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Foundation awards more than $17,000 in Spring 2018 Mini-Grants

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors has announced its Spring 2018 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 13 faculty and staff projects totaling more than $17,000 in support.

The recipients are:

  • Elena Soltau (Library): $1,036 for the purchase of portable mobile device battery chargers for the College’s campus libraries.
  • Jamie Magnetico (Allied Health): $1,995 for a Premie HAL Simulator.
  • Debra Rinne (Biological Sciences): $1,350 to fund the BEGin Professional Development Program for undergraduate genetics faculty.
  • Lynn Garrett (Academic Administration): $1,676.18 for recording studio equipment for faculty at the College’s Altamonte Springs Campus.
  • Deborah Barr (Biological Sciences): $965.41 for a segmented lung model for Anatomy & Physiology II classes.
  • Richard Harmon (Fine & Performing Arts – Theatre): $2,000 for wireless communications infrastructure for theatre students, staff and the faculty production run crew.
  • Kurt Esser (Athletics): $1,800 for a branded hitting facility wind screen.
  • Dianna Campbell (Arts & Communications): $2,000 to commission choral work for the Stonewall riots commemoration event.
  • Grace Gonzalez & Andrea Harrison (Student Affairs – Altamonte Springs): $524.72 for a privacy screen to secure student information.
  • Terina Nusinov (Biological Sciences): $530.05 for amphibian sampling research.
  • Rafal Grudzien & Van Quach (Chemistry): $655.59 for classroom response clickers for general chemistry courses.
  • Jorge Suarez (Automotive): $1,680.70 for a Fluke Digital Multimeter Series 5/MD87S5 device.
  • Christine McKeel (Academic Success Center): $1,319 for materials for enhanced tutoring sessions.

The Foundation has now awarded $754,056 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.

There were 21 submissions this term. All funds allocated for Spring Term 2018 must be expended or encumbered by March 30, 2019. Additional awards are planned for the fall, with a request for applications expected to be sent campuswide in October. For more information, please contact Billy Osborne at 407.708.4575.

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