NCTC recognized by Medal of Honor Host City Program

Elizabeth F. Abu | Apr 20, 2018

Medal of Honor Host City Program President Tommy Moore was present for Monday night’s North Central Texas College Board of Regents meeting. He presented NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace with a signed photo of this year’s visiting Medal of Honor recipients to thank NCTC for their involvement with Medal of Honor week this year.

NCTC Cosmetology hosted the Wives of Honor, where family members of the recipients received free cosmetology services. NCTC also hosted a lunch on the Gainesville campus for the recipients and their families. Students in Professor Gabrielle Fletcher’s class gave presentations on two of the Medal of Honor recipients.

Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs Dr. Janie Neighbors gave a financial report to the board, reporting normal fiscal activity and Vice Chancellor of External Affairs Debbie Sharp gave the quarterly external funding report.

Sharp reported that the NCTC Foundation awarded 942 scholarships valued at $385,832 for the Spring 2018 semester. The foundation received over $530,000 in contributions during this quarter. Sharp also reported on several ongoing grants, including the Texas Workforce Commission Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) grant, which has given four NCTC programs over $1.3 million in funding over the past nine years through six grant awards.

Regents voted to approve a tax abatement for Red River Pet Foods. The proposed $18.5 million facility will serve as a pet food manufacturing plant located in Gateway Industrial Park in Gainesville, Texas. Terms of the abatement are 50% abatement of the taxable value of the project facility from all tangible personal property taxation for a period of ten years.

Regents also approved the transfer of almost $1.2 million of Board Reserves to fund facilities-related projects. The biggest portion of this money, just over $750,000, will go to campus safety improvements and security technology. Dr. Wallace informed the board that these updates will allow all campuses to go on total lockdown should an emergency situation arise.

With the remaining funds, $246,000 will be spent to finish the 600 Building renovations on the Gainesville campus, $124,920 will be spent to complete the Bowie Industrial Technology expansion and front entrance sign, and $76,000 will be spent to complete the MSU Flower Mound facility, including additional lab spaces for NCTC Flower Mound science courses.

Finally, regents approved a full-time rodeo coach position.

Regents Jon Grime and Jerry Don Henderson were unable to attend Monday’s meeting.

 

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Medal of Honor Host City Program President Tommy Moore (right) presents NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace (left) with a signed photo of Medal of Honor recipients.