Honors Leadership Team

The Grindle Honors Institute is comprised of faculty and staff who are dedicated to positive relationships with students which further enhance the student experience at Seminole State College of Florida.

Director, Honors Institute

Tracy Harbin

Tracy Harbin is the director of the Grindle Honors Institute at Seminole State College. She takes over the helm of the Honors Institute with more than 15 years of full-time teaching experience in political science. Having taught in honors for nearly a decade, Harbin believes that an honors education fosters critical thinking skills and the opportunity to engage in deep learning. She teaches courses in political science, international relations, and leadership and serves as a co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa. Harbin has an M.A. in international relations and ABD in political science from Syracuse University and is enrolled in an educational doctorate program at Florida Southern College.  

Coordinator, Honors Institute

Melanie Campbell, Coordinator

Melanie Campbell, Coordinator

Educational Planner, Honors Institute

Jennifer Copeland, Educational PlannerJennifer Copeland, Educational Planner


The Honors Institute
L-230, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Available remotely