The new name honors the College's past while reflecting its path to the future, which will include its traditional open-door access for two-year degrees and the availability of baccalaureate degrees.
I'm a graduate; what do I put on my resume?
Graduates will be able to use Seminole State, Seminole Community College, or both, on their resumes. We suggest you use "Seminole State College of Florida (formerly Seminole Community College)" until the new name becomes more familiar. The College has awarded 31,578 associate degrees and 26,532 certificates in its history.
I'm a student; what will my diploma say?
Diplomas for students graduating in December will say Seminole State College of Florida.
Will the College's e-mail address and URL change?
Yes. An announcement will be made soon about the new URL, and there will be a short transition period.
Is the College getting a new logo?
You'll see a new logo in the next few months.
Are employees ordering new business cards, letterhead, etc.?
We are going to phase into using the new name on materials throughout the College. Existing supplies and materials should be used until depleted. We are encouraging employees to update their voicemails and the signatures on their e-mails with Seminole State.
How soon will signs be replaced?
The renovation of the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus spurred the decision to change the College's name now. The renovation includes extensive new permanent signs, which makes it more cost effective to implement the change now. Those signs should be installed in early 2010. Signs at other sites will be phased in over time, using existing state funding.
Is Seminole State's mission changing?
No. Seminole State will maintain an open-door admissions policy for associate-level degrees, workforce education programs, adult education and all other postsecondary education and career degree education that responds to the community's needs.
Will the mascot change?
No. Go Raiders!