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THE OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA COLLEGES December 2012

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Contents IN THIS ISSUE 3 President’s Message Dr. Gary Sligh 5

Executive Director/ CEO Message Michael Brawer

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Fun Facts About Byron Todd

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A Road to the Future: 2012 Convention Award Winners

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2012 Annual Convention Thank Yous

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Bobbi Moran: Th AFC’s Devoted Helper Says Goodbye

Region Convention Committees 21

Convention Photos

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From a First Timer: AFC Convention Offers Real Value

Thank You to Our Convention Sponsors

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AFC Foundation Silent Auction Donors

AFC 2012 Convention Hotel Thank Yous

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AFC Professional Development Scholarship

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DECEMBER 2012

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AFC Certified College Professional Program

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Mark Your Calendar!

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2012/2013 Calendar

CHAPTER HEADLINES 8 College of Central Florida

Northwest Florida State College

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President Stephens to Retire From South Florida State College

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Palm Beach State Awards $4,000 in Scholarships

Indian River State College

COMMISSION NEWS 10 Occupational and Workforce Education 11

Facilities Commission

KUDOS CONGRATS 11 Dr. Heather J. Belmont Selected as Vision and Change Leadership Fellow AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

AFC Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Here’s to a great 2012!

President Gary Sligh, Lake-Sumter State College President-Elect Byron Todd, Tallahassee Community College VP for Regions & Chapters Pat Barfield, Chipola College VP-Elect for Regions & Chapters Shelby Fiorentino, Valencia College VP for Commissions Joe Wallace, College of Central Florida

By Dr. Gary Sligh, AFC President

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success! Over 500 folks gathered t is certainly impossible to for a celebration of the AFC as survey all the wonderful the 2012 Association of the Year accomplishments of the AFC in as judged by the Tallahassee 2012 in the space of this small Association of Association President’s message. This edition Executives. We heard speeches of Current cannot even highlight by our incoming officers, danced all the people and events that have characterized this year. But, I do I do want to express my want to express my thanks for the thanks for the special work special work that that has taken place and has taken place and share the sense of share the sense of excitement excitement that I that I have for the future of have for the future of this organization. this organization. In my State of the Association at the social, attended over address at Convention, I 50 professional development attempted to highlight many of sessions, visited with our the events that were planned and generous vendors, spent money undertaken by our Association. at the Foundation Auction, and Kudos to our wonderful AFC conducted the business of the staff for their devoted service to Association. We also recognized the membership, to our Board the fine work of chapters, regions, of Directors, commission and and commissions, as well as region volunteers, and to all the many outstanding individual individual chapter members who members. have worked tirelessly this year to We revamped our Association bring the AFC to every corner of Bylaws at Convention. Be sure Florida! I know that I have never to visit the website to study been a member of an association the changes and become more that had this many activities and familiar with the workings of our had the broad scope of contact organization. We approved minor that the AFC enjoys. Convention 2012 was a great ...Continued on page 4 3 I CURRENT December 2012

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VP-Elect for Commissions Christina Will, St. Johns River State College Immediate Past-President Evelyn Ward, Chipola College COMMISSION CHAIRS Administration Rhea Cemer, Indian River State College Adult & Continuing Education Daisy Vulovich, State College of Florida Career & Professional Employees Debi Jakubcin, Valencia College Communications and Marketing Chris Thomes, Gulf Coast State College Equity Stan Stone, Valencia College Facilities Robert Flores, South Florida State College Faculty Jim Lansing, Broward College Healthcare Education Alice Serey, Indian River State College Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Professional Development Rob Gregg, Pensacola State College Instructional Innovation Paul Cutlip, St. Petersburg College Learning Resources Daniel Hood, Indian River State College Occupational & Workforce Ed Eileen Storck, Indian River State College Retirees Joanne Hutton, Brevard Community College Rural Campuses TBD Student Development Joseph Sarrubbo, Valencia College Technology Paul Lefavi, Indian River State College Trustees Sean Alveshire, Broward College AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


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changes to our dues structure as well, leaving those at the initial level of membership unchanged and enacting slight increases in dues for some members. As we approach the end of 2012, I am eager to imagine what 2013 will hold. I will be continuing on as immediate past president for the coming year, but do so only to support the work of our incoming President for 2013, Mr. Byron Todd. Byron will bring steady and forceful leadership to the work ahead. Great changes are in the future for our colleges and the Florida College System. New theories and practices may challenge how we see ourselves and how we work to educate students in coming years. And the AFC is going to have to place itself in a position to continue to support our colleges. We have no other reason to exist. We are not a union or a partisan organization which needs to busy itself with the controversies that are sure to arise. Our role as the AFC is to discern the will of our members, which includes college presidents, trustees, and faculty and staff throughout the state, and act as a voice for the united strength of our system. If we remain true to that mission, we will continue to be strong and serve our ultimate purpose as the Association of Florida Colleges. Families have many ways of marking the end of the year and the onset of a new year. When I grew up in Virginia, we always had blackeyed peas and ham hocks to ensure good luck in the coming year. Whatever your practices may include for celebrating the holidays and the new year, let me send along my hopes for a blessed, peaceful, and productive one. Thanks for all the support you have provided to me in 2012!

Region I Kevin Peddie, Tallahassee Community College Region II Debi McElroy, Santa Fe College Region III Charlene Latimer, Daytona State College Region IV Sheryl Peterson, St. Petersburg College Region V Xiao Wang, Broward College COMMITTEE CHAIRS (Ex officio) Bylaws Bill Mullowney, Valencia College Certified College Professional Program Jeff Peters, Palm Beach State College Will Benedicks, Tallahassee Community College Community Service Jamie Rothberg, Pasco-Hernando Community College Finance, Human Resources & Retirement Issues Stanley Stone, Valencia College Legislative Victoria Hernandez, Miami Dade College Member Services Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College Membership Development Alex Perez, Lake-Sumter State College Planning and Development Tina Hart, Indian River State College

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Policy and Advocacy John Grosskopf, North Florida Community College

Burst the Balloon Donations: Seminole State College Chapter Region I Michael Brawer Robert Wilcosky Chuck Mojock Ann McGee Kim Crawford Catherine Cornelius Erin McColskey Sharon Crow Polk State College Chapter Support the AFC Foundation and help pay down the mortgage of the AFC Building. CLICK HERE to make an online donation. 4 I CURRENT December 2012

REGION DIRECTORS

Wellness Debi Jakubcin, Valencia College EX OFFICIO MEMBERS The Division of Florida Colleges Randy Hanna, Chancellor The Florida College System Council of Presidents Joe Pickens, St. Johns River State College AFC Foundation Board Andre Hawkins, Indian River State College Parliamentarian Dan Rodkin, Santa Fe College Association of Florida Colleges Michael Brawer, CEO CURRENT is published by the Association of Florida Colleges. Advertising, news releases, and other communications should be sent to the AFC, 113 East College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, or by email at publications@ myafchome.org. The views and opinions expressed in CURRENT are not necessarily those of the Association of Florida Colleges, its members, directors, or officers. AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO MESSAGE

Random Thoughts about the AFC and Convention By Michael Brawer, AFC Executive Director/CEO

Did You Know? • Ninety-five percent of respondents who handed in an AFC Convention evaluation form indicated that the educational session and exemplary practice program content rated Good or Excellent (95%). This bodes well for a summative assessment of our effort the past four years to transition from a convention to a conference. • Despite some complaints about the Innisbrook Hotel being “too spread out”, 88% of evaluators rated the hotel experience average (15%), good (25%) or excellent (48%). • No matter how hard we have tried, there just doesn’t seem to be anyway to bring the Opening General Session to a conclusion inside of 90 minutes. • Most people have told me that they would rather be in a really great educational session with 10 people than be in a mediocre one with 50 people. The adage that low turnout means low interest may not be as clear cut as we think. • People who fill out the evaluation forms are either very constructive and polite with their input or just vicious and ugly, with not much in between. I would prefer the vicious and ugly just contact me

directly to share their concerns instead of taking invisible shots at my staff or me on paper. • When I was a kid, if my mom put “that” in front of your name, like, “I don’t want you playing with ‘that’ Jimmy Bush”, it meant she didn’t like him. When I stop and chat with convention attendees and they tell me, for example, “I just attended ‘that’ session on student development” I can’t help but think they didn’t like it. But usually, I am wrong. • The dessert and coffee bar was supposed to be an after-the-Gala social event, not and end-of-theGala-while-the-speaker-is-still-speaking event. The service crew sort of jumped the gun on that one. • The elements of the convention rated excellent by the most people were the educational sessions and the printed program, both at 62%. • The second highest excellent rated elements of the convention were the convention registration process and the sleeping rooms at the hotel, both at 60%. • Three years running we have had total registrations in excess of 500 attendees which turns around a prior 5 year trend of below 500 totals.

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• I get a lot of atta boys and pats-on-the-back for pulling off a good convention, but it’s really the AFC staff that carries the water. I do try to lay out a vision for the general direction of the program, but without them, it would never happen as good as it does. • Despite the political differences of opinion we all may hold, having the Governor show up at your convention, twice, can never be a bad thing. • It’s a bit sad for me to see Evelyn Ward roll out of leadership of the AFC. She has been there since day one in my tenure and I will miss her wry perspective, sardonic wit, and knowledge and wisdom about the Association. • Anyone who says the AFC is “not for faculty” isn’t paying attention. Three of our four recent Association presidents are from the faculty-side of the house. Over the past 20 years, at least half were former or current faculty. I wish each and every AFC member and their families a safe and Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kawanza, or Happy Holidays.

Michael Brawer Follow me on Twitter this Legislative Session @mbrawer

About Byron Todd How long have you worked at Tallahassee Community College? I have worked at Tallahassee Community College for 17 years. What is your current title? My current title is Associate Professor. How long have you been a member of the AFC? I have been a member of the AFC for 17 years. I joined the association the first day that I started working at the college. What is your favorite quote? “Where there is no vision there is no hope.” What is the last book you read? The last book that I read is Race for Relevance by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers. What do you like to do in your free time? I like to watch sports in my free time. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? If I could meet anyone it would be Jackie Robinson. I think that he is an amazing man to endure what he did to change the face of baseball. If you had to leave town in a hurry, knowing you would not be able to return, what five things would you take with you? If I had to leave Tallahassee and not return I would want to take with me of course my wife Ann, my dog Blazer, my pictures, my computer, and my trombone. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would like to learn how to ski. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? It would be 40.

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CHAPTER HEADLINES COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA In the month of September we had our Stevi B’s restaurant fundraiser during the lunch time hours. The Ocala campus had $440 in total sales giving us $66 for our fundraising account. Our guest speaker for the September general meeting was Dr. MaryEtta Fisher from the League of Women Voters. Dr. Fisher spoke to us about the 11 amendment changes being proposed on the ballot on Tuesday, November 6. Once again we held our annual boo bag sales and sold a total of 405 bags at $1 each. October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Myrick from Ocala Oncology Center in Ocala came and spoke at the general meeting. He gave the group useful information regarding breast cancer and early detection tips for prevention. In the month of October the AFC took collections for the Marion County Humane Society and collected various items such as dog/cat food, towels, cleaning supplies, animal beds, and various other items. We also asked for donations for the AFC Community Service

Project, Ready for Life Pinellas, and collected a wide range of items from kitchen items, bedding, school supplies, hair products, and laundry items. Thursday, November 8th we held our Fall Harvest Luncheon in the Klein Center and there were 78 people in attendance. The AFC also worked with the Ocala faculty and staff in their collection efforts for Operation Backpacks for Interfaith in Ocala. Dr. MaryEtta Fisher at the September general meeting discussing the 11 amendment changes on the election day ballot.

Northwest florida state college Former NWFSC AFC Chapter President, highly active AFC member, and college retiree Gwen Street was on hand at the October 11, 2012 General Membership Meeting so that our chapter could recognize her contributions to the AFC and to NWFSC by endowing the Gwen Street Scholarship. Not only did she graciously pose for a picture when presenting the chapter’s check to the NWFSC Foundation, Ms. Street insisted on providing deserts for the meeting in celebration for the new scholarship. During the meeting we gave an update about our team participating in the October 13th Ronald McDonald House Fire Truck Pull fundraiser and our accompanying donation to the House and our chapter’s participation in the START! Heart Walk event and donation to the American Heart Association. We also recognized this year’s officers with a swearing in ceremony – thank you Kristen Last, President; Bree Durham, Vice President; James Adams, Treasurer; Maddalena Ostrowski, Secretary; James Suderman, Legislative Liaison; April Leake, Historian & Social Media for your willingness to serve! The Chapter sponsored a team made up of NWFSC Law Enforcement Basic Recruit students to participate in the Pensacola Ronald McDonald 8 I CURRENT December 2012

House’s Fire Truck Pull fundraiser. NWFSC AFC’s team took first place in the Education/Philanthropy division – winning by a scant .03 of a minute! Five NWFSC AFC members were able to attend the 63rd AFC Convention in Palm Harbor. At convention the NWFSC AFC was honored with the Platinum Level in the Chapter of the Year award competition. Kristen Last was recognized as the Region 1 NWFSC Unsung Hero as well as winning the CPEC Pat Barriteau Unsung Hero award. Ms. Last was also recognized at the Awards Luncheon for being the Region I Director Elect. Upcoming events include an art project social and many, many basketball concessions sales opportunities. Kristen Last, NWFSC AFC Chapter President (left) and Gwen Street (center) present a check to Cristie Kedrowski, NWFSC Vice President of College Advancement, to complete the payment of the Gwen Street Scholarship Endowment. AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


CHAPTER HEADLINES President Stephens to Retire from South Florida State college After 10 years of guiding the college through institutional growth and transformation, South Florida State College (SFSC) president Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. announced that he will retire from the college’s top post effective June 30, 2013. “The decision to retire was made with considerable difficulty and not without second and third thoughts,” Dr. Stephens said. “After 45 years in the community college world, I’m ready to join my wife Laurie in a new phase of our lives in active retirement.” The South Florida State Dr. Norman L. Stephens, Jr. College District Board of Trustees recently honored Dr. Stephens by renaming the building that houses most of the college’s allied health and science programs. That building is now known as the Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Health and Science Education Center. Dr. Stephens, whose background is in the natural sciences, was personally involved in planning and developing this building. At its Oct. 24 meeting, the South Florida State College District Board of Trustees hired Dr. Jeff Hockaday of Sanford, N.C., as a consultant to guide the search for SFSC’s next president. Dr. Hockaday has completed more than 75 searches for community college presidents across the United States, 15 of which have been within the Florida College System. He assisted SFSC (formerly South Florida Community College) in its 2002 presidential search that resulted in the college hiring Dr. Norm Stephens. The search process is expected to take approximately six months. Since coming to SFSC on Sept. 3, 2002, Dr. Stephens has championed numerous changes for the college. This fall term, the college began offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, which has laid the groundwork for future bachelor’s degrees in nursing and elementary education. During Dr. Stephens’ tenure the college saw the addition of programs in radiography, dental hygiene, paramedic certification, practical nursing at the Hardee Campus, among others. Under Dr. Stephens’ leadership, SFSC has fostered an institution-wide culture of data-informed decision making and continuous improvement. During its 2011 reaffirmation of accreditation, the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges 9 I CURRENT December 2012

(SACS) visitation team had no recommendations for the college. The SACS visitation team also cited the college’s development of a quality enhancement topic as an educational best practice. SFSC was among 120 out of 1,200 community colleges across the United States to be nominated for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, not just once but two years in a row. In partnership with the Highlands County School District, the Career Academy at SFSC was instituted. SFSC serves Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties and is a member of the Florida College System. For more information about the college, visit www.southflorida.edu.

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CHAPTER HEADLINES

COMMISSION NEWS

Palm Beach State awards $4,000 in scholarships

OCCUPATIONAL AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION

The Palm Beach State College Chapter of the AFC has awarded eight scholarships totaling $4,000 to help students fund their education at the College. Each recipient will receive $500 for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships are open to AFC chapter members and their immediate families. This year’s scholarships will bring the total awarded since 2003 to nearly $24,000.

Indian River State College

Luncheons. On September 20, Mary Pelletier, Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, presented “F in Oral Health for Florida” at the Fort Pierce campus. She presented information on how St. Lucie County’s Oral Health Coalition has been responding to the recent grade from National Oral Health Report Card. On October 11, Maggy Hurcalla, former Martin County Commissioner, presented “What’s Going on with Everglades Restoration?” at the Chastain campus in Stuart. Fundraisers. Throughout August and into September, the chapter promoted fundraising for the L-R: Melissa DePriest, Brenda Rante, Berenise Medina, and Bert annual Dancing with the Ortiz sporting new IRSC AFC Chapter shirts. Celebrity Stars event held on September 8 in Port St. Lucie. Over $10,000 was raised to support chapter member Veronica Tempone, Associate Professor of English, Communication and Modern Languages, in her debut tango dance. Money went local charities Maya Matters and the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League and $1500 was raised for IRSC student scholarships. In early October the chapter also purchased the IRSC AFC Chapter shirts as part of a fall fundraiser. Community Service. The IRSC AFC Chapter members participated in various SafeSpace Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events held in October. Events were held in Stuart (Oct 6), Port St. Lucie (Oct 13), and Vero Beach (Oct 27). The Chapter also collected items for Ready for Life Pinellas in support of the AFC’s convention service project. The chapter continues to send coupons – over $40,000 worth to date – to troops, at home and abroad, to help curtail living expenses in a project is called Troopons: Coupons for Troops. Civic Engagement. On Constitution Day, September 17, the chapter sponsored a Voter Registration Drive held at The River Shop Bookstore on IRSC’s main campus. The St. Lucie County’s Supervisor of Elections was on hand to register new voters and update voters’ information. Chapter members also faced off against students in a Constitution Jeopardy. 10 I CURRENT September December 2012

The Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, a National Science Foundation (NSF) regional center of excellence at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon announced on Oct. 1, 2012, the award of an unprecedented third round of NSF center-level funding. The FLATE designed and crafted A.S. Engineering Technology (ET) degree program is a model credentialbased articulated pathway for advanced manufacturing that was implemented by the Florida Department of Education in 2008. The steady growth in the number of colleges adopting the degree, as well as colleges partnering with FLATE to create an education system in Florida to meet industry needs is a key element in the growth of ET enrollment; fourteen of Florida’s 28 colleges now offer the program. This effort exemplifies the creation of a community of practice among colleges, manufacturers, economic development organizations, Workforce Florida, and the Florida Department of Education. Collectively, this effort has produced a first-in-thenation, statewide-articulated A.S. Engineering Technology Degree program that also recognizes a national workforce credential as a substitute for 15 hours of program course credit. www.fl-ate.org

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Chair Elect—Kimberly Baker, HCC 2013 Officers: Secretary– Awilda Rivera, Polk State Treasurer-Cheryl Arpasi, Chair—George Urbano, PolkSFSC State MembershipRobert Flores Chair Elect—Kimberly Baker, SFSC HCC

COMMISSION NEWS

Facilities Commission 2013 Secretary– Awilda Rivera, PolkHappenings State

Arpasi, SFSC FACILITIES COMMISSION: 2012 AFC COMMISSIONSpring OFTreasurer-Cheryl THE YEAR Conference April 2013 at Polk State College

Facilities Commission Membership- Robert Flores SFSC 12 Sessions scheduled forHappenings Technical Training Series Commission 2013 2012 AFC Commission of Facilities theFacilities Year Commission 2013 Happenings

2013 Officers: throughout the StateApril for 2013 • Chair—George Urbano, Polk State • Spring Conference 2013 at Polk State Look to the webpage for upcoming training Webi• Chair Elect—Kimberly Baker, HCC College It’s about sharing ideas and collaboration! Spring Conference April 2013 at Polk State College narssessions • Secretary—Awilda Rivera, Polk State • 12 scheduled for Technical Training It’s about recognizing successes and celebration! 12 Sessions scheduled for Technical Training Series Sustainability Forum instate May at Valencia • Treasurer—Cheryl Arpasi, SFSC Series throughout the for 2013 throughout the State for 2013 • Membership—Robert Flores, SFSC • Look to the webpage for upcoming training Look to the webpage for upcoming training Webiwebinars 2013 Officers: nars • Sustainability Forum in May at Valencia Members of the AFC Facilities

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Pictured Right: The Facilities Commission’s Educational presentation, “Motivating Others” drew a large crowd. 75 attendees took in the session presented by Dr. Robert Flores. Pictured Left: Bill Reese from Santa Fe accepts the Best Practices Award for Sustainability.

KUDOS CONGRATS

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The Facilities Commission’s Educational presentation, “Motivating Others” drew a large crowd of 75 attendees, presented by Dr. Robert Flores.

dR. HEATHER J. BELMONT SELECTED AS VISION AND CHANGE LEADERSHIP FELLOW

AFC’s member, Dr. Heather J. Belmont, Dean of the School of Science at Miami Dade College, has been selected to serve as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow. Dr. Belmont is now part of a team of forty Leadership Fellows who were competitively selected from an application pool of over 250. The Leadership Fellows team is embarking on a year-long initiative integral to the goals of the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). PULSE is a joint effort by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health/NIGMS (NIH/NIGMS) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to stimulate systemic changes within biology departments at all types of post-secondary educational institutions, based upon the findings from the 2011 report Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action and other similar calls for transformation of undergraduate life sciences education.

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2012 AFC CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

2012 PLATINUM CHAPTERS

CHIPOLA COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

2012 AFC Commission OF THE YEAR

FACILITIES COMMISSION

2012 AFC region OF THE YEAR

REGION IV

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2012 gold CHAPTERS

COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AFC CHAPTER

2012 MEMBERSHIP AWARD Greatest % of Increase of Members Over Previous Year

Greatest NUMERICAL Increase of Members Over Previous Year

SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

50% or More of Employees as Members FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE AFC CHAPTER

SANTA FE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

ST. JOHNS RIVER STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

CHIPOLA COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE

PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SANTA FE COLLEGE

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA AFC CHAPTER

VALENCIA COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

Not pictured: COLLEGE CENTER FOR LIBRARY AUTOMATION AFC CHAPTER

2012 SILVER CHAPTERS

Not pictured: COLLEGE CENTER FOR LIBRARY AUTOMATION FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BROWARD COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER 14 I CURRENT December 2012

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE AFC CHAPTER

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OUTGOING PRESIDENT

incoming PRESIDENT

DR. GARY SLIGH

BYRON TODD

Dr. James L. Wattenbarger Award

OUTSTANDING BOARD MEMBER AWARD

T.K. WETHERELL

WILLIAM J. MULLOWNEY, VALENCIA COLLEGE

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

JIM ROY, ST. JOHNS RIVER STATE COLLEGE

EVELYN WARD, CHIPOLA COLLEGE

FRANCES ASH, FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE Not pictured:

KENNETH PLANTE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

PAT BARFIELD CHIPOLA COLLEGE

JEFF PETERS PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE

JAMES HARVEY COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

DEBBIE LEONARD FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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GWEN GILBERT, MIAMI DADE COLLEGE 15 I CURRENT December 2012

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AFC President’s Award For Community Service

cPEC EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD Josh Murdock, Valencia college

cpec logo contest Andrea Bourgoin, Seminole state college

cpec BOOK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Anne Berman, Broward COLLEGE

cpec eSSAY aWARD Juanita Curtis, Brevard COMMUNITY COLLEGE Mary DiTaranto, state college of florida

Leadership Service Award

cpec unsung hero Kristin Last, Northwest Florida STATE COLLEGE

cpec EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Shelby Fiorentino, Valencia COLLEGE

faculty commission professor OF THE YEAR Jerry Shawver, Florida State College at JacksonvillE

distinguished professors PAT BARFIELD, CHIPOLA COLLEGE JOE WALLACE, COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

trustee of the year award

Patricia Campbell, Broward College Carl Creasman, Valencia College

Healthcare Education Commission Exemplary Practice Award Mary Pelletier , indian river state COLLEGE

KAREN L. DURDEN, GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE

RETIREES COMMISSION CHAPTER EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE

administration COMMISSION EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD Larry Lawson and Brenda Rante, indian river state college the Practical Interdisciplinary Exercise Program

IEPPDC EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD 1st Place, Paula Cifuentes, Florida Gateway College 2nd Place, Karen D. Pain, Palm Beach State College 16 I CURRENT December 2012

region 5 unsung heroes Denise Brown Miguel Ramirez, Broward College Eric Dillalogue, Florida Keys Community College Brenda Rante, Indian River State College Shanika Taylor Shirly Ferguson, Miami Dade College Marileidy Guzman Candy Lall Dass, Palm Beach State College

region 4 unsung heroes Kathy Williams, hillsborough community college Audra Liswith, st. petersburg college Cindy Bellamy, pasco-hernando community college Cathy Lewis, South Florida

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OWEC eXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD JOHN GARDNER AND DR. JASON HURST

FACILITIES COMMISSION EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD sANTA FE COLLEGE

LEARNING RESOURCES COMMISSION EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD

EQUITY COMMISSION EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD DR. RACHEL ALLEN, VALENCIA COLLEGE

TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION EXEMPLARY PRACTICE AWARD JAMES MAY, VALENCIA COLLEGE

DIANA MATTHEWS, SANTA FE COLLEGE

communications and mareting commission awards Advertising - Print (Less than 10,000 FTE), First Place Gulf Coast State College

Article in a College-Produced Publication,First Place Gulf Coast State College

Advertising - Print (Less than 10,000 FTE), Second Place Pensacola State College

Article in a College-Produced Publication, Second Place Gulf Coast State College

Advertising - Print (More than 10,000 FTE), First Place Tallahassee Community College

Article/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication, First Place St. Johns River State College (Tie)

Advertising - Print (More than 10,000 FTE), Second Place Article/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication, First Place State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Tie Santa Fe College Advertising - Television, First Place Tallahassee Community College

Article/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication, Second Place South Florida State College

Advertising - Television, Second Place Pasco-Hernando Community College

Athletic Media Guide, First Place State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Advertising - Outdoor, First Place Gulf Coast State College

Athletic Media Guide, Second Place St. Johns River State College

Advertising - Outdoor, Second Place St. Johns River State College (TIE)

“Best Bang for the Buck”, First Place Chipola College

Advertising - Outdoor, Second Place College of Central Florida (TIE)

“Best Bang for the Buck”, Second Place St. Johns River State College

Annual Report - College, First Place Pensacola State College

Brochure, First Place Pasco-Hernando Community College

Annual Report - College, Second Place College of Central Florida

Brochure, Second Place Gulf Coast State College (Tie)

Annual Report - Foundation, First Place Pasco-Hernando Community College

Brochure, Second Place Tallahassee Community College (Tie)

Annual Report - Foundation, Second Place College of Central Florida 17 I CURRENT December 2012

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communications and mareting commission awards Brochure - The Arts, Second Place South Florida State College (Tie) Brochure - The Arts, Second Place Santa Fe College (Tie) Catalog - Print, First Place Lake-Sumter state College Catalog - Print , Second Place North Florida Community College (Tie) Catalog - Print , Second Place State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Tie) Direct Mail Piece/Campaign, First Place Pensacola State College Direct Mail Piece/Campaign, Second Place South Florida State College Display/Presentation Board, First Place Indian River State College Display/Presentation Board,Second Place Gulf Coast State College Foundation Category - Fundraising Piece, First Place Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation Category - Fundraising Piece, Second Place St. Johns River State College Magazine, First Place College of Central Florida Magazine, Second Place Gulf Coast State College Newsletter, First Place Santa Fe College Newsletter, Second Place St. Johns River State College Best Photography in a Published Piece (Less than 10,000 FTE), First Place St. Johns River State College Best Photography in a Published Piece (Less than 10,000 FTE), Second Place North Florida Community College 18 I CURRENT December 2012

Best Photography in a Published Piece (More than 10,000 FTE), First Place Santa Fe College Best Photography in a Published Piece (More than 10,000 FTE), Second Place Santa Fe College Poster (Less than 10,000 FTE), First Place Gulf Coast State College Poster (Less than 10,000 FTE), Second Place North Florida Community College Poster (More than 10,000 FTE), First Place Santa Fe College Poster (More than 10,000 FTE), Second Place Tallahassee Community College Redesign, First Place Florida Gateway College Redesign, Second Place Chipola College Single Sheet Flier, First Place North Florida Community College Single Sheet Flier, Second Place Gulf Coast State College Social Media, First Place Gulf Coast State College Social Media, Second Place Gulf Coast State College Specialty Advertising/Promotion Items, First Place Chipola College Specialty Advertising/Promotion Items, Second Place Santa Fe College Student Handbook/Orientation Guide, First Place Pasco-Hernando Community College Student Handbook/Orientation Guide, Second Place State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Trendsetter, First Place State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


communications and mareting commission awards Trendsetter, Second Place Gulf Coast State College

Website, First Place Pasco-Hernando Community College

Video/Electronic Promotion First Place, St. Johns River State College

Website, Second Place South Florida State College

Video/Electronic Promotion, Second Place Gulf Coast State College (Tie)

Website - The Arts, First Place South Florida State College

Video/Electronic Promotion, Second Place College of Central Florida (Tie)

Website - The Arts, Second Place St. Johns River State College

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece, First Place St. Johns River State College

Exemplary Practice/Overall Campaign ,First Place College of Central Florida

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece, Second Place St. Johns River State College

AFC 2012 Convention Thank Yous A special thanks to St. Petersburg College and Pasco-Hernando Community College, all the Region Committees, the Technology Commission, and Doug Ryan Consulting. Thank you to the following students: Jared Ferreira, SPC Student and President of the Florida College System Student Government Association Lisa Stevens, SPC Student Ambassador Andrew Malyj, SPC Student and State Secretary of the Florida College System Student Government Association Student Ambassadors from St. Petersburg College Student Ambassadors from Pasco-Hernando Community College Linda P Karp, FCSSGA State Advisor, Lake-Sumter Community College

Bob Bade, Associate Dean of Student Engagement and Activities, Pasco Hernando Community College Tammy Cappleman, Student Support Advisor & Veteran Liaison, St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg College Pasco-Hernando Community College Linda Karp, Coordinator Student Life/SGA Advisor & FCSSGA State Advisor, Lake-Sumter Community College Jared Ferreira, Veteran & FCSSGA President Data Card, Inc., Convention Name Badges and Equipment Technology Commission, Internet Room Staffing Jayme Rothberg, Convention Service Project

Melanie Jackson, South Florida, Convention Production

Marsha Kiner, Convention Coordinator

Renee Maples, Tallahassee Community College, & Stephanie Campbell, Polk State College – Opening Session Skit Participants

Eileen Johnson, Convention Office Manager and Registration Coordinator

Katrina Porter, Gulf Coast State College, & Tom Mason, Santa Fe College – 1st Timer’s Orientation Facilitators

Adrienne Bryant, Exhibitor and Sponsor Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator

Dwayne Pugh, Tallahassee Community College, Mike Hutley, Santa Fe College, Naja Williams, Valencia College, Isa Suarez, Polk State College, and John Barbieri, Indian River State College for their participation in the Opening Session Skit

Tina Ingramm, Content Manager, Convention Program

Marcia Gilbert, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Ray Calvert, Pasco Hernando Community College, & Paul Wright, Pasco Hernando Community College, for assistance coordinating the Internet Room Computers 19 I CURRENT December 2012

Christine Taylor, Graphic Designer, Convention Program Carol Quinn and David Schrenk, Silent Auction Doug Ryan Consulting, Convention On-Site Manager

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Bobbi Moran:

The AFC’s Devoted Helper Says Goodbye

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ith near perfect attendance for the more than 25 years at AFC Annual Conventions (only missing one due to illness) Bobbi Moran of College of Central Florida has always been a dedicated member. In 2001, she was given Honorary Life Member status and has continued to be active and involved. Moran has held many AFC Committee and Chapter officer positions and chairs the Credentials Committee. This Committee is responsible for verifying the Convention attendees report and for ensuring the credentials of all voting delegates at the Annual Convention. Moran has been chair since 1996. “Bobbi is a great example of the spirit of the AFC. She is always there with a smiling face and a “Hi’ya Honey” to greet you at convention. It has been a pleasure to work with Bobbi

Bobbi Moran will be retiring in the near future. She has attended nearly every AFC Convention for more than 25 years.

on the Credentials Committee because I always know everything will be under control when she is there,” Eileen Johnson said. Many thanks go to Bobbi for her hard work and dedication to the AFC. Members like her help our Association succeed.

REGION CONVENTION COMMITTEES Region I Region Director-Kevin Peddie, Tallahassee Community College Chipola College Gulf Coast State College Northwest Florida State College Pensacola State College Tallahassee Community College *Decorations Committee *Event Photography Committee *Silent Auction Committee Region II Region Director-Debi McElroy, Santa Fe College Florida Gateway College Florida State College at Jacksonville North Florida Community College St. Johns River State College Santa Fe College *AFC Office Committee *Name Badge Committee *Ticket Taker Committee

Region IV Region Director-Sheryl Peterson, St. Petersburg College Edison State College Hillsborough Community College Pasco-Hernando Community College Polk State College St. Petersburg College South Florida State College State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota *Audio-Visual Committee *Internet Room/Computer Equipment Committee Region V Region Director-Xiao Wang, Broward College Broward College Florida Keys Community College Indian River State College Miami Dade College Palm Beach State College *Registration Committee *Meal Table Reservation Committee

Region III Region Director-Charlene Latimer, Daytona State College Brevard Community College College of Central Florida Daytona State College Lake-Sumter State College Seminole State College of Florida Valencia College *Major Door Prizes Committee *Donated Door Prizes Committee *Service Project Committee 20 I CURRENT December 2012

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From a First-Timer:

AFC Convention Offers Real Value By Frances Yeo, Pensacola State College

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his was my first state event representing Pensacola State College at the AFC Convention. I was able to meet others that do my job in other parts of the state and we have already been communicating and sharing best practices. I was also able to spend informal time with other staff members from PSC and build those relationships. I learned more about the AFC Certified College Professional Program that I want to pursue for my own professional development. Evelyn Ward gave us some valuable leadership perceptions in the workshop she lead as part of her participation in the CCP Program. I attended several educational sessions to learn more about on-line support offered through the AFC. The new website training conducted by Adrienne Bryant gave me the opportunity to see some of the new “bells and whistles” that are in the process of being implemented

at www.myafchome.org. By attending the Social Media workshop I learned a few more steps in the process of using this tool more effectively. In fact after this class, I was able to send several “tweets” during the convention, as I practiced what Josh Murdock shared with us. The insights from the Florida College System Legislative Issues Session helped me see the bigger picture of the involvement that the AFC has in shaping higher education. I was able to attend the business meeting and vote on issues and candidates, representing Pensacola State College. I visited every vendor represented at the conference and brought back information that I can use to research additional course offerings for my department. I also purchased items from the silent auction to financially support the AFC, as a way to further its mission. As a first time attendee, I felt a part of the organization because the leadership at our local chapter worked toward

preparing me before leaving town along with involving me once we got there. Rob Gregg, our local AFC president organized a breakfast get-together the first morning and an after-dinner social for our local group. Carol Quinn did a great job in organizing the silent auction and I was glad to help in my small way by logging in items for a few hours. As is true in almost anything, you reap the rewards of an organization and experiences usually based on what effort you are willing to put into it. I look forward to learning more about the impact and value of this professional organization, as we all strive to improve communication.

Thank you to our convention sponsors NetTutor, Platinum Sponsor

Barnes & Noble College, Coffee Break

Aspen University, Silver Sponsor

Florida Blue, Convention Bags

Association of Florida Colleges Foundation, Inc., Bronze Sponsor

NetTutor, Council of President’s Luncheon

University of Maryland University College, Bronze Sponsor

DBM/Identification Systems Group, Name Badges

NetTutor, AFC Board of Directors Dinner

Florida Trend, Photo Booth

Metz Culinary Management, AFC Fun Run

Western Governors University, Welcome Reception

Legacy Insurance Solutions, LLC., Afternoon Snack Break

The Beck Group, Trustees Luncheon Keynote Speaker

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AFC Foundation 2012 silent auction donors: Administration Commission AFC Andre Hawkins, AFC Past President & AFC Foundation Chair Brevard Community College Broward College Career & Professional Employees Commission Carol Quinn, Pensacola State College, AFC Past President & AFC Foundation Member Casa Monica Catherine Cornelius, AFC Foundation Central Florida College Chipola College Chuck Mojock Eileen Johnson, AFC Staff Evelyn Ward, Chipola College & AFC Past President Florida Gateway College Florida Keys Community College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Healthcare Commission Hillsborough Community College Indian River State College Jim Lansing Jon Bowman Joyce Traynom, Chipola College, AFC Past President & AFC Foundation Member

Katrina Porter, Gulf Coast State College Kenneth Reddick, Florida State College at Jacksonville Learning Resources Commission Lee Patrizzi, Seminole Community College Miami Dade College Mike Brawer, AFC CEO Northwest Florida State College Ocean Reef Club Omni Championgate Orlando Palm Beach State College Pat Barfield, Chipola College & VP Regions & Chapters Pensacola State College Plantation on Crystal River Renaissance World Golf Retiree’s Commission Santa Fe College Seminole State College South Florida State College St. Petersburg State College Tradewinds St. Petersburg Valencia College Vinoy Resort Will Benedicks, Tallahassee Community College & AFC Past President Wind Creek Casino & Resort

AFC 2012 Convention Hotel Thank Yous The Plantation in Crystal River 9301 West Fort Island Trail Crystal River, Florida 34429 352.795.1605 ext. 315 www.PlantationInn.com Hyatt Regency Bonaventure 250 Racquet Club Road Weston, FL 33326 954.349.5791 www.bonaventure.hyatt.com Intercontinental Tampa 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33609 www.intercontinental.com

Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center 5150 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486 561.392.4600 www.marriott.com/pbibr

Key Largo Resort 97000 Overseas Highway Key Largo, FL 33037 305.852.5553 www.keylargogrande.com

The Ocean Reef Club 35 Ocean Reef Drive Key Largo, FL 33037 888.422.9944 www.oceanreef.com

The Seagate Hotel & Spa 1000 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483 Hotel: 561.665.4800 Fax: 561.665.4831 www.theseagatehotel.com

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point 5001 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.444.1234 www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com

Sirata Beach Resort 5300 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 727.363.5105 www.sirata.com

St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard St. Petersburg, FL 33716 727.572.7800

Mainsail Suites Hotel 5108 Eisenhower Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33634 813.290.3840 www.mainsailtampa.com

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Daytona Beach Resort & Conference 2700 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Toll Free: 877.644.3231 www.daytonabeachresort.com

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Embassy Suites Tampa 513 South Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602 813.769.8328 www.tampadowntown. embassysuites.com Homewood Suites 16450 Corporate Commerce Way Fort Myers, FL 33913 239.210.7203 http://homewoodsuites3. hilton.com/en/index.html Naples Grande Beach Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 239.594.6736 www.naplesgranderesort.com

Wyndham Bay Point Resort 4114 Jan Cooley Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32408 Toll Free: 800.874.7105 www.WyndhamBayPoint.com Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront 1550 N. Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 321.613.9023 www.hiltoncocoabeach.com Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821 407.238.8598 www.marriottworldcenter.com Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World® Resort 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard Lake Buena Vista FL 32830 407.827.3813

Sheraton Sand Key Resort 1160 Gulf Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 727.595.1611 www.sheratonsandkey.com

www.hiltonorlandolakebuenavista.com

Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront / Palm Beaches 3700 North Ocean Drive Singer Island FL 561.472.0303 www.HiltonSingerIsland.com

Hawks Cay Resort 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. Hawks Cay Resort Duck Key, FL 33050 800.432.2242 www.hawkscay.com

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort 17260 Harbour Pointe Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33908 800.767.7777 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/rswsb-sanibel-harbourmarriott-resort-and-spa

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center 1500 Sand Lake Rd Orlando, FL 32809 407.859.1500 www.thefloridahotelorlando.com

Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1000 Boulevard of the Arts Sarasota, FL 34236 941.363.2602 www.hyattregencysarasota.com

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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa: 4000 Sandestin Blvd. South Destin, FL 32459 850.267.9627 www.hilton.com/ hiltonsandestinbeach.com

Thank you to our bronze sponsor! AFC Staff Executive Director/CEO Michael Brawer • mbrawer@myafchome.org Associate Executive Director for Membership and Professional Development Marsha Kiner • mkiner@myafchome.org Director of Administration and Finance Eileen Johnson • ejohnson@myafchome.org Executive Assistant/Publications Coordinator Tina Ingramm • tingramm@myafchome.org Membership Information & Database Manager Adrienne Bryant • abryant@myafchome.org Staff Assistant David Schrenk • dschrenk@myafchome.org AFC • Making a Difference One Life at a Time


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP What is the AFC Professional Development Scholarship? The AFC Professional Development Scholarship is offered by the AFC Foundation to members who can demonstrate an effective professional development plan to advance their knowledge and skills as a college professional. Any AFC member may apply for the scholarship. How can the scholarship funds be used? The scholarship funds are provided are to support member participation in any AFC Professional Development Program. These include: • AFC Leadership Conference • AFC Membership Conference • AFC Annual Convention • AFC Certified College Professional Program • AFC Commission Conference • AFC Regional Conference Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded annually. Award amounts will range from $300-$500 each. Funds may be used to cover costs of registration or enrollment, travel, and materials to any of the events listed above. To apply for a scholarship award, please go to myafchome.org, and click on About Us/ Foundation.  

AFC Foundation Professional Development Scholarship

APPLICATION

Applicant Information (You must be an AFC Member in good standing) Name:__________________________________________________________________ College:_________________________________________________________________ Position/Title _____________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________ Please respond to each of the following. Use additional pages as needed. 1. This application is for a scholarship to support my participation in (choose one event): ___ AFC Membership Conference ___ AFC Leadership Conference ___ AFC Annual Convention ___ AFC Commission Conference ___ AFC Regional Conference (Region___) ___ Certified College Professional Program 2. Please describe why you are seeking the scholarship.

3. Please state how your participation in the event chosen will benefit your professional development.

4. Do you have the support of your supervisor to participate in the event if you are awarded the scholarship? ___yes ___no 5. Depending on the amount of your award, will your college cover any additional costs for your participation not covered by the scholarship amount? ___yes ___no 6. What will you “give back” to the AFC as result of receiving this award?

7. Please make any other statement below that will help the committee determine your selection for a scholarship award.


AFC Introduces a new opportunity for professional development

Certified College Professional Program The Certified College Professional (CCP) Program will provide AFC member with the opportunity to earn a designation related to their work as a college professional, and expose them to content and experience they may not be able to obtain elsewhere. The CCP program provides significant value-added benefits for membership in the AFC and enhances the AFC’s role as the primary professional development provider for the Florida College System.

“I can think of nothing more important to a college than investing in the professional development of our people. I am excited about the opportunities this program will give participants from our college to learn from colleagues at other colleges.” —Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College Application Criteria: • You have been a member of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) for at least one year • You have been employed full-time by a Florida College System institution for at least 3 years, and you have at least one year of experience in your current position at the college • You are committed to upholding the AFC Certified College Professional “Standards of Conduct” • Your college president will suport your effort to earn the CCP

CLICK HERE to find out more about the program or to register.

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Mark Your Calendar! Upcoming AFC Events:

Leadership Conference January 31 - February 1, 2013

Tallahassee Community College - Capitol Center Tallahassee, Florida

Membership Development Conference July 11-12, 2013 Westin at MarinaVillage Cape Coral, Florida

64th AFC Annual Convention November 13-15, 2013 Hilton Hotel SanDestin, Florida

Go to www.MyAFCHome.org for more details.

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January

Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Certified College Professional Program-Leadership Course Leadership Conference

1/10/13 1/11/13 1/30/13 1/30/13 1/31 - 2/01/13

February

Trustees Annual Legislative Conference Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting

2/6 -2/7/13 2/7/13 2/8/13

March

Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Region V Spring Conference

3/14/13 3/15/13 3/21/13

April

Region I Spring Conference Region IV Spring Conference Council of Presidents Dinner Council of Presidents Business Meeting Region III Spring Conference

4/5/13 4/5/13 4/11/13 4/12/13 4/22/13

May

Council of Presidents Conference Call Student Development Commission Spring Conference

5/10/13 5/14 - 5/16/13

Save the Date: Upcoming Region Conferences REGION I 4/5/13

REGION II 4/19/13

REGION III 4/12/13

REGION IV 4/5/13

REGION V 3/21/13

Pensacola State College

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Valencia College

Hillsborough Community College

Indian River State College

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