Presidential Report July 17, 2001
Professor Bill Jordan, was selected to receive the 2001 Teaching Excellence Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. This honor will be bestowed on Professor Jordan on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the Opening General Session of the AMATYC Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
Jennifer Hawes accepted her invitation to Boston University and Brian North will attend George Washington University, which awarded him $29,000 in financial aid.
Our Phi Beta Lambda chapter has continued their excellent competitive record by winning more awards at the National Conference than any other Florida school.
Tim Bridges - 1st place in Human Resource Management
Mateus Silva, 3rd place in Networking Concepts
Randy Raghoonanan, 3rd place in Telecommunications
Paul Rosner, 10th place in Computer Concepts
SCC's chapter was also recognized as a "Gold Seal" Chapter.
Congratulations to faculty member, Sherry Jenkins, who serves as the advisor to PBL. Well done!
A compilation of our athletic performance this year was previously forwarded to the Board. I am sure you noticed that we did well in sports awards, as well as, academic awards. Congratulations are in order for our Women's Softball Team who achieved the highest overall GPA of the four teams, 2.95; to our baseball pitcher who was awarded the Mid-Florida "Fireman of the Year" award; to the Women's Basketball Team for being Mid-Florida Conference Champions; and to Ken Patrick, Women's Basketball Coach, for being named Mid-Florida Conference Coach of the Year. In addition to the FCCAA and NJCAA awards which the students received, I was most proud to see that 17 students received four-year scholarships. We pride ourselves on helping the students to be "winners at life," not just in athletics. The scholarships are evidence that we are succeeding.
Center for Building Construction Dedication Ceremony
The dedication of the Center for Building Construction will take place on Friday, July 20, at 9:00am. Speaker Feeney is the guest speaker. He will be joined by former Senator Toni Jennings and Senator Dan Webster who were most instrumental in making the $5.6 million facility a reality.
I know that you have all seen the Florida Board of Education and University Trustee appointments that have been reported in recent weeks in the press. David Armstrong recently issued a report showing that each university board has a community college link. In our case, it is our own Rick Lee who will also serve on the UCF Board. Plus, I feel very fortunate to be named to the Florida State University Board. So, as we look toward a truly seamless K-20 educational system, SCC is positioned most positively to help make that happen. I will be attending the first meeting of the State Board next week which will be followed by the new Trustee orientation.
The Fall Term will begin on August 20 with the Welcome Back session for all faculty and staff. At that time, we will be off and running with a new term and the enrollment looks strong.