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Dr. Urban responds to rural criticism

In a 12 page self-evaluation Dr. Kenneth Urban responded to the WSCC board of trustees evaluation, implying that the board does not understand the role of a College President. Using data from his calendar, Dr Urban outlined that 56 percent of his time was spent focused internally on the college, 28 percent external and the remaining time was spend between board meetings and professional development. He highlighted his involvement in the development of the new ag. Science program in partnership with MSU extension and the proposed Computer Science Specialist and medical assistant programs. 

Urban

He also focused on the 50 year celebration, his development of the cornerstone society and involvement in numerous community boards, including Mason County Historical Society board and Manistee County Library Board.

To see the self evaluation, click here.

The WSCC Board of Trustees evaluation can be found here.

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Doppel Dock kicks off Legacy Park

Wet spring weather didn’t deter early arrivals and walk ups from attending Saturday's Doppel Dock Legacy Park Fundraiser. The event started on land with the taste of Downtown ludington restaurants. After boarding the Badger, attendees then got the opportunity to choose from many different breweries while exploring the ship.

Badger

The event was to raise money for the renovation of the James St plaza into what will become Legacy Park. The entry of the park will honor our native american heritage, and the council of the three fires. The sculpture trail will be expanded into Legacy Park, with Ludington's Family Tree. This sculpture will include names of donors, illuminated apples and a pass through memorializing the past leaders of Ludington.

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Community Development Director Heather Tykoski explained the need for the renovation.  “We need the space. We need a permanent home for the farmers market and a lot of that area was a road that had been renovated a little by little but still there was tripping hazards in there. We needed a start fresh and to go through and redo the concrete and the cement in there.  Then, when we started thinking about Ludington we wanted to represent all of Ludington history so we wanted people to be able to walk through the gathering space and know where Ludington came from why it is it is what it is today and why it still here”  Legacy ParkThe fundraising goal is set for $1 million to complete the project.

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Asparagus Queen heads to lansing

Sen. Goeff Hansen, welcomed 2016 Asparagus Queen Mary Harris, Asparagus Queen First Runner-Up Mandy Achterhof and National Asparagus Queen Coordinator Christine Rickard to the Capitol on Wednesday.

Hansen Asp Queen

Harris promoted the asparagus industry of Oceana County and provided each senator with a gift of locally grown asparagus. Rockwell Farms of Hart donated the 50 pounds of asparagus for the occasion. The National Asparagus Festival hosts an annual pageant in Hart, where the only asparagus queen in the nation is crowned. The visit was one of Harris’ final appearances of her reign as queen.

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