Grant Champions

Because grants provide valuable resources to support a variety of needs and visions here at Seminole State, being awarded a grant is an accomplishment worthy of recognition! Listed below are just a few notable Grant Champions who are serving as committed leaders at all levels in grant-funded projects and initiatives involving various departments.

July 2012

Congratulations to Michael Staley, dean of the School of Engineering, Design and Construction, Tony Ruggiero, associate dean of construction, design and apprenticeship, and their faculty and staff for being awarded a new three-year grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program! Titled "Career Pathways in Construction, Architectural Engineering, and Design Technology," the grant provides $857,494 in support to enhance and expand academic pathways in fields such as Building Construction Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology, Architectural Design, and Drafting and Design Technology. This is the largest NSF grant that the College has ever received! Under Mike and Tony's leadership, with additional strong coordination support from Sharla Rabin, grant activities will include:

  • Reaching out to Lyman High School students and collaborating with teachers to offer students discipline-specific academic planning, along with learning opportunities in disciplines related to the targeted programs
  • Strengthening articulated education and career entry and exit points designed to maximize the number of students who complete a STEM-related associate degree (or higher) to facilitate economic development
  • Establishing new strategies to facilitate student retention and completion in the targeted programs

Congratulations to Angela Kersenbrock, associate vice president of the School of Career and Professional Programs, and her team for being awarded a new Perkins grant from the Florida Department of Education! Perkins grant funds totaling $1,078,078 will provide support for new and continuing workforce training programs under the leadership of Angela, with additional coordination provided by Donna Lenahan and Pam Ocasek. This is the first year that Seminole State's Perkins grant has cracked the $1 million mark!

Congratulations to Terri Daniels, dean of the School of Academic Foundations, and her team for receiving a new $389,256 grant from the Florida Department of Education Adult General Education program! These funds will provide support for a variety of programs and services designed to improve student literacy skill levels, enabling them to obtain employment or pursue further education.

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