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First Wednesday Update: April 6, 2011
Spring Graduation Ceremonies
This year's calendar calls for graduation ceremonies to take place at the end of April on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The annual Adult High School and GED graduations will be combined and held Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium. The following evening, on Friday, April 29, college-credit graduation will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium. Because our number of college-credit graduates continues to grow, future ceremonies for Seminole State's college-credit graduates will be split into two events, beginning with the graduation scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2011.
Foundation Mini-Grants - Spring Awards
All full-time College faculty and staff are invited to apply for the annual Mini-Grant Program of the Foundation for Seminole State College. The maximum award for an individual grant is $2,000. Grants are awarded by a committee composed of members of the Presidents' Club Advisory Council and Board of Directors of the Foundation. The deadline for grant submission is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Attached is the information to apply for a Spring 2011 Mini-Grant award.
Note: The application form has changed. Please review it carefully before applying. For additional information, please contact the Foundation at 407.708.2429.
April "Kaleidoscope Engagements"
This spring's new array of activities, seminars and discussion panels available to all Seminole State students and employees as part of "Kaleidoscope Engagements" — formerly known as Diversity Month — continue on into April. Please look for specific e-mail invitations from the Department of Diversity Initiatives & Engagement about each of the following events scheduled for this week and next:
Sanford/Lake Mary Testing Hours Extended
In response to faculty requests for additional testing hours, the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Assessment and Testing Center will begin offering extended hours starting the week of April 18. In addition to the current hours of operation, testing services also will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Testing hours are posted online at http://www.seminolestate.edu/testing/hours.htm.
ADVANCE 2016 Update
Thank you to the hundreds of Seminole State employees who participated in the ADVANCE 2016 Strategic Plan input sessions in the weeks leading up to Spring Break. Our ADVANCE 2016 facilitators gathered ratings and suggestions from nearly 300 participants during interactive meetings on every campus. Refinements to the Strategic Plan are now under way, based upon your feedback. Please look for a revised draft later this month, along with another opportunity for additional comments before final review of this very important plan for Seminole State College. You can find more information about our entire ADVANCE 2016 initiative online at http://www.seminolestate.edu/ir/strategic-planning/.
Update Your Web Links
Since 2009, when the College changed names from SCC to Seminole State College, we have maintained a second server that has redirected attempts to contact the old address. As of today, April 6, we will turn off the server that redirects attempts to connect to www.scc-fl.edu. Please check your Internet links to make sure they all point to www.seminolestate.edu (not www.scc-fl.edu). If you need assistance with this process, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 2000.
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