Convocation Launches 2014-15 Academic Year
August 19, 2014 – 10:22 am | No Comment

Convocation Kicks Off 2014-15 Academic Year
Administrators, faculty, and staff celebrated the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year with convocation on Aug. 18 at the SFSC University Center Auditorium. During the annual gathering, Dr. Tom Leitzel …

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Remembering Sept. 11
September 15, 2014 – 9:58 am | No Comment

On Patriot Day, Sept. 11, South Florida State College (SFSC) students, employees, and community members gathered at the flagpoles on the Highlands Campus for a special ceremony to remember the victims, firefighters, and first responders who lost their lives in 2001, as well as honor those who continue to protect us and keep our nation safe.

Dr. Michael McLeod, dean of academic support, opened the ceremony with a special focus on the firefighters and first-responder trainees who were present in uniform. At 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the twin towers on 9/11, a fire truck sounded its siren which heralded a two-minute time of reflection followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Ben Carter, adult education special projects coordinator, reflected on the 13th anniversary of the attacks.

The commemoration was intended to ensure that the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, are never forgotten and to show appreciation for firefighters, law enforcement officers, medical support personnel, parole officers, veterans, counselors, and emergency medical technicians.

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Ben Carter, Adult Education Special Projects Coordinator.

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Dr. Michael McLeod, Dean of Academic Support.

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News From Human Resources
September 15, 2014 – 9:40 am | No Comment
News From Human Resources

New Employees
 
 
 

SFSC Partners With TurboVote To Increase Voter Participation
September 2, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

South Florida State College (SFSC) recently rolled out a new innovative full-service online voter platform called TurboVote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which aims to promote civic engagement among SFSC’s students, staff, and faculty.
SFSC is taking …

New Academic Year, New Opportunities
September 2, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
New Academic Year, New Opportunities

Another academic year has started!  It is always exciting to see the fall term begin as classes are in full swing and our enrollment is trending positive.  We truly have much to celebrate.
The year ahead …

AFC Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donates!
August 27, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
AFC Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donates!

South Florida State College’s chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as nominated by Hick’s Oil in Avon Park, Fla.
Before getting soaked, Melanie Jackson, professional development officer …

Employees Recognized for Service
August 19, 2014 – 10:45 am | No Comment
Employees Recognized for Service

2014 Service Awards
Employees were recognized for years of service to SFSC during convocation.

 
 
40 Years
Dean Jordan
25 Years
Wanita Bates
Chuck Hemler
Nat Imsdahl
20 Years
David Austin
Enrique Ramos
Brian Wheaton
15 Years
Joselito Altamirano
Kimberly Bello
Theresa Elders
Shirley Errico
Dr. Michael McLeod
Steven Noel
Rita Rodriguez
Mary Wolfe
Ten Years
Kathleen Cappo
Irene …

News From Human Resources
August 12, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment
News From Human Resources

New Employees
 
 

Hotel Jacaranda Continues Preservation Efforts
August 11, 2014 – 11:38 am | No Comment
Hotel Jacaranda Continues Preservation Efforts

The Hotel Jacaranda, downtown Avon Park’s historic landmark, has completed a restoration project aimed at preserving the hotel’s original look.
From March to July, dozens of the hotel’s weathered windows were restored as part of …

Dr. McLeod Gives Presentation at New Teacher Orientation
August 6, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment
Dr. McLeod Gives Presentation at New Teacher Orientation

Dr. Michael McLeod, dean of academic support at South Florida State College, gave a presentation to over 125 new teachers at the Highlands County School Board New Teacher Orientation at Sebring Middle School on August 6. …