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Highland Trustees approve the addition of bowling to athletic offerings

FREEPORT�The Highland Community College Board of Trustees voted during Tuesday�s regular session meeting to approve the addition of men�s and women�s bowling to the interscholastic sports offerings. Highland would be the first in the region and state to offer a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) sanctioned bowling team. funny halloween pictures

Student athletes would also be eligible to compete against four-year schools, sign letters of intent and receive a $500 HCC bowling scholarship funded by the Northern Illinois Bowling Proprietor Association Foundation (NIBPA). The teams would consist of at least eight members each and be scheduled for eight to 10 meets during the regular season. Highland would follow NJCAA rules and regulations as other intercollegiate programs, with the post-season consisting of competitions between other two-year school programs and four-year school programs at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) National tournament. funny pictures

Athletic Director Pete Norman is excited about the addition and hopeful for the program�s potential to increase enrollment by attracting student athletes that might go elsewhere to compete, such as four-year colleges. He looks forward to the ongoing partnership with NIBPA in promoting Highland�s new program to local school districts and other bowling facilities in northern Illinois.

�Continued discussions with the Northern Illinois Bowling Proprietor Association were instrumental in bringing collegiate bowling to Highland,� said Norman. �With the ongoing popularity of the sport in the region, it�s a great time to implement the program.� funny images

As previously mentioned, Highland will be participating in meets sanctioned by the USBC, a membership organization to almost 2 million amateur adult and youth bowlers in the United States. USBC is also the national governing body for bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

In addition to athletic department changes, the following action items were approved during Tuesday�s meeting: funny photos

� Ms. Jenna Haenggi will begin her position as a full-time mathematics instructor this fall semester. Ms. Haenggi previously taught math at Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Lake Land College and Frontier Community College. She obtained both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has also served as supervisor for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and is a member of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges.

� A revised job description for the Coordinator, Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Grant Instructional Designer, in addition to the list of part-time and overload instructors.

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