The Weatherford College Board of Trustees held a regular meeting Thursday afternoon where they took care of routine business.
The board approved the financial report for February as well as the quarterly investment report.
An amendment was also made to the 2017-18 tuition and fees schedule to include a $30 per semester hour for a dual credit pilot program in Springtown ISD. To receive this tuition rate, students in this program must enroll in face-to-face dual credit classes at Springtown ISD or via a designated online, high school section.
In his report, WC President Dr. Kevin Eaton recognized the following individuals:
- Vance Christi, WC Director of Agriculture – Christi is organizing for his department to assist with relief efforts in the Texas panhandle wildfires. WC has a surplus of hay that will go bad before it can be used, so the college is donating the excess to ranchers in the panhandle.
- John Turntine, WC Director of Student Life and Career Services – Turntine was selected as a 2017 Very Important Counselor by the Texas A&M Division of Academic Affairs Office of Admission. This award includes a $1,000 scholarship for any WC students who attend Texas A&M in the next two years.
- Zach Naylor, WC Coyote Basketball player – Naylor was named Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Conference by the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference. Other Coyotes named to the All-Conference Team are Ken Busby, second team men’s; Tyrik Armstrong, honorable mention men’s; Masha Vasilevko, first team women’s; Reyna Ammons, honorable mention women’s; and Tahnia McDaniel, honorable mention women’s.
- Jake Lyons, WC Coyote baseball player – Lyons is a freshman on the coyote baseball team and was named Division I National Pitcher of the Week for two consecutive weeks, a feat that no WC baseball player has ever achieved.
- Dr. Joyce Pages, WC Director of Education – Pages organized the annual Jack Harvey awards ceremony that honored 31 educators from across the region.
- Dr. Catherine Johnson, Christi Dayley, Darrell Castillo, Dr. John Flanagan and Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi – These faculty members hosted a 2016 Presidential Election forum on Presidents’ Day that prompted lively discussion by all involved.
Eaton also reported employee notices from Nancy McVean, drama professor, and Jack Robinson, chemistry professor, who are both retiring and from Mike McCoy, social sciences instructor, who resigned.