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Did you know...Seminole State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Presidential Report July 18, 2006
Happy Birthday to Chris Dorworth, who celebrated his 30th Birthday yesterday!
SCC retirees, Bessie Cantarero and Rosa Rawlings, were recently recognized during the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Spring Conference with a Lifetime Service Achievement Award honoring their longevity and dedication to the financial aid profession and the students they served at SCC College.
Phi Beta Lambda Competitions
Congratulations to Sherry Jenkins and our PBL students for their success during the 2006 PBL National Leadership Conference which was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. 1,600 students from 32 states competed at the PBL conference with the top 10 students recognized in each event. Eleven SCC students won in competition with community college and university students. SCC's PBL Chapter also received recognition as a Gold Seal Chapter. Special thanks goes to Sherry Jenkins, PBL Advisor, and faculty members Tom Walker, Terri Meta and Jordan Camenker for assisting the students.
SCC student, Regina Marchionda, was one of three national scholarship winners recently recognized by Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company during its annual essay contest. The topic..."How do you define success?"...caused Marchionda to use her personal experience of struggling with autism and Aspergers syndrome to develop her essay, which focused on her goal of being mainstreamed out of special education classes. Congratulations, Regina!
SCC Practical Nursing student, Michelle Hughes, was recently filmed for the TV show "Real Life 101" - a weekly, syndicated television series that introduces real people doing real jobs. The show airs on Channel 27 each Sunday at 7 a.m. Hosted by high school and college students, the program highlights different careers and the education it takes to obtain them. The president of the production company met Michelle when she was taking care of her ailing husband at Central Florida Regional Hospital (CFRH) where Michelle is completing her clinicals. She was so impressed with her that she asked Michelle to participate in the show. Michelle and her Professor Gayle Palmberg were interviewed for the segment at CFRH. Congratulations Michelle and Gayle, our newest television stars!
You were recently provided information on the Advanced Placement revenues for Seminole County High Schools.
This fall, SCC will launch a "Leadership Academy" for SCC faculty and staff. The purpose of the Academy is to foster personal and professional growth among SCC faculty and staff which will enhance their leadership skills and encourage them to make an even bigger difference in our institution, in our community, and in their personal lives. With a model of "leading from where you are," we are excited about the potential that this effort has for the long-term future of SCC.
College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
We were just advised that SCC will be receiving a grant for $65,424 to continue the CROP program for 2006-07. You will remember that this program was discussed as part of our Equity Plan.
Under the leadership of Yolanda Williams, the program was commended by the state evaluators for: high graduation rates; high promotion rates of 6th - 11th graders; and the cash match supplied by the institution. As noted in last month's discussion, the state evaluators encouraged SCC to increase its male student population.
Congratulations to Yolanda and the CROP staff!
Joint Use Library with Seminole County
As you know, we have been pursuing a potential partnership with Seminole County that would result in a Regional Library that would provide both the residents of Seminole County with increased services, as well as, allow SCC to build a 70,000 square foot library in cooperation with the University of Central Florida. On June 27, the County staff presented our proposal to the Seminole County Commissioners at a workshop session. The Orlando Sentinel referred to their response to our $10.5 million request, which would be matched with $10.5 million from the State, as a "lukewarm response."
Since the meeting on June 27, I have sent each of the Commissioners a letter indicating that we are still most desirous of a partnership that will lead to a Regional Library, but that we realize the timing is not right at this juncture. Since we have the $30 million available to us to build the Joint Use Facility with UCF, we are going to proceed with that project absent any partnership with Seminole County.
I want to formally thank our staff who worked so diligently on this project, particularly Dick Hamann, Pat DeSalvo, and Don Payton and also those of you who lobbied for the Regional Library.
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