Mini-Grant Recipients

Fall 2013

  • Linda Gregory and Denise Richardson (Academic Advising and Counseling): $1,816.78 for Express Advising – Reaching Students Beyond the Office Walls - Tablets/Ultrabooks
  • Vanessa Wynn (Adult High School): $1,833.86 for iPad Integration into Teaching and Learning
  • Inshan P. Edoo (Automotive): $1,849 for PicoQuad 4000 PC-Based Oscilloscope
  • Debbie Barr, Terina Nusinov (Biological Science): $2,000 for Mitochondrion Models to Improve Learning Outcomes for General Biology Students
  • Jonathan Andrews (Biological Science): $2,000 for Model Purchase for Anatomy and Physiology
  • Laila Nimri, Ph.D. (Biological Science): $2,000 for Magnificent Sarcomeres Models
  • Dan Johnson (Fine and Performing Arts): $1,430 for Music Stands for Seminole State Instrumental Ensembles
  • Richard Harmon (Fine and Performing Arts): $1,448.06 for Exhibition System to Aid Recruitment Efforts
  • Michael Santiago (Healthcare Programs): $1,251.45 for Respiratory Care Equipment Laboratory
  • Cheryl Cicotti (Nursing AS): $2,000 for ATI Nursing Education Summit Conference Fees
  • Carlos Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,720 for Updating of Laboratory Equipment - LabQuest 2 Standalone Interface
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $1,264 for pH Sensor Replacement
  • Carissa Baker (Quality Enhancement Plan): $700 for World Book Night 2014 Participant Materials
  • Tracy Harbin (Social Sciences): $1,023.24 for Making Yoga Class Accessible Supplies
  • Courtney Miller (Women's Softball): $2,000 for Rowing Machines for Cardio Workout Room

Spring 2013

  • Paul Luby (Arts and Communication): $2,000 for a Rear projection screen for the Fine Arts Theatre
  • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communication): $1,000 for Student Travel Support for the United States Institute of Theatre Technology
  • Inshan P. Edoo (Automotive): $1,722 for a MaxiDAS Scan Tool
  • Kevin Konecny and Kerri Smith (Center for Global Engagement):  $1,000 for Rosetta Stone Foreign Language Training for International Study/Travel
  • Mary Lou Hilbert (Health Professions): $375 for Attendance fees for the Florida Health Information Management Annual Conference
  • Eden Donahou and Barbara Lott (Mathematics): $1,000 for Achievement in Mathematics! Activity Kit Creation Equipment
  • Anne Matthew (Office Systems): $1,198.5 for Interactive eLearning Software with Character Bundle
  • Doug Engel (Physical Science): $785.62 for Physical Science Demonstration Equipment
  • Dr. Sherry Savrda (Physical Science): $1,199 for Clickers for an Interactive Physics Classroom
  • Michael Santiago (Respiratory Therapy): $1,570.91 for Respiratory Care Lab Equipment
  • Dr. Terri Daniels, Mr. Frank Bonjione, Dr. Dan Scott (School of Academic Foundations): $1,992 for “Florida Ready to Work” Credential Assessment Fee Waivers
  • Susan Aten (School of Academic Foundations): $2,000 for Production Equipment for an Interactive Video Curriculum
  • Wendy Allison (School of Academic Foundations): $1,227 for Clickers for Classroom Use

Fall 2012

  • Evodney Speed (Altamonte Campus Administration): $855 for Science Models for ASC
  • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communication): $900 for Match Gift for Student Travel Support for United States Institute of Theatre Technology
  • Jay Spalding (Arts and Communication): $1,000 for Equipment to Create Digital Student Portfolios
  • David Engroff (Automotive):  $2,000 for Automotive Oscilloscope - "bringing diagnostics into the 21st century"
  • Anne M. Matthew (Business and Legal Studies): $294 for Wireless Input Devices
  • Marvin R. Plasco (Business and Legal Studies): $424 for Mock Trial Team Handbooks
  • Amy Kirkland and Robert Goetz (Center for Economic Development): $750 for Matching Gift to Support Student Entrepreneurs in the Startup Weekend Experience
  • Victoria Ackerman (Digital Media): $1,350 for New Three-Dimensional Printer Materials
  • Marshall Bryant (Disability Support Services): $2,000 for DaVinci All-In-One Magnifier
  • Wilma Hodges (eLearning): $1,600 for Tablet Testing and Support Equipment for eLearning
  • Angel J. Nater and Robert A. Schlussler (Emergency Medical Services):  $599 for Electronic Patient Care Report Pilot Project
  • Rachel Braaten (English): $898 for Language Lesson CD-Roms
  • Nina Morway (English Language Studies): $1,830 for Elmo Document Cameras (3) for Oviedo ESOL Classrooms
  • Kelly A. Smith (Humanities): $180 for DVD and details: Using PBS DVD's to add to lecture on areas of discussion in AMH 2010, AMH 2020, and AMH 2090
  • Barbara Lott (Mathematics): $1,000 for Maximize Your Math Potential! Study Skills Workbooks
  • Sue Kellicut (Mathematics): $239 for Development Math II Lab Activity Materials
  • Karen Schwitters (Mathematics): $800 for Tablet PC for Online Classes
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $1,109 for Laboratory Balance Replacements
  • Tod Benedict (Physical Sciences): $300 for Oceanography Field Studies pH Pens
  • Doug Engel (Physical Sciences): $1,909 for Liquid Nitrogen Dispenser
  • Michael Santiago (Respiratory Therapy): $1,306 for Pediatric Laboratory Equipment
  • Jacquelyn Thompson (Student Affairs): $1,564 for Student Affairs Turning Point Training Integration

Spring 2012

  • Joseph Huston (Academic Success Center): $1,032 for Anatomy and Biology Models
  • Dianna Campbell (Arts and Communication): $389 to attend the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference
  • Jay Spalding (Arts and Communication): $1,916 for an Olympic Kiln for the Art Department (Ceramics Lab)
  • Paul Luby (Arts and Communication): $777 for a Scene Shop Panel Saw
  • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communication): $780 for Southeast Theatre Conference Student Scholarships
  • David Taylor (Biological Science): $1,727 for Anatomical Models
  • Richard Gonzalez Diaz (Biological Science): $1,000 for Microscopic Slides to Teach Tissue Histology in Anatomy and Physiology I and II at the Oviedo Campus
  • Jordan Camenker (Business and Legal Studies): $500 for Preparation Materials for the Seminole State College Mock Trial Team
  • Disability Support Services (DSS): $2,500 total for three projects:
    • Elyse Jacobs (Disability Support Services): Live Scribe Smartpens
    • Marshall Bryant (Disability Support Services): Screen Reader Software
    • Stacy Wheeler (Disability Support Services): UbiDuo Communication Device
  • Angel J. Nater (Emergency Medical Services): $1,000 for Two-Way Communication Equipment
  • William Schmidt (English): $900 for Printing Supplies for the Photography Club and New Photojournalism Course
  • Elizabeth Gombash (Grants Development): $900 for Washington, D.C. Visit with Federal Program Officers of Funders
  • Debra Socci and David Telleria (Honors Institute and Career Development Center): $750 for a College Transfer Trips Initiative
  • Mark Morgan (Institutional Effectiveness and Research): $300 for Student Bookstore Vouchers for the "Tell Us Like It Is" and Graduation Survey
  • Lori Theodore (Nursing): $1,299 for the Institutional License for NurseTim Webinars
  • Carlos L. Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,000 for Vernier LabQuest 2 and Vernier SpectroVis Plus Equipment
  • Derek Demeter and Michael McConville (Physical Sciences): $1,439 for Planetarium Video Recording and Production Equipment
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $640 for Periodic Table Charts
  • Michael Santiago (Respiratory Therapy): $1,996 for Neonatal Upgrade Ventilator Software
  • Eve Hudson (Student Recruitment and Admissions): $2,000 for Campus Tours Golf Cart

Fall 2011

  • Marshall Bryant (Disability Support Services): $1,988 for text-conversion equipment and software
  • Dianna Campbell (Arts and Communications): $1,975 for a keyboard for off-campus performances
  • Ashley Dammer (Student Recruitment and Admissions): $1,000 for tablets for prospective-student functions
  • Derek Demeter and Michael McConville (Planetarium): $1,678 for planetarium equipment
  • Cynthia Godby (ABE/GED): $1,207 for a smart cart and projector for laptop classroom use
  • Elyse Jacobs (Disability Support Services): $1,600 for Livescribe pens
  • Amy Kirkland (Center for Economic Development): $1,000 for a student small business/entrepreneur expo
  • Margaret A. Klingele (Biological Sciences): $1,255 for anatomy and physiology human body models
  • Anne M. Matthew (Business and Legal Studies): $1,362 for MimioTeach systems
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $1,540 for Vernier LabPro interface
  • Stacy Wheeler (Disability Support Services): $1,800 for a digital voice recorder

Spring 2011 

    • Susan Behel (Biological Sciences): $232 to purchase biotechnology textbooks for curriculum development. 
    • Mercedes Bermejo (Student Success Services): $500 to create and print first-time-in-college informational brochures for the Heathrow Campus.
    • Cheryl Cicotti (Nursing): $2,000 to host a nursing workshop about the need for evidence-based practice in nursing education.
    • Karen Feldman (English): $865 to organize and execute a comprehensive Fall Term 2011 orientation session for English adjunct faculty members.
    • Nathaniel Ferguson (Career Development Center): $1,759 to fund a new networking employer workshop event at the Heathrow Campus.
    • Julie Galassini and John Scarpino (Enrollment Services and Registrar): $900 to host on-site team development and training activities for Student Administration Tech team members.
    • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communications): $1,000 to purchase LED lighting instruments.
    • Wilma Hodges (Distance Learning): $750 to host a faculty presentation and training session about technology in education.
    • Sandy Keeter (Computer Programming and Analysis): $500 to fund IT career events on campus.
    • Susan Kellicut (Mathematics): $300 to purchase Mathematical Association of America books, which will be used to create tests for the annual math contest.
    • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $1,000 to purchase the Vernier LabPro interface for chemistry lab computer data collection.
    • Mark Morgan (Institutional Research): $350 to provide Seminole State Bookstore vouchers for students who complete the Tell Us Like It Is Student Experiences Survey.
    • Angel Nater (Emergency Medical Services): $750 to cover conference registration fees for the 10th annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Center Conference.
    • Ashley Navarro (Social Sciences): $600 to purchase printed and digital materials that support the development of a new Seminole State course, called Children in School: Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues.
    • Laila Nimri (Biological Sciences): $1,075 to purchase compact bone models.
    • Gordon Pleasants (Criminal Justice): $475 to purchase crime scene investigation supplies for use in hands-on practicum.
    • Jeri Rogers (Mathematics): $500 to fund Brain Bowl scholarships.
    • Sheron Rowe (Nursing): $750 to cover Student Nurses Association members' registration fees for the 60th anniversary National Student Nurses Association Convention.
    • William Schmidt (English): $750 to purchase printing supplies for digital photography classes.
    • Cheryl Sherlock (Adult Education): $1,420 to purchase Mimio interactive whiteboard technology.
    • Uma Singh and Amee Mehta (Biological Sciences): $500 to purchase slides and models for parasitology and human disease lab study.
    • Cheryl Smith (Arts and Communications): $625 to purchase security locks and stanchions to protect artwork displays.
    • Travis Spaulding (Assessment and Testing): $660 to install student lockers in the Assessment and Testing Center.
    • Carlos Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,000 to purchase burettes and centrifuges for chemistry labs and classes.
    • Evodney Speed (Academic Success Center): $525 to purchase a dissectible model of the human torso.
    • Stephen Summers (Physical Sciences): $800 to purchase instructional DVDs and licenses for use in meteorology and climatology classes.
    • Carlos Vasquez (Automotive): $1,000 to purchase hand-held automotive communication scan advisor tools and vehicle code readers.

      Fall 2010 

      • Cheryl Cantwell and Eden Donahou(Mathematics): $1,950 to purchase 15 Livescribe Smartpens, which will increase online access to supplemental mathematics instruction.
         
      • Ashley Dammer(Recruitment and Admissions): $1,000 toward the rental of shuttle buses, which will be used during Decision Day to give prospective students tours of the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
      • Lisette Guillen-Dolby(Career Development Center): $1,000 toward the cost of bringing Lisa Maile to campus to present her seminar, "Professional Image: Your Strongest First Impression," to all interested students.
      • Richard Harmon(Arts and Communications): $1,120 to purchase a white scrim drop for the Fine Arts Theatre.
      • Joseph Huston(Academic Success Center): $195.85 to purchase a Livescribe Echo Smartpen and accessories for the recording and sharing of tutoring sessions.
      • Christy King(Career Development Center): $1,500 toward the Spring 2011 Etiquette Dinner.
      • Amy Kirkland(Information Technology): $500 to purchase technology gadgets for IT classes and events.
      • Stori Lauritzen(Arts and Communications): $1,000 toward registration fees for technical theater students attending the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's Conference and Stage Exposition.
      • Bill Lee Jr.(Criminal Justice): $986.69 to purchase a firearms target system for law enforcement and corrections certification courses.
      • Kathleen Lynch(Academic Success Center): $732.91 to purchase anatomy and physiology charts, flash booklets and muscle models.
      • Angel Nater(Emergency Medical Services): $1,100 toward the purchase of portable radios for communications training in the EMT and Paramedic programs.
      • Robin Parker(Arts and Communications): $1,400 to purchase a K. Kawai Console Piano for music student rehearsals.
      • Jeri Rogers(Mathematics): $1,750 to fund Brain Bowl scholarships.
      • Debra Socci(Honors Institute): $1,531 to help establish an honors ambassadorship/peer mentoring program.
      • Jay Spalding(Arts and Communications): $1,521.60 to purchase a new kiln for the College's ceramics studio.
      • Evodney Speed(Academic Success Center): $405 to purchase five dry erase boards and accessories, which will facilitate group study and tutoring interaction.
      • Kathryn Steinhaus(Humanities and History): $1,000 to fund a museum field trip for the Humanities Program in order to encourage students' cultural development.
      • Diana Wenzel(Physical Science): $1,300 to purchase hand-held flowmeters, which will be used during Introduction to Oceanography course field trips.
      • Melinda White(Information Technology): $1,200 to host the second annual Hot New Technologies Expo, an all-day event.
      • Lori Wolff(Arts and Communications): $1,800 to purchase a permanent artwork storage unit for the Fine Arts Gallery.

       Spring 2010

      • Dianna Campbell (Fine Arts/Music): $1,400 to purchase four choral microphones.
      • Samuel Gaustad (Humanities): $1,376 to purchase ResponseCard technology for interactive humanities classes.
      • Richard Harmon (Fine Arts/Theater): $900 to purchase two Smart Move DMX gobo rotators, which will be used to create kinetic lighting effects for productions.
      • Christy King (Career Development Center): $2,000 to purchase a subscription to Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, a Web-based resource for career research and employment-strategy development.
      • Paul Luby (Fine Arts/Theater): $1,118 to purchase backstage monitor speakers that will allow student performers to hear orchestral accompaniment more easily during shows and rehearsals.
      • Kathleen Lynch (Academic Success Center): $788 to purchase two models for anatomy and physiology tutoring.
      • Angel Nater (Emergency Medical Services): $2,000 to purchase furniture and materials for paramedic simulation lab.
      • Maxine Oliver (Safety and Security): $1,500 to purchase six parking lot blockades.
      • Robin Parker (Fine Arts/Music): $2,000 to purchase music stands and a cart for performances.
      • Lauralee Quick (Oviedo Campus Student Success Services): $1,979 to purchase and install a wall-mounted television, DVD player and presentation stand, which will be used to notify students of upcoming academic deadlines and other important information.
      • Nana Robertson (Early Childhood Education): $602 to purchase equipment for Montessori certificate training.
      • William Schmidt (English): $2,000 to purchase paper, ink and other printing supplies.
      • Nikki Trotter (Career Development Center): $1,800 to host a business and networking event for students.
      • Lisa Valentino (Oviedo Campus Administration): $1,847 to purchase and install a 55-inch, wall-mounted television for the Oviedo Campus Student Center.
      • Christine Wright (Business and Legal Studies): $600 to purchase accommodations, gifts, prizes and meals for the 2010 Florida Association of Accounting Educators conference.

      Fall 2009

      • Derek Demeter (Physical Science): $1,500 to purchase two graphics cards for the planetarium as well as licenses for DomeXF video editing software and AutoDesk Education Suite 2010.
      • Richard Harmon (Fine and Performing Arts): $2,000 to purchase a seamless rear-projection screen for the Fine Arts Theatre.
      • Susan Kellicut (Mathematics): $1,827 to purchase additional lab activity materials for basic and intermediate algebra classes.
      • Christy King (Career Development Center): $1,540 to host the Spring 2010 etiquette dinner.
      • Kathleen Lynch (Academic Success Center): $645 to purchase anatomy and physiology models.
      • Liz Lawson (ABE/GED): $500 to purchase bus passes for students who do not have other means of transportation.
      • Kim Maznicki (Biology): $2,000 toward the purchase of a laminar flow hood for use in Biotechnology II lab exercises.
      • Joni Miller (Distance Learning): $780 to purchase seven Elluminate Publish! software licenses.
      • Michael Miller (Physical Science): $2,000 to purchase SpectroVis Spectrometer units, which will replace Spectronic-20 units.
      • Angel Nater (Fire Science/EMS): $2,000 to purchase a hospital bed, oxygen wall outlets and other props for the EMS simulation lab.
      • Lenny Portelli (Information Technology): $2,000 to help fund the 2010 Technology Festival, which is scheduled for Jan. 31.
      • Nana Robertson (Early Childhood Education): $1,998 to purchase Montessori teaching equipment and a wheeled cabinet.
      • Diana Wenzel (Physical Science): $1,704 to purchase three battery-operated, field-durable compound binocular microscopes for Introduction to Oceanography courses.

      Spring 2009

      • Sofronio Agustin and Marisol de Jesus Berrios (Biology): $2,000 toward the purchase of an Air Clean System and cart, to be used in applied mycology lab exercises.
      • William Elshoff and Irene Paino (Adult Education): $1,000 for equipment and materials to promote Pathways to Professions options among adult high school students. 
      • Richard Harmon (Theatre): $2,000  to purchase LED lighting instruments.
      • James Henry (Biology): $2,000 toward the purchase of an Isotemp laboratory refrigerator, to be used in microbiology courses.
      • Barbara Hunnicutt (Biology): $2,000 to purchase a Vascular System Model for anatomy and physiology courses.
      • Michael Kappers (Information Technology): $2,000 to purchase industry-based training materials for digital media students.
      • Susan Kellicut and Cheryl Cantwell (Mathematics): $764.25 for intermediate algebra lab materials.
      • Christy King (Career Development Center): $1,300 to host Fall 2009 etiquette dinner, which will provide students with etiquette training for business and social events.
      • Kathleen Lynch (Academic Success Center): $600 toward the purchase of tutoring materials.
      • Michael Miller (Physical Science): $2,000 to purchase SpectroVis Spectrometer units.
      • Mark Morgan (Institutional Research): $600 to provide bookstore vouchers for students who complete the Tell Us Like It Is Student Experiences Survey.
      • Nancy Sautter (Career Development Center): $1,000 to purchase the Perfect Interview Resume Creator and expand the College's online career services.
      • William Schmidt (English): $2,000 to purchase a MacBook Pro computer with on-the-go video editing for students in the Television and Digital Cinema Program.
      • Melinda White (Information Technology): $750 to offset expenses for student networking events with industry professionals.

      Fall 2008

      • Wendy Allison (English Language Studies): $400 for a News for You newspaper subscription for ESOL students.
      • Laura Ross (Honors Institute): $1,800 toward scholarships for students in the College's Travel Study Program.
      • Ashley Navarro (Social Sciences): $1,765.19 for digital cameras and memory cards to be used in Teaching with Technology courses.
      • Christy King (Career Development Center): $1,300 for the Spring 2009 etiquette dinner, which will provide students with etiquette training for business and social events.
      • Ellen Orr (Office Administration): $543.12 for headsets with microphones to be used in computer lab classrooms.
      • Angel Nater (Fire Science/EMS): $2,000 for a Physio Control LifePak 12 cardiac monitor maintenance plan.
      • Thor Bjornsson (Automotive): $1,771.56 for Qwizdom remotes, a host and software to be used in the classroom for the College's automotive Dual Enrollment Program.
      • Julie Elliott (Disability Support Services): $885.75 for adaptive math materials to benefit visually impaired students.
      • Patry English (Counseling): $1,500 toward developing materials for First-Time-in-College Parent Orientation.
      • Jeri Rogers (Honors Institute): $378.57 for academic support and German language learning materials for students attending the Salzburg Seminar in Austria.
      • Joe Huston (Academic Success Center): $1,700 toward the Men on the Move Program's college preparation math workshops.
      • Dianna Campbell (Fine Arts/Music): $1,950 to cover travel expenses for FCCAA Music Symposium attendees.
      • Marge Thompson (Nursing): $2,000 to purchase a pediatric syringe pump for the Moore Center for Healthcare nursing simulation lab.
      • Diana Wenzel (Physical Science): $2,000 for salinity measuring instruments to be used in oceanography courses.

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