January 2012 Board Report
Illinois Valley Community College’s Peter Miller Community Technology Center
will begin Jan. 30 with completion targeted for December 2013, President Jerry
Corcoran announced Tuesday at the monthly board meeting.
“Phase I has a
deadline of 690 days which includes site work such as landscaping,” said
Corcoran. “Work in the upper gym on the massage therapy lab has begun and if
all goes well that project will wrap up this summer.”
80,000-square-foot CTC will be home to nine career programs and student
services such as admissions, financial aid, counseling, career services and
Project Success as well as Continuing Education and Adult Education. The
building will wrap around the existing Cultural Centre and provide a new front
door to the campus.
business, the board approved:
appointment of Bonnie Campbell as interim director of nursing for the spring
semester. Campbell, who formerly held the director’s position, replaces Dr.
Kathryn Kott. Kott plans to return to clinical practice.
the computer information systems Associate of Applied Science degree program on
inactive status effective May 16. From fiscal 2006 to 2011, only four students
earned the CIS degree. “This recommendation is based on unsustainable
enrollments in the program,” said Corcoran.
the contingency for the Capital Development Board slope maintenance project
from 10 percent to five percent. The project, estimated at $108,630, is being
completed to prepare for construction of the Peter Miller CTC. “This is just
one small part of an overall erosion protection plan that is being implemented
with the assistance of our engineers,” said Corcoran.
intergovernmental agreement with the City of Ottawa regarding a TIF. “Because
the TIF District is located within our district, there could have been some
negative impact on our real estate tax base were it not for this agreement,”
said Corcoran, explaining that each year Ottawa will pay IVCC 3 percent of the
real estate increment or EAV increase created by the development.
intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Green Economy Network. IGEN
funding has allowed IVCC to purchase equipment for its renewable energy program
and in 2011 hosted a farmer’s market and green expo. IGEN’s mission is to
strengthen Illinois community colleges’ ability to promote energy education and
Care, Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s on-campus clinic, will open the week
of Feb. 20 in C-105B near the cafeteria and will be staffed by a nurse
practitioner. The clinic will be open 12 hours per week initially and patients
will pay $57 per visit.
Frahm has been hired as the first coordinator of IVCC’s Ottawa Center. Frahm,
the center’s former acting coordinator, has a master’s of management from the
University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s of fine arts from The University of the
Arts in Philadelphia.
total of 334 fall 2011 graduates earned 375 degrees and certificates compared
to 288 graduates earning 319 degrees and certificates in fall 2010.
instructor Matt Johll has been named 2011 Outstanding Educator/Researcher by
the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Alumni Chapter of the University of
Wisconsin, Platteville. Dr. Johll was nominated for his book publishing
works including, “Investigating Chemistry, A Forensic Science Approach,” a text
used in introductory chemistry courses at a number of colleges including IVCC.
justice program coordinator Rebecca Donna graduated recently from the Law
Enforcement Academy and is now an Illinois police officer.
instructor Mike Phillips was recently elected recording secretary of the
Illinois Community College Faculty Association. Phillips has served on the
executive board since 2008.
will participate in the national FEMA earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday,
Foundation will host its eighth annual Irish Night featuring the 50s and 60s
rock and roll band The Silhouettes at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Celebrations
150 in Utica.
- The annual employee recognition event will be
Friday, April 20 at Celebrations.
- The fifth annual IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame induction
ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in LP’s Mattheissen Auditorium.
- On Saturday, May 19 in the gym, the Nurse
Pinning will be at 11 a.m. followed by the 46th annual commencement
at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Rose Marie Lynch will deliver the keynote for the first
Saturday commencement. GED Commencement is also in the gym at 7 p.m. Monday,