IRONWOOD - September 27, 2011
enrollment report was given by Miranda Lawver, Assistant
Registrar and Institutional Researcher, and Jeanne
Graham, Dean of Students at last night’s meeting of the
Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees.
As of September 16, headcount at GCC is down by 79
total students over last year, with 727 full time
students and 422 part time students. Credit hours taken
by students also dipped, from 14,919 in 2010 to 13,466
this fall. “The decreases we are experiencing were
expected,” said Graham. “With the increases we have seen
over the past several years, we anticipated enrollment
to level off this year. In comparison to even three
years ago, our enrollment this year is still very
Larry Gabka presented an update to the Board on
the college’s accreditation process, the Academic
Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). As the program
facilitator for the college, Gabka recently attended a
seminar by the Higher Learning Commission regarding the
college’s continuous accreditation program.
Board accepted the resignation of Early Childhood
Education (ECE) Instructor Deborah Daniels with regret.
Daniels has been employed at GCC for the past 23 years.
She established the ECE program and served as its main
instructor. The program has had an outstanding impact on
our community and region. Her retirement is effective at
the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
Bid items for this year’s Building Trades home
were awarded. Building materials were awarded to
Steiger’s Home Center of Bessemer, electrical to
Lindquist Electric of Ironwood, and heating and plumbing
to M & M Plumbing of Ironwood.