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Hey guys, It’s Danielle Hutchings checking in and getting personal. This week, I learned more about the “Finish Up Florida” program. Plus, I talked to a Florida State College Dean who is also a published writer.
By Danielle Hutchings Fri, February 17, 2012 3:05 pm EDT
It’s Danielle, student reporter for the Florida State College Network. I’m checking in and getting personal.
This week has been very interesting. First of all, I’ve been logging interviews. What’s that you ask? That is when you listen and type out interviews between two people word for word.
One of the interviews was with Hep Aldridge. He is the state coordinator for “Finish Up Florida.” The state is taking the initiative to get college dropouts and stop-outs back in school to finish their degrees. According to Aldridge, there are over 6,900 dropout and stop-out students here at Florida State College at Jacksonville alone. I find it amazing that the state is taking such a serious interest in its resident’s future.
I’m also working on an interview with Dr. Dana Thomas, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at North Campus. She is also the Director of the Florida First Coast Writers’ Festival. She wrote a book called Paws and Smell the World: Unforgettable Moments with our Best Friend. It is a compilation of important lessons we learn from the dogs in our lives; chapter themes include love, appreciation, patience, and hope. I am really anxious to get an interview with her because it is interesting to me to see a full-time Dean, with all their responsibilities in school, have time to write and publish a book.
That’s all I have for today. If you have anything interesting going on you would like to talk about, hit me up on Facebook or email me Hutcd@students.fscj.edu and tell me all about it. Looking forward to getting personal!