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Passion for Global Health Drives SFSC Alumnus
April 25, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
Passion for Global Health Drives SFSC Alumnus

Ever since he can remember, former South Florida State College (SFSC) student Bobby Palmer has wanted to be a doctor. As a fourth-year medical student at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) College of Medicine, …

SFSC Alumna Finds Passion for Helping Students Through Her Non-Profit
March 28, 2014 – 8:57 am | No Comment
SFSC Alumna Finds Passion for Helping Students Through Her Non-Profit

At just 31 years old, South Florida State College (SFSC) graduate and lifelong DeSoto County resident Ashley Coone is the executive director of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, bringing a fresh perspective to the …

From High School Dropout to Top of the Fire Department Ladder
February 28, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment
From High School Dropout to Top of the Fire Department Ladder

When Larry Taylor dropped out of school in the 12th grade, he never imagined where life would take him but he found his way to South Florida State College (SFSC). His education at the college …

For MacNeill, Chemistry Plus Compassion For People Equals Pharmacy
December 10, 2013 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
For MacNeill, Chemistry Plus Compassion For People Equals Pharmacy

A dual enrollment and liberal arts education helped South Florida State College (SFSC) alumnus Mark MacNeill, class of ’02, develop the skills he needed to tackle just about anything. His fast-paced job at Walgreens in …

A Grandmother’s Legacy Influences Jones’s Caring Nature
November 5, 2013 – 10:27 am | No Comment
A Grandmother’s Legacy Influences Jones’s Caring Nature

For Sharmin Jones, nursing and health care gave her direction in life as a young girl and became the core of who she is now. Her grandmother inspired her to make a difference in the …

Alumnus Stimulates Highlands County Tourism: John Scherlacher
October 3, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Alumnus Stimulates Highlands County Tourism: John Scherlacher

Almost 30 years ago, South Florida State College (SFSC) made an impact on 18-year-old New Jersey native John Scherlacher. Combining his experience in the marketing industry with a passion to serve the population, Scherlacher has …

Highlighting Alums: Cosmetology Becomes Clemmons’s Lifework
August 29, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Highlighting Alums: Cosmetology Becomes Clemmons’s Lifework

In 1975, Sylvia Clemmons had the opportunity to do what other high school students only dreamed of doing. She was the first Highlands County student to graduate from high school while simultaneously earning her occupational …

Hancock’s Alma Mater Becomes Her Passion
August 5, 2013 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
Hancock’s Alma Mater Becomes Her Passion

More than 37 years ago, South Florida Junior College (SFJC) made an impact on a 19-year-old Sebring native, Jane Hancock. She never dreamed that one day she would return to the college as an employee …