Endowed Teaching Chairs

Endowed Teaching Chair Awards are granted to Seminole State College faculty to acknowledge the invaluable contributions they make to Seminole State as outstanding educators. Applicants are nominated by their fellow faculty and staff members.

A committee comprised of Seminole State faculty and staff gathers and reviews a wide array of information about each nominee. Classroom visits to observe teaching style are also conducted. A committee of members from the Foundation Board of Directors reviews a slate of candidates forwarded to them by the Seminole State Screening Committee and interviews the finalists. Honorees receive a cash award.

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Endowed Teaching Chair Awards process, please visit our FAQ page.

Establishing an Endowed Teaching Chair

Many colleges and universities consider the objective of an Endowed Teaching Chair Award is to attract prominent researchers to join their faculty. At a community or state college, however, the main purpose of a teaching chair is to reward those who work the hardest for the students. Our goal at Seminole State is to facilitate the learning process so that our students may graduate with the strongest educational foundation possible.

An Endowed Teaching Chair is fully funded and ready to be endowed once it has reached $100,000.

 If you are interested in establishing an Endowed Teaching Chair at Seminole State College, please call 407.708.4567 or email the Foundation.

Endowed Teaching Chair Nominations

The nomination period for Endowed Teaching Chairs takes place each fall, usually in October. An email announcement is sent to all faculty and staff when the nomination period opens, and notifications are also posted on the website. The deadline to nominate an Endowed Teaching Chair will also be noted in all announcements.

Any questions concerning Endowed Teaching Chair nominations can be emailed to the Foundation for Seminole State College.

Established Endowed Teaching Chairs

  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital
  • CenturyLink (formerly Embarq)
  • Chesley G. Magruder Foundation
  • Cirent/Agere, in honor of Dr. Peter Panousis and Mr. Robert B. Koch
  • Citizens Bank of Florida, B.F. Wheeler Sr.
  • Community Partners:
    • AAA National Office
    • Bank of America
    • Convergys
    • The University Club of Orlando
  • E. Ann McGee
  • Florida Hospital
  • Ken Sylvester
  • Orlando Health
  • Phoenix International Ltd., Inc.
  • Siemens
  • SunTrust
  • Vinson Henderson Memorial
  • Wharton-Smith, Inc. Construction Group
  • Winter Park Health Foundation


Foundation for Seminole State
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Heathrow, FL 32746