“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but
no one thinks of changing himself.”
— Leo Tolstoy Onl ine ! at
Complete schedule of events
for Sept. 15 and the following
Sept. 2, 2003, Vol. 27, Issue 14 www.aims.edu week. See page 10
Inside McGuire to serve as interim Dean
Search for Student Services chief on hold until winter
Aims may not
HR, Research chiefs unfilled;
decisions expected soon
with a Dean
Services, but The search goes on.
the college Aims continues to look for a new Human
will have the Resources director and a director of Information
next best Research and Effectiveness.
to cheer for
your school thing. Five candidates have already interviewed for the
and install HR director’s job; the hiring committee has made its
our fifth McGuire, who previously served top pick but must now complete a reference check
as the associate vice president of before making any announcements.
educational services, will step in Interviews for the director of IRE were held last-
See page 3 as the interim dean until a perma- week. Four candidates were interviewed. A final
nent one is hired.
pick also will have to go through a reference check
“She’ll just do a wonderful
❑ Title III before any announcements are made.
❑ Read how job,” said Dick Wood, dean of
the Student grant team continuing education, and chair of
Success Center steps up the the hiring committee for the dean
communica- they didn’t have a big enough college audi-
will manage of student services. “If we didn’t have the ence during the process.
with reorgani- tion. caliber of person we had in Pat, we might be
See page 9 “We came to a consensus that it would be
zation. a little less inclined to put this on hold.”
See pages 5, 6
best to put it on hold, put an interim in place
Wood and the hiring team had been inter- and reopen the position in December or Jan-
viewing candidates since May, shortly after uary,” Wood said. “We’d probably get the
Calendar 2 the decision to create the position was best pool by then because a lot of people
Directory Changes 2 announced in the college’s reorganization. already have contracts for this year.”
Applause Center 7 They put the hiring process on hold in The dean of student services will oversee
Who’s New? 8 mid-August after two sets of interviews: one
they felt was rushed, the second, they felt See McGuire, page 10
EAP helps through tough times but few take advantage of service
There’s 324 of us roaming these halls and campuses of Aims, counseling, marital troubles, you name it, the Employee Assis-
(and working our fingers to the bones, more than likely) and tance Program is practically at an employee’s beck and call.
only nine have figured it out. Operators wish more employees would call.
Nine people are taking advantage of a free service offered At this time last year, 28 employees had used this service com-
through Aims for the last three years: free counseling. pared to nine this year. This service is not only available to
Debt reduction, legal advice, career advice, mental health
See EAP, page 4
2 Sept. 2, 2003
Directory Changes Calendar
Pages 10 & 46 Page 30 Sept. 1 Labor Day,
TENORIO, DEB HUTSON, JOHN college closed
Change name to firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 3 Board of Trustees meeting
SUNIGA, DEB Distance Education 5 p.m., Loveland Campus
12711 Colorado Blvd. #G-713 Program Director Sept. 15 General Staff Meetings
Thornton, 80241 Ext. 6549 (college opens at 1:30 p.m.)
(303) 857-4022 Sept. 15 “Celebrating Aims”
Page 42 Gala, 5 p.m., Corporate
Pages 11 & 47 RUSHING, MELANIE Education Center
ULLRICH, ROBERT GENS 225 Sept. 24 Fall classes begin
“SKIP” (Don’t forget to sign up to
email@example.com Pages 9 & 49 greet students. Call
Technical Analyst I WESTOVER, PAM ext. 6754)
Technical Services Ext. 6839
Sept. 24 Coffee House:
GENS 223.3 Youth Program Coordinator Robert Dubois,
Ext. 6306 Continuing Education 10:30 a.m. to noon,
ACCEC 103 CCTR Lounge
Page 32 3936 Cheyenne Drive Sept. 25 Fall-in Celebration
KRAUSE, LINDA 339-3838 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WSTV 652A * Continued on page 9 all campuses
Sept. 25 Outdoor Movie
Notes of Appreciation “The Matrix Reloaded” (R)
@ dusk, south wall
Flight Simulator Building
High Plains Chautauqua just concluded its fourth annual pro-
gram – “America’s Wild Ride: From Hot Jazz to Cold Soup.” Sept. 28 “Finding Nemo” (G)
2-4 p.m., Rialto Theater
Record-breaking crowds marked the five-day event, with the
Loveland, 228 E. 4th St.
majority of venues held on the Aims Greeley campus.
To stage a program of this magnitude takes lots of help. And I September is:
would like to recognize the Aims employees who contributed to
National Coupon Month
To inform consumers of the benefits of coupon
• Mark Lewis for designing the dazzling Chautauqua brochure, clipping, which can lead to savings of up to 10
poster and print ads; percent to 20 percent on grocery bills.
• Sharon Dunn Newton for writing and designing the compre- In 2001, shoppers saved $3 billion
hensive 20-page Chautauqua program; by redeeming 3.9 billion coupons.
• Dev Multer and Media Services for producing PSAs and tap-
ing parts of the program;
• Shirley Medbery for keeping track of the details and interfac- Aims Alive deadlines
ing with other marketing committee members; Deadline Issue
• Dr. Liddell for welcoming the record-setting crowd Saturday Sept. 10 Sept. 15
night; Sept. 24 Sept. 29
• Don Plant, Anne Jackson, Ron Masters, Mark Curtis, Tim Oct. 8 Oct. 13
Donovan, and the rest of the physical plant crew who made the Oct. 22 Oct. 27
Chautauqua “tent” location possible, banners visible, tables Nov. 10 Nov. 14
moved, electrical circuits wired, and a bunch more “stuff”;
• Carol Hoglund, who allowed us the use of the soccer field dur-
ing a rainless summer;
• Reprographics for assistance in providing printing and graph- Aims Alive is Aims Community College s twice-monthly
ics; newsletter published by the college s Public Information Office.
• Linda Martin and Nathan Wright, who assisted in the “Great For submissions, contact Sharon Dunn Newton, Aims Alive
Root Beer Drink”; editor, at ext. 6206 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• and, Walt Richter and his Kiwanians, who served up the best Please give notice of a week prior to any
bratwursts this side of Germany. submission (for planning purposes).
To all, a “Rip-Roaring Flapper Thank-You.”
All submissions will be edited for content and brevity, and to
Mark Olson, conform with Associated Press style.
Chair, Chautauqua Marketing Committee
Sept. 2, 2003 3
Let’s go to the Gala
Celebrate Aims and its President; help plan for the future keynote
Aims has a new president with a vision We wanted a her 35 years
for the future. in higher edu-
By now, that’s old news. cation, Bur-
With her, comes a celebrate the gos-Sasscer
lot of new: new has been an
ideas, some new past, but wel- advocate for
looks, and a new come the international
vision for the future.” education and President Marsi Liddell
future at Aims. the rights of
And, what better — Mark Olson women and minority students.
way to celebrate director, Public Information A former colleague of Dr. Liddell, Dr.
than through a Burgos-Sasscer is the Chancellor Emerita
gala? The ‘Celebrating Aims Gala’ will begin of the Houston Community College Sys-
Not only at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 with a reception at the tem, where Liddell began her career
will a gala Corporate Education Center. The pro- teaching sociology and rose through the
help celebrate gram, including two Aims videos, will ranks.
Aims and begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and Dr. Liddell will be presented the Aims
what it’s open to the public Medallion of the President, which sym-
done in the “We wanted a way to celebrate the past, bolizes the degree-granting power of the
communi- but welcome the future,” said Mark college and the authority of the president
ty for Olson, director of public information at as the chief executive officer.
more Aims, and who also is planning the event. Dr. Liddell will then address the audi-
than 30 “This is the kick-off in which Dr. Liddell ence, unveiling her plans for improve-
years, it will reach out to the community to help ment at Aims, as well as community
also plan Aims’ future.” involvement.
will be Board Trustee Bernie Kinnick will be The Gala should end at 6:30 p.m.,
where Aims formally master of ceremonies at the event, fol- where nothing is expected to be left in the
installs Dr. Marsi Liddell as its lowed by Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, the dark, even a new icon for the college. So,
fifth president. get there and celebrate Aims.
Upcoming Board election draws interest, some new candidates
Three seats are up for elec- Nickerson is finish-
tion on the Aims Board of Look for more informa- ing his first term on
Trustees this November, and tion on the candidates the board. Prior, he
two of the seats will have a in the Sept. 15 edition hadn’t served on a
race. of Aims Alive. political board.
At present, three of the five Kinnick is a former
seats that are up for re-elec- Three women have signed Greeley City Council-
tion on Nov. 4. up to run, as well, which man, serving on vari-
Board members Bernie could change the make up of ous city and Weld com- Kinnick Nickerson
Kinnick and Ken Nickerson, the board more than anyone mittees through the
both who’ve served one term has ever seen. years. their petitions to be on the
of four years on the board, Ruth Slomer, a former Board president John ballot: Sandra Neb and
will run again for a second Greeley City Councilwoman Dent, who was elected in Norma Taylor.
and final term. and former Aims Dean of 1990, must step down from Neb is a former school
Kinnick, however, will be Developmental Education, his District A seat due to term board member and Taylor has
the only one who won’t have put in her required 50-signa- limits. served some volunteer stints
to campaign as he is the sole ture petition on Aug. 27 to Two women from the Fort with a fire protection district
candidate. challenge Nickerson for his Lupton area have turned in on the Weld Board of Health.
seat in District E.
4 Sept. 2, 2003
Left: Kathy Hamblin, program director of the
Education Department, left, and Linda
Archibeque, an accountant in Financial Ser-
vices, serve up the ice cream at Aims’ sec-
ond Ice Cream Social on Aug. 14. Below,
Registrar Stuart Thomas enjoys his creamy
Photos by Sharon Dunn Newton
from page 1 Relive the frontier life, Weld’s
employees, but spouses and dependants, as well.
history at Potato Day on Sept. 6
Aims pays roughly $3 a month per employee to have pro- Don’t miss your chance at a free baked potato during
vide this service, or almost $1,000 a month in all. Potato Day on Sept. 6.
That money goes down the drain if employees don’t use Aims’ own Dorothy Bates, an executive assistant in
EAP’s help lines. They have a toll free number, allow ques- Human Resources, annually organizes the event through
tions online, have a multitude of resources, as well as an the Friends of Greeley Museums. Potato Day celebrates
audio library. Weld County’s rich history and the lives of the early pio-
And, it’s not unlimited. Employees are allowed eight ses- neers.
sions per issue or concern of mental health counseling There will be live musical entertainment, living history
every year; they’re allowed a free 30-minute legal consulta- demonstrations, children’s activities, dancers, a bake sale
tion per issue per year; and financial counseling is pretty and free baked potatoes while they last.
much wide open as far as help. Cost is $5 for anyone 12 or older (kids 11 and under
“It does not require any insurance, there is no need for a get in free with an adult) to get in the gate at the Centen-
diagnosis, and there’s no paperwork,” said Paul Slaughter, nial Village Museum, 1475 A. St., in north Greeley.
senior account manager with EAP, which is based in Den- The event has been the annual fund-raiser for the
ver. Friends of the Greeley Museums for the last 10+ years.
All consultations or counseling sessions are confidential, Annually, Bates recruits members of the Aims family
and by state law, EAP counselors are bound not to divulge to work the potato table. Last year, 10 employees and
any information to the employee’s company or anyone else. their family members helped serve up to 2,000 potatoes
The only way information could be released is if people are provided by Martin Produce.
deemed a danger to themselves or others, or if it revealed To dress ‘em up, Bates gets about 50 pounds of sour
child or elder abuse, Slaughter said. cream, about 30 pounds of butter, a 5-gallon bucket of
Employees can call EAP’s assistance line at (800) 284- margarine, about 4 gallons of salsa and 12 gallons of
1819 or go to the Website at www.eapintl.com. Employees cheese sauce. Most of the toppings are donated.
will need an employer code to read articles or access their
audio library; two codes are available through Human
Resources at Aims. ✦
Sept. 2, 2003 5
Student Success Center:
Making do with fewer staff, a changing environment “Did you Know?”
The end was quickly on page 6 for
nearing but employees in uncommon facts
the Student Success Cen- about employees
ter went on with their
daily routines as if it
Now, it may come a lit-
tle later than earlier Photo by:
thought. Sharon Dunn Newton
During the college’s
recent reorganization, the Michael Clare coun-
Student Success Center sels a student on his
was facing the loss of its course options in
entire part-time advising attending Aims. With
corps by the end of Sep- the college’s reorgan-
tember. The bulk of their ization and plans to
duties in advising would do away with the
have immediately fallen advising core, the
on Aims’ faculty, which bulk of the advising
will be hit with a lot this duties will fall on the
year: converting their faculty.
curricula to a semester “In October,
format and common-course numbering I’ve got a real won- we’ll have heavy training
required by the state. derful group of people for faculty,” Yanish said.
Minus a few friendly faces, who She said they also are working on set-
either left or were let go through the
here and they give ting in place peer mentors for faculty in
reorganization, the tone, the feel, the their heart and soul to the advising area. The advising task force
atmosphere of the Student Success also is working to get a two-year calen-
Center hasn’t changed much.
everything they do for dar in place, so faculty help map out stu-
“Morale is as good as can be expect- the students. dents’ road to a degree without having to
ed at this time of year,” said Paula “I don’t think the meet so many times.
Yanish, director of the Student Success But students down the road may also
Center, which now includes the college’s full impact of the changes be able to “self-advise,” further reducing
four recruiters. “I’ve got a real wonderful will hit the institution for a the load on faculty, Yanish said.
group of people here and they give their “We’re looking at having a check-off
heart and soul to everything they do for while.” for students that says, ‘I’ve chosen to
the students. —Paula Yanish self-advise,’ which will exclude them
“I don’t think the full impact of the from having to see a faculty adviser, and
director, Student Success Center
changes will hit the institution for a it would eliminate the need to have a fac-
while.” ulty adviser sign off on everything.”
Though a final decision on extending Final decisions on some of these
the core of seven part-time advisers has- interim dean of changes are forthcoming.
n’t been made, the possibility would give Student Services. “And, fall is a difficult You may also notice that the career
the faculty a nice cushion to ease into time to try it out and make it happen, services lab is now empty. That space
their new, and especially with all the challenges we’re will remain a student space in some
About this increased, facing now. The idea of extending the capacity (no decisions have been made),
roles. advisers was given positive consideration but the Student Success Center no longer
series “We still by senior management, and our two has the staff to man it.
Each issue this year, don’t have a deans, Susan Cribelli and Donna Souther, The lab was relocated to the area previ-
Aims Alive will focus on system in spoke very much in favor of it.” ously used by the part-time advisers.
a different department at place yet to do Yanish said she and her staff are ‘cau-
Meanwhile, Yanish’s advising task
Aims. The President’s the full trans- tiously optimistic’ about the forthcoming
force is about to concrete its plan to con-
Office, Academic Deans fer of advising changes this year.
their staffs, and Chief
duct extensive training for faculty to
to the faculty,” work with all different advising situa- “We’re concerned, but we’ll move for-
Administrative office are
said Pat tions, such as how to work with the ward,” Yanish said. “We’ve got great,
scheduled next on
McGuire, undeclared student. creative, people. We’re going to need
Aims’ new patience, and above all, teamwork.”
6 Sept. 2, 2003
You may think you know everything about the people around you, but Aims Alive
has learned some interesting tidbits about the eleven full-time and seven part-time
employees in the Student Success Center.
Did you know?
John Batchelor Dana Anderson Carol Heinze
Adviser Recruiter Recruiter
Likes to sail, raise Ask her about Attended a lunch-
Bonsai trees and Dorothy. eon with First Lady
watch his son play Laura Bush in 2001.
Jannette Noonan Deb Suniga
Asst. Recruiter Recruiter
Ask her about Toto. Is studying to get
her master’s degree
Likes to make
totem poles with
Was one of the first Advising Core
10 people in
Colorado diag- This group of part-time adviserswas scheduled to
leave Aims in September as part of the college’s Michael
nosed with the
West Nile virus. recent reorganization. They may be extended Clare
through the fall quarter. Adviser
Loves to play
Emily Goodwin, Carrie Bedell golf and
Adviser Adviser would play
Learned how to ride Got her professional 24-7 given
a motorcycle last pilot’s license in the opportu-
summer and bought 1993 at Aims. nity and a good flashlight.
a Harley Davidson.
“I’m still not safe on Maurine
the streets.” Summers,
Roger Grimm Roy Cameron On a recent
Coordinator Adviser trip to Ire-
Is the only “original” Aims land, she
Held the state
employee (hired in 1967) chose not
record in the 40-
left at Aims. to kiss the
meter dash at 4.23
Blarney Stone jutting out on a
seconds in 1983 in
paraphet 83 feet from the ground.
“It’s not becuase I was afraid of
heights. I’ve already received
Tom Jones James Jokerst
enough of the gift of gab from my
Career Services Scots-Irish parents.”
Has had three jobs since
Grew up in Illinois
retiring in 1999. “I needed
and (this will be
to be connected or Patty Dar-
tough to swallow)
belong to something after rough
he is an avid Bears
and White Sox fan.
Sandy Bristoll Left Aims
Adviser early to jet
As a title examination to Stock-
Was a high jumper
business owner in Massa- holm, Swe-
in high school, with
chusetts, she once spent den, during
5 feet being her
18 months studying Indian her husband’s sabbatical.
personal best. Not
claims on Cape Cod,
bad for being 5’3”
reporting her findings to
the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 2, 2003 7
Stork to visit Aims family cousin who adopted a baby from China Priscilla Tenorio of Brighton. She grad-
Carrie Bedell, who works in the Student and I knew I had to do this.” uated Fort Lupton High School in 1997.
Success While any overseas adoption costs a Suniga is the son of Archie and Sadie
Center, will mint, Bedell said the U.S. government Suniga of Denver. He is completing his
become a will ease the burden a bit by reimburs- master’s degree at Metropolitan State
mama again ing their costs up to $10,000. College of Denver and works at Carter-
soon. Congratulations on your new little one. Burgess Engineering.
to hop a Fort Lupton recruiter On the mend:
plane in celebrates marriage Mickey Yarmer, Aims’ longtime student
October to Debra Tenorio, the loan guru, is on the mend at home after
Anna pick up her Fort Lupton cam- a severe truck accident July 21 in Gree-
new little one, pus’ admissions ley.
Anna, now 9 months old, in China. counselor, is a Teno- She broke no
She’s been working on the adoption for rio no more. bones, but sustained
the last year and a half. She explained On July 12, she pretty serious inter-
that typically, China releases children married Archie nal injuries that
for adoption at 1 year old. Suniga, Jr. kept her in the hos-
Bedell, who has a 3-year-old biologi- Debra, who’s been Debra Suniga pital for a week.
cal daughter, decided seven years ago to with Aims Fort Lup- She is now recov-
adopt a little girl from China. ton since 2001, is now working on her ering from surgery
“There are so many girls who get master’s degree at the University of on her leg, and she
abandoned over there because they’re Colorado Denver. is expected to remain at home for up to
girls,” Bedell said. “I decided this She is the daughter of Bob and four weeks.
before I had my own child. I saw a Here’s hoping she get’s weel soon.
... doing what matters Former autobody repair professor dies
a 2003 update Carl Guilliams, a former autobody Force Base
In the past year, numerous newspa- mechanics instructor at Aims, died Aug. 5 Unit in
per articles have discussed the at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Fort Logan.
impact of budget cuts to community Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley. He His wife,
mental health center. For some time, was 79. Eunice, and
the United Way of Weld County has Mr. Guilliams worked at Aims from their son
helped fund outpatient mental health Sept. 13, 1976 until his retirement in June Bernard,
services for very low income people 1991. live in
without health insurance. Our com- Retiring after 15 years at Aims, Guil- Greeley. A
munity invests in mental health care liams said, “I’d do it all over if I were second son,
realizing that a small investment here young again. The people here are all real Donald
prevents many other problems — nice, all good people. It’s been a great Guilliams,
homelessness, suicide, child abuse place to work.” died in
and domestic violence to name a He retired as an assistant professor in 1982.
few. auto body repair, where he had been Other survivors include: two sisters, Edna
“Before starting my own treatment, teaching night classes for several years. Hackleman of Greeley and Pear Wycoff of
there wasn’t any way possible that I Prior to coming to Aims, he worked for 33 Brush; four grandchildren and two great-
would ever think about seeking help years in the autobody shop at the former grandchildren.
for my anger,” says a greatful Cindy, Edward’s Chevrolet in Greeley. Services were held Aug. 8 at the Allnutt
who with United Way’s help has
He loved yard work, fishing, the moun- Funeral Service Macy Chapel in Greeley.
received counseling to deal effective-
tains and bowling. In February, 1946, after Interment with military honors by Greeley
ly with her emotions and her son.
four years of service, he was honorably Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2121 was
United Way thanks all of you for
helping them help people like Cindy. discharged from the 137th Army Air held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
8 Sept. 2, 2003
Cindy Hendrick Eric Lopkoff
Bookstore Operations Asst./ Certified Flight Instructor
Fort Lupton Campus Aims Flight Center
Ext. 4328 Ext. 356-9109, Ext. 29
Cynthia Hendrick of Brighton Aims graduate Eric Lopkoff
returns to Aims’ Fort Lupton joined Aims July 1 as a full-time
campus after a five-year hiatus. certified flight instructor.
She’s working at the campus He joins Aims after providing
bookstore as an operations more than 300 hours of flight
assistant. She began work on instruction for students at the
July 14. Aims Flight Center.
Hendrick left Aims in 1998 to move to Chandler, Ariz. There, After continual flying for more than three years, Lopkoff says,
she worked as an administrative secretary for the Chandler- “Flying is something I thoroughly enjoy and love to do. I look
Gilbert Community College, overseeing the department’s budg- forward to flying both as a career and recreationally.”
et, creating class schedules, and general administrative duties. He trained for one and half years at the Greeley Weld County
She returned to Colorado and began working at Brighton Airport, obtaining his private pilot certificate. He then trained at
United Methodist Church in 2001 as the church’s secretary. Last the Phoenix Dear Valley Airport, one of the busiest class D air-
year, she served as the Business Office coordinator for West- ports in the country.
wood College of Aviation Technology in Broomfield. He has accrued 750 hours of flight time throughout his train-
In her last stint at Aims, she worked for five years as the sen- ing, flying in single engine Cessna aircraft, with 19 hours in a
ior secretary II and bookstore supervisor at the Fort Lupton multi-engine Piper Seminole. He is day, night and instrument
Campus. She performed a wide variety of duties from registra- current.
tion to assisting in recruiting — even building the Web page for He completed his associate’s degree in aviation from Aims in
the south Campus. December 2002 with a 3.567 overall GPA. He attended seven
She is proficient in MS Office, Front Page, Windows, quarters at Aims from 1999-2001, then attended the Westwind
Printshop, WP, File Maker Pro, SIS and OGF. School of Aeronautics, completing training in instrument flying,
She has associate’s degrees from Aims in mid-management: commercial ASEL, multi-engine commercial, and CFI airplane
small business and liberal arts, and a certificate of completion single engine. He completed his certified flight instructor pro-
from the Travel Trade School in Fort Collins. gram in April 2002 at Aims.
Youth Program Coordinator
Continuing Education “Today, this hour,
Ext. 6839 this minute is the
After several years working for Aims on a part-time basis, Pam day, the hour, the
Westover is now working full time as the Youth Program Coordi- minute for each of us
nator in the Division of Continuing Education. to sense the fact that
She will coordinate and plan all activities in the Kodak Technol-
ogy Lab for local schools as well as the Weld County High School life is good, with all
Diploma program housed there. its trials and trou-
She’s at home at the Corporate Education Center, working in the High School Diploma Program
since 2001 recruiting students, helping with computer training, monitoring Work Keys assessments, bles, and perhaps
coordinating field trips, providing career counseling and monitoring and evaluating student more interesting
progress and performance. because of them.”
Since 1994, Westover also has taught developmental math and beginning algebra at the Fort Lup-
ton campus on a part-time basis.
For eight years, she also taught all levels of adult basic education for the University of Col-
orado’s BUENO High School Equivalency Program. In 1992, she spent a year teaching fourth —Robert Updegraff
grade at Platteville Elementary. The year before, she was a substitute teacher in St. Vrain Valley
schools. She earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Northern Col-
orado in 1990 and her associate’s degree from Aims in 1988.
Sept. 2, 2003 9
Title III team to communicate more grant updates
Leadership of the Title III
Grant at Aims is now tak-
ing a new turn, with
across campus to deliver
the latest happenings.
Aims landed the Title III
grant last fall. The five-
year federal grant equates Bell-Baker DeVriendt Edmonds Naimark Nowak
to $1.82 million for the college, which
should help us retain students, and ity director of the grant, but the college’s • There will be two co-activity directors:
upgrade faculty training. Most of the recent reorganization changed her duties. Deb Bell-Baker and Nancy Edmonds.
grant will be used to improve student suc- • former Aims executive vice president, Bell-Baker will assume duties in the
cess at the college, focusing on student Russ DeVriendt, will spend his transition- following areas: advising, CAPP, comput-
retention. The goal is to increase retention al six months leading the team on the erized study area, early intervention, edu-
by 3 percent each year of the grant by grant. cational career planning, educational tech-
intervening when students may be on the • Teresina Nowak was hired in January nology center development, enrollment
verge of dropping out, providing extra as the grant’s student retention coordina- management through Title III, student
support through tutoring and alternative tor; assessments, orientation, study areas and
learning strategies. • Jennifer Naimark, also hired in Janu- supplemental instruction.
The grant also will help the college pro- ary as the training coordinator under Title Edmonds will concentrate on faculty
vide instructors and student-services per- III, will work with the co-activity direc- development, including a faculty resource
sonnel with computerized information to tors to establish training activities related center and faculty instructional design,
help students and offering state-of-the-art to the Title III functions; faculty development through instructional
technology training for faculty and staff. strategies workshops, faculty instructional
The college also will renovate three • Debra Dirksen was hired in April as technology and wireless classrooms.
areas on the Greeley campus into high- the grant’s instructional designer. She will The two will share responsibilities in
tech study areas and create a faculty work with full-time and adjunct faculty to baseline data and collection methods,
resource center for their continued profes- enhance instruction through the use of Web registration, adjunct faculty orienta-
sional development. computer and web-based technology, tion and learning communities. The
Pat Fay was originally named the activ- including IVS, Internet, email, video pro- entire team will concentrate on marketing
duction and computer-based instruction. and Web communications.
Directory changes, continued
Dress sharp, floss your teeth;
Page 24 Page 28 Interim Dean for Stu-
EDMONDS, HARMON, dent Services Group photo set for Sept. 15
Learning Resources Program Director Page 44 A large portion of the parking lot at the Aims Cor-
Officer Youth Programs SELL, KAREN porate Education Center will be blocked off in the
Assistant Program morning of Sept. 15, when staff must report for the
Page 27 Page 29 Coordinator, Training general staff meetings.
GUYETTE, HENDRICKSON, & Workforce
At 9:05 a.m., Robert Waltman will shoot a group
ROSEANN ALAN Development
photo of the Aims staff, much like the ones shot in
Program Director Program Director
Training & Work- College for Kids & Page 44 1993 and in 1973.
force Development, International Program SKINNER, GUS Please be in attendance for this group picture for
ESL, Chief Financial fun or even just to share the company of some
GED & Citizenship Page 30 Officer wonderful folks. The group picture will be taken
HUTSON, JOHN after the meeting, which will only be about a half-
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Program Director SMITH, RUSS hour long.
HAMBLIN, Distant Learning Fiscal/Budget Ushers will assist in lining people up outside the
Coordinator Continuing Education Building. See you there.
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lIn! Schedule of Activities for Sept. 15 (the first day back
for faculty), and events throughout the week.
Fal Sept. 15
(at Corporate Education Building)
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Banner general navigation, 3:30 to 5 p.m., GENS 277
SkillSoft, 4 to 5 p.m., CCTR 764
Gala Celebration, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Corporate Education Building
Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
President’s Welcome 8:30 to 8:36 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Faculty consultation, 8 to 9 a.m., CCTR 727
United Way address 8:36 to 8:40 a.m.
SkillSoft, 8 to 9 a.m., CCTR 764
Aims Foundation 8:40 to 8:43 a.m. Faculty Evaluation, 9 to 10 a.m., CCTR729
Sr. Mgmt. Activity 8:43 to 9:05 a.m.
Group Picture 9:05 to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17
Break 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. All-faculty meeting, 8 to 9 a.m., CCTR 727
FERPA training, 9 to 10 a.m., CCTR 729
Faculty Staff Facutly consultation, 3 to 4 p.m., CCTR 727
9:40 to 10:10 a.m. Upcoming Faculty evaluation, 4-5 p.m., CCTR 729
Advising Update Changes @ Aims
10:10 to 10:20 a.m., Break Thursday, Sept. 18
Advising (printing, class override, Alt. PIN) 8 to 9:30 a.m., GENS 277
10:20 to 12:30 p.m., ACEA Meeting 10 to 11 a.m., ASA Banner general navigation 3:30 to 5 p.m., GENS 277
Meeting Web Services overview, 3:30 to 5 p.m., GENS 277
11 to 11:10, Break SkillSoft, 4 to 5 p.m., CCTR 764
Keynote Speaker: Friday, Sept. 19
Karyn Ruth White Grants update, 8 to 9 a.m., CCTR 763
“Laughing in the Safety training, 9 to 10 a.m., CCTR 729
Face of Stress” Advising (printing, class override, Alt PIN) 3:30 to 5 p.m., GENS 277
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Curriculum Committee, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. CCTR 726
Free for Lunch Free for Lunch
Monday, Sept. 22
What’s happening with Title III, Title V and how will it affect you?
College open for business at 1:30 p.m. 9 to 10 a.m., CCTR 765
Van driver training, 3 to 5:30 p.m., CCTR 765
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areas including the student success center, “It helps to have joint planning for sys- her staff move into their new offices, all
admissions and records, financial aid, the tems rather than isolated units.” of which is contingent upon the planned
learning resource center, and student life. McGuire will oversee all the student remodeling of the Student Financial Aid
McGuire, who started the job on Aug. services areas and help prepare the new office.
25, said she was excited to take the posi- office for a permanent dean, and “transi- McGuire will serve as the interim dean
tion when it was offered. tioning from what Aims is now to what it until someone is hired. Meanwhile, she’s
“These are great people and I’ve always may look like in the future.” serving two transitional retirement periods
worked with them in some capacity or “I’m a strong believer in synergy,” at Aims through June of next year.
another,” McGuire said. “I like them and McGuire said. “As good as all of us are, Wood said the hiring team is looking
respect their work, so I’m honored that I we’re so much better when we work for a candidate who can work well with
would be asked to do it and honored that together, and the students are the direct the student services staff, and who can
they would feel comfortable with me recipients of our best practices.” step in and be a leader.
doing it.” She’ll do that in addition to some of her “We want to do this right. It’s a very
“The directors are all masters at their former duties, including the Perkins Grant important position for this institution,”
job, so they don’t need help with their activities. Wood said. “We felt the best decision was
jobs,” McGuire said. “They need help She also will move into the General to appoint someone, then go through the
with coordinated efforts, planning, Services building, where the dean of stu- full search process and spend the time we
approaching improvements and problem dent services office will be located. That needed to spend and get input from all
solving. move will happen after Carol Hoglundand segments of the Aims community.”