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Did you know...Seminole State now offers five bachelor's degrees. You can apply for these high-demand degrees as a freshman or as a junior.
Presidential Report November 12, 2007
Congratulations to our Newest Legislator!
Congratulations are in order for Chris Dorworth, SCC's Board Chair, and now a member of Florida's House of Representatives!
Central Florida's Youngest Public Official
Alexandra Bunker, 18 and an SCC Honor student, was recently appointed to the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Because of her lobbying efforts with the Wekiva, Governor Bush invited her to speak at the official signing of the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act in 2004. SCC is proud to have such a young advocate and public official representing the County and us.
Medical Transcription Program
SCC's Medical Transcription (MT) Program is the first in Florida to receive approval by a national professional consortium. Endorsement by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association for Heathcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), allows SCC graduates to be eligible for a federal-registered apprenticeship program. The approval designation also assures healthcare providers that graduates of SCC's MT program have the skills needed for success in entry-level medical transcription positions. Congratulations to Susan Dooley and the MT staff!
Legal Assisting Accreditation Report
Professor Jonathan Green has submitted the completed American Bar Association accreditation self-study report for the Legal Assisting area. This was an incredible feat since it was Jon's first time doing anything like this. Congratulations, Professor Green!
SCC's Nursing Department is proud to announce a 91 percent pass rate on the state licensing exam by our graduates. The state average is 86 percent and the average for community college graduates is 84 percent. This is certainly validation that SCC has one of the best Nursing Programs in Florida. Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff!
Dr. Matt Hodge is one of two prize winners for his article, "Funding Source, Board Involvement Techniques, and Financial Vulnerability in Nonprofit Organizations: A Test of Resource Independence." The paper was published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership was selected to receive the annual Editor's Prize for best scholarly paper. Matt will be splitting the $1,000 cash award which he will receive in Atlanta on Nov. 16. Congratulations, Matt!
Political Science Professor Michael Hoover presented a paper entitled "Reconsidering Kennedy and Civil Rights" at Jackson State University's Fall Symposium on "Future Directions in Civil Rights Research." Professor Hoover's research is a product of the academic year he spent as 2006-07 Scholar-in-Residence at the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute for Citizenship and Democracy at Jackson State. Congratulations, Professor Hoover!
SCC received two grants totaling $427,504 from the Florida Department of Education that will help fund areas where jobs are in demand. A $263,794 grant will help SCC add faculty, staff and needed equipment for the expansion of the Nursing Program. The second grant for $163,710 will help SCC develop its professional development program for public school teachers. The grants will help SCC add at least eight positions, including five faculty positions.
SCC also received a $65,806 grant that will be used to help educate childcare professionals and help improve early childhood literacy and math skills. Nana Robertson, professor and program manager of the Early Childhood Education Program, stated that they are hoping to make parents aware of the importance of reading to their children so all children are on the same page as they start school.
Congratulations to all who worked on these grants! I know that it was a team effort!
The College will be closed Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving Break.
Just a reminder that the Nurses Pinning will take place Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.; Law Enforcement Graduation will take place that evening at 7 p.m. On Dec. 13, we will host our GED Graduation at 7:30 p.m. Commencement will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 preceded by a dinner with the speaker at 6:30 p.m.
December Board Meeting
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