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Foundation awards 15 Mini-Grants for Fall 2016

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors has announced its Fall 2016 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 15 faculty and staff projects totaling nearly $17,000 in support.

The recipients are:

  • Tod Benedict (Physical Sciences): $600 for Environmental Science field trip 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 General Chemistry I laboratory: Lewis structure/VSEPR dry lab.
  • Andrea Harrison (Altamonte Springs Student Affairs): $992.47 for Altamonte Financial Aid Improved Service through Enhanced Technology Project.
  • Jim Jollie (Public Safety): $698.50 for Fire Academy heat injury safety prevention.
  • Christopher Lorscher (Physical Sciences, Mathematics): $1,000 for Honors Quantum Mechanics.
  • Jaime Magnetico (Allied Health): $1,239.86 for Respiratory Care equipment.
  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $600 for laboratory balance replacement.
  • Angel Nater (Public Safety): $1,746 for portable suction units.
  • Laila Nimri (Biological Sciences): $1,551.25 for exploring the fascinating 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 and protective eyewear).
  • Evodney Speed (Academic Success Center): $326.01 for SOMSO Neuron Models for enhanced academic learning and support.
  • David Taylor (Biological Sciences): $1,286 for an Anatomy & Physiology human model.

The Foundation has awarded $698,625 to support Mini-Grant requests. The Foundation's Mini-Grant Program was created to provide full-time faculty and staff with financing for projects not supported by their regular department budgets. Awards are selected by members of the Foundation Board of Directors.

All funds allocated for Fall 2016 must be expended or encumbered by Sept. 30. Additional awards are planned for the spring, with a request for applications expected to be sent campuswide in April. For more information, please call Tracie Vann at 407.708.4575.

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