The Campus Update Vol.7, Iss.1, 4 October 1984, p. 1

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Women’s & Men’s Gross Country Fri.'— 4:00 pm Volume 7 Issue 1 “Alpena Community College, Alpena, Mi- October 4, 1984 _ BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET By Agatha Sytek Resolutions that will: in- crease tuition for Blockmaker. students and formulate a plan to expand classroom facilities: at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, and a report onthe student: enrollment status for the. fall; of 1984 were three of the major action issues discussed during the Alpena Community College Board of —Trustees meeting held on Thursday, September 20, 1984. Because of an enrollment in- crease in the ACC/WAEFB pro- grams, students are now faced with over-crowded conditions. Charles Wiesen, Director of Continuing Education and of eni increase om 582 to°636 cre- ates an educational environ- ment thtat fails to satisfy the needs: of the students, partie- ularly those in the areas of science and data processing. Weisen Discussed the Air Force’s proposal to build a facility in the 88-89 year. Al- though Promising, their pro- ~ posal lacked firm backing due” to an unpredictable number of ~ base: and wing commanders in. attendance. | Weisen then. stressed the need for immed- jate expansion and offered: a» plan to which the board ap- proved. Under a buy-lease agreement the board decided - to pur- chase a reoacatable classroom: © from R.J. Taylor Corp.. ACC will pay $8,000 the first year, $7440 the second, and $6,720 the third. If the college de- . cides to discontinue the lease, the building will be removed cost free to ACC and the Air Force. If the operation is a success, the target goal-is the purchase of 14 such class- rooms over a span of three years. In agreement with WAFB, ACC would finance the projects and the Air Force would cover the continuing maintenance, hook-up and utilize costs. 1984 fall enrollment figures show. a 66.4% drop or 1878 headcount. down from last year’s 2,006 mark. This drop represents: a: 9.8% decrease in credit hours. The decrease was contributed ‘to the fact that the rate of high school grad- uates has lowered. President Charles Donnelly pointed out that ACC is not unique in this situation. He based his statement on a preliminary re- port taken from a panel of community college presidents showing a national drop in community college — enroll- rt ent. Overall, the largest drop was this year. In-district students fell 155 from 1084 in 1983 to 929 in 1984. Transfer students are down 132 from 1117 to 985. Inservice students are up by 29 from 840 in fall of ‘83 to 869 this fall. Out of district are down 8 from 76 to 68 and foreign students up one from “one to two. A sharp decline in full-time students totaled 96, from 895 to 799, and part-time is down 32 from 1111 to 1079. Com- parative figures show 971 women and 907 men. — Donnelly also. noted that these results reflect an upsurge in employment. The survey in- dicated. that despite the-de- cline; WAFB rose from 29% to 32.9% and the returning stud- ent count up 53.3% or up 13 to 1109. In other issues, the annual audit report delivered by cert- ified public accountant, Gor- don Nethercut. of the firm Young & Nethercut, show's a sizeable growth in the fund balance from: $77,371 in fiscal 1983 to $240,786 at the end of the fiscal year of 1984. The meeting concluded with ~ a presentation by Jim Williams on the Center for Economic Expansion. Williams and ec- onomic: consultant heads: the center which will assist in ec- ‘nomic expansion of the ec-. ‘onomy in the Northeast Mich-~ igan area. By Sienna Samp The ACC Campus Update, has changed its format as well as its location on campus; however, staff are optimistic that the 84-85 year will be a successful one. A few of update’s new staff members got their first glimpse of the new newsroom, Tuesday; September 11 when they helped pack some of the newsroom materials so they cation, room 110:in the Besser Technical Center. Being nearly four times larger than the old newsroom it is able to better accom- modate more staff and equip- ment comfortably. This year's staff is consider- ably larger in membership al- lowing reporters to cover more areas surrounding. the ACC campus and several groups and organizations around Alpena, Other positions on the staff Secretary of State Richard H. Austin today reminded all students, salesmen, travelers, tourists and anyone else away . -from home for extended periods that they may register to vote at any Secretary of State branch office anywhere in Michigan. According to Austin, Oct- ober 9 is the final day to regis- ter to be able to vote in the. eset election on Nov- mber To be eligible to register to vote, individuals must be 18 sib cet ager on cies st include: phowarsnher being filled by Tari Wheelwright and Mitch Repke; Layout being done by Kevin Moor & Tari Wheelwright; Composing by Renee Kaschner; Assistant Editor, Monica Wozniak; Editor, Sienna Samp; and Advisor Dr, Lawrence Aufder- heide. After : “several years asa four- column paper, this year’s Up- date will be shifting to’ five columns. | | | : 1 | |

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