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Airplane presented as gift to Iowa Lakes

By Staff | Oct 15, 2008

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday accepted a twin-engine airplane as a gift from David Lair of Heartland Technology.

Jolene Rogers, executive director of institutional advancement who announced the gift to the trustees, also noted the We Believe in Us fundraising campaign is under way. Rogers said a scholarship recognition event will be held at the Emmetsburg campus Nov. 6. Rogers said President’s Circle memberships are also being renewed from last year.

In other business coming before the board Tuesday, Jane Campbell, executive director of marketing, announced a number of events including a coffee house at The Max on the Estherville campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 and homecoming Nov. 15-19.

In the Iowa Lakes report, Julie Carlson, dean of enrollment management, announced that students had registered for 32,154 credit hours, an increase for the college.

Delaine Hiney, executive director of facilities management, said the architect is putting together specs for the next phase on the wind energy building. Hiney said a ribbon cutting will be held for the new wrestling facility at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Hiney said a sharing agreement for use of the wrestling facility by Estherville Lincoln Central should be ready for board approval at the next board meeting.

President Dr. Harold Prior said an articulation agreement with the University of Northern Iowa should be ready for signing this spring.

The next board of trustees meeting will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11.