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Monday, October 2, 2017

ACC Regents Recognize Hurrican Harvey Recovery Efforts

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recognized more than 100 students and staff members for their efforts in helping the college recover after Hurricane Harvey during the board meeting on September 28.

The students and staff members were from several departments and organizations including: Physical Plant, campus police, Information Technology, Financial Services, Student Ambassadors, Baseball and Softball players and coaches, KACC, Financial Aid, Marketing, the Executive Leadership Team and more.

“There are so many students and staff members who have helped this college recover from the storm that it is almost impossible to identify and thank each one of them individually,” Board Chair Mike Pyburn said during the meeting. “So to all of those who volunteered in the community, volunteered on campus or donated to the ACC Foundation to help in the recovery, the Board of Regents thanks you.”

In other action, regents received information from a data report on Fall 2017 enrollment, which is the highest enrollment in ACC’s history. The Fall enrollment of 5,746 included student increases for Dual Credit in local high schools, evening courses at Shadow Creek High School and courses at University of Houston Clear Lake Pearland.

While the most students ever enrolled this fall, 228 students were adversely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Some could not continue with the semester while some dropped courses.

The board also voted 6-3 to extend the contract of President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht through August 31, 2020. Regents voting for the extension were: Jody Droege, Cheryl Knape, Pyburn, ‘Bel Sanchez, Roger Stuksa and Doyle Swindell. Voting against the extension were regents Bart DeWitt, Patty Hertenberger and Andy Tacquard.

Regents also:

-heard report on Continuing Education and Workforce Development

-approved an e-commerce solution for student payments, event registrations, donations and more

-approved authorization for wire transfers

-approved monthly financial reports

-approved budget amendments for 2016-17 fiscal year

-heard update on strategic plan

-approved agreement for election services

-approved nomination for Brazoria County Appraisal District

-approved authorization for scholarships through College Store

-approved testing fee for student assessment exam

The board will have its next meeting on October 19 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center.

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