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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting: December 4, 2019

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Jennifer Barrett-Smith
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Martinsburg, WV.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met at the Main Campus in Martinsburg on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 12:01pm by Board Chair, Ms. Stephanie Harvey.

Christina Bowman, Principal from CliftonLarsonAllen, presented the audit report for fiscal year 2019. Ms. Bowman reported the audit uncovered no findings and no deficiencies to report. The Board passed a motion to accept the audit findings.

Dr. Checkovich presented the President’s Report, highlighting recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Checkovich introduced Anne Myers, Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Director, who highlighted the partnership between Blue Ridge CTC and Valley Health. Ms. Myers introduced Anna Kemp of Valley Health. Ms. Myers informed the Board that Valley Health made a $25,000 pledge to be received in increments of $5,000 over five years. The funding will be used to maintain the BRCTC nursing simulation lab.

Ms. Harvey continued with the approval of the October 2019 minutes.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technology, presented the Workforce Development report. Dr. Shipway updated Board Members on the growth of the SpringTech Innovation Lab located at the Morgan County Center in Berkeley Springs, WV. Dr. Shipway introduced TSPI, one of the current businesses incubated within SpringTech. TSPI, founded in 2001, is a certified small business. TSPI currently employees seven BRCTC students and/or alumni. The organization provides on-the-job training and continues to expand on a variety of services, growing their commitment to the community.

Dr. Shipway introduced Duane Roberson, Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Program Coordinator. Mr. Roberson presented an overview of the Confined Spaces training course. Blue Ridge CTC provides Confined Space training and OSHA training to local business and industry as an option for workforce development customized training.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment, presented the enrollment report. Ms. See provided an update on dual enrollment programming.

Ms. Kristy Scarlata, Comptroller, presented the Finance Report with an overview of FY 20 first quarter financials, noting a strong financial position.

Executive Session was not held.

The meeting adjourned at 1:34 pm.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information about Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at


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