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GCC October Board of Trustees Meeting

IRONWOOD - September 27, 2011
The fall 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 strong.”

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.

The 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.

Polar Bear Cookbook

Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes for the Polar Bear Hockey Cookbook. The cookbooks are now available. The cost for the cookbooks are $10.00 so make sure to grab one for yourself and maybe one or two as a gift. They can be purchased at the Pat O'Donnel Civic Center concession stand or by contacting Kerry Roehm or Micki Sorensen.


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