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SCC Enrollment Increases As New Academic Year Gets Underway

A report released last Tuesday to Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors indicates enrollment for the Summer Quarter is up 2.73 percent over the same period last year.

SCC’s Summer Quarter, the first of four during the 2010-2011 academic year, began July 14 and ends Sept. 23. Final numbers for the Summer Quarter will be available at the end of the term.

Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, presented the report to the Board during its regular monthly meeting.

“It’s a good start to the year,” Huck said. “We’re in a continued growth pattern, and it is managed growth as well. It’s a wonderful start to the year.”

In other enrollment-related action, the Board approved the 2009-2010 Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) Audit Report, which was completed by Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP, certified public accountants. The College’s FTE for the audit period was 10,335, up 9.4 percent over the previous year.

An FTE student is equivalent to 45 quarter credit hours or 30 semester credit hours of classroom, laboratory, clinical, practicum, independent study course work or cooperative work experience applicable to a degree, diploma, or certificate in a program of study for which credit hours are offered, or 900 contact hours of classroom laboratory course work for which credit hours are not offered or awarded.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.