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Presidential Report February 20, 2007
Congratulations to Virgil Hayes who participated in the Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association (FIFA) State Competition. He placed 4th in Informative Speaking, 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation, 2nd in Persuasion, and 5th in Pentathalon. The 2nd Place win grants him an invite to the Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) National Tournament in April, the oldest speech competition in the Nation. According to Laura Dickinson, faculty advisor, the icing on the cake was that Virgil, by himself, racked up enough points for SCC to win 6th Place in the State for TEAM sweepstakes, beating out schools that had as many as 15 participants at the conference. Congratulations to Virgil and Laura Dickinson!
SGA students - representing Hunt Club, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary - traveled to St. Petersburg for Florida's SGA State Conference (FJCCSGA) and won the following awards/recognitions:
Many thanks to the students and the faculty and staff who worked with them to achieve these awards!
Interior Design Awards
Nina Kennedy, Satoshi Serizawa and Barbara Philpitt received top honors during the national design competition hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, NKBA. Nina Kennedy also won first for the local chapter, which is an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for the national KBIS show this April.
Two SCC Interior Design students were also honored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at the regional chapter meeting in Pensacola. Lisa DeRoo was nominated to receive the Meredith Lacey Award; and Satoshi Serizawa received a $500 scholarship.
Congratulations to the students, Jill Smith and the Interior Design faculty!
At the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Regional Conference in Nashville, SCC was recognized with an Award of Excellence for the SCC Foundation newsletter "Developments." This is a redesign of the newsletter which represents a great partnership between Michael Garlich's area and Matt Hodge's area. We were in good company with Auburn University and Armstrong Atlantic State University receiving the other awards in our category.
Dr. Marcia Roman was recently notified by the Community College Journal of Research and Practice that her article, "Community College Admission and Student Retention," was accepted by the Journal of College Admission for the Winter 2007 issue. They have also accepted her article, "CCSSE's Retention Index: How Meaningful Is It?" for publication. Congratulations, Dr. Roman!
Jennifer Copp, Gallery Curator, received a Professional Development Grant from the United Arts of Central Florida. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Odham Stokes. Dr. Stokes, humanities professor, has just published An Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema, 2007, on Scarecrow Press.
SCC Artist in Residence, Michael Butrico, recently performed with the world famous Nelson Riddle Orchestra on Sunday January 21, 2007. Considered by many as one of the greatest arrangers in the history of American popular music, Nelson Riddle is well known for his music written for and performed by stars such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, and countless others.
Frank Albritton, Title III director and economics professor, has completed work on his doctorate and is now Dr. Frank Albritton. Congratulations to all!
2007 Governor's Summer Program
SCC's application, titled "What is the Essence of Excellence?" was approved for the 2007 Governor's Summer Program with a grant in the amount of $24,000. Congratulations to Bill Schmidt and Dr. Angela Albert for their efforts!
Many thanks to Dean Elnora Gilchrist and her staff for hosting a superb Heritage Program through the Farmworker's Jobs and Education Department on February 15. The program celebrated African-American History. And thank you to Dede Schaffner for attending the program and the luncheon.
High School Scholarship Awards
It's approaching that time of year again when we invite the Board to present the SCC District Board of Trustees Awards at the local high schools. You will be receiving detailed information from Linda Cowels. Please make time to participate. You won't be sorry!
FACC Trustee Legislative Conference
The FACC Trustee Legislative Conference will be held February 21-22 in Tallahassee. Dr. English and Ms. Schaffner will be representing the Board. Please meet me in the Weldon Administrative parking lot at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning...
ACCT Legislative Summit Conference
Many thanks to Verdell Pugh Horne and Dr. Charles English for attending ACCT's Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., on February 11-13. Comments?
And it was just a month ago that we dedicated the CFADA Professional Automotive Training Facility. Many thanks to all who made SCC shine for that event!
On January 31 and February 1, the Diversity Council held their second retreat. With the assistance of a Franklin-Covey consultant, we explored the many aspects of diversity. The next day, we held an honest conversation with ourselves that is continuing to this day with the assistance of our University of Michigan consultants who were with us last week. They termed us a "college in transition" with the move to our new sites and all the issues that accompany growth. I have pledged to our faculty and staff that we will continue to tackle the hard subjects and truly make this a "great place to work" for everyone.
Please be reminded that the College will be closed from March 12-16 for Spring Break.
Kudos To The SCC Foundation
As noted in the Board packet, the SCC Foundation raised $1,193,623 this past year which is eligible for 879,912 in State Match. This is an increase over last year and will result in nearly $900,000 in additional funds for the Foundation. Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Matt Hodge and the SCC Foundation and all of our faculty and staff donors!
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