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First Wednesday Update: July 2012
College Closed July 4
Seminole State College is closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Classes and college operations will resume on Thursday, July 5.
The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors has announced its spring 2012 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 22 faculty and staff projects totaling $22,845 in support. The recipients are:
The Foundation's Mini-Grant Program was created to provide full-time faculty and staff with financing for projects not supported by regular department budgets. Awards are funded by Presidents' Club donations, and a committee of members that represent both the Presidents’ Club and Foundation Board of Directors select the recipients. Additional awards are planned for the fall, with a request for applications expected to be sent collegewide in October. For more information, please call Maureen Preuss at 407.708.2429.
Memorial for Art Grindle
Seminole State will host a memorial service on Friday, July 20, for Art Grindle. “The Art and Phyllis Grindle Celebration of Life” will begin at 2 p.m. in the Sanford/Lake Mary Concert Hall to honor the legacy of Mr. Grindle and his wife, Phyllis, who died in 2004. Mr. Grindle, 89, passed away on June 10, and will be remembered by Seminole State students and employees for the legacy he left the College. A steadfast supporter for over three decades, Mr. Grindle helped co-found the Dream Gala in 1984 and named the Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute in 2006. The Grindle family has established an endowed scholarship for Honors students. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the scholarship in care of the Foundation for Seminole State College. For more information on Mr. Grindle and his contributions to our community and Seminole State students, please see
December 2012 Graduation
The College is preparing to move our Winter and Spring Commencement ceremonies to UCF in order to accommodate the growing number of graduates and as many friends/family members as our graduates wish to attend. Therefore, all faculty/staff are invited to share suggestions about what you feel might make our Commencement ceremony more meaningful for both you and our students. Please send any ideas or suggestions to both Laura Ross and Marcia Roman, who are helping to lead the transformation of Seminole State’s graduation ceremony. In the mean time, please note that Sunday, December 16 will be our first graduation ceremony at UCF – it is the only available date for the UCF Arena due to UCF graduations and basketball schedules. Because holding Commencement on a Sunday may present some unusual issues, we are in the process of sorting out scheduling/work-related details and expect to have more information available by the beginning of the Fall Term.
College Advisory Council Recap
On June 19, the College Advisory Council (CAC) met for the monthly exchange of information and ideas between the Executive Team and leaders from the Faculty Senate, the CSEC, the PEC, the SGA, and other areas of the College. Here is a brief recap of the discussion regarding each agenda item from the June meeting:
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