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Foundation names new development director

Elizabeth Bhimjee

Elizabeth Bhimjee, a marketing executive with more than two decades of project management and new business development experience, has been named the director of development for the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida.

Bhimjee, a native of Avon, Conn., has worked in nonprofit and higher education advancement for the past five years. She previously served as associate director of corporate and foundation relations at Stetson University, where she played an integral role in the development of a partnership program that significantly increased corporate giving and set new benchmarks in scholarship funding. She also worked for West Volusia Habitat for Humanity.

Bhimjee has bachelor's degrees in art and sociology from Western State College of Colorado. Before transitioning to the nonprofit and education sectors, she specialized in consumer products and marketing, representing corporations such as Sony, Magnivision and Sun Pharmaceuticals.

In 2010-11, the Foundation received nearly $1 million in private contributions and public grants that helped fund approximately 1,000 scholarships and numerous academic programs at Seminole State. For more information, please visit the Foundation website.

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