The Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) honored Molly Dykes, Seminole State College’s AFC chapter president, with the 2013 Region III Unsung Hero Award during its Nov. 13-15 annual convention in Orlando. This is second time in three years Dykes has received this award.
The award recognizes Dykes for her dedication and service to Seminole State’s AFC chapter. Dykes, administrative program support specialist for the Oviedo Campus, has been in the AFC for 16 years, serving multiple times as chapter president, president -elect and in numerous other posts.
In the award nomination, Seminole State AFC chapter members highlighted the new initiatives Dykes started including, a membership drive competition, fundraisers for the chapter’s general fund and book scholarship, planning meetings with the AFC Executive Board and frequent member communications.
“Molly is a tireless worker for AFC at Seminole State College, and we are very proud to call her our 2013 Unsung Hero,” members wrote in the nomination. “She is the glue that helps keep our chapter moving forward each month.”
Seminole State’s AFC chapter also was named a 2013 Platinum Chapter at the AFC convention in recognition of continuing exemplary service to AFC and Florida’s community and state colleges. This is the first time Seminole State has received this distinction, which is the highest level bestowed on a chapter. Platinum status is awarded based on points for activities such as fundraising, membership development and community service.
The AFC serves any state or two-year college system in the nation is the only organization that represents the 28 institutions in the Florida College System.