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Seminole State College
Did you know...Seminole Junior College was founded on July 1, 1965. The name was changed to Seminole State College of Florida on Sept. 21, 2009.
Presidential Report February 19, 2008
Joint School Board Meeting
Many thanks to each of you for the great joint meeting last week with Seminole County Public Schools. As you could tell there are some incredible initiatives that are taking place that will make a real difference in the success of Seminole County students. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Carol Hawkins and Dr. Jim Henningsen for their leadership roles in this effort.
Student Government Associations
The Student Government Associations at SCC scored big time at the recent Florida Junior Community College Student Government Association (FJCCSGA) Annual Conference: (1) Altamonte Springs SGA - "One Star" Recognition; (2) Oviedo SGA - "Five Star" Recognition; and (3) Sanford/Lake Mary SGA - "Five Star" Recognition. SCC was recognized as the "Best College" in the district in the area of community service and received an honorable mention for the Student Leadership Institute. Scott Johnson received the "Impact Player" award as the student who excelled in making a difference, districtwide, for his community service work. Scott was also elected the District II Coordinator for 2008-09. Teresa Clark won First Place in the Talent Show for her singing ability. Mauricio Garcia was recognized as the Best Advisor in District II. Congratulations to all!
Florida African American Education Alliance Awards (FAAEA)
Dr. Heather Edwards, SCC mathematics professor, was named College Teacher of the Year by the Florida African American Education Alliance at their awards ceremony on Jan. 20. SCC student Carl Runyon was named the Student of the Year at the same ceremony. They competed statewide in a university, college and community college competition. The FAAEA awards are designed to applaud the successes of minority students, teachers, administrators and community leaders in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Five faculty members from SCC were finalists: Vanetta Grier-Felix; Barbara Lott; Barbara Hunnicutt; Dr. Annye Refoe; and Linda Gregory. Congratulations to all!
SCC Alumna Nominated for Writers Guild Award
Paula Pell, a 1983 SCC graduate and current head writer for "Saturday Night Live," was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in the comedy/variety series category, but lost to "The Colbert Report" during a ceremony held in NYC in early February. Pell is only the second female head writer in SNL's 33-year history.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
SCC had 15 students with five first place wins, four second place wins; two third place wins and two fifth place wins at the recent Phi Beta Lambda District Competition. The State Conference is scheduled for April 10-12. Special thanks to Professors Sherry Jenkins, Tom Walker, Ellen Orr, Lee McCain, Sandy Keeter, Judy Brierley and George Bernard for participating as judges. Congratulations to all!
The Lady Raiders Basketball Team is 25-2. They are ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Florida Conference, No. 2 in the State, and No. 7 in the nation. The men's basketball team is currently 18-8 and ranked no. 2 in Conference and no. 7 in the State. And our Women's Golf Team is no. 4 in the nation with competition due to start in March. WOW!
Many thanks to Dede and Chris for attending the renaming of the baseball field in honor of Jack Pantelias. What a wonderful ceremony!
Political Science Professor Michael Hoover's essay, "Suffrage," will appear in the The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World to be published in March by the Oxford University Press. Congratulations, Michael!
Nursing Test Scores
We can be very proud of our nursing RN graduates. In recent testing, SCC's average was 89.47, exceeding the state average of 82.97. And, in terms of our sister institutions, we outscored UCF, Florida Hospital, VCC, and LSCC. Congratulations to our new Director of Nursing, Cheryl Cicotti, and our nursing staff and graduates!
SCC student Chris Carter, who is also the Director of Operations of Invacare Corporation, a manufacturer of healthcare beds, respiratory equipment, sleep apnea machines and nursing home furniture located in Sanford, helped SCC secure nearly $45,000 in equipment for the new healthcare labs at the Altamonte Springs Campus. Carter met with the SCC Foundation and healthcare department heads to develop a wish list of items needed for the new Altamonte Springs Campus. Chris was instrumental in having his company donate products such as oximeters, hospital beds, walkers and wheelchairs.
The College will be closed for Spring Break from March 10-14.
The March Board meeting will be held on a Monday, March 24, at 5 p.m., here in the Board Room.
The Dream Auction is this Saturday night at the Lake Mary Marriott. Entertainment will be provided by Capitol Steps, who should be quite entertaining in this election year.
Today, the House and Senate leadership agreed on proposed cuts to this year's education budget. The number for community colleges would be 32 percent, which is less than the Governor's current four percent holdback.
As you know, we have agreed not to pursue offering baccalaureate degrees unless there is a specific community need. In that case, UCF would have the first right of refusal to offer what has been identified as necessary in the Central Florida area. I'd like to have some discussion with the Board on the potential for us to pursue a baccalaureate in Interior Design. Dr. Hawkins will provide some background information.
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