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HCC Trustees sign transfer agreement with University of Illinois

FREEPORT�During their April 17 regular meeting, the Highland Community College Board of Trustees held a public signing of a landmark transfer agreement between HCC and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). Specifically, this agreement states that Highland students completing prescribed transfer-degree programs at HCC will be admitted to UIUC College of ACES at junior-level status in a relevant field of study.

Highland Board of Trustees President David Shockey, HCC President Joe Kanosky and Associate Dean of Academic Programs for ACES Laurie Kramer sign the new transfer agreement during the April regular session board meeting.

�This groundbreaking agreement will allow Highland students to transfer seamlessly into baccalaureate programs housed in the College of ACES at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,� said Tim Hood, vice president of academic services. �These and future productive discussions represent a significant commitment to better serve our students through transfer facilitation.�

Hood emphasized the arrangement will enhance cooperative learning both at the community college and the university level. This arrangement will ensure that Highland and UIUC College of ACES representatives meet regularly to assess curricular changes and other conditions that may impact the agreement. Hood also commended Dean of Business and Technology Scott Anderson and Transfer Coordinator Thedford Jackson for their support of this initiative. funny easter pictures

In support of the new coordinated effort, representatives Laurie Kramer, Associate Dean of Academic Programs for ACES, and Holly Herrera, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment, were present from UIUC to participate in the official signing of the agreement.

Additionally, the following action items were approved during Tuesday�s meeting: funny pictures

�The appointment of Carol Wilhelms as accounting instructor to replace a retiring full-time faculty member. Wilhelms has worked at HCC since 1997, and is a Highland and Columbia College of MO graduate. She possesses over 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and owns a private accounting firm. She is also a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult learners.

�The appointment of Wendy Erbsen as Coordinator of Adult Transition Services, funded through a three-year grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network. Erbsen previously worked at Sauk Valley Community College in tutoring and career services, as well as FDS 14 years in secondary education. She holds two master�s degrees, the most recent in education from National Louis University, and is a member of Illinois Computing Educators. funny images

�The low bid meeting specifications from M&M Concrete of Stockton for the sidewalk replacement project adjacent to the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts, Natural Science and Business & Technology Centers. Protection, Health, and Safety monies will be used to fund the project.

�A Capital Renewal Grant project application was approved for submission to the Illinois Community College Board to replace duct heaters in the Natural Science Center and Ferguson Fine Arts Center, as well as the windows in the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center. If enough state funding is allotted, an alternate bid will be completed for windows in the Community Services Center. funny photos

�A bid submitted from Midwest Transit Equipment of Kankakee for a new 14-passenger mini-bus to replace the bus taken out of service. This was the only bid received from the four requested bid packets.

�The decision to name two rooms in the Technology Center building the "Sauer-Danfoss Manufacturing Technology Center" based on a cooperative working partnership and generous donation from the company.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

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