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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 7A College and foundation hold joint board meeting James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com Feather River College and the college's nonprofit foundation held their annual joint board meeting in the college's library Dec. 11. Both boards approved the yearly audits prepared by Crow Horwath LLP, an accounting and consulting firm out of Sacramento. Tina Treis, partner of the fwm, was available to give the boards an overview of the audits along with her comments. In all, she said, the college's accounting department should be proud of itself. The only finding the fwrn pointed out was regarding the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services department at the college. According to the fLrm, the way in which students signed up for the programs did not comply with state requirements for EOPS. "Adequate procedures are not in place to ensure EOPS documentation signed by the appropriate college staff and student are maintained in the student's file," read the audit report. Over the course of the year, Crow Horwath made two trips up to Quincy to gather information. On one of those trips, the firm selected 16 EOPS students and found that eight did not have an application or a mutual responsibility contract signed by the appropriate college staff. "We took care of that once we found out," Dean of Students Karen Pierson told the board. "We're in compliance now." In regard to the foundation's audit, Treis noted its uniqueness due to management of the dorms and athletic center. Because of this, the firm had to include liabilities in its report-- something not normally seen in an audit of a college's foundation. Bad neighbor In his monthly report to the FRC board, President Kevin Trutna talked about a letter he got from University of Nevada in Reno President Marc Johnson. Trutna had previously met with Johnson, along with Lassen's and Tahoe's presidents, to discuss reinstituting the Good Neighbor Program on a smaller level -- solely between the four colleges. In his response, Johnson said he was not interested in a small agreement like the one Trutna and the two junior-college presidents tried to broker. Johnson explained in his letter that UNR currently offers low tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. Students that qualified for the program and transferred to UNR had a retention rate between 77 and 82 percent. Those who transferred and didn't meet the requirements of the program had a retention rate of 65 percent. "As UNR raises their completion rate, expanding an open compact with colleges i s contrary to their initiatives," Truina reported to the board, Trutna said he plans to proceed with a previously planned meeting with Nevada Sen. James Settehneyer to see if he will sponsor legislation to get back the Good Neighbor Program. Mini grants During the FRC Foundation's meeting, Executive Director Carolyn Shipp presented an outline and policies regarding a new mini-grant program. The foundation plans to offer small grants to FRC departments, faculty and staff whose proposed project supports the foundation's mission to support student. success. Propositions that could meet the grant requirements include those involving instructional and extracurricular equipment, technology and supplies, staff travel for a conference or training, special events and publication of student or faculty work. The minimum grant request was set at $100, with no maximum. The grants will be one-time funding opportunities, s O it was suggested that long-term requests be made directly to the college administration. Quincy Area Holiday Worship Services Come celebrate the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, with family All are welcome! Sunday, Dec. 21st 10 a.m. Advent Service Wednesday, Dec. 24th 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Thursday, Dec. 25th 10 a.m. Christmas Day Service Sunday, Dec. 28th 10 a.m. Christmas Carols service All services include Holy Communion. Our Savior Lutheran Church 298 E. High St., Quincy 283-2546 www.quincylutheran.org Meadow Valley Community Church 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24th 48 Cemetery Rd., Meadow Valley 283-4259 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Wednesday, Dec 24 4pm from First Baptist Church of Quincy 74 Reese Street, East Quincy 283-1160 Sunday Se'ices \\;.t/ Springs of Hpe Christian.Fellowship Dec. 21st. 10am "- will be joining First Baptist Church at on Dec. 24th for 4.00pro . Ch:rstmas Eve Service. Springs of Hope ' Christian Fellowship ,4[[, AgeJ 59 Bell Lane, Quincy 530-927-7626 OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS Children's Christmas Pageant Sunday, Dec. 21 10 a.m. Longest Night Service Sunday, Dec, 21 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Wednesday, Dec. 24 7 p.m. 282 Jackson St., Quincy (0) 283-1740 CommunityUnitedMethodistChurchQuincy i CHRISTMAS EVE 20.14 NG CEpt00opa Chur& A of LESSONS eCarols : TOGETH WITH HOLY CO--ION TH DECEMBEK24 5PM 545 LAWRENCE ST. IN WWW, CHRISHENGINORG l l l l i. l l .