April is Florida College System (FCS) Month, and the FCS plans to celebrate 55 years of innovation, achievements and successes throughout the month.
Seminole State College of Florida is the eighth-largest institution in the FCS.
In his proclamation, Gov. Rick Scott said, "A great education is critical to providing students job opportunities after graduation, which is why my budget invests $1.1 billion for Florida colleges. It's through innovations like the $10K degree Challenge that the Florida College System helps Florida families pursue their dreams."
The primary mission of the FCS is to provide access to high-qualify, affordable education that prepares students for continued education or jobs. Florida's public 28 colleges operate 181 sites throughout the state and serve nearly a million Floridians. Colleges offer a dynamic array of educational opportunities, including adult education, developmental education, vocational certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees and community education.
Here are a few FCS highlights:
"The greatest economic driver is quality postsecondary education," said Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett. "By providing top-notch workforce training, affordable associate and bachelor's degrees and transfer opportunities, the Florida College System continually proves its commitment to student success. I applaud our college students, faculty and staff on their hard work and many accomplishments."
"During April, we will reflect on the role the Florida College System plays in the state of Florida and in our local communities," said FCS Chancellor Randy Hanna. "I am extremely proud of our students and proud of the commitment and contributions of our colleges. The Florida College System will continue to offer access to high-quality educational opportunities for all Floridians.
Nationwide, state and community colleges are celebrated with National Community College Month.