Commerce 2011 Merit Award; and to Elva Morales, SCCC/ATS Citizenship Instructor, for being selected as one of five recipients in the nation to receive the 2011 American Association of Community Colleges Outstanding Alumni award. Morales will receive her award on April 11 during the Annual AACC Conference in New Orleans.

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The Seward County Lady Saints and Garden City Lady Broncbusters will remain tied for second place for now as the two perennial contenders in the Jayhawk West split a Monday afternoon double header at Lady Saints Field yesterday.

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Seward County Community College/area Technical school in Liberal, Kansas, will host Kansas Cattle Towns, a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on 12 noon, Wednesday, April 13 in the SCCC/ATS library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

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Steve Wiens, project manager of the Title V Grant at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, speaks with Chamber Director Rozelle Webb at the SCCC/ATS Foundation-sponsored Chamber breakfast. Wiens talked about the new grant that includes the addition of Corrosion Technology, Process Technology and Radiologic Technology. Corrosion Tech begins during the fall 2011 semester. For information, call 620-417-1653.
When people hear or heard the scores from Seward County’s weekend baseball series with Dodge City, the overwhelming majority are likely to have said “how does that happen?” Well, after the Saints dropped game one 10-1 to the Conqs, they would storm back to win game two 25-2, game three 12-2, and game four 17-7, making the question a valid one.

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The SCCC/ATS Nursing program has just received official notification from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) of the licensure results for the 2010 Nursing graduates.

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Thirty-six exhibits qualified from the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Southwest Regional Science and Engineering Fair to advance to state competition held this past weekend at Exploration Place in Wichita, KS. These students went all out to represent southwest Kansas with a sweep of the overall High School, or Division I, category.
After hours of practice, the young scientists eagerly set their displays up on Friday afternoon to prepare for the judging that evening. All projects were judged by three judges over the course of the evening.

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This week’s Jayhawk Conference softball awards will be heading to Canada as the conference announced today that Seward County freshman Taylor McDougall has been named the Player of the Week and Lady Saints sophomore ace Sydney Cicchetti has yet again been named the Pitcher of the Week.

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Linda Harlow and Terri Houtz of Elkhart High School accept the Overall Award for first place in the 2011 Xtreme Challenge from Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction; and Celeste Donovan, dean of student services. Elkhart High School students earned more points in the top rankings of the academic contests than any other school in attendance. Fourteen high schools attended with 381 high school students registered for the sixth annual Xtreme Challenge.

Fourteen high schools competed in Xtreme Challenge contests on the campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Wednesday. Elkhart High School earned the Overall Award by having more students with points in the top rankings of the contests than any other school in attendance.

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