As Seminole State celebrates Disability Awareness Month, alum Antonio "Tony" Hernandez Pumarejo, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3, says the College and its Disability Support Services office provided the infrastructure and resources to help him succeed.
Life has a way of twisting and turning and surprising us with directions that we sometimes didn't see coming. If someone had asked Charlie Barfield what he thought he'd be when he grew up, he might have told them he'd become a marine biologist someday.
Preparation at Seminole State propelled Jon Hughes to run his own businesses and establish the Disney Marathon, while making significant contributions to his community.
Melanie Pace has an eye for style. The on-air style expert, fashion stylist and blogger has become a sought-after expert in fashion, having worked with celebrities like Giuliani Rancic and other notable clients including Bloomingdales.
Harry Ellis initially thought that information technology (IT) wasn't the path for him, but when a friend raved about his IT class at Seminole State, Ellis decided to give it try. That was a pivotal point in defining what would become a successful career in the IT field.
Orlando City Commissioner and Seminole State College of Florida alumna Patty Sheehan has been honored with a 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The award is given to alumni who have made a positive impact on their communities and the world, and who are examples of community colleges’ ability to change lives.