Trent Tomengo remembers the instructors who put him on a path to success when he was a student at Seminole State, then known as Seminole Community College. Now, as a professor at the College, he is having the same impact on his students.
By the time he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree and graduate certificate in Museum Studies at the University of South Florida in 2002, Professor Tomengo was already beginning to make his mark nationally as program coordinator for the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts from 2002-03 and assistant curator from 2003-05. His work has been displayed extensively at shows like the Seventh Annual African American Invitational Art Exhibition at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, Ky.
Tomengo joined the Seminole State faculty as a professor of humanities in 2003. "Seminole State changed my life," he says. "It literally put me on the path so I could have an effect on someone else's life."