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2A Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 Feather River Bult-tin Roundup: Feather River College trustees rnee-t Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com With two Feather River Col- lege board members jokingly watching the clock so they wouldn't miss the beginning of the Giants game, the Octo- ber meeting moved along at a quick clip. Highlights included the In- formation Services Depart- ment, headed by manager Rand Groh, shedding some light on what they do for the college. They made a serious and mostly successful effort to explain themselves in language that those in attendance could comprehend. Groh, whose re- tirement is imminent, gave ku- dos to his hard working staff. Several agenda items fo- cused on money manage- ment in the wake of both the California state budget crisis and the transfer of control of the student resi- dence halls and Feather River Fitness and Recre- ation from the Foundation to the College. Loan modification College president, Ron Tay- lor, brought a two-part re- quest to the board to approve the restructuring and possible "forgiveness" of the loan that the college made to the FRC Foundation in order to repair residence halls roofs and in- frastructure. Taylor asked the board to consider extending the term of the loan and/or to "forgive" repayment. Board members seemed to fa- vor extending rather than for- giving the loan and asked that Taylor bring the matter back to them after further discussion and planning at a later date. The restructuring request was based on the fact that, of , . the original $350,000 loan amount, the roof repairs had actually cost $220,000. An ad- ditional $50,000 was needed by the Foundation for "cash flow" reasons. Taylor requested that the board authorize him to execute documents allowing for the oth- er $80,000 to be used for "addi- tional capital improvements." Specifically, there are five student rooms that are currently unoccupied, which require major internal renovations. Taylor said that, in the long run, the college would get this money back when these rooms could be occupied. Some are two-student, and others are four-student rooms. The board passed the loan restructuring request unani- mously. Tabled request for county $ In his presentation of the quarterly budget, Chief Fi- nancial Officer Jim Scoubes touched on the last minute save afforded the college when the state finally passed its budget. Taylor expanded on the topic in his remarks. He had gone to the board of supervisors to thank them for considering the college's request for a loan----or early transfer of anticipated tax revenue--and let them know that the college wouldn't be needing help at this time. However, Taylor explained at the FRC board meeting, though they were getting cer- tain deferred payments now, there were additional pay- ments that were going to be deferred until spring. And, Taylor said, the budget is still in such a state of flux, there is no certainty that the state will make good on those deferred payments later in the year. For that reason, there was the chance that the college would have to approach the county again for an advance of funds. He said he'd "hinted" as much to the supervisors at their last meeting. Fitness of the Yitness Center Athletic Director, Merle Trueblood, reported thai the Fitness Center has increased[ its membership by almost 60 per- cent since the college took over cleaning, renovating, and man- agement. Total active rneber- ship currently stands at 520. The pool, newly spic and span has been opened bat is now closed for the season and the Jacuzzi will be SODa, he said. The emphasis on cleanliness, friendliness, and organization is paying off. Trueblood said he looks for- ward to another jump in membership once the winter weather hits. Civic art Elizabeth Silva, a senior at Portola Junior-Senior High School, won the countywide competition to grace the cover of the sample ballot produced by the clerk-recorder's office. Kathy Williams sent out memos to all the schools encouraging young artists to enter. Danielle DeBoever, art teacher at both Portola and Quincy, made it a class project for her students. This is Silva's second year of art with DeBoever, and she has made art her senior project, with local artist Linda Hale as her mentor for the project. They've done their part and now you must do yours. Send in mail ballots early or show up at the polls Nov. 2 and VOTE! Photo by Diana Jorgenson 3RD NUAL "JINGLE FAIR" Sat., Nov. am to 5pm Memo , Fudge by Chilcoot Meat Rubs • Candles Thanksgiving Gifts & Decor Stamp Cards * Heating Pads Red Hat Items * High Sierra Coffee Cobblers & Cookies • Painted Saws by Jane Jewelry • Rocks • Birdhouses * Cookie Lee Painted Railroad Pictures * Christmas Crafts Memorial Hall, Portola Call 832-4730 or 836-0846 af Relief r FalJkl Play in the leaves, and leave the cleanup to usl Sign up for a fall leaf removal contract today. Get yourcloan-up done now! The 00son is ending!! " FREE EpTES* I i ........... 283-5518 EO. Box 1919 • Quincy Scholarship don,00tions matched George McNulty recently McNulty Student Success how to apply for the scholar- taught at Butte College nights retired from Feather River Scholarship fund recently re- ship, contact Connie Litz at and summers. I College after 22 years as coun- ceived a large boost when the 283-0202, ext. 3!5. During the 19808, McNulty selor and Work Experience Osher Foundation matched 50 According to McNulty, "I and his family moved to NIis- Program coordinator, percent of the funds currently never graduated from high souri to manage a family farm When he was offered the op- endowed, school, and I started my while he also attended South- portunity to oversee the Co- The Osher Foundation will journey to higher education west Missouri University and operative Work Experience continue to match any future at Yuba Community College. completed a master's degree Program (CWEE), in the donations to the scholarship I know how hard it can be to in counseling psychology, spring of 1988, McNulty saw a until June 2011. get started, and I'm really graduating in only two years need to comprehensively pre- Currently, the George T. glad the money from the with a4.0GPA. sent class information, pro- McNulty Student Success booklet can be used to help a The McNultys missed Call- gram activities and state Scholarship awards $500 a deserving student each forniaand McNulty applied to mandated requirements for year to a deserving California year." FRC. He was hired in 1988, the CWEE students, resident who is in his second McNulty came to FRC af- and worked at the college for As a result he developed "The year of college, having com- ter working in diverse set- 22 years, until 2009. He held Co-operative Work Experi- pleted 24 or more units, and tings and positions within many different titles at FRC ence Handbook," which was who istaking 12 units or more education. Originally from over the years, including sold through the FRC book- at FRC. Recipients must also Chicago, Ill., McNulty moved EOPS counselor, matricula- store and was required read- have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to California where he at- tion officer, work experience ingforCWEEstudents, and qualify for a Board of tended Yuba College and coordinator and academic Rather than keep the pro- Governor's FeeWaiver. graduated from CSU-Chico counselor. ceeds of the book sales, Me- Between now and June with degrees in sociology Not only did McNulty work Nulty placed the money in a 2011, any donations made to and psychology, at FRC for many years, his scholarship fund. After years the scholarship fund will au- He obtained a teaching ere- wife and three sons have all of building equity in the fund, tomatically be increased by50 dential and taught at Pon- graduated from FRC. Accord- FRC could award the scholar- percent by the Osher Founda- derosa Elementary in Par- ing to McNulty, "It gives me ship to students who met cer- tion matching process. To do- adise for 13 years, great satisfaction to help stu- tain criteria, nate to the fund, contact Dr. During that time he corn- dents as well as give back to With the help of Dr. Michael Bagley at 283-0202, pleted a master's degree in so- FRC, which truly is a beauti- Michael Bagley, the George ext. 342. For information on ciology from CSU-Chico and fulplace tolearn." 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