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State fund decrease concerns board

By Katie Mullin
On December 5, 2013

State funding for the college was discussed at the November Board of Trustees meeting.

Every year, the college receives state funding, which has averaged $4 million.

"We're into the last million dollars," said Suzanne Wetzel, Vice President of Administration.

It was also revealed that the college's reserves (amount of savings) were at $5.8 million in June, but are down, so the college had to take out a loan for certain expenses. Wetzel said the amount will be replaced when the remaining state funding arrives.

Chairman Bacarella expressed concern over the college's reserve money.

"It takes over $2 million a month to run the college," he said.

College President Dr. Kojo Quartey had been touring various locations throughout Monroe County.

"Everyone felt like they were listened to," said Trustee Mary Kay Thayer.

Quartey also said he has had numerous corporate visits to promote the college.

"Our footprint is getting larger."We're going beyond just the county," he said.

Quartey said he will be focusing on Trenton, Mich., and Whitmer, Ohio.

Quartey discussed a one-stop registration day for returning and new students on Dec 16.

"We'll be doing it simultaneously at Whitman and the main campus," he said.

"We're hoping this would boost the enrollment numbers."

The Board approved retirement resolutions for Michael Stasko, general maintenance service foreman (25 years) and Patsy Survey (14 years), a switchboard operator.

DTE Energy won the Benefactor of the Year award for giving $1 million towards MCCC's Career Technology Center (CTC). Both DTE and MCCC were honored at the Council for Resource development conference. 

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