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Save the Date for the March 29 Business Speaker Series Event

fscjBusinessSS_logo_color (1)Join us on Thursday, March 29 for the third event in the Business Speaker Series, "Neuroanatomic Acupuncture in the 21st Century: Getting the Point!" with Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, Ronald Reimer, M.D.

When? Thursday, March 29, 2018
8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m. Presentation

Where? FSCJ South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Registration is required. Visit

On January 25, the second Business Speaker Series event, "How Advanced Infrastructure Promotes Local Business and Economic Growth," was held at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at South Campus. Lake Ray, First Coast Manufacturers Association and Former State Representative, moderated a panel discussion that included Jeff Sheffield, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Greg Evans, FDOT, and Aaron Bowman, JAXUSA. These local industry experts covered topics and took audience questions about the business boom in Northeast Florida, what's being done to support this growth and how local businesses can best prepare for future job growth and impact. View photos from the event. 

The series was made possible by a $250,000 commitment from First Florida Credit Union to support initiatives that will help local students and community members become future business leaders. The funding helped launch the series and will bolster the College’s Financial Skills Academy over the span of five years. To see the full schedule of future events, visit




FSCJ Celebrates Black History Month and Women's History Month

FSCJ is continuing the celebration of Black History Month by honoring the accomplishments of African-Americans through art, music, film and dialogue. To see the remaining events we have planned this month, check the Collegewide calendar and search "Black History Month."

In March, we will celebrate Women's History Month with many different Collegewide events. Below are just a few of the scheduled events:

Negotiate Like Your Life Depends on it Because it Does
Thursday, March 1, 2018, Kent Campus, D120
Understand why negotiation is vital to your career success and learn how to ask with confidence. Marilyn Feldstein, the founder and President of Career Choices Unlimited, will present a workshop that will help you overcome the fear of asking and improve your negotiation skills. Both men and women are welcome! Learn more.

Women Who Inspire Collage
Throughout the month of March, Kent Campus, G-Stage
Student leaders will work on a collage on the Kent Campus G-Stage wall with posters of women who have made a difference in their lives. Learn more.

The F Word
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, South Campus, U-Corridor
Join students, staff and faculty as we explore feminism. Learn more.

Networking Mixer
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Downtown Campus, ATC, T-140/141
Connect with local female leaders as we empower, inspire and educate future female leaders. Learn more.

To see all FSCJ Women's History Month events, check the Collegewide calendar and search "Women's History Month."



FSCJ Receives $25,000 Fire Cadet Academy Grant from AT&T Foundation 

_MG_7800At a check presentation on January 30 at FSCJ's Fire Academy of the South, FSCJ accepted a $25,000 check for the Fire Cadet Academy Grant from the AT&T Foundation. The grant provides scholarships to 11 students from underserved populations who wish to obtain FSCJ’s Firefighter I/II Workforce Certificate through the Fire Academy of the South (FAS).

The certificate program consists of Fire Fighter I certification that was completed in December 2017 and Fire Fighter II certification that runs from January to May 2018. Students who successfully complete the program qualify to sit for the state minimum standards written, oral and practical examination as administered by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

In addition to community fire departments, employment opportunities upon completion include inspectors, investigators, forest rangers and smoke jumpers, as well as federal and state installations such as airports and small, private firefighting companies.

“These scholarship funds will provide a much-needed opportunity for our deserving students to continue their education and emergency training to quickly become skilled firemen and women,” said FSCJ President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. “We are thankful for this partnership with AT&T as they support our mission to make training available and accessible to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity.”

“Florida’s fire service community is one of the best in the nation, and I fully support making access to training easier and more affordable for those who want to serve,” said CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis. “Partnerships and support like this help make Florida a better and safer place to live, work and raise a family.” 

Students will be trained in FSCJ’s FAS state-of-the-art training facilities with modern equipment including a new maritime fire trainer and aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) simulator.



Faculty and Staff Are Invited to Open Forum Events with Dr. Cynthia Bioteau

Open forumYou are cordially invited to an open conversation with Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. This is an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the College and current initiatives at FSCJ.

The following Open Forum events are scheduled:

March 15
1-2 p.m.
Cecil Center, Auditorium, Room A-109

April 11
1-2 p.m.
Nassau Center, Room T-126



FSCJ's 2018 Commencement Ceremony is May 10

Commencement newsletter 2018_720x720_FINALThe new year is in full swing and we are excitedly turning our attention to begin planning for another amazing Commencement Ceremony for our students. The 2018 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 10, at 4 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Like last year, the ceremony will begin with a full processional, beginning with our students, followed by faculty/staff and platform guests in full regalia.

This year, faculty and staff will be seated in the arena seating off the main floor for optimal viewing.

All faculty members are asked to participate in the formal procession leading in to the ceremony. Your involvement will require that you arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. to robe and receive ceremony directions. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

Please find the information below for the online registration system.

Faculty/Staff Registration:

Please be sure to register your attendance at Commencement by April 26 by filling out this brief form. Any additional questions you have, can be submitted through this form.

An email with detailed information regarding the ceremony and parking passes will be emailed to all registered faculty and staff following the April 26 deadline. Please ensure your email address is entered correctly. If you need to rent regalia, you must reserve your regalia between March 1 and March 28 at your campus bookstore.

We look forward to a successful, memorable ceremony to celebrate and honor our students.

FSCJ Student-Driven Production of "Emancipation Majigeen" Premieres at Kent Campus

Majigeen-720FSCJ will host the student-driven production of “Emancipation Majigeen,” inspired by “Majigeen,” an original musical drama written by FSCJ Professor Jennifer Chase.

WHEN: March 8-10 and 15-16, 2018, at 8 p.m.
(Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Matinee performance will be held on March 15, 2018, at 11 a.m.
(Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)

WHERE: FSCJ Kent Campus Auditorium
3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Room F128
Jacksonville, FL 32205

“Majigeen,” is a story of female empowerment told through historical and contemporary lenses honoring the life of Anna Kingsley, a West African slave from present day Senegal, who became a slaveholder and planter in early 19th-century Florida. Watch the spotlight video to learn more.

“Emancipation Majigeen,” will explore both contemporary and historical social issues, including slavery and genocide, and the power of the arts to engage in these controversial conversations in a constructive manner.

Tickets are available for purchase at
Prices are $25 for adults, $15 for FSCJ students and employees (with the promotion code "Kent"), $10 for children 12 and under. For the Matinee performance only, tickets for students in K-12 are $10.



Spring Continuing Education Catalog is Now Available


FSCJ invites employees to advance professionally and grow personally by enrolling in a Continuing Education course this spring. The diverse class offerings can help employees earn a certification, sharpen presentation skills, learn business writing techniques or explore a new passion.

Continuing Education’s Spring Schedule includes hundreds of classes, including:

  • Professional Certifications: Online Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep
  • Career Advancement: Microsoft Office 2016: Tips & Tricks and Microsoft Excel 2016: Basic
  • Personal Enrichment: Learn Spanish in 24 Hours and Business Writing Right

Courses are free for employees. Day, evening and weekend class options can accommodate busy schedules.

Enroll in a class today to further your career at FSCJ or take on a new hobby. Click here to view the full Continuing Education Spring Schedule and find a class that works for you.  

Register at Email the Continuing Education team or call (904) 357-8910 with questions.


The Center for Civic Engagement Launches Service Learning Fridays

CCE SLF Eventbrite banner 800x400_FINALThe Center for Civic Engagement recently launched Service Learning Fridays, a theme-based approach to service learning at various local organizations.

These service learning opportunities are designed to address the most challenging issues facing our community such as food security, affordable housing, human trafficking and gender equality, literacy and early learning, and confronting opioid addiction, among others.

Faculty will have the opportunity to choose a service opportunity as a class experience and/or to provide information for students to sign up for service individually. You can find more information on Service Learning Fridays and a calendar of pre-organized service opportunities through May 2018 here.

Faculty and students can also view information about scheduled Service Learning Friday events on FSCJ’s Calendar of Events and search for "Service Learning Fridays." Each event posting will include an Eventbrite link to register.



Achieve@FSCJ Hosts First Data Summit

atd-header-bwnewsOn Friday, February 9, 2018, faculty and staff convened at South Campus for the Achieve@FSCJ Data Summit for a morning of discussion reflecting key measures of student success.

As part of FSCJ's Achieving the Dream (ATD) efforts, participants learned about how FSCJ is creating a culture of evidence, reviewed demographic data on our students, reviewed Achieve2020@FSCJ, the College's Strategic Plan and how ATD's principles are interwoven into it, engaged in a discussion about retention, completion and job placement/transfer data and previewed Collegewide dashboards on a number of student success indicators.

This meeting was part of FSCJ's ATD efforts, the first focused on data, and the second of two Collegewide ATD events in 2017-18. To view the PowerPoint presentation from the event, visit




Following are the highlights of the February 13, 2018, meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees approved the reactivation of the Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) teacher certification program effective Fall Term 2018.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the Academic Calendar for 2018-19.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved a resolution to dispose of the approximately 10-acre parcel of property located in the Flagler Center Development near Old St. Augustine Road, otherwise known as the Bartram Property. This item authorizes the College Administration to negotiate and finalize the sale of the Bartram Property at $3,750,000, or $8.60 per square foot.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved awarding the Honorary Bachelor's Degree in Human Services to Mrs. Miyuki Scheidel in recognition of her longstanding humanitarian service and philanthropic support to FSCJ and the Jacksonville community.

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



Cafe Frisch Holds Grand Opening Event

_MG_8144On Thursday, February 15, FSCJ's Culinary Arts and Hospitality program hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cafe Frisch, its simulated restaurant environment. Together with FSCJ leadership, students and faculty, Harry Frisch, his family and the Beaver Street Foundation celebrated the grand opening with a brief program, followed by a tour of the facilities and a gourmet, student-prepared lunch in the new dining area.

Made possible by a generous gift from the Harry Frisch family and the Beaver Street Foundation, Cafe Frisch provides FSCJ students a hands-on learning experience while showcasing their culinary and service talents to the community.

“Cafe Frisch provides our students exclusive learning experiences that not only build their aptitude, but also their employability,” said FSCJ President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. “We are immensely grateful for the partnership and friendship we have with Harry, the entire Frisch family and Beaver Street Foundation which only helps to solidify FSCJ’s position as the community’s college.”

The Cafe is open to the public for Tuesday and Thursday lunch and Thursday dinner. Check the website for the updated schedule and cuisine focus. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (904) 633-8151.

View all event photos.




Presidential Fellow Jeff Mans Interviews Professor of English Audrey Antee

Below are highlights from their discussion. Click here to listen to the full interview.

One of the themes we started with in the fall is recognizing that everyone has a story and a unique path they have taken to get to this point. I was wondering if you would share a little of how you got here at FSCJ. (Listen at 4:01)
I think this would be a much better story if I was a much more interesting person! I don’t think that I ever set out to say 'I want to be an English professor,' even when I was in college and chose to study English Literature. I didn’t know what I was going to do. So, I think some of it is through just a series of opportunities and things I was interested in and things that I took advantage of.  When I was first in the graduate program, it was natural for me to become an English tutor. Some of the students who would come to tutoring were students who would need other types of support, so I worked a little while as an advisor at UNF and still would teach part time English. I think a lot of it is just kind of like thinking, ‘You know what, I think I would like to try that.’ I think I’m interested in seeing where that takes me and then making the choice to go in that direction, and seeing where it took me. And inevitably, those opportunities lead to other opportunities.

Is there anything unique about yourself along the lines of loves or hobbies that you care to share? (Listen at 8:05)
Something that is maybe interesting, I don’t know how many people know: I really love horror movies –those are my favorite kind of movies. Really scary horror movies…I love those…I LOVE those!

For Dr Antee’s review of “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl,” and her favorite horror movie, begin listening at 8:43.

What is a story of one of the “Eureka moments” from your education or life where your worldview was changed? (Listen at 11:48)
I think a lot of us have had multiple ones…but I can remember one particular course that broadened my worldview when I was sort of ashamed of the fact I didn’t already have that worldview. I took a multicultural literature class as an undergrad. It was interesting because it didn’t occur to me until I took that class, that things like that existed. I had never read anything that I can recall that was written by authors from other countries like “Things Fall Apart” or “Bless Me, Ultima” or so many books that we read in that class. I remember the professor talking about some of the themes and concepts like colonialism and post-colonialism and those concepts just never even occurred to me. I was shocked to even consider the fact that there was this whole cultural and social impact on a country after it’s been colonized…and it’s logical. Of course that would happen but to see it as written by these authors it was a totally different thing. Until that class, I truly did not have the view that “this” is all out there; for me that was a really important moment in challenging me to think about this whole other genre of authors that I have never even tried to touch on beyond Western Literature. For me, that class was a big deal.

What projects do you have going on or upcoming? (Listen at 18:59)
I have my toe dipped in a couple different things. There are some projects that I am not necessarily spearheading myself, but that I am working with other people on. The service learning that I have students doing this semester is a big deal for me, because it is the first time I have attempted to incorporate service learning into a course, and yet at the same time it is connected to the Author Series.  The inspiration for it came from “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” where he talks in one part of the book about seeing kids in the library, and things are happening to them to potentially push them away from reading. So my students are doing service learning with Learn to Read where they are helping some of the group instructors to teach adult learners the skills that they need to be functionally literate and beyond, to get into GED programs if they so desire, and also volunteering at the Women’s Center because they have an Expanded Horizons literacy program so tutoring some of the people there. They are researching some of the specific aspects of literacy and are tackling locally literacy and poverty. That’s a big one for me.

In addition to projects and events, who are other faculty members who you collaborate with, who inspire you, or who you admire?
Banned Books Week—Jennifer Gray
History and Heritage Committee Events with Vee Byrd
Reader’s Theatre—Professor Jannefer Coleman and Librarian Mary Dumbleton
Nassau Center Film Festival—Professor Ranjan Chhibber
Support and collegiality: Professors Nancy Bullard, Karen Otto, David Houston, Marilyn Painter

“Our colleagues are so willing to share what they do. We have an amazing faculty.”





Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues - Jeremiah Cobb

JeremiahCobbThe 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.

February's APC Spotlight shines on Jeremiah Cobb. Jeremiah began his journey with FSCJ in March of 2016 as the Downtown Campus Grants Manager. He has since joined the Resource Development Office where he continues to work with grant project teams. 

With twelve years’ experience in grants management, contract administration and regulatory compliance, Jeremiah is well versed in program development and implementation. He has extensive experience in programmatic and fiscal management and was influential in developing grant management processes for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, City of Jacksonville and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

Jeremiah is a graduate of Iowa State University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management. He earned an MBA with academic honors from Webster University. Raised both in Long Beach, California and on Chicago’s Southside, Jeremiah has called Florida home since 2004. He serves on the board of Priority Love & Care, Inc. and is joint owner of a local bespoke clothier/image consultant company, The Bello Mo Group.

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,



Give Kids a Smile Day Dental Event Held at North Campus


On Saturday, February 3, FSCJ’s dental program hosted Give Kids a Smile Day at North Campus. The event was sponsored by the Jacksonville Dental Society and is part of a larger annual nationwide initiative by the American Dental Association to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. Local dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, as well as program faculty, staff and approximately 50 students joined forces to provide free dental services for children of all ages, many of whom have never had access to dental care.

Volunteers provided dental screenings and X-rays for 121 children, performed 100 dental cleanings, placed 116 fillings and 123 pit and fissure sealants, and extracted 46 teeth, which equates to nearly $93,000 in services. 

“Of course, any event like this has a limited impact on the large underserved populations of Duval and Nassau counties when it pertains to dental health,” said Program Manager Dr. Jeff Smith. "On the other hand, for those who attended and received treatment, some of them in pain, this had a tremendous impact on their lives."

Click here to watch the Innovate to Educate interview with Dr. Jeff Smith to learn how technology is being used by faculty to enhance the student experience.


Early Childhood Education B.S. Ranked Nationally

Most-Affordable-Online-Bachelors-in-Early-Childhood-Education-DegreesFSCJ's Early Childhood Education B.S. program was recently ranked #2 for most affordable online early childhood education degrees by College Choice.

College Choices's ranking methodology is built on the following factors: institutional excellence, student satisfaction and student success.

See the full list.




Alumni Spotlight: Cesar Grijota

CesarVyStar Credit Union Branch Vice President Cesar Grijota earned his bachelor's degree from FSCJ in 2012. He knows the importance of finishing your degree and never misses an opportunity to encourage his employees to do the same. Watch his story here.






Join us for the FSCJ Wellness Fair on March 2

HRwell_328x213Achieve Your Optimum Lifestyle: Wellness Fair 2018 will be March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center, T-140/141. 

This event will provide all faculty and staff with the opportunity to learn more about their own holistic health and identify ways to improve overall wellness. The event will feature Personal Health Assessments, vendor information booths, live demonstrations/presentations, door prizes, free services through FSCJ's School of Health, Education and Human Services, a blood drive and more!

Skip the line and make an appointment to donate blood here.
Complete the Personal Health Assessment and start earning your $15 gift card here.

The event is open to all employees and is considered work time with supervisors' approval.

Vendors will include:
• American Heart Association
• Baptist Health
• Coastal Federal Credit Union
• Community Hospice
• Delta Dental Insurance Company
• Ernst & Young, LLP (FRS)
• First Florida Credit Union
• Florida Blue
• FSCJ's School of Health, Education and Human Services
• Health Advocate Solutions (EAP)
• Humana
• Metlife
• OneBlood Big Red Bus Blood Drive - Avoid the wait and make an appointment.
• Performance Health
• TIAA-CREF Individual Services, LLC
• Valic Financial Advisors, Inc.
• And more



Upcoming Wellness Seminars

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.

The next seminar opportunities are below:

Understanding Supplements
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
Downtown Campus, Room T-241

This presentation will define what a supplement is, review the research and recommendations for supplementing the diet, and provide information about how supplements are regulated and the claims they can make on the label. You will learn the questions to ask so you can evaluate the risks and benefits and make an informed choice. To reserve your spot, click here.

10 Healthy Habits for Busy Women
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
South Campus, Room N-236

Especially for women who are busy balancing work and life, maintaining good health can be a challenge. This presentation will not only help you identify your risks for health conditions that affect women, but will provide best practices for preventing and treating those conditions. You’ll leave this session with an action plan for good health based on 10 important healthy habits. To reserve your spot, click here.

Food and Cancer Prevention: Is There a Link?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
Deerwood Center, Room A-1108

There isn’t a single food or food component that can protect you from cancer by itself. But there is strong evidence that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans can lower the risk for many cancers. This presentation will discuss the nutrition guidelines for cancer prevention to help you reduce your cancer risk with your food choices. To reserve your spot, click here.

Boost: Transform Your Workday
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
North Campus, Room A-236

Most of us spend more time recharging our phones than recharging ourselves. We are working harder and longer but refueling our brains, bodies and spirit less and less. This presentation will outline an energy management solution, based on intentional work breaks, to transform the way you work and boost your energy levels all day long. To reserve your spot, click here.

Master Your Motivation-Seven Strategies for Staying Inspired
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, noon-1 p.m.
Kent Campus, Room C-100A

If you’ve attempted to lose weight, eat better, exercise regularly, manage stress or make other health improvements in the past, you may have experienced setbacks or been frustrated due to lack of motivation. This presentation will help you define your powerful motivators for change and leave you with seven practical strategies to help you reach your personal health goals. To reserve your spot, click here.

For more information, contact



Sign Up for FSCJ’s Weight Watchers Series

weightwatchersThe Weight Watchers Meeting Series is coming back to FSCJ for all employees who want to learn how to eat healthier, live happier and lose weight.

Meetings are held 1x/week for 45 mins (weigh-in and discussion) at a downtown location TBD. 

Sign Up Information:
17 weeks for $186/person (Need at least 20 participants for this rate)
12 weeks for $156/person (Need at least 15 participants for this rate) 
Payments can be made in three equal check payments or one lump sum, cash or credit* 
WW’s current promo (free starter kit) ends Feb 23!

Let’s LOSE…together! If interested, please email Kierstan Snyder at and include the day and time you prefer to meet. **FSA reimbursement is possible for FT employees** 




FSCJ BlueWave Hosts Bubble Soccer Competition


FSCJ BlueWave Athletics hosted administration, faculty and staff for the first-ever bubble soccer competition on January 24. While both teams showed great skill, the students came out on top with the win. 


Thanks to all who participated!




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.

DMLC"Social Media and Crisis Communications: A Survey of Local Governments in Florida," an article written by Dr. Matthew Collins along with Dr. Neely from the University of South Florida, will be published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.




26991975_10155202748800205_4573664159586156693_nProfessor Glenna Viega recently starred in "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" at Theatre Jacksonville. She played the part of Boo Levy. Learn more.






Dr. Jose Lepervanche was presented with the International Scouter's Award by the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of the award is to encourage scouters to broaden their involvement through participation in world scouting activities and to recognize those for their contributions to world scouting. 




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Professor of Accounting Neil Schrieber was interviewed by Julie Morgan with 99.5 FM on tax reform. Click here to listen to his interview, which began on the February 4 show and continued on the February 11 show.





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

  • Maggy Dartiguenave was appointed to the position of Professor of Adult Education
  • Adam Mendoza was appointed to the position of Professor of Nursing

A&P Full-Time

  • Aimee Bishop was appointed to the position of Ombudsman
  • Robert Coyne was appointed to the position of Director, Fire Academy of the South
  • Linka Crosby was appointed to the position of Instructional Program Manager
  • Melanie Ferren was appointed to the position of Program Manager
  • Danielle Revills was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Betzaida Santiago was appointed to the position of Business Solutions Strategist
  • Julie Wolfe was appointed to the position of E-Learning Instructional Designer

Career Full-Time

  • Erica Bass was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Lorrie Beck was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Crishana Benton was appointed to the position of Campus Dual Enrollment Coordinator
  • Melissa Blake was appointed to the position of Interim Advisor II
  • April Bradley was appointed to the position of Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Catherine Christie was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Laura Colomb was appointed to the position of Program Coordinator
  • Eric Colvin was appointed to the position of Security Officer II
  • Brett Cromer was appointed to the position of Chef/Kitchen Manager
  • Todd Cronkhite was appointed to the position of Supervisor-PSW
  • Jaylin Daniels was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist I
  • Angela Davis-Thomas was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist-Student Success
  • Lauren Finch was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Walter Fitzpatrick was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Katrina Gayle was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Amber Gilliland was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Samyra Harrington was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Samuel Johnson was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Jermaine Lazenberry was appointed to the position of Microcomputer Support Tech II
  • Lois Lindsey was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Maureen Malone was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist-Student Success
  • May Mason was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Steven McDowell was appointed to the position of Security Officer II
  • Maria Merlano was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Laila Milatyar was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Steven Miller was appointed to the position of Instructional Program Coordinator
  • Cornelia Mitchell was appointed to the position of Interim Accountant IV
  • Angelica Novo was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Kristen Olson was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Natasha Perez was appointed to the position of VA Enrollment Services Processor
  • Hilary Perry was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Morton Perry was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Amanda Priester was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Tino Ramirez was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Lisa Reinertson was appointed to the position of Construction, Electrical and Mechanical Inspector I
  • Susan Ridge was appointed to the position of Academic Tutor
  • Susan Skidmore was appointed to the position of Administrative Services Support Specialist
  • Noelle Tafaoa was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Igor Tavuzhnyanskiy was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Javier Vigo was appointed to the position of Security Officer I
  • Mari Waremburg was appointed to the position of Student Records Specialist
  • Wendell Webster was appointed to the position of Program Coordinator
  • Ebony West was appointed to the position of Academic and Career Advisor
  • Quinneshea West-Brown was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist-Student Success

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
 Erica Bass   Student Records Specialist
 Angela Gaines  Library Asst II
 Melinda Johnson  Admin Assistant I
 Ashon Mack  Test Proctor
 Riana Madison  Patron Services Agent
 Victoria Martin  Test Examiner
 Robin Peterson  Campus HVAC Facilities Mgr
 Leslie Richart  Events Coordinator
 Caridad Rodriguez Tudo  Plant Ser Worker
 Bruce Traub  RPT Career DSS
 Frank Wargo  Academic Tutor
 Amy Williams  Business Office Coord


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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 within the College.

FSCJ Receives $25,000 AT&T Grant For Fire Cadet Academy
Published on on February 1, 2018. Learn more »

Lunar trifecta: blue moon, super moon, total lunar eclipse tonight
Published on on February 1, 2018. Learn more »

Published on on January 19, 2018. Learn more »



To view all upcoming events, visit the Collegewide calendar of events.



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Florida State College at Jacksonville LogoDid you know FSCJ introduced a new logo over the summer? Please make sure to update your email signature. You can find the correct format on p. 31 of the Brand and Style Guide. Click here to download the new logo.



SouthFSCJ faculty, staff and students showed their support of heart disease and stroke awareness for National Wear Red Day on February 2, 2018. View more photos.





On Wednesday, January 24, students, faculty and staff celebrated Spirit Day with a fun day filled with engagement activities, culminating in BlueWave Men's and Women's Basketball games at South Campus. View more photos.






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 is the guest speaker for the March 29 Business Speaker Series event?
    1. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, Ronald Reimer, M.D.
    2. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, Donald Reimer, M.D.
    3. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Baptist Health, Ronald Reimer, M.D.
    4. Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Ronald Reimer, M.D.

  1. When is Women's History Month?
    1. February
    2. March
    3. April
    4. May
  1. What company provided the FSCJ Fire Cadet Academy Grant?
    1. Verizon Foundation
    2. Comcast Foundation
    3. AT&T Foundation
    4. T-Mobile Foundation
  1. When is the 2018 Commencement Ceremony?
    1. May 8
    2. May 9
    3. May 11
    4. May 10
  1. Which of the following topics do Service Learning Fridays aim to address?
    1. Food security
    2. Affordable housing
    3. Gender equality
    4. All of the above