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13 projects selected for Foundation Mini-Grants

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors recently announced its spring 2013 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 13 faculty and staff projects totaling $17,070 in support.

The recipients are:

  • Paul Luby (Arts and Communication): $2,000 for a rear projection screen for the Fine Arts Theatre
  • Richard Harmon (Arts and Communication): $1,000 for student travel support for the United States Institute of Theatre Technology
  • Inshan P. Edoo (Automotive): $1,722 for a MaxiDAS scan tool
  • Kevin Konecny and Kerri Smith (Center for Global Engagement): $1,000 for Rosetta Stone foreign language training for International Study/Travel
  • Mary Lou Hilbert (Health Professions): $375 for attendance fees for the Florida Health Information Management Annual Conference
  • Eden Donahou and Barbara Lott (Mathematics): $1,000 for Achievement in Mathematics activity kit creation equipment
  • Anne Matthew (Office Systems): $1,198.5 for interactive eLearning software with character bundle
  • Doug Engel (Physical Science): $785.62 for physical science demonstration equipment
  • Dr. Sherry Savrda (Physical Science): $1,199 for clickers for an interactive physics classroom
  • Michael Santiago (Respiratory Therapy): $1,570.91 for respiratory care lab equipment
  • Dr. Terri Daniels, Mr. Frank Bonjione and Dr. Dan Scott (School of Academic Foundations): $1,992 for Florida Ready to Work credential assessment fee waivers
  • Susan Aten (School of Academic Foundations): $2,000 for production equipment for an interactive video curriculum
  • Wendy Allison (School of Academic Foundations): $1,227 for clickers for classroom use

Since 2006, a total of $313,237 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 who represent both the Presidents’ Club and Foundation Board of Directors selects the recipients.

There were 16 submissions for spring Mini-Grants, totaling $25,063 in requests. All funds allocated for spring 2013 must be expended or encumbered by March 31, 2014. 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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