Inspire Today. Impact Tomorrow.

The faculty, staff, and students of Seminole State College are proud to announce a series of events and community service projects in honor and recognition of the Inauguration.

Dr. Lorenz's primary goals are for the College to continue to shine academically; provide a launch pad for students wanting to continue their education or those students looking to start or advance their careers; serve as a nexus and resource for the community; and facilitate connections and engagement between schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, chambers, and business and industry.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund Drive

In honor of Dr. Lorenz's Inauguration, a Student Emergency Assistance Fund Drive has been established. The fund helps Seminole State students overcome temporary financial obstacles by providing the resources they need to stay in school and achieve their educational goals.

Collegewide Events

  • March 18- March 29
    Stockpile the Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry
    The lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food and hygiene items is common at colleges and universities across the country. To help out Seminole State students in need, the Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry has been established. Help us stockpile the pantry by contributing non-perishable, shelf-stable items and hygiene items. Items Needed
    Donation box locations:
    • Altamonte Springs

      Student Services lobby

    • Heathrow

      Student Services

    • Oviedo

      Student Services lobby

    • Sanford/Lake Mary

      Advising & Counseling office – SC 142
      Student Services lobby – SC 101
      Grindle Honors Institute – V004
      Public Safety lobby – Public Safety Building

  • March 18-22
    Best in Show Alumni Artists
    The exhibition is a collection of the finest selected works done by Seminole State Alumni, created in the art studio courses. These include photography, drawing, painting, and ceramics.
  • March 22: Inauguration Day
    Join us for the installation of Dr. Georgia Lorenz as Seminole State’s third President in the College's 53-year history.
  • March 22: Alumni Lapel Pin Distribution
    Inspired by the Inauguration of Dr. Lorenz, the Seminole State Alumni Association is introducing Alumni Lapel Pins. Alumni attendees at the ceremony are encouraged to check in with the Alumni Association to receive their pin. With a focused goal on facilitating connections and engagement, we hope that the alumni lapel pin encourages our alumni to tell others about their Seminole State experience and connect with other alumni in our community.
  • March 26: Final Bow Graduation Recitals
    Student Music Majors in their final semester of study present a Graduation recital in their chosen field of study. The recital represents the culmination of focused musical study for Seminole State College students, just before they embark on their next educational and career ventures.
  • March 27: Speaker Series: Judy Shepard
    In 1998, Judy Shepard lost her son Matthew to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate that shocked and captivated the nation. Today she draws from personal tragedy to promote a greater understanding of LGBTQ issues and empower audiences to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach and advocacy in their own communities.
  • March 28: Diversity and Inclusion luncheon (invitation only)
    For the fifth year in a row, Seminole State has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. In honor of the recognition, a Diversity and Inclusion luncheon is being held.
  • April 9: Final Bow Graduation Recitals
    Student Music Majors in their final semester of study present a Graduation recital in their chosen field of study. The recital represents the culmination of focused musical study for Seminole State College students, just before they embark on their next educational and career ventures.

Student Service Learning & Volunteer Projects

Students, faculty, and staff: To register for the event click on the title which will take you to the Sign Me Up registration page

  • March 21: Student Nursing Association Teaching Session
    Join our Student Nurse Association, as they teach our ESOL student what it's like to be a nurse. Using high fidelity mannequins, students will learn to auscultate the heart and lungs.
  • March 27 - 28: Cards for Seniors
    Senior citizens living in nursing facilities often feel lonely. Seminole State students will join together at the Altamonte Springs Campus to write and deliver birthday cards to a local nursing home for those who may not receive well wishes on their special day.
  • March 29: Packing Party with Love Missions
    Love Missions uses projects to fight the injustice of human trafficking by collaborating with other like-minded organizations to end human trafficking one project at a time. The Seminole State Volunteers will participate in an on-campus packing party to box up items to aid the victims of human trafficking.
  • March 30: Service Day with GROW Central Florida
    GROW Central Florida works to promote environments that support increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy living for school children. Students from Seminole State will take part in a playground revitalization project that benefits kids in the Central Florida area.
  • March 30: Service Day with Outside In at Boys Town in Oviedo
    Boys Town Central Florida in Oviedo offers hope to at-risk children in our community. Students from Seminole State will set up a mobile boutique at Boys Town and help the at-risk youths shop for clothing.
  • March 30: United Against Poverty
    The mission of United Against Poverty is to serve those in poverty, helping them with basic needs and nutritional food. Seminole State students will spend a day working at the United Against Poverty Orlando campus organizing the food shelves.

Become a classroom volunteer or mentor

Want to make a difference in students' lives? Consider becoming a Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) classroom volunteer or mentor. In particular, consider serving at a Title One School in Seminole County that serves economically disadvantaged students. Since 2012, Dr. Doreen Collins's General Psychology Students have been serving as classroom assistants and mentors at Pine Crest Elementary school where 92 percent of the students are economically disadvantaged. You could mentor a student for a half hour each week and Pine Crest Elementary is only 3.5 miles from the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. SCPS volunteer application

Students volunteer across Central Florida

During the month of March, Seminole State students volunteered with several organizations taking part in projects and making positive impacts on the lives of people in our community.

Children and Teen Aid Projects:

  • Refugee Aid for Bangladesh: Hygienic items and clothing drive
  • Foster Care: Book Drive
  • Foster Care Children in Orlando: Creativity drive
  • Foster Care Home: Clothing, books, bed sheets and hygiene donation drive
  • From Outside In: Prom dress drive
  • Children’s Sports Workshop
  • Farming Education
  • Oviedo Challenger League
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Reading Initiative
  • One Heart For Women And Children: Clothing and food drive

Domestic Violence:

  • Harbor House - Domestic Violence Awareness: Volunteer dinner

Human Trafficking Awareness:

  • Life Boat Project
  • Human Trafficking Social Media Awareness Campaign

LGBTQ Community Outreach:

  • Zebra Coalition
  • LGBTQ Center of Orlando

Hurricane Relief:

  • Big Pine Key: Book Drive for library

Third World Countries Soap Supplies:

  • Clean The World Foundation

Pet Adoption and Animal Volunteers:

  • Animal Rescue (O.C.A.S.)
  • Pet Rescue By Judy
  • Seminole County Animal Services

Medical Challenges and Medical Assistance:

  • Bubbas Home Foundation
  • Veteran Affairs Hospital
  • Diabetes Awareness Campaign
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Cancer Awareness Project
  • Organ Transplant Awareness Campaign
  • Cancer Outreach Fundraiser

Teaching:

  • English Language Tutoring
  • Listening Awareness
  • Gender Equality Awareness Workshop and Research Project
  • Voting Awareness Campaign

Hunger, Homeless and Economically Challenged:

  • Feeding Florida
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
  • Hope Community Center and Farmworkers Association of Florida
  • Harvest Time International
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Drive for Homeless Children
  • Food Pantry and Feed The Homeless
  • Catholic Charities
  • Homeless Services Networks of Central Florida: Supply Drive
  • Feeding Children Everywhere
  • Shoe Drive for Haiti
  • Homeless Outreach
  • Foodbank Volunteer
  • Mission Evangelique de Christianisme D’Orlando
  • Food Drive

Environmental Awareness:

  • 4Ocean Beach Clean-up Cocoa Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Clean-up
  • Daytona Beach Clean-up
  • Sebastian Inlet Beach Clean-up
  • Wekiwa Springs / Kelly Park/ King’s Landing Clean-up
  • Trailhead Park Street Clean-up
  • Lake Lotus Park Clean-up
  • Ponkan Park Clean-up
  • Crane’s Roost Clean-up
  • Merrill Park Clean-up
  • Azalea Park Baseball Field Clean-up
  • East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka Clean-up
  •  Grand Street in Clermont Clean-up

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