Honors News

Honors student wins $30,000 JKC scholarship

(April  16, 2014)  Gabriella Nicholas, a student in the Grindle Honors Institute, is Seminole State's eighth winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship is considered the top prize awarded to transfer students, work up to $90,000  over three years.  Read more.

Honors alumna to attend Cambridge

(May 3, 2013) Seminole State College  alumna Tatiana Viecco is on her way to Cambridge University in England to earn a master’s in engineering. Read more. 

Pi Lambda honors student earns national award

(April 26, 2012) At the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Convention in Jacksonville, Seminole State honors student Mary “Raven” Anderson was one of 30 students nationwide – and one of only three in Florida – to win a Distinguished Chapter Member Award. Seminole State's Pi Lambda was also named a Distinguished Chapter. Read more.

Student wins $30,000 transfer scholarship

(April 25, 2012) Seminole State College honors student Charles Bilyue is one of only 60 students in the country to be named a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar for 2012. He is Seminole State's seventh consecutive winner of the $30,000 annual award. Read more.

Honors student wins prestigious scholarship

(April 11, 2012) Seminole State sophomore Juan Robayo has been named to the 2011 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and was featured in USA Today on Monday, April 11. Read more.

Seminole State grad shares success tips in book

(March 29, 2012) Seminole State College graduate Isa Adney is paying it forward with a new book and receiving national attention, including accolades from the White House. Read more.

Brain Bowl Team takes 3rd place in state event

(March 29, 2012) Seminole State College’s Brain Bowl team took third place out of 10 teams invited to compete at the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Tournament in Ocala. Seminole State finished with a 7-2 record. Read more.

Five students named to All-Florida Academic Team

(March 2, 2012) Five Seminole State College of Florida honors students have been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team. Read more.

Brain Bowl team wins FCSAA regional competition

(Feb. 15, 2012) For the third straight year, Seminole State's Brain Bowl team won all of its games and won the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Regional Brain Bowl Tournament. Read more.

Honors student named Leaders of Promise scholar

(Dec. 21, 2011) Seminole State sophomore Christopher Posey has won a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship through the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Read more.

'Whiz Kid' coaches fellow students on finance

(Oct. 27, 2011) Seminole State College honors student Danny Singh, who gained attention earlier for his financial savvy, is hoping to share his knowledge with his fellow students. Read more.

Two honors students selected for NASA program

(Oct. 5, 2011) Matthew Hopper and Brandon Carpenter are among just 48 students nationwide selected to develop a prototype Mars rover at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Read more.

Edwin Pérez-Lange wins Hispanic Heritage Scholarship

(Sept. 28, 2011) Edwin Pérez-Lange is one of 18 students in Central Florida to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando. Read more.

Students travel the globe with Seminole State

(July 2, 2011) Seminole State students, faculty, staff and community members explored destinations around the world as part of the College's 2011 Travel Study programs. Read more.

Honors student to spend summer on Capitol Hill

(May 26, 2011) Sebastian Sanchez is one of only 35 students nationwide to be selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Congressional Internship Program. Read more.

Daniel Leon named Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

(May 4, 2011) The honors student is one of only 60 students in the nation to win a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship for 2011. Read more.

Student to help NASA develop robotic rovers

(May 3, 2011) Brian Webb is one of 80 students selected to take part in NASA's National Community College Aerospace Scholars program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Read more.

Two students selected for global seminar

(April 26, 2011) Amanda Palmeira and Lauren Vinson will travel to Austria as part of the Salzburg Global Seminar's International Study Program. The students will join scholars from across the United States to study what it means to be a "global citizen." Read more.

Honors student wins prestigious scholarship

(April 11, 2011) Juan Robayo has been named to the 2011 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and was featured in USA Today. Read more.

Students named to PTK All-Florida Academic Team

(March 24, 2011) Seminole State students Ryan Genslinger, Daniel Leon and Juan Robayo were recognized for their accomplishments during the annual Florida PTK Regional Convention. Read more.

Honors student receives Guistwhite Scholarship

(March 23, 2011) Daniel Leon is one of only 20 students across the country to be named a 2011 Guistwhite Scholar. He will receive a medallion and a $5,000 scholarship for his baccalaureate studies. Read more.

Honors professor named FCA Teacher of the Year

(Nov. 12, 2010) The Florida Communication Association recently named Honors Oratory Professor Laura Dickinson its Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Florida college or university faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching. Read more.

Veteran enrollment jumps 20 percent

(Nov. 7, 2010) More than 600 veterans, including science diploma student Ashley Woodrow, are using their VA education benefits at Seminole State. Read more.

Honors student can add researcher to resume

(Oct. 26, 2010) Michael Myerson, a self-described nerd, explored his interest in computer programming and business intelligence as part of a highly competitive summer internship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Read more.

Programs take students around the world

(July 14, 2010) Several honors students journeyed abroad in 2010 as part of Seminole State College's Travel Study programs. Itineraries included stops in India, Italy and Greece. Read more.

Dr. Laura Ross named Dean of Arts and Sciences

(June 2, 2010) The former director of the Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute assumed her new position on June 1. Dr. Debbie Socci will serve as interim Honors Institute director for the 2010-11 academic year. Read more.

Honors student wins $30,000 transfer scholarship

(April 30, 2010) Colombia native Tatiana Viecco is one of only 40 students in the country to win a 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. She will use the funds to pursue joint bachelor's-master's degrees in industrial engineering at the University of Central Florida. Read more.




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