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Daniel Leon Davis is a champion for social change
In the middle of one of the most hotly contested social movements in recent history, you’ll find Daniel Leon-Davis, co-founder and partner of The Soze Agency, which works to shift the narrative that creates positive culture and drives change forward.
Amee Mehta is the 2019 AFC Professor of the Year
Seminole State College of Florida professor Amee Mehta was awarded the Association of Florida College’s 2019 Professor of the Year award. Mehta is a professor of biological sciences at the College and has been a part of the Seminole State faculty for 12 years.
Jason Valentin's head shot for Stantec
Jason Valentin has a talent for surprising himself. He was chosen out of six up-and-coming designers to appear as designer Frank Bielec’s assistant for an episode of the hit show “Trading Spaces.” Through it all, his hard work and humble nature see him through challenges, and the accomplishments keep coming.
Kirk Sawyer (right), professor and program manager of engineering technology at Seminole State, and students who took the Spring Break service-learning trip to Luquina Chico, demonstrate the ability to cook rice using solar energy in the solar oven they constructed. Here, they discuss the project and what they might expect.
For Kirk Sawyer, scholarship and service go hand in hand. As the program manager of the Associate in Science (A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Engineering Technology degree programs at Seminole State College of Florida, Sawyer plays a lead role in curriculum development, including the expansion of the project-based, service-learning methodology within the College’s Engineering Technology Department.
Ben Paris Headshot
While attending Lyman High School, Paris and a few of his friends faced the usual dilemma toward the end of their high school years… to go to college or not to go to college? The guys all settled on attending Seminole State College of Florida to earn some prerequisite credits, and it’s a decision that Paris says really changed the trajectory of his career.
Seminole State Alumnus Pete Mangos
Nearly 20 years ago Pete Mangos, a native of Canada, joined the civil design team at Disney, but it wasn't until 2012 that he made the commitment to go back to school at Seminole State College to earn his degree.

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