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QEP has a name: Read to Succeed

Carissa Baker (right), co-chair of the QEP Committee, presents the grand prize, a Kindle Fire, to Lizette Bloodworth.

The votes were cast, and now there’s a name for Seminole State College of Florida’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Read to Succeed.

Read to Succeed was the overwhelming choice of faculty, staff and students among three finalists for the new collegewide initiative that will focus on improving reading comprehension and creating a culture of reading at the College.

Several within the college community suggested the name during a survey in September, and it was favored by those who voted in the online survey.

Of those who suggested the winning name, Lizette Bloodworth, coordinator of curriculum and technology, was randomly selected to receive a Kindle Fire eReader, the grand prize, which was donated by the Foundation for Seminole State College. Two others who suggested the winning name – Nichole Allyn Ackerman, a librarian, and Julie Galassini, who works in Enrollment Services and Registrar – were each chosen to receive $25 Follet gift cards, which were donated by the Seminole State Bookstore.

“We are appreciative of all those who submitted their suggestions and also those who took the time to vote in our online surveys,” says Dr. Lisa Valentino, associate vice president of Academic Services. “This is another important step for us with our QEP leading up to our reaffirmation in September 2013.”

Valentino says the QEP committee will share more about Read to Succeed through a series of meetings with departments collegewide beginning in January.

QEP is a core requirement for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. This process requires the College to submit a comprehensive compliance certification document and a QEP centered on a single academic topic by summer 2013. For more information, please visit the QEP home page.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Valentino at 407.708.2862.

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