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22 projects selected for Foundation Mini-Grants

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors recently announced its spring 2012 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 22 faculty and staff projects totaling $22,845 in support.

The recipients are:Foundation Logo

  • Joseph Huston (Academic Success Center): $1,032 for Anatomy and Biology Models

  • Dianna Campbell (Arts and Communication): $389 to attend the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference

  • Jay Spalding (Arts and Communication): $1,916 for an Olympic Kiln for the Art Department (Ceramics Lab)

  • Paul Luby (Arts and Communication): $777 for a Scene Shop Panel Saw

  • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communication): $780 for Southeast Theatre Conference Student Scholarships

  • David Taylor (Biological Science): $1,727 for Anatomical Models

  • Richard Gonzalez Diaz (Biological Science): $1,000 for Microscopic Slides to Teach Tissue Histology in Anatomy and Physiology I and II at the Oviedo Campus

  • Jordan Camenker (Business and Legal Studies): $500 for Preparation Materials for the Seminole State College Mock Trial Team

  • Disability Support Services (DSS): $2,500 total for three projects:

    • Elyse Jacobs (Disability Support Services): Live Scribe Smartpens

    • Marshall Bryant (Disability Support Services): Screen Reader Software

    • Stacy Wheeler (Disability Support Services): UbiDuo Communication Device

  • Angel J. Nater (Emergency Medical Services): $1,000 for Two-Way Communication Equipment

  • William Schmidt (English): $900 for Printing Supplies for the Photography Club and new Photojournalism Course

  • Elizabeth Gombash (Grants Development): $900 for Washington, DC visit with Federal Program Officers of Funders

  • Debra Socci and David Telleria (Honors Institute and Career Development Center): $750 for a College Transfer Trips Initiative

  • Mark Morgan (Institutional Effectiveness & Research): $300 for Student Bookstore Vouchers for the "Tell Us Like It Is" and Graduation Survey

  • Lori Theodore (Nursing): $1,299 for the Institutional License for NurseTim Webinars

  • Carlos L. Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,000 for Vernier LabQuest 2 and Vernier SpectroVis Plus Equipment

  • Derek Demeter and Michael McConville (Physical Sciences): $1,439 for Planetarium Video Recording and Production Equipment

  • Michael Miller (Physical Sciences): $640 for Periodic Table Charts

  • Michael Santiago (Respiratory Therapy): $1,996 for Neonatal Upgrade Ventilator Software

  • Eve Hudson (Student Recruitment and Admissions): $2,000 for Campus Tours at SLM-Golf Cart Request

Since 2006, a total of $273,260 has been awarded 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 funded by Presidents' Club donations, and a committee of members that represent both the Presidents’ Club and Foundation Board of Directors select the recipients.

There were 38 submissions for spring Mini-Grants, totaling $59,796 in requests. All funds allocated for Spring 2012 must be expended or encumbered by March 31, 2013. Additional awards are planned for the fall, with a request for applications expected to be sent campuswide in October. For more information, please call Maureen Preuss at 407.708.2429.

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