Grant Champions

Because grants of all dollar amounts provide valuable resources to support a variety of needs and visions here at Seminole State, being awarded a grant is an accomplishment worthy of recognition! Listed below are just a few notable Grant Champions who are serving as committed leaders at all levels in grant-funded projects and initiatives involving various departments. Congratulations to all!

2015

  • Mike Staley, Cheryl Knodel and Jason Gaschel, School of Engineering, Design and Construction: U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT program to partner with Miami-Dade College, Polk State College and Santa Fe College to strengthen and expand construction-related career pathways - $1,849,019.
  • Jan Lloyd-Lesley, AVP of Student Development, and Janet Balanoff, AVP of Equity and Diversity: Orlando Magic Youth Foundation grant to increase retention and completion as part of a broader minority retention initiative - $50,000.
  • Jolene Hale and Wayne Hardy, economic development: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Quick Response Training grant to train 50 new employees at Paylocity headquarters - $81,165.
  • Maya Byfield, biology faculty, and Barbara Greenwell, Honors Institute: Wells Fargo grant to support scholarships and other expenses related to STEM student participation in undergraduate research experiences - $7,000.
  • Kevin Konecny, global engagement, and Bill Elshoff, English Language Studies: Consulate of Mexico in Orlando grant to support scholarships for students of Mexican heritage - $6,000.
  • Geraldine Perez, director of Disability Support Services: Harper Family Charitable Foundation grant to purchase a Braille embosser to better serve visually impaired students - $5,000.
  • Lenny Portelli, associate dean of Information Technology: subrecipient under a State University System of Florida grant awarded to Florida State University to strengthen IT instruction - $25,284.

2014

  • Nana Robertson, professor/program manager of Early Childhood Education: Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County grant to provide professional development training to childcare providers throughout Central Florida - $41,783.
  • Angela Kersenbrock and Donna Lenahan, School of Career and Professional Programs: U.S. Department of Education Perkins pass-through grant awarded by the Florida Department of Education to enhance workforce programming - $1,116,725.
  • Terri Daniels and her team at the School of Academic Foundations: numerous adult education grants - over $500,000.
  • Mike Staley and Jason Gaschel, School of Engineering, Design and Construction: The Duke Energy Foundation grant to establish a mobile solar energy lab designed for experiential learning and outreach - $77,000.
  • Paul Luby, associate dean of Arts and Communication: Florida Blue funding to support the production of the August Wilson drama "Gem of the Ocean" - $5,000.
  • Jan Lloyd-Lesley, AVP of Student Development: American Association of University Women grant to gather and share information about childcare services with student parents - $5,000.
  • Cheryl Cicotti and Maureen Tremel, healthcare programs: Blue Foundation grant to advance the use of simulation technology in treating veterans - $41,300.
  • Jolene Hale and Wayne Hardy, economic development: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Quick Response Training grant to train 750 new employees at Verizon Wireless - $1,647,134.
  • Jan Lloyd-Lesley, AVP for Student Development: Association of American Colleges and Universities grant to increase civic-minded graduates - $1,000.
  • Dick Hamann, VP for Information Technology and Institutional Resources/CIO, and Maxine Oliver, director of Campus Safety and Security: flow-through funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase and install emergency notifcation speakers - $23,636.

2013

  • Paul Luby, associate dean of Arts and Communication: Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs grant to support community outreach related to the production of August Wilson's drama "Gem of the Ocean" - $21,838.
  • Wayne Hardy, director of Economic Development: Workforce Florida Quick Response Training grant to train 250 new employees at ACD Search Engine Optimization Online - $276,995.
  • Terri Daniels, dean of the School of Academic Foundations: AT&T grant to improve adult high school graduation rates and preparedness for college - $50,000.
  • Angel Nater and Jim Lee, Public Safety: Florida Department of Health grant to use enhanced technology in paramedic training - $19,626.
  • Kevin Konecny, director of the Center for Global Engagement: National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to increase student learning experiences related to different social and cultural issues - $100,000.
  • Jim Lee and Jim Jollie, Public Safety: two Bank of America Charitable Foundation grants to provide scholarships and instructional equipment to publiuc safety students - $20,000.
  • Cheryl Cicotti, associate dean of Healthcare Programs: American Association of Community Colleges grant to increase, enrollment, retention and completion of students over age 50 pursuing health-related programs - $15,000.
  • Stephen Summers, dean of Arts and Sciences: National Science Foundation LSAMP grant subaward to partner with Valencia College and Lake-Sumter State College to increase underrepresented minority students who graduate and transfer to pursue a STEM baccalaureate degree - $450,000.

2012

  • Derek Demeter, planetarium manager: Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust grant to purchase a new digital system - $152,000.
  • Wayne Hardy, director of Economic Development: Workforce Florida Quick Response Training grant to train 380 new employees at BlueChip Energy - $426,689.
  • Mike Staley, dean of the School of Engineering, Design and Construction: National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program grant to enhance and expand academic pathways in engineering, engineering technology, construction, and design - $857,494.

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Concetta Duren
Coordinator, Grant Development
407.708.2088

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