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BlueWave Welcome Week

FSCJ is excited to kick off the new academic year and welcome our students back to campus beginning August 28. We are proud to be hosting a variety of events across the College for all students, faculty and staff to celebrate together.

Activities range from fun things like games and caricatures, to live music, to philanthropic opportunities like blood drives, volunteerism and food donation drives to benefit FSCJ's H.O.P.E. Food Pantry. Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by any of the events to show their support of our students.

Visit the BlueWave Welcome Week webpage to see the full list of events.



Achieve @ FSCJ: Convocation 2017

Convocation newsletters 2017_200x150_FINALFSCJ's 2017 Convocation will be August 24 at the South Campus Gymnasium. All faculty and staff are encouraged to please join us as we begin the new academic year while embracing this year's theme, Achieve @ FSCJ. Convocation will begin with breakfast at the South Campus Cafeteria from 8:30-9:30 a.m. At 9:45, the program will begin in the Gymnasium and will end at 11:15 a.m. Click here to add Convocation 2017 to your calendar.

HOPEAll employees are encouraged to participate in our food drive for the FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry by bringing nonperishable food items with you to donate. 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.

Pictured at right is an ESOL student named Laith who felt strongly about supporting his fellow students who were in need of food and recently hand delivered a generous donation of bottled water and meal kits.




FSCJ STARS Club Participates in Data Busters Workshops

Data BustersFSCJ STARS Computing Corps is a computer club based at the FSCJ South Campus. Their mission is to promote careers in Information Technology as part of a diverse 21st century workforce. For the last two years, the club has participated in Data Busters, a six-week summer jobs program sponsored by the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of low-income individuals.  

This year, the club introduced topics including computer programming, computer hardware, digital sensors, and the Internet of Things using the popular, compact and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer.

Members of the STARS Club use this event as an opportunity to engage with the community, promote technology and speak to potential FSCJ students about the benefits of careers in Information Technology. 

Open Educational Resource Grant Allows for Free Course Materials

As part of an entire A.A. degree pathway offered through an Achieving the Dream Open Educational Resources (OER) grant, FSCJ is offering digital course materials freely and openly for students. FSCJ was one of the two colleges in Florida that were awarded the grant.

OERs are high-quality teaching, learning and research materials that are free to use. OER allows both faculty and students flexibility of resources and create cost savings for the student. Faculty can also create their own course materials package for students to download at no charge.

The A.A. degree pathway should be available on a limited basis by the end of 2017. Fourteen courses have been developed with 40 sections available for registration now and taught online, hybrid and in the classroom.

A full-time community college student spends about $1,300 per year on textbooks. For an A.A. degree, it is a third of a cost. With OpenStax, the host of OER, students are able to view their textbooks multiple ways (webview, PDF download or Amazon/campus purchase), addressing a major financial barrier for many. The Florida College system is the number one community college system adopter of OpenStax, saving students more than $1.9 million.

Subject Matter Experts (SMES) will develop additional courses once teams are formed to provide even more OER classes. FSCJ hopes to have the material to develop foreign language courses (OER Spanish) by late Fall 2017.

Any faculty interested in OER courses may contact Dr. Peter Shapiro, Director of Creative Learning Services, FSCJ Online, at (904) 997-2644 or


TEDxFSCJ is Now Accepting Speaker Applications for Main Event

Barriers_ME_ApplyShareableTEDxFSCJ is accepting speaker submissions for its 2018 Main Event. Speaker applications will be accepted from Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, October 7 at midnight.

The theme for the 2018 Main Event is BARRIERS. Whether we embrace them or break them, build them up or tear them down, barriers exert a tremendous impact on us all. TEDxFSCJ will explore the many, even contradictory elements of barriers - personal and political, natural and artificial, empowering and constraining.

For those who are passionate about sharing knowledge, broadening understanding and wish to share ideas and further explore the complex notion of barriers, TEDxFSCJ invites you to submit your application online at TEDxFSCJ Speaker Application on or before the October 7 deadline. Applications are open to FSCJ students, staff, faculty and administration, as well as members of the Jacksonville community.

TEDxFSCJ 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. The event will take place at FSCJ's Kent Campus at 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

For more information, email or visit




Following are the highlights of the August 15, 2017, meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees authorized College Administration to enter into a construction contract with BBG Contracting Group Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for Deerwood Center roof repairs.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the Certificate of Final Inspection and authorized final payment of the North Campus Science Lab Renovation Project to Warden Construction Corporation.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the report on Textbook Affordability for submission to the Florida Department of Education.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the resolution to sell approximately 22,500 SF of vacant land located at the western boundary of FSCJ's North Campus and authorized College administration to negotiate and finalize the sale of the North Campus property.

You can find more information on the Board of Trustees meeting on our website.



First Florida Credit Union Donates $250,000 to FSCJ

First FLFirst Florida Credit Union presented a check for $250,000 to FSCJ to support initiatives that will help local students and community members become future business leaders. The funding will help launch the FSCJ Business Speaker Series and bolster the College’s Financial Skills Academy over the span of five years.

“We are extremely fortunate to be partnering with First Florida to help connect the FSCJ community with local business leaders and stakeholders to expand educational and professional development opportunities,” said FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau. “The support from First Florida allows more focus to be placed on educating and preparing our current and future generations to be successful leaders in our community.”

The series will feature prominent business leaders who will discuss a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, taxes, health care, investing and other related issues. All sessions will be open to FSCJ students as well as high school students, military personnel and other groups to increase community-wide education.

First Florida President and CEO Brent E. Lister said the monthly series, set to run from Fall 2017 to Spring 2022, will give those interested the opportunity to network with business leaders while allowing potential employers to connect with the upcoming workforce.  

“At First Florida, we are committed to enriching people every day – and that’s exactly what this grant aims to accomplish,” Lister said. “We are thrilled to work with FSCJ to educate local students and community members alike as they become the business leaders of tomorrow.” 

First Florida will also help the College expand marketing of its Financial Skills Academy, which is currently offered for free, to more than 50,000 students and faculty. The academy provides four certification courses that are taught both in the classroom and online to help students learn a variety of financial knowledge, from basic skills to stock investing.




Chief of Staff Katie Ross


1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you found your way back to FSCJ.
I’m a proud native Floridian and grew up right here in Northeast Florida. I had the pleasure of starting my career at the College right out of graduate school. Spending my formative work years with FSCJ was such a blessing. I had the wonderful opportunity to join JCCI as a Community Planner then later ran U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s Jacksonville office. I loved my time with the College and always had an intent to return to the field of higher education. When I saw the opportunity to marry my interests, I jumped at the chance. Considering I’m a daughter and granddaughter of school teachers, education is a family tradition.

2. In your new role as Chief of Staff, what does your average day look like?
No two days are the same! I have a wide range of duties including managing the Office of the College President, serving on Executive Cabinet, serving as the internal staff member for Government Relations as well as serving in an advisory role to Dr. Bioteau. One thing I definitely do every day is take the stairs instead of the elevator!

3. What has surprised you most about how the College has changed in the recent years?
I have been so impressed with the focus on student success. From the ERP implementation to the food pantry, everything the College does ultimately leads back to serving our students. Faculty and staff have clearly demonstrated their devotion to the College’s mission and I continue to be inspired by them.

4. What does “student success” mean to you?
To me, the term means keeping the interest of the student at the forefront. We want our students to have all the support they need to be successful in school and in life. Faculty and staff play a critical role in assisting our students in achieving this goal.

5. How do you spend your downtime?
I love to exercise! Weightlifting and spinning are my go-to activities. I also like to read, watch movies and listen to music.



Students Leave Their Mark on Downtown Campus

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 11.59.39 AMProfessor Dustin Harewood’s independent study mural painting class has been hard at work this summer creating large scale murals on FSCJ’s Downtown Campus.

Check out the timelapse video that shows the progression of the two murals that they created in the Downtown Campus stairwells.



FSCJ Barbershop Quartet Places at International Convention


FSCJ's Barbershop Quartet participated in the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas in early July.

This year, the quartet placed seventh internationally, up nine spots from their 2016 placement!

Check out a video of the quartet's performance here.





FSCJ Honors Program

FSCJ HP Instagram_FINAL (1)The FSCJ Honors Program will kick off this Fall Term. Sixteen A.A. degree-seeking students are in the initial cohort.

Honors-designated classes in Communications, Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will be held at the South Campus in the face-to-face format. Students will begin the Honors Program with IDH 2001:  Honors Seminar, a first-year experience seminar tailored to the honors student experience, and will conclude with IDS: 2891H, an A.A. capstone degree course. Students will follow an honors program road designed for two-year completion of the A.A. degree with honors. Students will have the flexibility to take general education math and science classes as well as their A.A. electives on other campuses as well as online.

Throughout the academic year, five faculty members will teach the first-year honors courses (IDH 2001, ENC 1101H, PSY 1012H, ENC 1102H, and AMH 2020). In collaboration with the Academy for Teaching and Learning, we will offer the FSCJ Distinguished Honors Faculty professional development certificate program to interested faculty throughout the academic year, thereby preparing them to teach in the Honors Program.

One of the most exciting aspects of the Honors Program is the integration of service learning as a degree requirement. Honors students will be engaged in fulfilling 60 service learning hours per academic year for a total of 120 service learning hours upon completion of the A.A. degree. Students will complete both individual service learning hours and a class project that they design with one another and their honors faculty and director to support one or more community organizations that are addressing a significant social issue in our community.

Click here to learn more and to watch the video.




FSCJ Presents Nursing Assistant Graduates 

20170724_190012 (002)The inaugural Fast Track Nursing Assistant program held its graduation on Monday, July 24, 2017. This rigorous, 17-week fast track program was developed in partnership with Baptist Health and Memorial Hospital. Members of College leadership along with administrators from each of the partner hospital systems shared their words of encouragement and inspiration during the ceremony.

The students worked full-time at the hospitals, attended class two nights a week and participated in 40 clinical hours on Saturdays to complete the course. Upon passing the State Certified Nursing Assistant exam, each of the 11 graduates will receive their license.

View the full list of graduates and program participants here.




Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues - Doreen Sterling

Doreen Sterling

The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.

August’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Doreen Sterling. As the Department Chair for Biological Sciences, Doreen’s focus is to meet student, faculty and institutional needs. She participates in discipline, school, division and College meetings in order to foster communication, efficiency, effectiveness and a positive organizational culture. More specifically, this is exhibited in collaborating/problem-solving with colleagues in order to demonstrate strategic decision making in the areas of faculty concerns, student affairs and other everyday functions. She also assists and/or oversees adjunct affairs, represents the discipline in beneficial partnerships with community organizations and participates in the intricacies of grant programs and the like. Lastly, she has the pleasure of returning to teach when needed.

Doreen holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in pre-med and a master’s degree in biology with a concentration in cytogenetics, as well as a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. She began her career in FSCJ in 2016 as an Academic Director of Natural Sciences within the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well an adjunct of Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences. These opportunities, along with her dissertation focus on professional development, provoke her to continuously research and/or recommend opportunities for personal and faculty growth via professional development that is driven by cutting-edge research and evidence based practices.

Outside the college, Doreen enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, exploring new foods, traveling and quiet time.

Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer. Learn more about APC on their website,



ASL Alumni Reflect on Education at FSCJ


Joshua Cauley and Savannah Hiatt both earned their Associate in Science (A.S.) in American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting in 2015 at FSCJ.

Joshua's interest in ASL was piqued after finding an infant sign language book one day. “The next day I went to the library and checked out everything related to ASL,” he said.

For Savannah, joining basic ASL classes with her mom at their church inspired her to take ASL as an elective at her previous state college. Hiatt later switched her plans toward become an interpreter. “Once going and hearing about the program at FSCJ, I was sold and decided to apply. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made!”

“Working with the faculty was a great experience. They helped me become an interpreter and guided me by always giving me feedback of my work,” said Cauley. “The instructors are some of the best out there, and I feel lucky to have been able to learn from them,” added Hiatt.

Cauley and Hiatt both felt being part of FSCJ’s ASL program was like being a part of a family. “The interpreting department is special because, for two years, we are all together and everybody was always supportive of each other. I can still go back and it will feel like home and I can ask for advice anytime,” Hiatt commented. Cauley added, “I still turn to my instructors for advice even now.”

Lori Cimino, instructional program manager, shared that from the minute she met Joshua and Savannah, she knew they were determined to learn everything they could to become professional interpreters.

After receiving their degree, they both furthered their education at Gallaudet University, the world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation and were also recently accepted into the Master of Arts in Linguistics program and are working toward becoming educators themselves.

Gallaudet’s uniqueness of being a complete ASL environment is what sets it apart from other schools. “As somebody who wants to be an interpreter and study the language, it is the perfect place to be,” says Hiatt.



Employee Wellness Seminar

FSCJ's Employee Wellness Program is offering free seminars on a variety of topics to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Seminars are open to all employees and may be considered work time with supervisor’s pre-approval.

Join us for the next seminar, The Art of Setting Boundaries. Chronic stress negatively affects physical and mental health. An important part of reducing stress is setting healthy limits with others, with ourselves and with our environment – but this can be a challenge for many people. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to set and honor healthy limits to reduce stress and improve your quality of life.

Tuesday, August 29
noon-1 p.m.
Kent Campus, Room D-120

To reserve your spot, click here.

As a special bonus for employees with FSCJ’s health insurance, each seminar is worth 50 Blue Rewards points. Upon earning 100 points, you are eligible to receive a $25 gift card. For more information, contact or call (904) 633-5940. 


Blue Reward Points

Be sure to check your Blue Reward points! You could be one of the 567 employees that have earned points. At least 17 of those employees are at or above the 700 point level, which is the maximum reward level of $175 in gift cards. To check or redeem your points:

1.       Visit
2.       Register as a new member or log in
3.       Click “Health & Wellness” then “Discounts & Rewards”
4.       Select “Earn BlueRewards – Learn More” to check your points balance and redeem points

Covered employees’ spouses can also earn their own Blue Reward points. Each participant should sign up at using their own name and member contract number.

With questions about the FSCJ Wellness Program or Blue Rewards, contact


FSCJ Finishes Strong in YMCA First Coast Games 

WetzelThe YMCA First Coast Games concluded on Saturday, August 5 with a 5K run at the Brooks YMCA. Seven employees represented the College and one of them finished 15th overall in the event with over 250 finishers.

Participating team members include Cyrus and Wei Kitto, Jeniah Jones, Becky Reeder, Andrew Pierce,  Jose Matteu, Steve Beard and Matt Wetzel (shown at right holding the participation certificate.)




FSCJ BlueWave Athletes Honored for Academic Achievement

FSCJ's 2016-17 BlueWave Baseball team was ranked 10th in the nation for academic success by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and second in the state for Region 8. The students on the team maintain a cumulative team GPA of 3.36. The minimum grade point average requirement for consideration is a team GPA of 3.00.

Additionally, there are 16 BlueWave student-athletes who have been recognized for academic achievement and awarded NJCAA honors on the First, Second and Third All-Academic Teams. The All-Academic First Team are those students with a GPA of 4.0, the Second Team are those students who maintain a 3.99-3.8 GPA and the Third Team includes students who earn a GPA between 3.79 and 3.6. These students include:

First Team

  • Baseball: Ricky Boyette, Felix Garcia, Mill Lang, Gavin Oliver
  • Softball: Megan Garcia, Anessa Holes, Megan Walkowski
  • Women’s Basketball: Megan Garcia

Second Team

  • Baseball: Brady Vanhook
  • Softball: Valerie Holguin
  • Volleyball: Ashley Coderre

Third Team

  • Baseball: Chase Diaz, Brennen Hogan
  • Softball: Kailey Perry
  • Volleyball: Aysa Avery, Lauren Roney, Yanessa Garcia

Thirty-nine other BlueWave athletes earned a 3.3 or higher GPA and are honored as All-Academic for the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA), Region 8.

These students include:

Baseball: Joseph Arce, Ricky Boyette, Chase Diaz, Chase Evans, Dustin Fornari, Felix Garcia, Cale Gibson, Dylan Hall, Joseph Hoelle, Brennen Hogan, Logan Hollyman, Mill Lang, Robert McMahon, Connor Miller, Gavin Oliver, Jordan Speck and Brady VanHook.

Softball: Carolina Colli, Peyton Guerrin, Anessa Holes, Valerie Holquin, Morgan Mather, Kailey Perry and Megan Walkowski.

Volleyball: Sierra Albrecht, Aysa Avery, Cheryke Brian-Garmos, Ashley Coderre, Olivia Fallon, Yanessa Garcia, Asante Lopez and Lauren Roney

Tennis:  Annaleigh Collings and Julia Jackson

Men’s Basketball:  Nick Stawter and Ronald Taylor

Women’s Basketball:  Yolizma Cupidan, Megan Garcia and Onyeka Monyei

“Maintaining academic achievement and advancement among our athletes is an essential component of our athletic program at FSCJ,” said Director of Athletics Ginny Alexander. “We are not only shaping these students as athletes and future competitors, but also as intellectual, contributing members to our global economy. We are proud of the continued success they show both in the competitive arena and the classroom.”



This is your chance to share a glimpse into life at FSCJ! We invite our faculty and staff to send active and fun photos of your experiences at the College and in the community. This could include anything from working with students on unique classroom and lab activities, everyday interactions with colleagues and your engagement efforts throughout the community.

Be sure to keep an eye on this section to see if your photo is featured! You can send your submissions to




FSCJ faculty and staff are leaders, not only within the College, but outside the College as well. We are proud to recognize and honor their achievements and successes.




Dr. Cynthia Bioteau was recently named the 2017 Outstanding Leader in Education by the Women of Color Cultural Foundation.


Who's New:

This list includes those individuals who are filling the newly appointed Faculty full-time positions, A&P positions and full-time Career Employee positions.

Faculty Full-Time

  • Japhetia Blackwell was appointed to the position of Professor of Nursing
  • Militza Garillo was appointed to the position of Professor of English for Academic Purposes
  • Michelle Holt was appointed to the position of Professor of Nursing
  • Virginie Lorang-Woodward was appointed to the position of Professor of French
  • Daniel McEachern was appointed to the position of Professor of Electricity
  • Sasha Papp was appointed to the position of Professor of Nursing
  • Steven Sheffer was appointed to the position of Professor of Emergency Medical Services
  • Webster Skelton was appointed to the position of Professor of Welding

A&P Full-Time

  • Sarah Ashbrook was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Service Operations
  • Lino Ballagas Rodriguez was appointed to the position of Engineer IV-Software
  • Amy Benigno was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Purchasing
  • Nicholas Bodnar was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Jacquelyn Bostick was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Advising
  • Sherry David was appointed to the position of Director of Advising
  • Laura Gianfrencesco was appointed to the position of Interim Registrar
  • Jamie Harrell was appointed to the position of Budget Analyst
  • James Huser was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President for Facilities
  • Derrick Johnson was appointed to the position of Instructional Program Manager
  • Kelsey Kyne was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Outcomes Assessment and Strategic Planning
  • Whitney Lafond was appointed to the position of Interim Department Chair
  • Elaina Lommason was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Academic Engagement
  • Richard MacDonald was appointed to the position of Culinary Cafe Manager
  • Angela Mack was appointed to the position of Director of Alumni Relations
  • Jose Matteu was appointed to the position of Engineer I-Client Support
  • Patricia McConnell was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Academic Programs
  • Erin Richman was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success
  • Jason Rosario was appointed to the position of Engineer IV-Network
  • Wendy Ruddock-Williams was appointed to the position of Interim Department Chair
  • Ryan Schnippert was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Advising
  • Doreen Sterling was appointed to the position of Interim Department Chair
  • Janice Weaver was appointed to the position of E-Learning Instructional Designer
  • Terence Wright was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Student Recruitment

Career Full-Time

  • Sedrick Alexander was appointed to the position of Case Manager/Career Specialist
  • Michelle Baker was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator
  • Fletcher Basch was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Lindsay Bowen was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist
  • Melissa Bradley was appointed to the position of Interim Student Success Advisor II
  • Robert Brewer was appointed to the position of Tradesworker I
  • Olivia Daley was appointed to the position of Multimedia Specialist
  • Tere Davenport was appointed to the position of Interim Student Success Advisor II
  • Charde Davis was appointed to the position of Case Manager/Career Specialist
  • Echo Delgado was appointed to the position of Research and Reporting Project Coordinator
  • Pamela Fletcher was appointed to the position of Payroll Technical Support Specialist
  • Emily Michaud was appointed to the position of Student Recruiter
  • Miranda Minton was appointed to the position of Library Assistant I
  • Thomas Morris was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator
  • Jennifer Parker was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor I
  • Randall Parmer was appointed to the position of Campus Security Officer in Charge
  • Ivory Rivers was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Crisdiandris Rojas was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor I
  • Robin Sarge was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator
  • Lenora Stuckey was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist-Student Success
  • Christine Vint Griswold was appointed to the position of Enrollment Development Coordinator
  • Benjamin Yung was appointed to the position of Interim Student Success Advisor II

Career Part-Time 

  • John Carty was appointed to the position of Test Examiner
  • Wanda Garcia Batista was appointed to the position of Test Proctor
  • Evascette Green was appointed to the position of Test Proctor
  • Joseph Hale was appointed to the position of Interim Assistant Coach
  • Tracy James was appointed to the position of Records Retention Specialist
  • Rohelia Kelly was appointed to the position of Security Officer I
  • Brandon Lampley was appointed to the position of Security Officer I
  • Betty Lee was appointed to the position of Clerical Specialist
  • Tonya Robinson was appointed to the position of Security Officer I
  • Christina Sheffield was appointed to the position of Test Proctor
  • Ryan Turner was appointed to the position of Academic Tutor
  • Sunday Utaegbulum was appointed to the position of Security Officer I

The following list includes FSCJ employees who have left, or are preparing to leave, their positions with the College. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

 Employee  Title
 Angelina Biffin  Admin Spec - Student Success
 Jasmine Bowman  Sr. Support Specialist
 Kimberly Cooper  Asst Director of Payroll
 Daniel Decoursey  Program Manager
 Amy Derringer  Student Success Advisor II
 Johana Fortune  Test Proctor
 Cynthia Fuss  Test Examiner
 Laura Gianfrancesco  Registrar
 Cortina Hardemann  Student Success Advisor II
 Vanessa Howard  Instructional Program Manager
 Corey Logan  Plant Service Worker
 Erlinda Lopez  Security Officer II
 Janice Manning  Test Examiner
 Amy Perkins  Director of Student Onboarding
 Tyaisha Perry  Student Success Advisor I
 Fredrick Radford  Security Officer II
 Susan Raulerson  Secretary
 Jeffrey Robinson  RPT Career DSS
 Eduardo Rodriguez  E-Learning Multimedia Graphic Design
 Mary Rose  Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement
 De-Borah Smith  Clerical Specialist
 Alexis Thomas  RPT Career DSS
 Melinda Thomas  Student Success Advisor I
 Cheryl Travet  Test Proctor
 Sunday Utaegbulam  Security Officer I
 Kenneth Word  Sr. Security Officer
 Bonita Wyke  Accompanist


RPT Career DSS

RPT Career DSS

FSCJ's faculty, staff, students, programs and leadership are often highlighted by local and regional media outlets - online, on air and in print. Read all of the recent articles regarding important activities happening with the College.

Great American Eclipse of 2017 is Fast Approaching
Published on on August 10, 2017. Learn more »

Good News: FSCJ Receives $10,000 Economic Mobility Grant
Published on on August 7, 2017. Learn more »

FSCJ Set to Receive Nearly $2 Million in State Performance Funding
Published on on July 24, 2017. Learn more »

Groundwork Jacksonville Partners with FSCJ to Expand their Green Team Initiative
Published on on July 24, 2017. Learn more »

Monday Editorial-Grant for FSCJ
Published on on July 17, 2017. Learn more »




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Test your knowledge. To ensure all faculty and staff have an opportunity to submit answers, the quiz winners will be selected at random from all entries that have answered all questions correctly. You have until 6 p.m. on the day the newsletter is distributed to email your answers to The three winners will receive a BlueWave promo pack!

Please note: Previous quiz promo prize pack winners, while eligible to submit answers, are not eligible for additional prizes for six months.

  1. Who did the College partner with for the Fast Track Nursing Assistant program?
    1. Baptist Health
    2. Memorial Hospital
    3. Mayo Clinic
    4. Both a and b
  1. Dr. Cynthia Bioteau was recently named the 2017 Outstanding Leader in Education by what organization?
    1. Women of Color Foundation
    2. Cultural Council Foundation
    3. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation
    4. Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
  1. Which of the items below is not considered to be high need for the FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry? 
    1. Canned pasta meals
    2. Granola bars
    3. Dry beans
    4. Fruit
  1. Where did students paint murals this summer?
    1. South Campus
    2. Downtown Campus
    3. North Campus
    4. Kent Campus
  1. How did the FSCJ Barbershop Quartet place at the Barbership Harmony Society's 2017 International Convention?
    1. Twelfth
    2. Fifth
    3. Sixth
    4. Seventh