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20West Housing is Now Open

FSCJ celebrated the grand opening of our first venture in student housing, 20West Housing, on Monday, September 10, 2018. FSCJ leadership, community leaders and construction partners began the ceremony with a brief program and ribbon-cutting, followed by tours of the living spaces.

Set in the heart of downtown Jacksonville in the historic Lerner Building, 20West Housing, offers a convenient and affordable housing opportunity for FSCJ students. Beautifully renovated to maintain the building’s historical character, the 58 apartment-style living spaces are positioned on the second through sixth floors. Residents enjoy access to FSCJ’s Downtown Campus, dining and entertainment just steps from their front door. Check out this video to watch the project take shape into the beautiful living space it is today.

This Friday, 19 students will begin moving in and more than 100 others have expressed interest in living there in the near future.

Learn more about 20West Housing here.




Convocation 2018 Recap

Convocation newsletter 2018_325FSCJ's 2018 Convocation was held August 30 at the South Campus Gymnasium to kick off the new academic year.

Interim FSCJ President Kevin Hyde provided updates on where the College is in regards to the priorities he shared on his first day at FSCJ. You can find the highlights of his remarks in the Collegewide email he sent on Friday, August 31. See below.

Good morning! I hope that you were able to join us yesterday for Convocation 2018. It was a great morning of information sharing and camaraderie to gear up for the beginning of the new academic year. 

In the event you were unable to participate, either in person or via the livestream, I’ve included a brief recap below. Special thanks to those of you who were working throughout Student Services, Advising Centers and Business Offices to help our students register and enroll, which is critically important work. I know there were several other offices that were officially open during Convocation, so I appreciate your dedicated service as well.

  • As an update on where we are with the priorities I shared in my first day email, I appreciate all those who’ve made the ERP improvements their number one priority. I know it’s still not perfect but think we can all agree we are in a better spot now than we were this time last year.
  • Similarly, the Financial Aid team has made great improvements to their processes and services.
  • We had a lot of early growth in enrollment this term, however, while we still see a lot of enrollments coming in each day leading up to the start of classes, we have had several drops for non-payment. As of today, we are at 104 percent of final college credit enrollment for the fall term last year. I am confident that we will continue to see an increase in enrollment as we enter the B and C sessions this term.
  • We have done a lot of work to bring FSCJ back into the community’s spotlight as a vital workforce partner. I’ve been meeting with leaders in a variety of different industries to gather their perceptions of the College and to discuss how we can build and strengthen our partnerships to mutually benefit their business, this institution and, most importantly, our students.
  • As you are well aware, we just came through an incredibly tough budget year. We were forced to make some difficult decisions, but we are in a better place now to serve our students more efficiently and effectively.
  • We’ve been very intentional about working toward improving morale. At a very basic level, communication channels have been opened for you to share your opinions and ideas. Please continue to submit your thoughts through the suggestion boxes, emails, phone calls and even stopping by my office. Many of your suggestions have already led to new and exciting outcomes that are being implemented. For a list of the suggestions and responses, visit the SharePoint site
    • This academic year, we’ll place a greater emphasis on philanthropic opportunities because we are the community’s college, after all. We’re developing a structured volunteer program to nurture your generosity and will share more details on that soon. We’ll once again participate in Giving Tuesday to serve our community. Mark your calendar for that event on November 27, 2018.
    • Based on some comments I’ve received as I visited with different groups and individuals across the College, many people mentioned they felt that the sense of community at each of our campuses and centers had been lost. Like you, I think it’s important to build connections with those that we surround ourselves with on a daily basis, so, to address the concern, we’ve developed a plan to begin rebuilding community at each location. 
      • We are instituting Campus Liaisons who will serve as a bridge between Cabinet and me, as well as host campus-based leadership meetings. The Campus Liaisons are Dr. John Wall for South Campus, Ms. Jana Kooi at Deerwood Center, Dr. Ian Neuhard for Kent Campus and Cecil Center, Dr. Cedrick Gibson for North Campus and Nassau Center, and Dr. Marie Gnage for Downtown Campus. This is an additional role for each of these individuals, and not a change in their current position, title or job description.
      • A Campus Ambassador for each location will serve as a point of contact for faculty at their specific campus, will lead campus-based faculty meetings and collaborate with Human Resources in faculty onboarding. The Campus Ambassadors are Ms. Talani Torres for South Campus, Dr. Robert Greene for Deerwood Center, Dr. Jeff Hess for Kent Campus, Dr. Neal Henning for North Campus and Dr. Tiffany Hunter for Downtown Campus.
      • Additionally, Events Committees are being established at each campus and center that will be made up of representatives from all employee groups who will come together to plan events and activities at their locations. They will also support the Collegewide Events Committee, made up of the chairs of the Campus Events Committees, to execute Collegewide events. The Events Committee Chairs are Brenda Mills for Downtown Campus, Sandi Seibel for North Campus, Shelly Hammack for South Campus, Susan Haley for Kent Campus, Jace Christovich for Deerwood Center, Donna Martin for Nassau Center and Sharon Hobbs for Cecil Center.
  • FSCJ placed in the silver category for Performance-Based Funding once again, which is great news. What it means, though, is that there is room for improvement. We are going for gold and we need you to help us get there. We can achieve gold together by consistently doing our individual jobs to the best of our ability and supporting each other along the way.
  • We encourage each of you to take advantage of opportunities that allow us to share the incredible work you do on a daily basis with our peers and the general public. There are many awards and honors that you may pursue. Without a doubt, you’re already doing the work worthy of such honors and I think you deserve much praise for it. This year, we will seek out these opportunities for recognition, go after them, and when we win, we will celebrate along with you!
    • There are numerous awards programs through the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), to name a few.

Last but not least, on Fridays, I want to empower you to wear jeans whenever possible. There are many who’ve already embraced casual Fridays, but I know there’s some hesitation from others. I’m going to wear jeans on Fridays when I can, and I urge you to do the same. 

If you were not able to attend Convocation and would still like to see how it went, check out this video link. For photos from the event, check out our Flickr album

Best of luck for a great Fall Term. Thank you for all that you do for our students.


Once again, Professor Joe LaBarbera did an excellent job as the event emcee, Surgical Technology Program Director Mitessa Hill demonstrated her vocal talents by performing an original song and Director of Alumni Relations Angela Mack led the alumni panel in a conversation about how FSCJ has shaped their lives.

Employees also participated in a 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 nearly 160 pounds of food, which equates to 131-plus meals for students in need.

The Food Pantry is still in need of your help! 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, macaroni and cheese meal kits, and shelf-stable canned/boxed milk and rice. Learn more about FSCJ H.O.P.E. Food Pantry here.

View the photos from the event in our Flickr album.




TEDxFSCJ is Now Accepting Speaker Applications for Main Event


What separates the possible from the impossible? The line is not as settled as we imagine. That project you’ve always dreamed of completing—possible . . . or impossible? That change you would see in your neighborhood, your city, your country, or that idea few people know about or even dare to look for—all raise questions about the limits of our imagination and the fluidity of what’s possible.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, join TEDxFSCJ as we reimagine the nature of the (im)possible—scientific and artistic, personal and political, technological and ecological.

TEDxFSCJ is now accepting speaker submissions for its 2019 Main Event—what’s your idea worth spreading? Speaker applications will be accepted through October 6, 2018, at 11:59 EST. Applications are open to FSCJ students, staff, faculty and administration, as well as members of the Jacksonville community.

Apply now:
Submission deadline: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

TEDxFSCJ 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019. The event will take place at FSCJ's South Campus Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246.

For more information, email or visit



September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Throughout the month of September, FSCJ is honoring National Campus Safety Awareness Month by encouraging all students, faculty and staff to download the FSCJ Safe mobile app. The app has many helpful features designed to keep you safe. The Mobile BlueLight will dial Campus Security and send them your location in the event of an emergency. Another important feature is the Virtual Walkhome that allows FSCJ Campus Security to monitor as you are walking on campus and, at any point during your walk, you can select "Emergency" which will dial 911. Take some time to download the app from the App Store or on Google Play.

One other useful resource is FSCJ’s Emergency Notification System. If you are signed up for the alert system, you will receive a text message in the event of an emergency. All faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to register their cellphone numbers for FSCJ Emergency Text Alerts at There you'll also find other helpful emergency information.

Additional safety tips can be found here


Check Out the Fall Continuing Education Course Offerings

CE-F18_coverFSCJ employees can enroll in Continuing Education courses for free. Classes are offered during the day, evening and on weekends so you can find the course that works for you. 

Featured courses include:

Lean Six Sigma Yellow to Green Belt (CCE 0456)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9/18-12/13
6-9 p.m.
Kent Campus
Class #: 3975

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)®/Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)® Certification Prep (CCE 0674)
Tuesdays, 9/18-12/4
6-9 p.m.
South Campus
Class #: 2889

Project Management Fundamentals (CCE 0689)
Thursdays, 9/20-10/4
6-10 p.m.
Nassau Center
Class #: 3712

Tuesdays, 10/9-10/23
6-10 p.m.
South Campus
Class #: 2640

Microsoft Excel 2016: Tips & Tricks (CCE 0703)
Saturday, 9/22
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kent Campus
Class #: 1697

Saturday, 10/20
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nassau Center
Class #: 2433

Thursday, 11/15
6-10 p.m.
South Campus
Class #: 2485

American Sign Language (ASL) for Beginners (CCE 0440)
Saturdays, 9/29-10/13
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Campus
Class #: 1314

Florida Basic Motorcycle Rider Course (CCE 0695)
Saturday & Sunday, 9/15 & 9/16
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
North Campus
Class #: 1643

Saturday & Sunday, 11/10 & 11/11
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
North Campus
Class #: 1661

Click here to view the full Fall Term schedule.




FSCJ Honors the Memory of Mr. Jim Winston

The College was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mr. Jim Winston, a passionate supporter of the College and many other local organizations throughout our community. In addition to his financial support, Mr. Winston also served on the FSCJ Foundation Board of Directors. A true philanthropist, he was dedicated to organizations that made growth and development possible for our city.

His name and legacy will continue on in our 20West Cafe Winston Room and the Winston Suites at 20West Housing.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends and are forever grateful for the contributions he made through his service to FSCJ and our entire community.

You can read his full obituary here.



Following are the highlights of the September 11, 2018, meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees approved the non-substantive revisions to the Rules of the Board of Trustees.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the removal of the fee for the Transition to Professional Nursing course effective Spring Term 2018-19.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved a Textbook Affordability report to be submitted to the Florida Department of Education.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the continuation of insurance benefit premiums for the period of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019 (plan year).

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


Student Services

Student Services Update

Orientations that have been previously held at the Urban Resource Center are now taking place at the four campuses and Deerwood Center. Orientations provide the same structure and content as previous sessions including interactive workshops on Advising, Financial Aid, College Success (Student Support Services) and Getting Involved (Student Engagement) as well as offer first term advising so that students can leave with a schedule in-hand.

Online orientation is also available for students who cannot attend on-campus orientation. For upcoming dates and locations, click here




Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues - Lori Cimino

Lori-headshot720The 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.

September's APC Spotlight shines on our new APC Chair, Lori Cimino. Lori serves as the instructional program manager for the ASL/English Interpreting and Digital Media programs. She began her career at the College as an adjunct faculty for American Sign Language more than 15 years ago. Lori joined the FSCJ family after coming to the College to take a few interpreting courses and stumbling upon an opportunity for a faculty position; she has been here ever since.   

Every step in Lori’s career path has connected her to a passion for education, teaching and learning. However, it is in higher education, specifically, the college environment, where her wings have spread most widely. As an instructional program manager, Lori not only manages the day to day operations of these programs, but she supports the students and faculty through advising, career exploration and planning, curriculum and program development, and serves as a liaison, coach, and problem solver; in sorts, she feels like a ‘jack of all trades’ some days. Her position also requires the ability to adapt to the diversity of our students, faculty, administration, support staff, industry leaders and community partners on a daily basis. Not only does she appreciate the diversity of these interactions, she thrives in an environment where no two people or days are the same.

Lori holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education with an emphasis in deaf/hard of hearing and behavioral disorders. She has completed additional coursework and training in ESOL, crisis intervention, and applied behavior analysis and is also a nationally certified sign language interpreter.

Lori has a passion for people and has a strong belief that we are ‘humans first’ in all that we do, but also values the uniqueness of each of us as an individual. As an athlete for the better part of her life, the concept of team is rooted deep within her soul and she enjoys the ability to communicate, collaborate and build relationships with her colleagues and communicate at every opportunity.

When Lori is not at FSCJ, she is spending time with her family, cooking or working as a sign language interpreter.

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,




Open Educational Resources Program Featured in ATD Newsletter


Recently, FSCJ’s Open Educational Resources (OER) program was featured in the Achieving the Dream newsletter for its role in expanding access and increasing completion rates for working adults, low-income students and first time in college students. In 2017, FSCJ introduced the OER degree program, which provides free, online textbooks to students enrolled in OER courses.

To read FSCJ’s spotlight in the Achieving the Dream newsletter, click here.





Seven-Year-Old Makes the Grade in Intermediate Algebra


Cameron Robinson, age 7, is a third grader at River City Science Academy. At a very early age, Cameron’s parents recognized his advanced logical reasoning and mathematics abilities.

With the help of his family, he has worked through advanced level math courses at home and over the summer, took an Intermediate Algebra course at FSCJ’s Kent Campus. He completed the course with an "A" and looks forward to continuing his College-level studies in calculus and chemistry.

Watch his spotlight video.



FSCJ Awards First Generation Scholarship in Conjunction with Florida Prepaid College Foundation

FSCJ awarded its first-ever First Generation Scholarship to Daisha Bullard, a recent graduate of Englewood High School. The two-year scholarship was established from a 1:1 match opportunity provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

As a result of the scholarship, Daisha will become the first in her family to attend college. She was selected for the award based on the nominations she received from FSCJ Student Recruitment representatives who were impressed by her discipline, respectfulness and confidence.

“This scholarship has allowed me to be able to start college without the worry of where the money would come from for my classes or books,” said Ms. Bullard. “It’s given me the opportunity to get a jump start on my education without starting in debt.”

Beginning this Fall Term, Daisha will pursue her Associate in Arts degree at FSCJ. Upon completion, her goal is to transfer to Florida A&M University where she hopes to study to become a nurse.

Aligned with their mission to support higher education and at-risk students, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation announced in February that the Challenge Match Scholarship program would contribute half of the cost for one two- or four-year Florida Prepaid College Plan for first-in-family incoming freshmen of state universities and colleges in Florida. The remaining funds are to be supplied by the institution.

“FSCJ is proud to have the ability to support Ms. Bullard’s educational goals through the First Generation Scholarship,” said FSCJ Interim President Kevin Hyde. “There are many worthy students who have the desire to attend college but simply do not have the means. The Florida Prepaid College Foundation continues to be an invaluable educational partner and resource for families in our state.”



FSCJ Grad Saves Her Nephew's Life


Recent FSCJ grad Shannon Denedo was recognized at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony for saving her 4-year-old nephew after he fell into a pool.

Shannon put her training and skills to use performing immediate CPR and saving the boy's life. We are proud of the quick action Shannon took, thrilled her nephew is alive and well thanks to her, and know that she will go on to continue helping many others in the future.






Join Us for an FSCJ Blood Drive


All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the upcoming blood drive. One Blood will be bringing the Big Red Bus so join us in saving lives!

When? Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where? FSCJ Administrative Offices
Look for the Big Red Bus!

Learn more



Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Soon 

2019 Benefits Open Enrollment will begin Monday, October 15 and will continue through Friday, October 26. A new High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account is a new option for 2019. Learn more.

Join Us for an enrollment session to learn more about your options! Benefit representatives will be on hand to provide details and answer your questions. See schedule below.

FREE Flu Shots will be offered for employees and dependents covered by the College’s medical plans and for employees who opt out of the College’s medical insurance coverage.

Kent Campus
Monday, October 15
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Room F128B
Benefit vendors will be in Room F128S.
Flu shots in the Auditorium F128 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cecil Center
Monday, October 15
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Room A206
(Flu shots not available at this location.)
Nassau Center
Wednesday, October 17
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Room A205
(Flu shots not available at this location.)
North Campus
Tuesday, October 16
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Room E166
Flu shots in Room E166 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
South Campus
Thursday, October 18
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Lakeside Room (Wilson Center)
Flu shots in the Woodside Room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Deerwood Center
Wednesday, October 17
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Room B1204
Benefit vendors will be in Room B1204.
Flu shots in Room B1204 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Campus
Friday, October 19
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
ATC, Room T111
Flu shots in Room T111 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


myFSCJ Online Enrollment
To access Benefits Open Enrollment online, log into myFSCJ, select My Benefits, and select Benefits Enrollment. Once Open Enrollment begins on Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m., you should see an option to select “Open Enrollment.”

If you need assistance, please contact any member of the Benefits Team at



FSCJ BlueWave Athletics Updates

FSCJ BlueWave Athletics is pleased to welcome its new Associate Director of Athletics Diana Couch. She will assume duties in the area of compliance, event management, intramurals and website management. Couch comes to FSCJ from Indian River State College (IRSC), where she served as the head women’s basketball coach from 2012-18. During her six seasons with IRSC, she earned a reputation for producing solid student-athletes who annually garnished FCSAA and NJCAA honors. Read her full bio.

The FSCJ BlueWave Volleyball Team, led by All-Region outside hitter Nicolette Ramos, is ranked 5th in the NJCAA Region 8 Division 1 Volleyball Coaches' Poll. The 2018 team returns to compete this year as the reigning Panhandle Conference Champion. 

FSCJ's BlueWave Softball Team will host the 2018 NCAA National Champions Florida State University (FSU) Softball for a scrimmage game on Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at FSCJ's North Campus Softball Field. Parking lots open at noon, gates open at 1 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. The cost will be $5 for adults. Children age 5 and under may attend for free. Seating is limited so attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.




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.


Professor Rebecca Levy's dance company, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, was featured in an article in the September 5-11 Folio Weekly. The article, titled "Making the Dream Work," overviews how the troupe got its start and the passion that drives it forward. Click here to read the full article.




Professor Tim Gilmore's newest book, "Goat Island Hermit" was featured in an article on The book focuses on Rollians Christopher who inhabited Goat Island on the St. Johns River in the 1950s. His story made national news when the state attempted to displace him. Read the full feature here.








We would like to recognize and congratulate the following people who recently received a degree and completed the Earned Degree Recognition steps as outlined in the March HR Newsletter

Clarissa Barclay
Bachelor of Applied Science
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Marc Boese
Doctor of Philosophy
Walden University

Deborah Brabham
Doctor of Philosophy
Nova Southeastern University

Kim Deer
Master of Science
The University of Alabama

Laura Pitois
Master of Education
The Pennsylvania State University



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

  • Deborah Brabham was appointed to the position of Professor of Nursing
  • Frederick Campbell was appointed to the position of Professor of Dental Assisting
  • Charlotte Clark-Rowe was appointed to the position of Temporary Professor of Medical Assisting

A&P Full-Time

  • Fre'Shonda Alston was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Ashli Archer was appointed to the position of International Admissions & Academic Coordinator
  • Vonnell Baggett was appointed to the position of Director Campus/Center Enrollment and Student Services
  • Thomas Cason was appointed to the position of Interim Department Chair
  • Ujjwal Chakraborty was appointed to the position of Department Chair
  • Lisa DeSanctis was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Admissions
  • Beatrix Dunn was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Academic Advising Services
  • Sabrina Edwards was appointed to the position of Director of Program Development
  • Herschel Finch was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Academic Advising Services
  • Joseph Hale was appointed to the position of Interim Coach
  • Kristine Hibbard was appointed to the position of Director of Financial Aid
  • Karen Howard was appointed to the position of Director Campus/Center Enrollment and Student Services
  • Christopher Johnson was appointed to the position of Director of Military and Veteran Services
  • Heather Kenney was appointed to the position of Director Campus/Center Enrollment and Student Services
  • Susan Mythen was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Angela Nickel was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Adeyemi Olaogun was appointed to the position of Budget Analyst
  • Martina Perry was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Training & Organizational Development
  • Danielle Revills was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Jacqueline Schmidt was appointed to the position of Registrar and Director of Student Records
  • Billy Thomas was appointed to the position of Department Chair
  • James Tynan was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Terence Wright was appointed to the position of Director Campus/Center Enrollment and Student Services

Career Full-Time

  • Sarah Ashbrook was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator
  • Shyann Carter was appointed to the position of Bachelor Program Advisor
  • Sharlene Chatham was appointed to the position of Vision Rehabilitation Case Manager/Career Specialist
  • Jacob Colee was appointed to the position of Interim Advisor II
  • Carolyn Floyd was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker
  • Andrew Gray was appointed to the position of Purchasing Agent II
  • Steven Gunter was appointed to the position of Senior Faculty Development Specialist
  • Carrington Hall was appointed to the position of Library Assistant I
  • Johnathan Hancock was appointed to the position of Bachelor Program Advisor
  • Amber Hare was appointed to the position of Financial Aid Coordinator - Verification
  • Carolyn Johnson was appointed to the position of Financial Aid Coordinator - Clock Hours
  • Kelly Lapp was appointed to the position of Instructional Support Specialist
  • Marshun Middleton was appointed to the position of Enrollment Development Coordinator
  • Tiffany Nelson was appointed to the position of Integrated Communications Specialist
  • Glenda Parrish was appointed to the position of Benefits Coordinator
  • Dorraine Perry was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker
  • Robin Peterson was appointed to the position of Journeyman
  • Julie Phillips was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant II
  • Megan Price was appointed to the position of Instructional Support Specialist
  • Megan Reed was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker





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 adding student housing downtown with major renovation
Published on on September 11, 2018. Learn more »

FSCJ Offers Student Housing For 1st Time At Downtown Jacksonville’s Historic Lerner Building
Published on on September 11, 2018. Learn more »

FSCJ’s new downtown housing is not your typical dorm
Published on on September 11, 2018. Learn more »

Downtown student housing with a view: Florida State College at Jacksonville’s first student housing is open in the Lerner Building."
Published on on September 10, 2018. Learn more »

This Week in Jacksonville Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan, UNF Political Analyst, and FSCJ's Interim President
Published on on August 31, 2018. Learn more »




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


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Ribbon-1Did you know September is Suicide Prevention Month? Join faculty and staff for an educational workshop to help you better understand the facts and symptoms of mental illness and how you can help prevent suicide.

When: Tuesday, September 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown Campus – Building A, Large Auditorium (A-1068)

Educational resources will be available in the atrium for students to access information on suicide awareness and prevention.

All FSCJ faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Click here to add the event to your calendar.




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Check out the latest 20West Cafe menu and follow them on Facebook for the latest on specials and events.

Don't forget, faculty and staff get 20% off the purchase price of a meal by presenting their official FSCJ ID.





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. How many pounds of food did FSCJ employees donate during Convocation 2018?
    1. More than 131
    2. Nearly 160
    3. 200 
    4. 300

  1. Where will the Big Red Bus be stationed for the upcoming blood drive?
    1. Downtown Campus
    2. Urban Resource Center
    3. Administrative Offices
    4. Cecil Center
  1. FSCJ's BlueWave Volleyball Team is ranked _____ in the NJCAA Region 8 Division 1 Volleyball Coaches' Poll.
    1. First
    2. Sixth
    3. Fifth
    4. Third
  1. When does 2019 Benefits Open Enrollment end? 
    1. October 26
    2. October 4
    3. October 31
    4. October 18
  1. The month of September is recognized as ___________.
    1. Suicide Prevention Month
    2. National Campus Safety Awareness Month
    3. Hispanic Heritage Month
    4. Both A and B