DR. LARRY LINAMEN NAMED ELEVENTH GREENVILLE COLLEGE PRESIDENT
After a yearlong search, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Larry Linamen the eleventh president of Greenville College. Currently the executive vice-president of Crichton College in Memphis, TN, Linamen succeeds retired president Dr. V. James Mannoia and interim president Dr. Edwin Blue.
"It is with great joy that we welcome Dr. Linamen to Greenville College," said Board of Trustees Chair Rebecca Smith. "Dr. Linamen brings a strong commitment to Christ, along with extensive leadership talents and a superb track record of accomplishment in higher education which will facilitate Greenville College in the coming years."
Search Committee Chairman Craig W. Tidball said, "Through every interaction and every interview with Dr. Linamen, it became clear he is the right fit for the responsibilities and duties of president of Greenville College."
Linamen received Bachelors Degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Anderson University, and a Masters Degree and a Doctors Degree in Business and Educational Administration from Ball State. Previous posts include Dean of Graduate Business Programs at Taylor University, Provost at Colorado Christian University and Provost at Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Linamen will assume his duties July 1, 2009.
Chair Rebecca Smith expresses the college's appreciation for the leadership of Dr. Edwin Blue, who has served as interim president during this last year. Dr. Blue kept the college focused on its mission and has interacted faithfully with faculty, staff, administration, students, trustees, and donors across the country. His personal sacrifices are very much appreciated.
GOVERNOR QUINN HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION
Governor Pat Quinn and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan showcased Illinois' strong investment in education, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Illinois is expected to receive $3 billion in education funding for Illinois schools and could receive those dollars within the next two weeks. To access the funding, Governor Quinn has assured the U.S Department of Education that Illinois will move toward education reform in several areas, including a data system that will track student progress from preschool through college.
GRAFTON COUPLE SENTENCED FOR MISBRANDED FISH
A Grafton couple has been sentenced for selling misbranded fish. 69 year-old Oliver Ready and his 61 year-old wife Janet Ready, were each sentenced to a term of 24 months probation, following their convictions of falsely identifying fish shipped in interstate commerce.
The Readys operate businesses under the names Ready's Fish Market and O'Jan's Fish Stand, both located in Grafton. Through those businesses, the fish that the Readys sold as walleye was actually Alaskan Pollock. The market value of walleye is higher than that of the fish actually sold.
Oliver was ordered to pay a fine of over $29,000 and Janet was ordered to pay nearly $24,000. The couple was jointly ordered to pay $30,102 in restitution.