College and Community Resources

These College and community resourses can help non-traditional students in need of assistance. 

Student Success Specialists

The College has designated two student success specialists at Sanford/Lake Mary to specifically serve non-traditional students. Student success specialists are cross-trained to assist with admissions, financial aid, records and some basic advising. With knowledge about all departments, they are better able to see how certain areas affect others and how the entire student services record is woven together. While students can visit with any specialist, Kristie Ryan and Marie Bartolomei have an understanding for non-traditional student needs and can serve as specific points of contact.

Kristie Ryan has worked with the College since 2012 and is happy to help students throughout their college experience. She attended the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in criminal justice with a minor in legal studies. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, read, learn, eat food and spend time with friends and family. You can email Kristie at

Marie Bartolomei has worked with the College since 2011. Her career at Seminole State College started at Advising and Counseling were she helped many of our students from orientations to graduation. Now she has made the transition to Student Services to continue helping student achieve their educational goals. She completed a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in psychology from Universidad del Este and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging in outdoor activities, and traveling. You can email Marie at


 College Resources

Community Resources

  • Seminole County Families in Transition (FIT) helps children in need in Seminole County Public Schools and their families. FIT provides a Parent Resource Guide to help when emergenies or unexpected situations occur. The guide, available in English and Spanish, includes a list of resources for rent or utility assistance, shelter, food and more.
  • Seminole County Community Assistance provides housing and financial assistance for those in need. It also provides a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) that will provide financial aid of up to $5,000 to eligible individuals for training-program tuition, books and supplies.

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