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In the Spotlight

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year Operations Update

A Year of Transformation:  2013 will indeed bring a great deal of change for the College with the completion of the Health Sciences Facility (expected completion in June), The College Green (also expected to be complete in June), and the opening of the renovated Building 15, Learning Resource Center.
Learning Resource Center: Construction was completed on Phase II of the renovation of Building 15 in the Learning Resource Center. The second phase includes the transformation of the former college cafeteria into a Technology Commons with space for more than 55 computer workstations. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to look at the newly renovated spaces where the former Library was located including new group-study spaces, the Tutoring Center, E-Learning and the Teaching and Learning Center.
Also, please join us for a Renovation Celebration of this project on Wednesday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center.  Dr. Walstrum will speak and then we will enjoy some light refreshments and tour the facility.
Health Sciences Facility: The Health Sciences Facility continues to progress on time and on budget. You can watch the construction progress in real time at www.cptc.edu/webcams.
Emergency Preparedness Update: Campus preparedness continues to be a top priority into 2013.  I thought you might want to know some of what we accomplished in 2012 under the leadership of Mike Miller, security and emergency preparedness coordinator, and Mike Anderson, facilities and security director:
            Conducted eight college drills.  One of them was the nationwide earthquake drill.
Participated in the Regional Earthquake Exercise (Operation Pine Cone) and activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Conducted an Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise.
Created our Incident Command System organizational chart with the assistance of the Department of Emergency Management.  We are scheduled for role specific training this afternoon.
Published Hazard Response Protocols to establish a baseline of predictability for how the College will respond to various emergencies.
You can find the complete listing of the Operations Updates and specific listings by visiting www.cptc.edu/blog and searching for “Operations.” As always, if you have questions, please contact me directly at amy.goings@cptc.edu.
Thank you.
Amy Goings, MPA
Vice President for Operations and College Relations
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