April 25, 2002
Anna Mary Walsh, Classified Council Chair, gave the welcome and opening remarks.
Dr. Dunlop greeted the classified employees and thanked them for all the work they do for the institution and for the students.
Dr. Dunlop and Anna Mary Walsh recognized the following retiree:
Mary Keesecker--10 years
Dr. Dunlop and Anna Mary then recognized those employees who have worked at Shepherd 20+ years:
Carolyn Kerr--30 years
Ken Harbaugh--30 years
Betty Ecton--20 years
Anna Mary gave special recognition to the following faculty and administrator who were very instrumental in helping Shepherd pass the North Central re-accreditation:
Dr. James Pantle
Dr. Patricia Dwyer
Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt
Dr. Mark Stern
Shepherd College Board of Governors
Dan Starliper reported that this Board consists of seven community people appointed by the Governor, one classified staff rep., one faculty rep., and one student rep. They approved a 3% pay raise for classified, non-classified, and faculty, effective July 1, 2002. This will represent funding approximately 16% of the "gap" on the classified salary schedule. They also approved a 9.9% increase for in-state tuition. At one of the earlier Board meetings, Dan gave a presentation on who classified employees are and what they do. He also continually emphasizes to the Board that full funding of the classified pay matrix should occur as quickly as possible.
Dan Starliper thanked Dr. Dunlop for his generous allocation for staff development and the committee members: Paul Allen, Steve Parrotte, and Nancy Roesel. Classified employees spent $19,200 for course fees, conferences, training, and development. Seventy-six employees received funding.
Peg Swisher reported that we have approximately $46,000 in the scholarship fund. They raised money through the annual bulk mailing, direction donations, payroll deductions (33 people contributing), McKen's, and the Clarion Get-Away raffle. They awarded $4,496 this past year in scholarship money. In the past nine years, they have given thirty awards for a total of $20,853. So far, they have raised over $67,000. Peg and the Scholarship Committee gave public recognition to those contributing to payroll deduction and acknowledged everyone who has participated in so many ways to continually increase the monies they are able to award. Peg recognized and thanked the members of the Scholarship Committee: Krisy Bell, Paul Fulk, Ken Harbaugh, Libby Shanton, Tess Tomsic, and Karen Wempe.
Shepherd College Foundation
Melinda Landolt brought greetings from the officers, directors, and staff of the Foundation to the classified employees and their Council and congratulated them on the continued success in building the Classified Employees' Scholarship Fund. She reported the following: assets of the Foundation stand at $15.6 million; scholarship and other college support for technology, faculty development, and matching grants for the 2001-2002 academic year will total $780,000; scholarship and college support for 2002-2003 will be over $820,000; and the Campaign for Shepherd, since its inception, has raised almost $2 million. The Foundation recognized the many roles the classified employees play in the College's fund raising efforts and thanked them for their loyal efforts to support Shepherd College and its Foundation.
Nominations for Elections
Dan Starliper proceeded with nominations for the various Council categories. Results of these elections are attached.
Anna Mary thanked all of this past year's Council members and recognized each of them. Brenda Feltner, in turn, thanked Anna Mary for all of her hard work and efforts as Council chair for the past three years and presented her with a gift as a token of the Councilšs appreciation.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Brenda J. Feltner
Classified Employees' Council Secretary
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