Presidential Report March 2, 2004
Many thanks to Sid Miller, Dr. Charles English and Verdell Pugh for travelling to Tallahassee for the Trustees' Commission Legislative Workshop two weeks ago. Many thanks to Rick Lee for attending the Oviedo City Commission meeting where they adopted a formal resolution supporting more funding for SCC. Many thanks to Verdell Pugh and Dr. Charles English for representing SCC at the ACCT Federal Legislative Workshop in Washington, D.C. Yes, our Trustees are very active on our behalf!
Special thanks to the auto dealers who journeyed to Tallahassee with Barbara Miller, Executive Director of the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, to lobby for the $2 million in match money for the automotive facility.
Kudos To Our Students
Last week was an exceptional week for our students. Florida Leader magazine announced that Ayanna Beckles is one of only 20 students chosen statewide in the 2004 "Florida College Student of the Year" Awards. Leslie Brown was chosen as one of only 7 finalists for the same award. Rick Webster, Aaron Corwin and Ayanna Beckles were named to the 2nd Team and Neda Keshani was named to the 1st Team for the PTK-All-Florida Academic Team. And our Women's Basketball and Brain Bowl Teams have advanced to the State Tournaments.
Rally In Tally
As you know, Senator Ken Pruitt has asked college students to come to Tallahassee on March 17 to "Rally In Tally" for Bright Futures Scholarship funding. Community colleges are using that time to send students to also meet with our delegations on other issues. Under the leadership of Don Payton and Randy Pawlowski, we will be sending two van loads of students to lobby our legislators.
The College will be closed for Spring Break from March 15-19. As you can see, our students will be spending part of their break "working" for SCC.
As you know, we had an incredible evening at our 20th annual Dream Auction. I would like to ask Pam Weber to give you the almost final numbers...$77,000 which will be matched by the State taking the total to nearly $150,000 for scholarships. Thanks to all who made the Dream Auction such a great success!! And special thanks to Carolyn Graham for contributing family heirloom jewelry pieces that were auctioned to create her family's endowed scholarship.
Next Board Meeting
April 20 at 7 p.m.