Nearly 240 Run in 2014 Panther 5K
March 4, 2014 – 9:07 am | No Comment

South Florida State College’s fifth annual Panther 5K Run/Walk was the largest in its history, with 239 runners and walkers of all ages officially taking part in Saturday’s race at …

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Hotel Jacaranda and SFSC Receive Three News-Sun Best Awards
April 16, 2014 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

Hotel Jac 1The Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park was recently recognized for having the “Best Brunch,” the “Best Hotel,” and SFSC received the “Best Tennis Court” in Highlands County for 2014. The award recipients are chosen by the readers of the News-Sun newspaper in Sebring.

“It’s certainly nice to be recognized as the top tennis court in our county again,” said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director. “We owe credit to the Maintenance Department for taking care of the upkeep of the facilities. We’re appreciative we have the courts and folks are able to use it.”

Since the News-Sun has started the Best Awards, Inn on the Lakes has grabbed the “Best Hotel” every year.

“This award means we’ve shown the community that we are here to serve them and do a good job at it,” said Sharon Schuler, manager of the Jacaranda. “We have a lot of community members that dine and eat here regularly for family events and reunions.”

“We work hard to provide good service,” she said. “The restaurant provides excellent service and food consistently, and the hotel rooms provide a clean comfortable atmosphere for our guests. None of this is done by one person. Everyone works together to make it what it is.”

The Hotel Jacaranda is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels in Highlands County. When the Jacaranda opened in 1926, it took its name from a 150-year-old jacaranda tree that had been removed to make way for the hotel.

In 1988, the South Florida State College Foundation, Inc. purchased the Jacaranda with an eye toward preserving its historic character. As part of that ongoing effort, the Foundation has undertaken a major restorative project that is returning a street-level business mall to its original design.

SFSC Receives Appreciation Awards From United Way
April 11, 2014 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

The United Way of Central Florida’s (UWCF) Highlands County division recently celebrated the contributions of their donors and volunteers for the 2013 fundraising campaign at their Annual Meeting on April 4.
South Florida State College (SFSC) …

SFSC Celebrates National Poetry Month
April 11, 2014 – 10:37 am | No Comment

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the South Florida State College (SFSC) Library and South Florida State College Foundation, Inc. will host a week of events to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members in …

News From Human Resources
April 8, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
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AFC Holds Canned Food Drive
April 3, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment
AFC Holds Canned Food Drive

The South Florida State College chapter of AFC held a spring food drive and collected over 100 food items for Feeding America Tampa Bay and a local food bank that serves DeSoto County. The food …

FASTeam Defeats Student Brain Bowl Team
March 26, 2014 – 10:56 am | No Comment
FASTeam Defeats Student Brain Bowl Team

Members of the SFSC FASTeam (faculty, administration, and staff) claim the trophy after defeating the SFSC student Brain Bowl team 605 to 275 points at the annual College Week Brain Bowl match on March 12. …

SFSC Celebrates College Week
March 14, 2014 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
SFSC Celebrates College Week

College Week celebrates the 28 colleges of the Florida College System (FCS). South Florida State College (SFSC) kicked off the 27th Annual College Week, March 10-13, at the SFSC Highlands Campus. College Week is an …

Two SFSC Employees Honored with NISOD Awards
March 11, 2014 – 10:33 am | No Comment
Two SFSC Employees Honored with NISOD Awards

Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert and Lori Shumard are South Florida State College’s recipients of the 2013 National Institute for State and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Each year, NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize community and technical …

News From Human Resources
March 7, 2014 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
News From Human Resources

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