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Seward County sophomore Jill Dickson made school history yesterday, firing the Lady Saints first no-hitter in Jayhawk West Conference play in program history. Dickson’s no-no led Seward to an 8-0 win over Colby in game one of a double header with the Lady Trojans while a 12 hit attack propelled the Lady Saints to a 12-4 game two win to move into a 1st place tie atop the conference standings.

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The Seward County Lady Saints have painted the KJCCC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards green the past two weeks as Stephanie Mark and Jill Dickson took home the honors for their performances on the Lady Saints Spring Break trip while Rachel Shockley and Blaire Taylor earned the awards for their work in three double headers last week for Seward.

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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 March 5, 2012

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

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Request for Early Retirement

C. FY2012 Strategic Plan Quarterly Update

D. Board Policy: Annual Review of Facilities Use Policy 509 and Fee Schedule

E. Status Report and Administrative Recommendation for Programs on Administrative Review

F. Professional Services
1.
Actuarial Services
2. Architectural Services

G. Bids and Quotes:
1.
CAAP Assessment Materials
2. Ductless Fume Hood
3. Cafeteria equipment
4. Virtual Server Hardware

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Reed
B. Dean Donovan
C. Dean Sander
D. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session: Employment of professional employees (faculty) for FY2013 and contract discussions with the Professional Employee Association.

XI. Adjourn

Over a 1, 000 pre-schoolers and kindergartners attended the Farm Education Days at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently. The college co-sponsored the annual event with Seward County Farm Bureau.

The Corrosion Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School buried an underground storage tank, which will be used as part of their Outdoor Corrosion Field Laboratory.  Corrosion students had the opportunity to learn about corrosion resistant coatings and linings, as they coated the underground storage tank as a class project. Students will have the opportunity to monitor the underground storage tank for corrosion.  Corrosion technicians are vital to monitoring underground storage tanks, similar to those used by gas stations, to prevent leaks costing money and environmental hazards. For information on the program, call 620-417-1645.
In a unique setup that is likely to be no more after this season, the #17 Seward County Saints got a second chance of sorts Saturday night as they laced up their sneakers one last time to take on #8 Eastern Oklahoma State in the NJCAA National Tournament 3rd Place Game. Less than 24 hours before tip off of the consolation game, both teams had hopes of a National Championship and understandably, there wasn't an overabundance of energy on the floor during pregame warmups as both teams knew their season was over no matter what after the contest. However, in the words of 2012 Jayhawk West Coach of the Year Bryan Zollinger "if they are going to make us play the game, I would sure rather be 3rd place than 4th place". It was obviously that Zollinger's team heard his message as the Saints erased a first half deficit with a 50 point second half to blow out the Mountaineers 77-62 to take home a 3rd place trophy in the tournament.

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The madness is on and the Seward County Saints have joined the fun. After breezing to a 1st round win Tuesday at the NJCAA National Tournament, the Saints had a little bit more of a game on their hands Thursday night as they matched up with Columbia State from Tennessee in the quarterfinals. Seward took an early lead but the Chargers fought back before the break to tie it at 25 and took their first lead of the game early in the second half. However, the resilient Saints pushed back and took the lead midway through the second half before getting another highlight reel play from Trey Starks to put an exclamation point on a 52-45 win as time expired. The Saints advance to the Final Four of the tournament and will now take on #2 Northwest Florida State in the semifinals on Friday at 8:00 with the winner earning the right to play for a National Championship Saturday night in the Sports Arena in Hutchinson.

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Students who will be new to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, the fall 2012 semester can sign up for an All Saints Day April 14, May 17, June 5, June 21, July 10, July 19, July 26 or Aug 7.
This orientation will give new students the opportunity to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more.
All Saints Days are a great opportunity for students to meet their advisors and enroll into classes for the fall semester. To enroll in classes, students will need to bring their ACT scores. If a student has not taken the ACT, SCCC/ATS will offer the COMPASS test. Either of these scores will be required for enrollment.
Go online to allsaintsdays.com to register. Fall 2012 classes begin Aug. 13-14.
Students also need to complete a free Admissions/Scholarship application by April 1 to ensure priority scholarship eligibility. The application can be found online at www.sccc.edu, or complete in person, at the SCCC/ATS Admissions Office.
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library will feature 'Women of the Dirty Thirties' at 12 noon, Wednesday, March 28 in the SCCC/ATS Library.

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Students in activities and athletics at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will be conducting a phon-a-thon to raise money for scholarships through the SCCC/ATS Foundation.

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The Drama and Music departments at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present 'Once on This Island,' a musical based on the novel 'My Love, 'My Love,' by Rosa Guy. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m., March 29-31, in the Showcase Theatre, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

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Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 24, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. The doughnuts are $6 per dozen and will be available in the SCCC/ATS southeast parking lot by Saints baseball field.
For information, contacat Debbie Stafford at 620-417-1455.
After leading Seward County to their 20th straight season of 20 wins or more, Lady Saints Ashlynn Knoll and Anete Kirsteine have been named WBCA All-Americans. Knoll was named to the All-American team this year after garnering Honorable Mention accolades as a freshman in 2010-2011. She led Seward County in both scoring and rebounding during the 2011-2012 season, putting in 13.8 points per night and grabbing 6.3 rebounds. Kirsteine was named an Honorable Mention All-American in her rookie season in the green and white after averaging 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Kirsteine was the deadliest shooter in the Jayhawk Conference, nailing 66 three pointers at a 46% clip which also ranked her 5th Nationally this season.

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For the 5th time in school history, the Seward County Saints are headed to the NJCAA National Tournament after bringing the Region VI Tournament Championship back to Liberal. The Saints picked up a win over Dodge City in the quarterfinals 70-65 before winning an overtime thriller with Cloud County in the semifinals 69-66 to reach the championship. In the title game, the Saints matched up with the Cowley Tigers for the 5th straight year in the tournament and ran away late, going up by as many as 20 before wrapping up a 62-48 win to start the celebration. The Saints will open “The Tournament” on Tuesday at 8:30 against Wallace State-Hanceville.

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In celebration of Certified Nurses Day, March 19, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recognizes its certified nurses.
Carmen Sumner, Surgical Technology coordinator, recently earned the credential of CNOR® , the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses. She is a registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Veda King, director of Nursing and the Allied Health Division chair, is board certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC). She is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in nursing.
Certified Nurses Day started as just an idea and quickly gained support before the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) launched the program nationwide in 2008. ANCC selected March 19th as it is the birthday of Margrette Madden Styles, who is known as the “Mother of Nursing Credentialing”. This special day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution of board certified nurses to the advancement of nursing professionalism and to higher standards and better outcomes in patient health.

A new study conducted among the community colleges of Kansas, with repercussions for most of rural America, shows that the federal Pell Grant awards received by college students throughout the U.S. are making impacts never before realized.
The study, “Powered By Pell: A Grassroots Perspective,” indicates that in Kansas
• Pell Grants put college opportunity and lifelong learning within reach of rural families that would otherwise lack access to college or workforce training.
• Access to community colleges, coupled with Pell Grants, raises upward mobility for full-time students, part-time students and jobless workers.
• In most colleges, Pell Grant funding to individual students more than doubled in 2008-2010.
• Women have surpassed men in total college enrollment and receipt of Pell Grants.

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Are you an adult student who needs a high school diploma?
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has scheduled classes to help you prepare to take the General Education Development Tests, from 7-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, beginning Tuesday, March 27 at Ulysses High School. The classes will run for three months.
Individuals are asked to bring a valid Kansas identification or driver’s license.
The enrollment fee is $50, with a $35 GED book. GED Tests are $85 plus a $10 for the Kansas State High School Equivalency Diploma.
For information or to enroll call 620-356-2364 or email bsharp@ulysses.org.



Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, is offering a number of short courses this spring.
Courses include:
Refrigeration Certification, 8 a.m., Friday, March 23, TB125, $75
International Plumbing, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, T155, $70
Internet/English, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 24, A136, $30
Internet/Spanish, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 31, A136, $30
Commercial Driver License Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 31, TT101, $50
Welding/Beginning & Advanced, 7-10 p.m., April 2-30, Mondays and Thursdays, TA115, $95
Defensive Driving Course Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 14, $50
Extreme Couponing, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, April 21, A136, $15
Some courses require textbooks and supplies for an additional cost.
For additional information, call 620-417-1173 or email joy.fosdick@sccc.edu.
After posting their second straight Jayhawk West Conference Championship, the Seward County Saints once again headline the Jayhawk West awards list as released Thursday by the conference. For the second straight year a Saint was named the West Most Valuable Player as Deverell Biggs wins the prestigious honor this season.

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Seward County Lady Saints Ashlynn Knoll and Anete Kirsteine were honored by the Jayhawk Conference on Thursday as Knoll was named a 1st Team All-Conference selection for the second straight season and Kirsteine was picked to the 2nd Team in her rookie year with Seward.

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The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is sponsoring its Children’s Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, MARCH 24 in the art room of the Shank Humanities Building for children in grades 1-6.
The cost is $15 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.
Club members will use the proceeds to fund a trip to Santa Fe this spring.
Due to limited space, pre-register your child by Friday, March 23 by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or susan.copas@sccc.edu. The fee is due on Saturday when children arrive.

The place to be Saturday, March 31 is the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus for the annual Car Show.
Individuals who would like to participate in the car show, which is $20 per vehicle, may call 620-417-1065 to register. Registration begins at 9 a.m., March 31. The Tek Styles sound off is $5.
The custom car show is from 1-4 p.m. at the Area Technical School, 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal. This year the show will include a class for high school students, in addition to motorcycles, pickups, classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, imports and low riders.
People who attend the car show will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite vehicle. Other activities include a Poker Run by Liberal Harley Owners Group, a presence by Kansas Army National Guard, Jumpers for Kids and Face Painting.
SkillsUSA will sell food.

The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees heard a variety of reports Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting, including a recommendation for an increase in tuition and fees.
Sharon Hobble reported on the annual meeting of the SCCC/ATS Foundation, which was held on campus recently, stating that the Foundation ended the year in a good financial state. New foundation officers for 2012 are George Roldan, president; Duane Bozarth, vice president; Al Shank Jr., treasurer; and Tammy Doll, secretary. Stephanie Ormiston is the drive chair.

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It was Seward County green and white all over the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week awards this week as Deverell Biggs was named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week in the conference’s final week of the season, Troy Owen was named the Baseball Player of the Week after the Saints series win over Cloud County, and Bianca Adame and Jill Dickson swept the Player and Pitcher of the Week awards on the Softball side of things with their big performances this week.

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They did it the hard way, but they got it done. After losing their opening game of Jayhawk West Conference play to Cloud County on Saturday, the Seward County Saints roared back to win three straight over the T-Birds to win the series 3-1 to take an early lead in the Region VI standings. Seward was up 4-0 in game one but Cloud scored 6 unanswered to win 6-4. In game two the Saints got out to an 8-0 lead just to see the T-Birds score 6 unanswered again to make it close late in an 8-6 Seward win. Game three the Saints controlled throughout in an 8-3 win and Seward saved their best for last as they run ruled Cloud out of Liberal 11-1 in the series finale.

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The Seward County Lady Saints headed to Pratt this weekend to try and defend their back to back tournament championships at the Lady Beavers annual event. Seward came from behind to win their first two games 7-5 and 8-4 against Ellsworth and Lamar on day one before falling to Pratt 5-0 in their final pool play game on Saturday. On Sunday the Lady Saints faced off against Lamar for the fifth time in the week and took care of them 12-3 in run rule fashion to set up a Seward vs. Pratt championship game. The Lady Saints led late in the game but the Lady Beavers, as they had all weekend, came back late to shock Seward 4-3 to take home the win.

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In their first showdown of the year, in front of a packed Greenhouse crowd, the #2 Hutchinson Lady Blue Dragons gave the #6 Seward County Lady Saints their worst defeat of the year. Saturday night in the Sports Arena in Hutchinson, the Lady Saints had revenge on their mind and what a better way to get it than against the 28-0 Lady Dragons on their home court where they haven’t lost in nearly 60 games. A well-executed game plan had the Lady Saints on top by as many as 9 in the first half before ending the half on top by 5. Seward remained on top for the majority of the second half and were still on top by 4 with 6:38 remaining when Hutchinson turned the tables and finished strong to overpower the Lady Saints and go on to win 58-49.

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The #13 Seward County Saints were literally one foul away Saturday night from having to finish their overtime thriller with #19 Hutchinson with just four players on the floor. The Saints were whistled for 36 fouls, had 5 players foul out, and allowed Hutchinson to shoot 46 free throws as they came up just short in their regular season finale in the Sports Arena. The Saints led by as many as 12 in the second half despite the foul troubles that sent all three of their post players to the bench early in the half, but Hutch made a late game comeback before sending the game to overtime where the exhausted Saints were outscored 7 to 2 as Hutch claimed the 73-68 victory.

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Wednesday, on sophomore recognition night in the Greenhouse, the #13 Seward County Saints made school history by capturing their second straight Jayhawk West Conference Championship with a 79-51 victory over the Butler Grizzlies to make them the first team ever at Seward County to win two straight titles.

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I guess it is fair to say that at least on Thursday, the Seward County Lady Saints were about 8 runs better than the Lamar Runnin’ Lopes as Seward took down Lamar 11-3 in 5 inning run rule wins in both ends of their midweek softball double header. The games were eerily similar as game one saw Lamar get on top 3-0 after 3 innings just to see Seward score 11 unanswered to win 11-3 while in game two the Lopes again jumped ahead 2-0 before the Lady Saints came back to win 11-3.

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It’s always an emotional night when the Seward County Lady Saint sophomores are recognized as they play their final Jayhawk West Conference home game. Fortunately for the Lady Saints and Seward fans, they don’t have to worry about not seeing this year’s five Seward sophomores again in the Greenhouse as they will be playing in next week’s Region VI Tournament first round at home. Even better, on this recognition night, it was all Lady Saints in the game on the floor as Seward got a career high 17 points from Kayla Thomas and hit 14 three pointers as a team for the second time in three games to come away with a big 73-48 win over the Butler Lady Grizzlies to complete the season sweep over their Jayhawk West mates from El Dorado.

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Cinthia Serna, a senior at Southwestern Heights High School, received a $100 Future Saint Scholarship from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Director of Marketing J.R. Doney visited Heights recently to meet with prospective students.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Ambassador Ashlynn Knoll of Happy, Texas, presents a new Kindle touch to Madelyn Sander of Liberal. Madelyn's name was drawn during the Career Day activities at SCCC/ATS recently.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Ambassador Rene' Boaldin of Elkhart presents a new Kindle touch to Breck Roop of Moscow. Breck's name was drawn during the Career Day activities at SCCC/ATS recently.