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FSCC Men’s Basketball take down JCCC

left picture, FSCC men's basketball gathered talking to coaches, right picture players and coaches cheering on other teammates.

left picture, FSCC men’s basketball gathered talking to coaches, right picture players and coaches cheering on other teammates.

It can honestly be said that everyone got their money’s worth on last Saturday’s game. It took a double overtime to decide the outcome of this conference game.

The Greyhounds were scheduled to take on the #5 Johnson County Cavaliers in Overland Park, Kansas. Greyhound, Kevin Shead, made the first basket of the game and the Hounds never looked back. The teams were both evenly matched the entire game. The end of regulation posted a score of 70-70. In the first overtime, the scoring was very back and forth and it ended with a score of 79-79. In the second overtime, the Greyhounds took off and scored 14 points resulting in a win over the Cavaliers 93-88.

Key Players:    Kannon Jones – 26 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assist

Nick Lawrence – 14 points, 3rebounds

Peter Simon – 16 points, 4 rebounds

Craig Jordan – 18 points, 7 rebounds

Coach Cook Thoughts:

“I thought our effort and execution was the best that it has ever been tonight.  Our focus on the game plan and defense was good and of course as a coach I will always want those two things better each night but tonight it help us pull out the victory.  Of course it is always nice to win on the road but winning against a top five team in the nation and one of the most respected program in the nation is even sweeter.  This win helps in conference standings since we lost the game at home earlier this week, we cannot get complacent and have to want to get better daily and grow from this.  It would not have been possible to get the win without the focus and team effort from our guys and the coaching staff.”

 

Upcoming:

The Greyhounds (14-7, 1-1) take on Kansas City Kansas Community College (8-12, 1-1) Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Arnold Arena in Fort Scott, Kansas.

FSCC’s New Head Football Coach: Carson Hunter

Entering his first year as head coach, Carson Hunter is clear about the program’s purpose:

 

Recruit, Develop, and Lead Faithful, Honest and Fearless Leaders to best represent Fort Scott values.

 

In the always competitive Jayhawk conference, Hunter’s efforts aim to rebuild the program’s foundation and eventually further Fort Scott’s storied history. Hunter and his staff are attacking the challenge with a new school approach based on old school values  With an adaptable blue-print, Hunter runs a value-based program built on things the Sunflower state has always stood – hard-work, humility, and toughness. Meanwhile, Hunter’s coaching staff and roster strive to lead in attitude and action as they maximize their influence.

 

Hunter’s model is based on assembling capable coaches and players who will strive to be of great character, serve the people and families of the Fort Scott community, and best represent Fort Scott and the region at large.  In the classroom, program members will timely graduate, maintain great attendance to meet – and eventually exceed – campus’ academic standards. Finally, on the field, Hunter’s student-athletes will love practice, preparation and competition. With every opportunity, they will pridefully compete at their highest level to play a simple, fast, and hard-nosed football.

 

The program’s expectations are simple – Love your team, love Fort Scott, and love the game. Do your job, Be your best. And, most importantly, Believe. In time, meeting these expectations will result in a program the entire Fort Scott community can be proud of and a team that can consistently play great football.

 

Hunter’s unique experience has prepared him to lead the Greyhounds to do exactly that.

 

Murray State University

 

  • Served four years at Murray State University as an Assistant Coach and Coordinator

  • Coordinated Program Recruiting efforts to sign consecutive Top-40 Classes

  • Coached Quarterbacks, Receivers, Runningbacks, and Outside Linebackers,

  • Coordinated Conference Leading and Nationally Ranked Special Team units

  • Assisted in Run-Game planning to set school rushing record of 449 YDS vers EIU (2018)

  • Recruited, Coached, and Developed: NFL Draft/Signees Quincy Williams (OLB) and Jordon Gandy (WR); All-Americans Alec Long (SAF), Malik Honeycutt (WR/RET) and Steve Dawson (P); 2018 All OVC Newcomer Shuler Bentley (QB).

Highschool

 

  • Served three years as a high school coach throughout West Tennessee

  • Maintained an overall winning record, graduated every player he coached, and helped develop twenty one total college football players

  • Selected annually as a Defensive Coordinator or Position coach in the West-Tennessee All-Star Game (2013, 2014) and the Auto-Zone Liberty Bowl Memphis-Metro All-Star Game (2015)

Personal

 

  • Prior to beginning his coaching career, worked in Nashville as a corporate defense attorney

  • Three-Year University of Memphis Lettermen as Linebacker and Special Teamer (2002-2006)

  • Helped his team end a 30-year bowl drought, achieve rankings in the AP Top 25, and secure then program-defining wins over ranked Ole Miss, Louisville, and Cincinnati teams

  • 2007 graduate of Memphis with degrees in English Literature and Interpersonal Communications

  • 2010 graduate of The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

  • Husband to his best-friend Alex and Father to his four children; Liam, Izzy, Naomi, and Macy

  • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer

    • Admitted and outspoken imperfect-but-devout Believer

     

FSCC Trustees Meet Jan. 27

The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College will meet in regular session on Monday, January 27, 2020. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Fort Scott Community College.
5:00 p.m. Dinner in the Heritage Room at 5:00 p.m. followed by regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

THE AGENDA is below with page in agenda packet noted.
5:00 DINNER
5:30 ROLL CALL, 3
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
CALL TO ORDER, 4
A. Comments from the Chair, 4
B. Migrant Grant Programs Update, 4
CONSENT AGENDA, 5

CONSENT AGENDA
A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
1) Attached are the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting conducted on December 16, 2019.
C. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT, BILLS and CLAIMS
Attached are the Treasurer’s Report and the Bills and Claims Report.

D. APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS

1) Additions

a) Carson Hunter, Assistant Football Coach, effective January 1
b) Michael Reynolds, Assistant Football Coach, effective January 1
c) Brant Newman, Assistant Football Coach, effective January 20
d) Lee “Harris” Bivin, Assistant Football Coach, effective January 20
e) Cam Robinson, Assistant Football Coach, effective January 22
f) Tasha Fox, Financial Aid/Scholarship Coordinator, effective February 10.

2) Separations

a) Debra Wood, Accounting Clerk, effective December 31, 2019
b) Valentino Coleman, Assistant Football Coach, effective December 31, 2019
c) Jared Walters, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective January 3
d) Kale Pick, Head Football Coach, effective January 15
e) Kaitlyn Doherty, Nursing Administrative Assistant, effective January 31
f) Matt Glades, Director of Admissions, effective January 31
g) Taylyn Barkley, Assistant Volleyball Coach, effective January 31
h) Lindsey Hill, Head Volleyball Coach, date pending

3) Transfers
a) Carson Hunter, from Assistant Football Coach to Head Football Coach, effective January 17
b) Larry Amer, from Adjunct Instructor to Design and Art Production
Specialist, effective January 27

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Consent Agenda items be approved as
presented.
BOARD ACTION: MOTION _____ SECOND _____ VOTE _____
DISCUSSION:

A. Approval of Agenda, 5
B. Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on December 16,
2019, 6
C. Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Bills, and Claims, 7
D. Approval of Personnel Actions, 5
ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Consideration of 2020-2021 Calendar, 51
B. Approval of Disposal of Property – Semi Truck and Trailers, 53
C. Discussion of Board Technology Training, 54
D. Discussion of Board Graduation Attendance, 54
REPORTS, 55
A. Administrative Updates, 56
EXECUTIVE SESSION, 70
ADJOURNMENT, 71

UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES:
• January 27, 2020: Board Meeting
• February 17, 2020: Board Meeting
• March 16, 2020: Board Meeting
• March 23, – 27, 2020: Spring Break – Campus Closed
• April 3, 2020: Aggie Day
• April 10, 2020: Good Friday – Campus Closed
• April 20, 2020: Board Meeting
• May 11 – 14, 2020: Final Exams
• May 15, 2020: Graduation
• May 18, 2020: Board Meeting
• May 25, 2020: Memorial Day – Campus Closed
• June 15, 2020: Board Meeting

FSCC’s vision for the future is to support “Students First, Community Always” through a central focus on teaching and learning; advancing strong, innovative programs and
departments; maximizing and leveraging opportunities; initiating efficient and effective processes; and developing the region’s workforce.

 

CALL TO ORDER
A. COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
B. MIGRANT GRANT PROGRAMS

FSCC Trustees Minutes of Dec. 16

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Training
December 16, 2019
PRESENT: Jim Fewins, Bernita Hill (by phone), Dana McKenney, Robert Nelson,Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community members.

Acting Chairman Robert Nelson called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: None.

AUDIT REPORT: Terry Sercer of Diehl, Banwart, Bolton CPAs, PA reviewed the results of the audit of FSCC
and FSCC Endowment. He provided an unqualified and unmodified opinion of both sets of financials, which is the
highest level of audit opinion. He added that FSCC has had the same unqualified and unmodified opinion for many
years’ audits. He stated the audit revealed no areas of non-compliance with state statute or federal requirements.

CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda and addendum provided.

ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS:
A. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the
purchase of the customized Tri-State HEP database from Apricot – Social Solutions.
B. A motion was made by McKenney, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the
Emeritus Staff Policy as presented.
C. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to appoint Bill
Meyer to fulfill his late wife Liz Meyer’s term on the FSCC Board.

REPORTS:
A. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES: The Board reviewed and heard reports from Miami County Campus,
Student Services, Finance and Operations, and the President.
President Johnston recognized outgoing Board members Bernita Hill and Dana McKenney by presenting them with
a plaque. She added that she has appreciated their dedication, vision, and guidance over their term(s).

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
6:45 p.m. by Fewins, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lunch and Learn Today

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration continues today with a noon Lunch and Learn at the Gordon Parks Museum on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton.

This community discussion will be moderated by Rev. George Proctor of the United Missionary Baptist Church.

Lunch will be provided by Luther’s BBQ.

Films will also be shown throughout the day Monday at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm.

 

Takin Notes Will Perform Jan. 31

Members pictured are Brian Crites Kyle Crites, Randy Maple, Billy Beckman , Roger Bland, Dr Larry Buck, Terri Louk, Mike Church. Not pictured is our soundman,  Jeff Deal.

A band of friends from the Iola area will perform in Fort Scott at the Fort Scott Community College Round Room, Bailey Hall, on Friday, January 31 at 7 pm.

The public is welcome to come to listen to some old and newer country, rock, along with bluegrass and gospel music.

Special guests are the Matt Kloepfer family.

The Matt Kloepfer family. Submitted photo.

 

The band “Takin’ Notes” has played downtown several times and is looking forward to sharing their talents with you.

These bands have something enjoyable for everyone.

Admission is free so come on over and have a great evening with us!

 

 

 

FSCC Football Coach Pick Resigns: Nationwide Search Begins For Replacement

Fort Scott Community College has received a letter of resignation from head football coach Kale Pick as he will be seeking other opportunities within the coaching field, according to a press release from Kassie Fugate-Cate.

“FSCC thanks Coach Pick for his leadership that he brought to the institution during his four years on the coaching staff and wish him nothing but the best of luck as he moves forward with his career,” the release.

The institution will begin a nationwide search for a replacement in the coming days.

FSCC Heads Into Next Century

Fort Scott Community College has been a part of the community for over 100 years and it is looking to help future generations find their career path.

“Even though we are in an era of declining enrollment in Kansas colleges and universities; I am very positive about the future of FSCC due to the fact we have great faculty and staff that make student learning and student success their mission,”  FSCC President Alysia Johnston said. “We are also extremely fortunate to have an incredibly supportive community and Board of Trustees, which is greatly appreciated.”

On January 13, the spring semester at the college began.

To see the college calendar, click below:

http://www.fortscott.edu/calendar/month/2020-01

A recent 2019 Annual Report Centennial Edition gave glimpses of events throughout the years and named current offerings as well.

Thirty-seven fields of study are available to students: agriculture, art, biological science, business, certified medication aide, certified nurse aid, chemistry, computer science, construction trades, cosmetology, criminal justice, education, emergency medical technician, engineering, English, environmental water technology, farm and ranch management, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Technology, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, history, home health aide, John Deere Technology, mathematics,  manicuring, masonry, music, nursing, phlebotomy, physical education, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, speech, theater, and welding.

FSCC’s John Deere Progam has been recognized as a College of Tomorrow awardee by John Deere, Inc. The honor was earned because of program excellence, instructor development, internships, and facilities, according to the annual report.

The college marked 15 years in partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company. FSCC offers technician training in a hands-on Harley Davidson approved environment, equipping students with both knowledge and soft skills.

FSCC’s Nursing Program was ranked 2nd in Kansas because of its overall affordability and exemplary NCLEX pass rates after evaluating 36 nursing programs in the state.

In the college’s annual report, much has been accomplished in just the last year.

In 2019 FSCC initiated its eSports program, joining in a nation-wide growing collegiate sport: competitive video gaming. The FSCC eSports team helps students improve their gaming performance, social and leadership skills, according to the annual report.

 

Also, last year the college added onto the Burris Building, which gives FSCC agriculture program room for future growth.

Burris Hall on the campus of FSCC was expanded and the old section updated in 2019.

FSCC welcomed the new director of the Gordon Parks Museum, Kirk Sharp, after being a part of the Gordon Parks committee for over a decade. Kirk will work to advance the legacy and memory of visionary artist Gordon Parks.

Gordon Parks Museum Executive Director Kirk Sharp, center, looks over donated photos of the film “The Learning Tree” with onlookers during the Gordon Parks Celebration in Oct. 2019.

Sports Added

Women’s golf and track and field programs were added to the college in 2019.

 

New Board of Trustees Members

Two new board of trustees were elected in Nov. 2019: Dave Elliott and Kirk Hart. A third trustee Bill Meyer was selected to fill the vacancy of his wife, Liz, who died at the end of 2019.

 

2020

 

“The expectation for 2020 is to continue to meet the needs of our students, community, faculty, and staff, as well as all of our stakeholders,” FSCC President Alysia Johnston said.

FSCC retiree Carolyn Sinn, from left, and FSCC Centennial speaker Gina Shelton, help FSCC Class of 1941 graduate Esther Sewell cut the Centennial Celebration cake while President Alysia Johnston, along with centennial speakers Mark Muller, Marcel Normand and Jim Barrows watch in the background, in September 2019.

Some of the events in 2020 include:

Bailey Hall

The fundraising for the renovation of Bailey Hall at the college continues.

“We have a plan for Bailey Hall renovation with a price tag of around one million dollars,” Johnston said.  “However, until we have more money we will not begin the project and we have no timeline for now.  We hope to use the money donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bailey as seed money to receive more dollars.”

“All gifts would be greatly appreciated and people can contact our Chief Development Officer, Jeff Tadtman, 620 223-2700 ext. 5830 jeffta@fortscott.edu”

 

Men’s Golf

The college will start a men’s golf program in August 2020.

 

 

Accreditation

“Accreditation is critical to the college as it allows us not only to ensure we are Title IV eligible (federal student financial aid), but we maintain high quality and transferable courses and programs,” Johnston said. “Accreditation is a peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. ”

“Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved.”

” We will have our first Assurance Argument due this June under the Higher Learning Commissions (HLC) Open Pathway accreditation, and we have a committee that has been working on documentation and narrative for the Assurance Argument for at least a year.”

“We were fortunate to be placed in the Open Pathway accreditation model when we received our 10-year accreditation from HLC in 2016. The Open Pathway is a less prescriptive model for accreditation and allows us to determine our own path of continuous improvement.”

 

Nursing Program Evaluation

“The Nursing Program is scheduled for a comprehensive evaluation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),” Johnston said. “ACEN is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as a specialized accrediting agency for nursing education programs located in the United States and its territories.”

 

 

FSCC HVAC Ranks in Top 10 for “Best Value HVAC School”

Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) program received top ranks based on degree, cost, post-graduation average salaries, and median pay. According to data collected from Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), College Scoreboard and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics collected by airfiltersdelivered.com, FSCC HVAC ranks number 10 out of the top 17 community colleges with the HVAC program, which also makes FSCC in the top 15 in the nation based upon location.

It is always nice to be recognized, but this would not be possible without the hard work and team effort of the FSCC staff”, says Chris Sterrett, FSCC HVAC Instructor.

Airfiltersdelivered.com describes FSCC’s HVAC program as “[a] program [that] incorporates electrical and mechanical systems and prepares students to earn the EPA refrigerant handling certification and other industry-recognized credentials. Small class sizes give students time for a variety of hands-on experience” (2020).

It is an honor to be receive this recognition and Chris Sterrett our instructor certainly does an outstanding job teaching each of the students and truly giving them an excellent value when it comes to their training for a successful future”, says Kris Mengarelli, Director of FSCC CTEC.

For more information on FSCC’s HVAC program, please go to fortscott.edu/HVAC or call 620.232.5644.

Martin Luther King Celebration Begins Jan. 15

Gordon Parks Museum to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held next week, with several events planned in Fort Scott.

The event begins on Wednesday, January 15th at the Gordon Parks Museum. The day will include three film showings at 9:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. A Lunch and Learn event will also be held at 11:00am featuring a dramatic reading of ‘Letters from Birmingham Jail’ by FSCC students and members of the community. A reception will follow with birthday cake. Participants may bring their own lunch.

On Thursday the community is invited to the Fort Scott High School for a Martin Luther King Jr. assembly program. The program will include presentations by the Project Based Learning students, and the Advance Placement Government class.

The celebration will wrap up with a 12:00pm Lunch and Learn at the Gordon Parks Museum on Monday, January 20th. This community discussion will be moderated by Rev. George Proctor of the United Missionary Baptist Church. Lunch will be provided by Luther’s BBQ. Films will also be shown throughout the day Monday at 9:00am, 10:30am, and 1:30pm.

A full list of film showings can be found at www.visitfortscott.com/events. For more information call the Gordon Parks Museum at 620-223-2700 ext. 5850.

Submitted by Allyson Turvey

aturvey@fscity.org

(620) 238-4919

New FSCC Trustee: Bill Meyer

 

Bill Meyer

Bill Meyer, Fort Scott, was selected to finish a Fort Scott Community College Trustee open position, following the recent death of his wife, Liz.

“Bill was selected due to his expressed interest in fulfilling the commitment his wife Liz made to provide the best opportunities possible for students, FSCC employees, and the community,” Alysia Johnston, FSCC president said. “There are three years left on a four-year term.”

He was sworn in at the Dec. 16 Board of Trustees meeting at the college.

“I wanted to continue the work that Liz was doing on the board,” Meyer said. “I have a fairly long history with the college and wanted to help move the college forward.”

In the recent past, both the Meyers worked at FSCC.

“Liz was the director of the nursing program, I was the college registrar,” he said. “We both retired from employment in 2007.”

Some of the challenges the college faces are maintaining an adequate funding stream, meeting the academic and technical needs of students in the future, and maintaining and improving the support for the college by Fort Scott and Bourbon County, Meyer said.

Meyer has three daughters: Kay Meyer, Elizabeth Paulson and Sarah Ettore.

His hometown is Washington D.C.

 

 

FSCC Trustees Minutes of Nov. 18

FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Training
November 18, 2019
PRESENT: John Bartelsmeyer, Jim Fewins, Bernita Hill, Dana McKenney, Robert Nelson
ALSO PRESENT: Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community
members.
Chairman John Bartelsmeyer called the meeting to order at 5:31 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of
Allegiance.
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: Chairman Bartelsmeyer recognized Liz Meyer’s contributions to FSCC and
stated that she will be greatly missed as a member of the Board of Trustees. He led the Board in a moment of
silence in Liz’s memory.
SECURITY CAMERA UPDATE AND DEMONSTRATION: Tom Havron provided a demonstration of the
security systems that have been recently installed as step one in campus security. Step two includes working with
CDL to replace cameras in Greyhound and Bailey Halls, followed by a keyless dorm entry system.
OUTSIDE SAFETY LIGHTING: Bernita Hill addressed the lack of lighting outside Cleaver Boileau Hall and
recommended additional lighting to improve safety outside the facility.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Hill, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda and addendum provided.
ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS:
A. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the sale of
COPs for Boileau Hall refinancing to Landmark National Bank in conjunction with Country Club Bank.
A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the resolution
to refinance the COPs for Boileau Hall.
B. A motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the
disposal of a chicken coop and a shed built by LaHarpe Construction Trades students through sale by
advertising in the Iola Register and Fort Scott Tribune.
C. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to table approval of the
Emeritus Staff Policy for the next meeting as President Johnston works on the verbiage of the policy.
D. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to agree to the terms
of the tax relief program for the City of Fort Scott.
E. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to publish that the
Board will fill the vacancy on the Board of Trustees by appointment not sooner than 15 days after such
publication.
ITEMS FOR REVIEW: The Board reviewed letters of appreciation/correspondence.
REPORTS:
A. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES: The Board reviewed and heard reports from the Gordon Parks
Museum, Miami County Campus, Student Services, Finance and Operations, and the President. President Johnston also shared the Annual Report with the board.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
6:30 p.m. by Hill, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote.

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