Recognition of Outstanding Faculty
Jean Kartje, Vice President of Academic Affairs, introduced each outstanding faculty member. There were no surprises but the applause was enthusiastic. Several faculty were absent because they were in class!
Recognition of Jack Kent Cook Scholar
Earl Dowling, VP of Student Affairs, explained the significance of this scholarship. It is a very competitive national scholarship program that provides extensive support to a student transferring from a two-year to a four-year college. The student may pursue any area of study. A video was shown of Christian O’Kelly receiving the news of his award when President Breuder visited his music theory class.
President Breuder called on Joe Collins to provide details of a tentative agreement with the Forest Preserve District to relocate the Community Farm to a one-acre plot at Danada, two miles from campus. There is an existing “model farm” on this site already. Savage and Svoboda asked whether the current supporters of the Farm have been involved in the process. Breuder said there has been no process. The Forest Preserve approached the college and Breuder and Collins visited the site several times to assess its appropriateness. There is extensive space for the Farm at this location, and there is water and infrastructure already in place.