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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Countdown to AFC Convention
October 21, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) members are preparing for the 65th Annual AFC Convention, Oct. 28-31, in Destin, Fla.

Those attending this year’s convention are Cheryl Arpasi, Tammy Bush, Dr. Robert Flores, Deb Gutierrez, Wynnie Jaurigue, Bob Land, Keith Loweke, Lena Phelps, Summer Miller, Go Ramnarain, Tammy Snow, and Wade Williams. Also attending are Dr. Thomas Leitzel, SFSC president; Dr. Norman Stephens Jr., SFSC president emeritus; and Tami Cullens, SFSC trustee.

At convention, members will have access to an exhibit hall with more than 30 diverse educational programs, informative membership and association-related meetings, exemplary practice presentations, professional development, recognitions and awards, and excellent networking opportunities. AFC’s convention provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration between colleges, chapters, regions, commissions, and programs throughout the state.

AFC’s Ways and Means Committee is collecting donated items through Oct. 27 for this year’s Annual Convention Community Service Project to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida and The Hansen House in Sebring, Fla. Collection bins are located at every SFSC campus.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities project will help families who have loved ones in the hospital over the holidays. The Hansen House project will help abused and abandoned teenage girl’s ages 13 to 17 years old who are in the residential program and are living at the emergency shelter. For more information on donating, contact Keith Loweke, Ways and Means Committee chair, at ext. 7219 or

AFC monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in Building H, Room 110. To join AFC, contact Lena Phelps, membership chair, at ext. 7303 or For further information about AFC and its benefits, visit

SFSC Dental Education Clinic Offers Free Oral Cancer Screenings
October 6, 2014 – 10:16 am | No Comment

South Florida State College’s Dental Hygiene program will hold oral cancer screenings on Thursday, Oct. 23, 3:30 – 6 p.m., in Building T, SFSC Highlands Campus. The screening is by appointment only, is open to …

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

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 …

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