FSCJ's 2017 Convocation was held August 24 at the South Campus Gymnasium to kick off the new academic year while embracing this year's theme, Achieve @ FSCJ.
Professor Joe LaBarbera did an excellent job as the event emcee, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau shared highlights of the past year, moving student stories, demonstrated each person's role in the overall masterpiece that is FSCJ and the inspiration behind the Achieve @ FSCJ theme. Security Officer Albert Murr demonstrated his musical talents and the art of looping. Associate Director of Student Success Elize Horowitz led an enlightening student panel where we gained the ability to hear first-hand stories of student success and areas of opportunity to elevate the experience for the students we serve. Dr. Rebecca Reeder brought statistics to life with her comedic, and even athletic, illustration of our student make up. Dr. Bioteau closed the event by thanking the Convocation committee for their efforts in planning another successful event and expressed sincere appreciation for all faculty and staff for their dedication to our College, support for our students' success and adoption of FSCJ's values.
Employees also participated in our food drive for the FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items. In one day, employees helped restock the pantry with more than 600 pounds of food, which equates to 500-plus meals for students in need.
You can continue to make donations at any time at all campus student life lounges. High need items include: tuna, canned pasta meals, grab-and-go snacks such as granola bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, cereal, Ramen noodles, jelly in plastic containers, pasta, pasta sauce in plastic containers, coffee/tea packets, dry beans, and macaroni and cheese meal kits. Learn more about FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry here.