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22 projects selected for Foundation Mini-Grants

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors recently announced its fall 2012 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 22 faculty and staff projects totaling $22,900 in support.

 

The recipients are:

  • 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

Since 2006, a total of $296,168 has been awarded to support mini-grant requests! The Foundation's Mini-Grant Program was created to provide full-time faculty and staff with financing for projects not supported by their regular department budgets. Awards are funded by Presidents' Club donations, and a committee of members from the Foundation Board of Directors select the recipients.

There were 38 submissions for fall Mini-Grants, totaling $53,438 in requests. All funds allocated for fall 2012 must be expended or encumbered by Sept. 30, 2013. Additional awards are planned for the spring, with a request for applications expected to be sent campuswide in April. For more information, please call Maureen Preuss at 407.708.2429.

 

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