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HCC Trustees Accept Repaving Bids, Approve Personnel Changes

The Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved the low bid from Civil Constructors in the amount of $249,190 to repave parking lots B (a student parking lot) and F (maintenance service area) on the campus. These two lots were paved in 1992 and have surface cracking, which is speeding up the damage to the lots. The project also includes a sidewalk on the north end of lot B in order to complete the connection from the bike path to campus sidewalks. funny pictures with captions

Jeff Robertson, part-time automotive instructor since 1996, was appointed to the full-time automotive instructor position effective August 16. Robertson will replace instructor Jim McLeland who will retire at the end of the year. Robertson has owned and operated an automotive and auto body shop since 1987 and is current owner and president of A+ Auto Center, Inc. He earned an automotive certificate from Highland and continued his education by attending numerous trainings on topics such as suspension, air conditioning, fuel injection, and tire repair. funny pictures

Trustees also approved a restructuring of the accounting department that will allow for more staff specialization and save $22,000 in related costs. The department will include Accounting Manager Mary Lloyd, Accounting Coordinator Andria Cornelius, and two part-time Accounting Specialists to support the accounts payable and cashier�s office functions. The cashier and purchasing and insurance specialist positions will remain unchanged. funny images

In other business, Trustees accepted the low bid of $66,324 for an automotive program dynamometer from Stenstrom Construction of Rockford. The chassis dynamometer allows for testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosis of front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles. The dynamometer helps students gain skills required by the curriculum and the NATEF accreditation in a controlled lab environment. funny photos

Mike Shore reported on the AmeriCorps project, which connects college students with kindergarten � second grade early readers who can benefit from a one-on-one mentor relationship. The project goals include increasing literacy skills, attaining grade level reading by grade three, and promoting a positive perception of education. Highland�s previous AmeriCorps participants continue to work in the community�s education systems: five are now teachers, one works in social services for VOICES, one directs the HCC Upward Bound program, one works for the Freeport Public Library, and four are finishing their four-year degrees.

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