DATE:            January 11, 2002


TO:                Board of Regents


FROM:           Terry Hetrick

                     President, Dawson Community College


RE:                Campus Report for the January 17-18, 2002 Board of Regents’ Meeting


·         On December 1 and 2, 2001, the DCC Fine and Performing Arts program conducted its annual “Madrigal.”  This popular event, attracting 250 attendees, features medieval entertainment and a dinner.  Now in its tenth year, the Madrigal has become a showcase event for the performing arts program at the college.


·         On Monday, January 7, 2002, DCC hosted the “Career Connections” conference for over 400 Tech Prep, high school students.  In addition, a workshop on career inventory systems was conducted for high school teachers and counselors who accompanied these students. 


·         The DCC Law Enforcement faculty conducted a Reserve Officer Training program from January 7 – 12, 2002 for twenty-seven individuals.  This is the largest program enrollment in many years.


·         On January 10 and 11, 2002, five Dawson Community College staff members attended the Two-Year College Conference conducted in Helena.  The focus of this conference was the role of two-year colleges in the State’s economic development efforts.


·         The recent creation of a Facilities Expansion Committee by the DCC Board of Trustees has initiated the development of a comprehensive facilities master plan for the college.  This ad hoc committee has been charged with the responsibility of identifying and documenting college facility needs and developing a plan of action to meet those needs over the next several years.