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ACC board of trustees meeting update

ALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Community College held their virtual meeting last night and one of the items discussed was remote learning.

ACC President, Dr. Don Macmaster, said with the number of COVID–19 cases increasing, contact tracing has become difficult.  He agrees with the emergency order and said it only makes sense to go remote.  MacMaster said the transition was seamless because of the shutdown in March and April, but he also credits their IT department for their hard work.

During last night’s meeting they discussed a resolution of appreciation for the IT department.

Also discussed was the purchase of about $106,000 of technology to upgrade the Wi-Fi in their buildings at both ACC and the Oscoda campus.

MacMaster said the funding came partially from the school and from the Cares Act.