McCOOK, Nebraska -- While the Fire Science Program at McCook Community College provides an important service, it still isn't meeting enrollment and completion standards set by a state agency.
Meeting in McCook Wednesday night, the Mid Plains Community College board of governors forwarded a follow-up report to the Coordination Commission for Postsecondary Education, which noted the deficiencies in a 2009 report.
Mid Plains President Michael Chipps said today the college was looking at the problem as a chance to revitalize an important program with good community support.
In other business Wednesday, the board accepted an "unqualified audit" from Dana F. Cole & Co. LLP, which means the accountants found no discrepancies after a thorough examination of the college's financial information.
The board also approved new political subdivision election districts, based on the federal 2010 district.
Special recognition went to the Nebraska Public Power District for presentation of two $7,750 checks for college scholarships, funded by a pro-am golf tournament, to Valmont Industries as MPCC Friend of the College, and to Lloyd Benjamin as the 2011 NCCA Distinguished Alumni of the year.
Additional information on those awards, as well as an expanded enrollment report, will be published in coming days.