Mini-Grant Recipients

Spring 2018

  • Elena Soltau (Library): $1,036 for the purchase of portable mobile device battery chargers for the College’s campus libraries.
  • Jamie Magnetico (Allied Health): $1,995 for a Premie HAL Simulator.
  • Debra Rinne (Biological Sciences): $1,350 to fund the BEGin Professional Development Program for undergraduate genetics faculty.
  • Lynn Garrett (Academic Administration): $1,676.18 for recording studio equipment for faculty at the College’s Altamonte Springs Campus.
  • Deborah Barr (Biological Sciences): $965.41 for a segmented lung model for Anatomy & Physiology II classes.
  • Richard Harmon (Fine & Performing Arts – Theatre): $2,000 for wireless communications infrastructure for theatre students, staff and the faculty production run crew.
  • Kurt Esser (Athletics): $1,800 for a branded hitting facility windscreen.
  • Dianna Campbell (Arts & Communications): $2,000 to commission choral work for the Stonewall riots commemoration event.
  • Grace Gonzalez & Andrea Harrison (Student Affairs – Altamonte Springs): $524.72 for a privacy screen to secure student information.
  • Terina Nusinov (Biological Sciences): $530.05 for amphibian sampling research.
  • Rafal Grudzien & Van Quach (Chemistry): $655.59 for classroom response clickers for general chemistry courses.
  • Jorge Suarez (Automotive): $1,680.70 for a Fluke Digital Multimeter Series 5/MD87S5 device.
  • Christine McKeel (Academic Success Center): $1,319 for materials for enhanced tutoring sessions.

Fall 2017

  • Morgan Tracy (Library): $730 for bike desks for campus libraries
  • Christine McKeel (Academic Success Center): $1,195.57 for mobile whiteboards and accessories for interactive tutoring
  • Deborah Richard (Marketing and Communications): $650 for personnel development and teambuilding DISC team profiles for Marketing
  • Tan Qu and Holly Rodwick (School of Engineering, Design and Construction): $2,000 for mobile computer workstation for Design and Construction student projects
  • Tan Qu (School of Engineering, Design and Construction): $1,950 for synchronous classroom lecture capture tools for online and on-campus
  • Christopher Lörscher (Physical Sciences): $679 for enhancing student retention through the use of online videos
  • Tracy Harbin and Aaron Hanlin (Social Sciences/Honors): $1,787.80 for Student Research Symposium support
  • Marshall Bryant and Karen Kaufman (DSS/Library): $1,000 for C-Pen reader/exam reader pen
  • Shellie Lewis (Center for Public Safety): $1,089 for Fire Academy student fall protection
  • Ira Locks (Construction): $1,687 for Seminole County High School student FTIC Recruitment Initiative
  • Jim Jollie (Center for Public Safety): $2,000 for Fire Academy state test exterior entry door prop
  • Azan Edoo (Automotive): $1,077.30 for PSC-550 S Kit (Midtronics Power Supply and Battery Charger)
  • Carlos Vasquez (Automotive): $1,877.97 for MDMAXTPMS Diagnostic Tool with associated modules
  • Jim Lee (Center for Public Safety): $2,000 for Fundamentals of Patrol Body Camera project

Spring 2017

  • Beverly Smith (Grindle Honors Institute): $320 for rebranding the Grindle Honors Institute Brochure
  • Joan Geile (School of Engineering, Design and Construction): $1,645.80 for student-built tiny house branding to showcase during events and tours
  • Kurt Esser (Raider Athletics): $2,000 for Raider Student-Athlete Recovery System
  • Paul Luby (Arts and Communication): $1,099.90 for Harriett's Theatre handheld and lavalier mics
  • Richard Harmon (Fine and Performing Arts): $1,982 for portable vinyl dance flooring for the performing arts program
  • Morgan Tracy (Library): $267 for card swipe stations for information literacy instruction
  • Eden Donahou (Mathematics): $285.75 for classroom set of VersaTiles for Engage, Enlighten, Empower, and Energize program
  • Karen Kaufmann & Hatem Akil (Library, QEP): $1,000 for READ to SUCCEED Student READ Poster Promotion
  • Hatem Akil (QEP): $699.99 for QEP Easels for Student Events
  • Douglas Anne Taylor (DOL TAACCCT TRAMCON Grant): $1,458.64 for TRAMCON Student/Employer Hiring Events
  • Michael McConville (Planetarium): $2,000 for Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses
  • Lina Williams (Mathematics): $2,000 for the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP)
  • Carlos Vasquez (Energy and Automotive Technology): $1,949.85 for General Tools DCS1100 Borescope System with 4.9mm switchable front
  • James Cokos (Automotive): $1,955.70 for Advanced Technology Equipment Upgrade and Advancement

Fall 2016

  • Tod Benedict (Physical Sciences): $600 for Environmental Science fieldtrip support
  • Marshall Bryant (Disability Support Services): $2,000 for a Portable Reading, Writing and Distance Video Magnifier
  • James Cokos (Automotive Technology): $1,760 for Automotive Driveline Power Flow Theory and Diagnostics
  • Mary Colon (Biological Sciences): $995 for Undergraduate STEM Field Research using camera trapping
  • Rafal Grudzien (Physical Sciences): $944 for Lewis Structure and VSEPR dry lab used for the general chemistry I laboratory 
  • Andrea Harrison (Altamonte Campus Student Affairs): $992.47 for Altamonte Financial Aid Improved Service through enhanced technology project
  • Jim Jollie (Public Safety): $698.50 for Fire Academy injury Safety Prevention
  • Christopher Lorscher (Physical Sciences): $1,000 for Honors Quantum Mechanics
  • Jaime Magnetico (Allied Health): $1,239.86 for Respiratory Therapy Equipment
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $600 for Laboratory Balance Replacement
  • Angela Nater (Public Safety): $1,746 for Portable Suction Units
  • Laila Nimri (Biological Sciences): $1,551.25 to explore the Central Nervous system of the Human Body
  • Holly Rodwick (Interior Design): $1,152.60 for Construction Site Safety Protection Equipment (i.e. hard hats, safety vests, protective eyewear)
  • Evodney Speed (Tutoring/Academic Success Center): $326.01 for SOMSO Neuron Models for enhanced academic learning and support
  • David Taylor (Biological Sciences): $1,268 for an Anatomy & Physiology Human Model

Spring 2016

  • Victoria Ackerman (Digital Media): $986 for digital media student supplies to create special pieces for portfolios
  • Jeffrey Adamson (DOL TAACCCT TRAMCON): $500 for TRAMCON Employer Engagement Luncheon
  • Natalie Clark (DOL TAACCCT TRAMCON): $1,000 for purchase of National Center for Construction Education and Research wallet cards
  • James Cokos (Automotive): $982.27 for automotive driver information and entertainment system operation diagnosis and repair
  • Steven de Zwart (Humanities): $600 for humanities resource text grant
  • Azan Edoo (Automotive): $600 for power windows system trainer
  • Michael J. Foster (Music): $1977.96 for music department social media IPAD initiative
  • Cheryl Knodel (Construction): $1,912 for construction toolsets for service learning projects
  • Christopher Lorscher (Physical Sciences): $2,000 for Oviedo Campus physics equipment update
  • Paul Luby (Arts & Communication): $1,449.13 for front of the house REP Plot Lights
  • Michael McConville (Planetarium): $1,693 for Planetarium Binoviewer Eyepiece Kit
  • Michael McCurdy (eLearning): $1,902.39 for Lecture Capture - Phase 2 "Capture Anywhere, Anytime"
  • Dorothy Mitchell-Danzy (Library): $1,436 for Dell Latitude Laptop
  • Michael Staley (Engineering, Design and Construction): $1,600.68 for Lecture Capturing Tools
  • Carlos Vasquez (Energy and Automotive Technology): $1,391.06 for Bosch Global Diagnostic Interface Tool
  • William (Bill) Warren (Construction and Design): $1,607 for Thunderbolt

Fall 2015

  • Susan Aten (Academic Foundations): $500 for manipulatives and technology for Adult High School math classrooms
  • Natalie Clark (Engineering, Design and Construction Grants): $1,980 for library of required MSSC-CPT textbooks for students participating in TRAMCON
  • Steven DeZwart (Humanities, History and Modern Languages): $1,788 for humanities resource texts grants
  • Derek Demeter (Planetarium): $1,974 for safety lighting for Planetarium outdoor programs
  • Richard Harmon (Fine and Performing Arts): $1,400 for wireless DMX lighting control Fine Arts Concert Hall and Theatre
  • Jim Jollie (Public Safety): $1,938 for Fire Academy Res-Q-Jack
  • Kathleen Lynch (Academic Success Center): $1,498.60 for blood cells model set and comprehensive male pelvis model
  • Angel Nater (Public Safety): $1,761 for electronic student portfolios
  • Terina Nusinov (Biological Sciences): $700 for camera trapping to engage undergraduates in research
  • Carlos Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,933 for determination of melting points of various chemical compounds
  • Erika Wayne (Library): $699 for interactive research app for students

Spring 2015

  • Barbara Greenwell (The Grindle Honors Institute): $1,125 for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Award preparation for honors students
  • Cheryl Ann Sherlock (Adult High School): $1,132 for the innovative interconnectivity utilizing Apple MacBook Air with current technologies
  • David Moradian (Center for Business, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship): $2,000 for Seminole State Business Startup Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Diana Wenzel (Physical Science): $978.50 for Articulate Studio 13 Pro
  • Erin et al Cosentino (Altamonte Springs Student Servies): $720 for student bus passes
  • Evodney Speed (Tutoring Center - Academic Success Center): $722.50 for 27-part muscular model
  • Hugh Moore (Center for Business, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship): $2,000 for Seminole State Business Startup Entrepreneurship Fair
  • Javier Du Quesne (Automotive): $1,997.97 for the Fluke 87V Digital Multimeter
  • Jeannette A. Steeves (School of Engineering, Design and Construction): $457 for model display lighting
  • Jeremy Mosure (Student Affairs): $1,555.02 for the Altamonte Springs Student Services project "iEfficiency," improved services through enhanced technology
  • Jessica Shearer (Nursing): $979.10 for the accreditation commission for education in Nursing self-study
  • Jim Jollie (Public Safety): $2,000 for fire training tower prop-building equipment
  • Lori Theodore (Nursing): $2,000 for the National League for Nursing Education summit
  • Loriann Wolff (Arts and Communication): $1,202 for theatre drapery
  • Michael P. McConville (Planetarium): $1,831 for a Planetarium Interactive Response System
  • Richard Harmon (Fine and Performing Arts): $1,718 for the Fine Arts Theatre video and photo display wall
  • Sherry Savrda (Physical Science): $581.91 for high-speed video analysis for the physics labs

Congratulations to all of our current and previous Mini-Grant recipients who were able to use the funds to directly impact student programs.

For more information about Foundation Mini-Grants, visit the Mini-Grant Program Web page

Contact

Foundation for Seminole State
1055 AAA Drive
Heathrow, FL 32746
407.708.4567