Class of 2014 Celebrates December Commencement at SFSC
December 19, 2014 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

South Florida State College marked the end of 2014 with its first fall term Commencement, Dec. 18, in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus. SFSC faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and …

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Dr. Pressler Elected as Delegate to Modern Language Association of America
January 9, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

Pressler WEBDr. Charlotte Pressler, a professor of English and philosophy and Honors Program director at South Florida State College (SFSC), has been elected to a three-year term as a special-interest delegate of the Modern Language Association of America’s (MLA) delegate assembly that starts Jan. 15, 2015 and ends Jan. 15, 2018.

Dr. Pressler is one of six representatives nationwide from a two-year college. The MLA delegate assembly consists of 278 members, 54 of which are special-interest delegates elected by a general vote from MLA membership.

Founded in 1883 to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature, the MLA serves as a platform for English and foreign language teachers to share scholarly findings and teaching experiences. The Association holds a yearly convention to discuss issues that are critical to these academic fields. The MLA has nearly 28,000 members in 100 countries.

“It is a great honor to be elected to represent English and foreign language faculty in two-year colleges on the national level,” Dr. Pressler said. “We two-year faculty have many issues and concerns, from the ‘adjunctivization’ of the profession, bringing with it the loss of academic freedom, to the slow erosion of humanistic education in colleges serving rural and lower-income students. As a member of the Delegate Assembly, I hope to bring these concerns to the attention of the entire membership of the Modern Language Association.”

The delegate assembly’s main responsibility is to recommend actions to MLA’s executive council and to initiate amendments to the association’s constitution.  In addition, the delegate assembly is responsible for formulating and submitting resolutions on matters of public and institutional policy regarding the status of the language and literature professions represented by the association.

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Richard Morton Retires After 15 Years at SFSC
January 6, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Richard Morton Retires After 15 Years at SFSC

After nearly 15 years of service to South Florida State College (SFSC), Richard Morton, library assistant, retires Jan. 9.
Morton, who moved to Highlands County almost 40 years ago after serving in the Navy and Coast …

News From Human Resources
January 5, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
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Happy New Year – Happy Anniversary
January 5, 2015 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
Happy New Year – Happy Anniversary

It’s 2015. It’s a new year and a mid-point of the decade. To me there is always something exciting about the beginning of the new year. As Jan. 1 approaches, many think about making a …

2014 President’s Award Recipients Honored for Service
December 17, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
2014 President’s Award Recipients Honored for Service

Recipients of the 2014 President’s Awards are (front row, from left) president emerita Dr. Norman Stephens Jr., Ellen Thornton, Priscilla Attart, Michele Hall, Betty Stephens, and SFSC president Dr. Thomas Leitzel; (second row, from left) …

SFSC Foundation Holiday Luncheon Honors Donors
December 12, 2014 – 4:24 pm | No Comment
SFSC Foundation Holiday Luncheon Honors Donors

Over 160 guests filled the historic Hotel Jacaranda for the South Florida State College (SFSC) Foundation, Inc.’s annual Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 11.
During the luncheon, the Foundation recognizes businesses and individuals who make generous financial …

AFC Participates in Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
December 12, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment
AFC Participates in Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) members once again participated as bell ringers in front of the Winn-Dixie in Avon Park to raise money for the Highlands County Salvation Army.

2014 President’s Awards Nominees
December 9, 2014 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

The 2014 President’s Award nominations have been counted. This year, 90 SFSC employees and volunteers were nominated. Winners will be announced during the Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 17. This year’s nominations are as follows:

Elizabeth …

Cindy Rose’s Photography Exhibited in Everglades National Park
December 9, 2014 – 11:10 am | No Comment
Cindy Rose’s Photography Exhibited in Everglades National Park

A collection of photographs by Cindy Rose, personnel specialist, and her late husband, Rick, will be exhibited throughout January at the Everglades National Park in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery. An opening reception …