May 2013 Board Report
After three year-end
events in three days, including Saturday’s commencement, Illinois Valley
Community College trustees met yet again Tuesday night for their
President Jerry Corcoran announced the “date of substantial completion”
for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center has been moved up two
weeks to Sept. 1 and a grand opening is tentatively
planned for early November. Classes will begin there in January.
construction specifics, Corcoran said concrete curbs will be poured
soon and storm piping installation has begun. Second floor ceiling and
floor tile installation is underway. Water
source heat pumps are up and running and lighting control programming
and low voltage cable testing will begin in early June.
east campus and the east addition to the auto/ag building, drywall and
painting continue, air conditioner pads are poured and water lines and
HVAC duct work are being installed. On the west
addition, concrete block walls are being laid and plumbing and
electrical are being roughed-in.
In other business, the board approved:
Seeking bids for a TESA Micro-Hite 3D coordinate
measuring machine for use in the manufacturing and CNC programs. The
machine, estimated at $25,000, will be paid for through the Department
of Labor iNAM (Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing)
Purchase of an Exmark Lazer X mower for $7,278
(after trade-in) from Smith’s Sales and Service of Peru and $43,600 in
janitorial equipment from Interline Brands of Peoria.
A three-year extension of the contract with Pepsi Beverages Company.
The $40,225 bid of Trovero Construction of La Salle
for asphalt pavement improvements to the roadway near buildings C and G
and the $393,700 bid of Vanguard Contractors of Pekin for door hardware
and keying upgrades and exterior concrete
The board also learned:
A total of 62 newly minted RNs were honored at the
annual nurse pinning May 18 and approximately 175 graduates walked later
that day at IVCC’s 47th annual commencement keynoted by
Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Finally, out of 145
students who earned their GED this year, about 30 students participated
in the May 20 GED graduation ceremony and 25 students were honored at
the Project Success year-end event May 15.
Students saved $369,456 in academic year 2012-13
through IVCC’s textbook rental program. “Lauren Sandberg and her
bookstore staff should be commended for developing such a successful
book rental program,” said Vice President for Business
Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema.
IVCC instructor Steve Swett has led IVCC’s drive to
aid victims of the mid-April flooding that devastated several
communities, especially Marseilles and Utica. Swett’s flood-assistance
team, comprised of student clubs, organizations and
employees, is working with the Red Cross, churches and community
Diane Lane of Peru has been hired as a programmer/analyst for the Information Technology department.
Resignations have been accepted from help desk
specialist Todd Stash of Oglesby, administrative assistant for the Small
Business Development Center Nancy Jo Yundt of DePue and programmer
Toni-Lynn Battaglia of Peru.
Vice President for Learning and Student Development
Lori Scroggs of Princeton has been recognized by the Baldrige
Performance Excellence Program in Gaithersburg, Md., for serving as an
examiner on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
IVCC softball pitcher Katie Nauman of Amboy has
earned Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention from the National Alliance of
Two Year College Athletic Administrators of Westlake, Ohio. Nauman was
nominated for the award by IVCC Athletic Director
Corcoran and trustee David Mallery of Hennepin met
with Sen. Sue Rezin and Representatives Tom Dammer (Rochelle), Frank
Mautino (Spring Valley), Don Moffitt (Galesburg), and Ken Dunkin
(Chicago) at the annual Illinois Community College
Trustees Association Lobby Day in Springfield May 1.
Director of student activities Cory Tomasson and
student trustee Taylor Gunia organized a team of students and staff to
attend the April 28 suicide prevention awareness walk in Peru and
English instructors Nora Villarreal and Adam Oldaker
coordinated the May 8 Honorspalooza.
More than 150 employees and guests attended the annual employee recognition program April 19at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club.
Eight members of the men’s tennis team, head coach
Julie Milota and assistant Lyle Guenther attended the meeting to thank
the board for allowing them to compete this spring. The players hail
from Princeton, La Salle, Ottawa and Streator.