MVCC Board of Trustee
The Board of Trustees meeting discussed various topics. Photo by Kimberly Tarqueno

The latest board of trustee meeting discussed several campus matters to inform students of what is going on with the school.

The meeting began with student trustee David Shipyor discussing the activities that happened on campus in the last couple of weeks, which included Welcome Days, Valentine’s day week at the U, the Valentines for veterans in North Chicago, and Spirit Week. Moraine turned 50 this year and held a Rock the Place event to celebrate.

The next topic brought up was the title three grant and the Blue Island center renovations. The Blue Island center is in progress of making renovations so that the students who are in science courses for medical purposes are able to take classes at the Blue Island center. The grant that was awarded offers $450,000 a year for the college. Some of the programs that it will contribute to is the basic nursing assistant program, phlebotomy, and a coding specialist program.

The board is working on the design of the building and some of the layouts were shown at the meeting. Some of the room designs included a conference room, surveillance rooms for labs so that students can work on being a nurse like in a real hospital, while being recorded, and can go back into the conference room and watch what they did right and wrong.

The board also recognized Oak Lawn Rotary for their help in establishing the school from its start. Oak Lawn Rotary has contributed various things to the school, one of those things include a $2,500 scholarship. The college is also hosting the Foundation Gala to raise money for scholarships.

The college is hosting the Gala at Georgios in Orland Park. Georgios has been with Moraine Valley since the beginning and the board was happy to announce that they will be hosting the Gala at Georgios.

The board also discussed the letter from the National Council for Marketing and public relations. It was said that Illinois still does not have a budget, and there are some parents out there that are a bit worried about the public schools not being open due to no state budget, however, this isn’t the case. Another topic brought up was the two letters from former students of Moraine Valley. One was addressed to the president of the college and was from a former student from 1982, who was looking for a job and used the resources from Moraine to help him start his success, and e-mailed her to thank her for the help. A second e-mail was about how well the bookstore handled a situation with one of the problems with their store.

The last thing discussed was the treasurer’s report and the budget summary. The report stated how much money was used or spent throughout the year, and what our budget is for the school to use. The dates for these budgets and reports were from December and January. The next board of trustee meeting will be held on March 21 at 6p.m. in D219.