FPC cancels election

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents accepted a resolution canceling the 2012 election.This year, the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term up for re-election. As of Monday, March 5th, the last day for applications to be filed to be placed on the ballot, applications were received from Jay Campbell, Dr. Shad Goldston, and Sandra Hilbert for the at-large positions and from Tonya Moore for the Spring Creek position. All four currently serve on the board.With the four candidates running unopposed the Board of Regents was able to declare each candidate as elected. All four candidates will be sworn in after the May 12th general election.Also during Monday’s board meeting, the Board of Regents accepted a $30,000 donation from Agrium U.S. Inc. which is designated towards the building of a greenhouse to be located behind the Agricultural Sciences building.The greenhouse is expected to be used by college and Borger High School students for agriculture, botany, and other classes.Thanks to the grant, Frank Phillips College President Dr. Jud Hicks told the board the cost of the construction for the greenhouse will be very minimal for the college and is expected to be complete in time for the Fall 2012 semester.