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

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 for SFSC’s AFC chapter, challenged Hillsborough Community College’s AFC Chapter and SFSC’s Student Government Association (SGA).

The ice bucket challenge is a fundraiser that has gone viral, raising more than $22.9 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to the ALS Association, a nationwide research and advocacy association for the disease.

The way the challenge works is simple. An individual or an organization calls someone out on Facebook, and then that person has 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice cold water on their heads and call someone else out, or they can donate money to the ALS Association. SFSC’s AFC chapter took the chilly ice bucket challenge and has raised over $145 in donations so far to contribute to the ALS Association.

Click here to watch AFC’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: http://youtu.be/Y38ftKAmA9s

Cathy Lewis, Administrative Assistant, Arts and Sciences

Cathy Lewis,
Administrative Assistant, Arts and Sciences

Cindy Kinser Professor, Medical Secretarial

Cindy Kinser
Professor, Medical Secretarial

Glenn Little  Vice President of Administrative Services

Glenn Little
Vice President of Administrative Services

Adam Martin Instructor, Business

Adam Martin
Instructor, Business

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. …

Wright Honored for Service to SFSC
July 29, 2014 – 9:43 am | No Comment
Wright Honored for Service to SFSC
AFC Members Enjoy Watermelon Social
July 28, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
AFC Members Enjoy Watermelon Social

South Florida State College AFC members Eddie Cuencas (left to right), June Weyrauch, Lena Phelps, Keith Loweke, and Deborah Gutierrez, enjoy socializing and watermelon at the AFC Watermelon Social on July 23.
Joann Kramer (left), e-learning assistant, and …

SFSC Offers First AVID Higher Education Program in Florida
July 7, 2014 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

This fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) becomes Florida’s first four-year college or university to join the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) for Higher Education Student Success Initiative.
The AVID grant, which SFSC received two years …

News From Human Resources
July 7, 2014 – 3:10 pm | No Comment
News From Human Resources

New Employees