August 2016
Florida State College at Jacksonville BlueWave News

Creative Collaboration: Convocation 2016

We’re quickly gearing up for another amazing academic year at FSCJ. Reflecting on this past year, it was filled with wonderful events, countless accolades, academic advances and truly inspiring work performed by all of our faculty and staff.

We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, August 18, 2016 to kick off this great new year. The theme this year is Creative Collaboration and we are excited to share our motivation and encouragement with all of you to embrace creative collaboration for the 2016-17 academic year.

Our honored speakers this year include Dr. Kathleen Ciez-Volz, executive dean of academic foundations, and Professor Dean Moore, presidential fellow, who will speak about Performance Funding and Student Success: Teaching…Learning…Transforming.

Additionally, Ms. Cheryl Wilson, professor of surgical technology, will deliver the Keynote address.

Following the program, faculty and staff will gather for the afternoon sessions with the new Academic Schools. See the schedule below for more information:

Academic Schools Afternoon Sessions
1 p.m.
Academic Schools Plenary Session
Building M1 (Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts), Main Stage Theatre

2 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Building M1 (Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts), Foyer

2:30 p.m.
School of Business, Professional Studies & Public Safety
Building M2, Room M2222

School of Liberal Arts, Communication & Education
Building M1 (Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts), Lakeside Room

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Building M1 (Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts), Main Stage Theatre

School of Social, Behavioral & Health Sciences
Building G, Room 101

Adult Education
Building M2, Room 2161

Library Sciences
Building G, Room 300

We will share further information as we get closer to Convocation.

Please be sure to use the hashtag #fscjconvocation2016 to share pictures and posts about Convocation 2016.

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Faculty-Con 2016

All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited to attend FSCJ Faculty-Con at Open Campus/Deerwood Center on Tuesday, August 16. Throughout the five-hour event, there will be presentations from our faculty members on a variety of topics, including faculty opportunities in service learning and civic engagement, an overview of the College’s strategic plan and Open Educational Resources (OERs). Faculty-Con will also feature the fourth annual Faculty Technology Showcase presented by the FSCJ Emerging Technologies Education Team.

Presenters will include Dr. Angela Browning, Dr. Jerrett Dumouchel, Professor Julia Dearriba-Montgomery, Professor Stephen Milczanowski, Dr. Dianne Faire, Dr. Mary Rose, Dr. Tim Gilmore, Dr. Andrew Holt, Dr. Wesley Moody, Professor Amy Baskin, Professor Rawlslyn Francis, Dr. Sean McClafferty, Ms. Shannon Dew, Ms. Rebekah Gay, Ms. Katie Incorvia, Mr. Paul Yelverton, Ms. Amy Haines and more.

The schedule of events is below:

Morning Sessions: 10 - 11 a.m.

  • 10 - 10:25 a.m. (B1206): Ms. Rebekah Gay and Ms. Katie Incorvia —"Norton’s InQuizitive"
  • 10:30 - 10:55 a.m. (B1206): Dr. Angela Browning — "Strategic Plan Overview"

Plenary Session:

  • 11 a.m. - noon (B1204): Dr. Sam Kimball, University of North Florida Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences —“If the Future Is Opaque, How Shall We Plan for What Is to Come? Observations on Anxiety and Education"

Faculty Technology Showcase: noon - 2 p.m. (B1204)

Afternoon Sessions: noon - 2 p.m.

  • noon - 12:25 p.m. (B1206): Professor Julia Dearriba-Montgomery, Dr. Jerrett Demouchel, Professor Stephen Milczanowski and Dr. Dianne Faire —“STEAM Engagement: The Jacksonville Science Festival"
  • noon - 12:25 p.m. (A1108): Dr. Mary Rose and Dr. Tim Gilmore —“Faculty Opportunities in Service Learning and Civic Engagement"
  • 12:30 - 12:55 p.m. (B1206): Dr. Andrew Holt and Dr. Wesley Moody —“Submitting Your Proposal: A View from a Series Editor/Selling Yourself and Your Project To a Publisher"
  • 12:30 - 12:55 p.m. (A1108): Professors Amy Baskin and Rawlslyn Francis — "Immersive Learning"
  • 1 - 1:25 p.m. (B1206): Dr. Sean McClafferty —“Principles of Posture, Ergonomics and Exercise for Professors"
  • 1 - 1:25 p.m. (A1108): Ms. Shannon Dew —“Open Educational Resources: Where and How to Begin?"
  • 1:30 - 2 p.m. (B1204): Mr. Paul Yelverton and Ms. Amy Haines — "Cengage MindTap Handbook"

In addition to presentations throughout the day, there will be free giveaways and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

You can view a detailed schedule of Faculty-Con events by visiting this link.

To RSVP for FSCJ Faculty-Con, please click here. For more information, please email wayne.francis@fscj.edu or steven.gunter@fscj.edu.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards FSCJ with Multi-Year Grant for Needs-Based Nursing Scholarships

Over the next four years, our hardworking nursing students will receive additional financial assistance from the College thanks to a grant awarded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The grant will provide scholarships for disadvantaged full-time students in the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing degree program. In this first year, FSCJ was awarded $647,800 to support 50 nursing student scholarships. The funds will be used for books, uniforms and other incidentals incurred while students complete the 16-month program. The full grant total could potentially reach more than $2.5 million and assist 200 nursing students in achieving their associate degree.

FSCJ is committed to supporting the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program to increase the number of graduates practicing in primary care, promote enrollment and retention of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups) and augment the number of graduates working in medically underserved communities.

The SDS project will take a multi-level approach to helping local educationally and economically disadvantaged residents overcome obstacles when entering and completing the A.S. in Nursing program.

The project will meet the following objectives:

  • Annually provide 100 underrepresented and disadvantaged pre-college students nursing career awareness and SDS outreach
  • Maintain an annual 75% retention rate for SDS participants through academic strengthening and retention services
  • SDS participants will reach a 90% pass rate on a competency examination addressing the health care needs and nursing implications for underrepresented populations
  • By the end of year four, at least 50% of licensed (successfully passed NCLEX-RN) SDS students will indicate they have obtained employment in a primary care setting and/or medically underserved area
  • Support the retention and graduation of disadvantaged A.S. in Nursing students by awarding 50 scholarships annually

The College thanks the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for awarding this multi-year grant. We are honored for the opportunity to continue assisting our hardworking students by helping them overcome hurdles on the path to their academic success.

If you’d like to learn more about FSCJ’s nationally accredited A.S. in Nursing, please visit our website.

JAX Chamber's Earn Up Initiative Receives $40,000 Education-Focused Award

JAX Chamber’s postsecondary attainment initiative Earn Up has been recognized by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) with a one-time, education-focused award of $40,000.

Through Earn Up, a higher education collaborative aiming to award 60 percent of adults with training certificates or college degrees by 2025, FSCJ has partnered with universities and colleges including Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, St. Johns River State College and others.

The collaborative promotes “higher earning through higher learning,” based on research that shows the single greatest predictor of economic success in a community is the number of degreed and industry-certified people who live there. Of the working age population in Northeast Florida, 38 percent have a two- or four-year degree.

FSCJ’s participation in the Earn Up initiative includes our I-Tech program, which is designed to fast track the careers of IT professionals who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more.

JAX Chamber is one of six organizations to receive the Award for Education Attainment this year. Selected from a competitive pool of 27 applicants, Earn Up has demonstrated momentum in setting an education attainment agenda and establishing innovative postsecondary attainment goals and strategies.

ACCE launched its Award for Education Attainment in 2014 to engage the business community in efforts to transform education attainment and workforce outcomes. Since launch, 18 chambers of commerce nationwide, including the six recipients this year, have received the coveted award.

Calling all Stellar Students

Do you know a stellar student who would be a good candidate for a student spotlight? Someone who excels both in the classroom and in the community? Someone who has an exemplary story to share? If so, the Marketing and Communications department would like to hear from you.

We are currently looking to feature these stories in our marketing campaigns. Once a student is identified, please be sure that he/she is comfortable being in front of the camera as well as having his/her likeness used in multiple marketing mediums such as digital advertising, billboards, print ads, transit ads, social media and video spotlights before you submit your recommendation to the Marketing and Communications department.

All recommendations can be submitted to Jennifer Walls at jennifer.walls@fscj.edu.

Join Us in Celebrating National Diversity Awareness Month

August is National Diversity Awareness month and FSCJ Student Engagement has planned several thought-provoking events in the months of August and September that are designed to foster open dialogue, awareness and respect for social, cultural, religious and ideological diversity.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in these events to explore cultures and perspectives that may differ from their own. For a list of events, please continue to check the College’s calendar of events. Scheduled events include the following:

  • Philosophies and Faith: A Student Storytelling Experience
    • August 31, 2016, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts - Lakeside Room
  • Diversity and You
    • September 1, 2016, noon - 3 p.m., North Campus - Center for Holistic Engagement (C–122)
  • Safe Space Training
    • September 6, 2016, 12:30 – 3 p.m., South Campus (U-135A)
    • September 12, 2016, 12:30 – 3 p.m., Kent Campus (E-104)
  • Deafology 101 – Part 1
    • September 7, 2016, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., South Campus
    • September 8, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m., Kent Campus (E-104)
  • Constitutional Awareness Day
    • September 14, 2016, 2 – 3 p.m., South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
  • Deafology 101 – Part 2
    • September 15, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m., South Campus
    • September 19, 2016, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Kent Campus (E-104)

Things to Keep in Mind Regarding Your New Paycheck

As the College transitions into the new myFSCJ employee portal, you may have noticed the additional information now provided on your paycheck, including detailed descriptions of all your earnings, deductions and benefits.

Refer to the image below to find out where to look for these changes, among others. Remember, you can view your paycheck from any mobile device by logging into myFSCJ and selecting “My Pay.”

If you have any questions regarding your pay and taxes, please email payroll@fscj.edu

FSCJ Now Accepting Writer Applications for 2016 JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival

All faculty and staff are invited to participate as part of our local community of writers in the 2016 JaxbyJax, Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville, literary arts festival on November 12.

JaxbyJax aims to showcase our community’s thriving writing scene by sharing with the city its own literary voice through local writers. As a sponsor this year, FSCJ will play a key role in coordinating speaker and venue selection.

The event will take place across multiple venues in the King Street District in the heart of Riverside. Participants will present a variety of works such as poetry readings, short films and more. Details on specific venues and times will be shared prior to the event.

If you’re interested, your application should include either a short writing sample or a link to a relevant audio or visual sample. Please email completed applications to Professor Tim Gilmore with “JaxbyJax application” in the subject line.

Remember to submit your applications by the September 9 deadline. Click here to view and download the application form.

board highlights

Following are the highlights of the August 9, 2016 meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees approved the reactivation of the Nursing Assistant (Articulated) Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program), effective Fall Term 2016.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved a new Medical Assisting Advanced (65 credit hours) Associate in Science degree program, effective Fall Term 2017.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved naming a facility located at North Campus as the Dr. Lois Davis Gibson Building after former FSCJ director of Nursing and prominent Jacksonville citizen and community leader.

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



Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues

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 spotlight shines on Youlanda Henry, the College’s director of tutoring services.

Youlanda has worked at FSCJ for 12 years, beginning her tenure at the College as a professor of English. She transitioned to administration in 2012, assuming the role of associate dean of the Library and Learning Commons (LLC) at North Campus. In her newest role as director of tutoring services, she provides administrative oversight for the LLC at North Campus and the Nassau Center and strategic leadership for the delivery of tutoring resources and services Collegewide.

Youlanda has thoroughly enjoyed her work in the LLC as it offers the best of both worlds. As an administrator, she is afforded the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to affect change and promote institutional improvement, and she still has the opportunity to work closely with students and stay attuned to their needs.

Youlanda earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Education from the University of North Florida and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English from the University of South Florida. She is a two-time recipient of the North Campus President’s Excellence Award (2007 and 2009), and was awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award (2010) and a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award (2011).

Youlanda is native of Jacksonville. She is married to her life partner and best friend, Troy, and is the mother of a beautiful daughter, Maya. She enjoys music, crafting and Zumba fitness.

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.

program spotlight

Health Students Attend First Common Orientation

Last month, more than 200 students attended the first Common Orientation for the School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. The orientation, which was held on July 14, is part of an initiative to improve student retention and success by providing students with the opportunity to make connections to the College from the start of their studies.

Students from various health programs learned about valuable support services and resources available to them such as TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS), tutoring and advising. The students participated in campus tours and took advantage of various workshops on topics including technology, PowerPoint, Word basics, grammar and writing, APA formatting, apps for college success, Blackboard and iPad basics.

“A huge thank you to Dr. Kimberly Fahlgren and Dr. Jeffrey Smith for organizing, planning and implementing the orientation,” said Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Neal Henning. The Executive Chair for the School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences Dr. Sandy Robinson said that the stage has been set for our upcoming academic year.

Students Participate in Multicultural Community Health and Wellness Event

FSCJ students along with members of the community participated in the Multicultural Community Health and Wellness event on July 29, 2016. Kings Trail Elementary School hosted the free health fair, which was presented by FSCJ, the Duval County Public Schools ESOL Department, Feeding Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Approximately 400 people, including families, performers and volunteers, helped make the event a huge success. Attendees were treated to dental exams, massages from FSCJ students, health screenings, performances, raffle prizes and food from around the world. FSCJ’s ESOL and nursing students also volunteered at the event as well as some of our Student Success staff and student ambassadors, who provided cultural information tables and performed for attendees.

To view photos from the Multicultural Community Health and Wellness Event, please visit our Flickr photostream.

BlueWave Athletics Welcomes New Women’s Head Basketball Coach

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the BlueWave athletics department. Barvenia Wooten joins us as our women’s head basketball coach.

Barvenia has more than 15 years of collegiate coaching experience. Most recently, she has been in the community developing the Jacksonville franchise of the Women’s American Basketball League (WABL-Hoops) while serving as vice president of operations for the WABL.

Prior to her role at WABL, Barvenia was the head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater, Virginia Union University (VUU), from 2010-15. While at VUU, she was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Coach of the Year in 2012. That same year, her team won the North Division of the CIAA.

The accomplished coach spent 11 years (1999-2010) as a head coach at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, during which time her 2006 and 2010 teams finished fifth and 11th, respectively, in the National Junior College Athletic Associate (NJCAA) National Tournament. Barvenia was also named the NJCAA District J Women’s Division II Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2010.

Barvenia is a highly decorated student athlete, having been inducted into the VUU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. Eleven years later, she was honored by the CIAA as a Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary inductee.

She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting from Virginia Union University and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College.

Class of ’12 Alum Sparks a Bright Future in Sustainable Energy

As our world becomes more connected than ever before, it’s important to realize that some of the things we might take for granted, such as electricity, are difficult to access for many people across the globe. Class of 2012 graduate Ryan Ahearn is making tremendous strides as president and founder of JikoPower Inc., which aims to help everyone “safely light their homes, provide for their families and be connected.”

The student-led startup recently announced plans to test their invention, the JikoPower Spark, in Kenya. The device converts wasted energy from cookstoves and fires into electricity which can be used to charge cellphones, LED lights and other small devices.

“With access to electricity, people no longer depend on dangerous kerosene for light and they don’t have to travel great distances or pay exorbitant fees to charge a cellphone,” Ryan said. “In places like Kenya, 80 percent of people have cellphones, but only 20 percent can charge them.”

The company’s innovative idea for the JikoPower Spark won them first place at the 2016 University of Washington Business Plan Competition in May. The Herbert B. Jones Foundation awarded them $25,000, which the company plans to use to provide sustainable energy to people without electricity.

We at FSCJ are extremely proud of Ryan’s success. To learn more about JikoPower’s progress and plans to help provide electricity to people in Kenya, click here.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination in preventing many serious diseases for people of all ages – not just children.

Your health is very important to us and we want to help inform you of some of the key vaccines you may need and not even know it. Some of the National Public Health Information Coalition’s (NPHIC) recommendations include:

Influenza (Flu) – Flu season is just around the corner. People 65 years and older, young children, pregnant women and those with certain conditions including asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes and heart disease are at a greater risk of experiencing serious complications from the flu. However, the annual vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and up.

Get vaccinated soon after it becomes available, ideally by October, to increase your chance of avoiding the flu. This Fall, free flu vaccines will be available for all employees on each campus. Be on the lookout for details.

Tetanus and Tdap – Especially important for pregnant women and adults who will have close contact with newborns or infants younger than age 1, the Tdap vaccination protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

While tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are all caused by bacteria, diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person and tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) – Did you know that if you’ve had chickenpox, the virus can reactivate from a dormant state as shingles? In fact, half of the adults who live until age 85 will develop shingles at some point if they are not vaccinated. In people 60 and older, the vaccine reduces the risk of shingles by 51 percent.

Pneumococcal – Each year in the U.S., approximately 520,000 adults 65 years and up are diagnosed with pneumococcal disease. For all adults age 65 and older and those with certain health conditions including sickle cell disease, two different vaccines are recommended: a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23). Both protect against selected types of bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and bacteremia.

Find out what vaccinations you may need by taking the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) quiz.

Your physician can also help you identify what vaccines you may be due for at your annual physical. Need a doctor? Visit Florida Blue’s website to locate a physician in our insurance network.

Fun With Fitness

All FSCJ employees are invited to join us for various fitness classes including walking, basic stretching and cardio.

The classes will take place at Downtown Campus in the Large Auditorium (A1068) from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday: 8/22 and 8/29
Tuesday: 8/23 and 8/30
Wednesday: 8/24 and 8/31

For more information, email Vanessa Williams or call (904) 632-3199.

did you know

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.

  • Last week, Professor Amy Baskin was invited to speak at the 10th annual Games in Education Symposium in Troy, New York. During the conference, she discussed Open Campus/Deerwood Center’s Escape Room experience, which featured recreated scenes from Kenan Trebincevic’s memoir, “The Bosnia List.” Click here to learn more about the Games in Education conference.

  • Professor of History Dr. Andrew Holt recently completed a 12-month sabbatical granted by the College, which allowed him to focus on multiple professional and educational projects for development. Recently, he returned from an Education and Cultural Exchange Mission to the West Bank and Israel where he had the opportunity to meet with educational officials and parliament. Dr. Holt has shared some of the experiences on his blog, including a message of gratitude to FSCJ for the opportunity. Dr. Holt will continue to blog about his experiences during his sabbatical, and you can read about them here.

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
  • Ramona Abraham was appointed to the position of Professor of Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Tyler Andrews was appointed to the position of Professor of Philosophy
  • Michelle Carlyle was appointed to the position of Professor of Language Arts
  • Mina Hanna was appointed to the position of Professor of Anatomy and Physiology
  • James Harvin was appointed to the position of Professor of Physics
  • James Huskins was appointed to the position of Professor of Computer Information Technology
  • Wilson Kaiser was appointed to the position of Professor of Humanities
  • Gary Kines was appointed to the position of Professor of Biological Sciences
  • April Murdaugh was appointed to the position of Professor of Logistics
  • Roy Parkhurst was appointed to the position of Professor of Humanities
  • Ryan Perkins was appointed to the position of Professor of Social Sciences
  • Jane Wiggins-King was appointed to the position of Professor of Radiation Therapy
A&P Full-Time
  • Fre'shonda Alston was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Melanie Clark was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Admissions and Records
  • Margaret Curry was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Sherry David was appointed to the position of Director of Admissions and Records (ERP Backfill)
  • Shannon Dew was appointed to the position of Director of Online Library Services
  • Rosalind Dexter-Harris was appointed to the position of Interim Functional Analyst-Student Services
  • Jamie Digesare was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Admissions and Records
  • Allen Dunn was appointed to the position of Engineer II-Multimedia
  • Herschel Finch IV was appointed to the position of Student Success Manager
  • Jerry Fliger was appointed to the position of Academic Director (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Jerry Fliger was appointed to the position of Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeffrey Foster was appointed to the position of Engineer V-Client Services
  • Monica Franklin was appointed to the position of Academic Director (Health Sciences)
  • Norman Gardner was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Enterprise Information Systems
  • Tameiko Grant was appointed to the position of Academic Director (Professional Studies and Public Safety)
  • Tameiko Grant was appointed to the position of Interim Dean of Career Education
  • Youlanda Henry was appointed to the position of Director of Tutoring Services
  • Karen Howard was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Advising
  • Najera Johnson was appointed to the position of Program Manager (Continuing Education)
  • Heather Kenney was appointed to the position of Director of Student Engagement
  • Lori Kuhn-Hancock was appointed to the position of Academic Director (Technology Programs)
  • James Martin was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Student Onboarding
  • Margo Martin was appointed to the position of Dean of Academic Engagement
  • Wanda Martin was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Program Development (TRIO Grant)
  • Patricia McConnell was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Student Onboarding
  • Trina McCowan was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Sabrina Mixon was appointed to the position of Director of Pre-Collegiate Instructional Programs
  • Dean Moore was appointed to the position of Presidential Fellow
  • Joseph Pence was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Amy Perkins was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Title IX Coordination
  • Wendy Ruddock-Williams was appointed to the position of Academic Director (Mathematics)
  • Marvin Thomas was appointed to the position of Director of Information Systems-Enterprise
  • Rich Turner was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Vice President of Erollment Management
  • Michael Turnquist was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Diana Vargas was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Accounting
  • Pamela Walker was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Student Services
  • Valerie Walker was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Admissions and Records
  • John Wall was appointed to the position of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dawn Washington was appointed to the position of Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Warren Webb was appointed to the position of Director or Workforce Research and Analysis
  • Daniel West was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Athletics
  • Jennifer Whitman was appointed to the position of Budget Analyst
  • Lauren Zanders was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Student Onboarding
Career Full-Time
  • Wanda Ammons was appointed to the position of Senior Specialist
  • Amy Benigno was appointed to the position of Accountant IV
  • Stephen Blouin was appointed to the position of Maintenance Site Manager
  • Jalaine Buford was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Kumari Clark was appointed to the position of Vision Rehabilitation Training Specialist
  • Aaron Cotter was appointed to the position of Trades Worker III
  • Robert Crognale was appointed to the position of Laboratory Assistant
  • William Davis was appointed to the position of Trades Worker III
  • Jean Dealmeida was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator (Student Success)
  • June Deaton was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant III
  • Toyer Dorsey was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Kenneth Hughes was appointed to the position of Mail Clerk
  • Katie Jackson was appointed to the position of Integrated Communication Specialist
  • Cheryl James was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Merrill Landgrebe was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • John Lovering, Jr. was appointed to the position of Tool Room Technician
  • Justin Martin was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Janet McInall was appointed to the position of Academic Tutor
  • Doug Moore was appointed to the position of Instructional Program Coordinator (IT)
  • Robin Peterson was appointed to the position of Campus HVAC Facilities Manager
  • Vanessa Reid was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Megan Shields was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Erin Trageman was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator (IT)
  • Travis Trescot was appointed to the position of Tradesworker I
  • James Tynan III was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator (Student Services/Financial Aid)
  • Kermit Webb was appointed to the position of Laboratory Manager (Physical Sciences)
  • Brandy Williams was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator (Open Campus)

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

    Employee Title
    Roland Bullard Interim Director Student Onboarding
    Eva McFadden Professor of English
    Christopher Smith Engineer IV - Software
    Katherine Zeray Interim Administrative Assistant II
in the news

Health Notes - Federal grant to help FSCJ nursing students
Published on jacksonville.com on July 26, 2016. Learn more »

A “PURR”-FECT PRODUCTION
Published in Folio Weekly on July 20, 2016. Learn more »

FSCJ’s ‘farm to fork’ restaurant Downtown will feature healthy food, local focus
Published on jaxdailyrecord.com on July 20, 2016. Learn more »

FSCJ Artist Series Presents ELVIS LIVES at the Times-Union Center
Published on broadwayworld.com on July 18, 2016. Learn more »

Jacksonville Manufacturing Industry Promising for Young Workers
Published on wjct.org on July 12, 2016. Learn more »

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did you know

You can find details on FSCJ’s website redesign, aimed to create a more streamlined and user-friendly site, on our blog page?

bluewave news quiz

Test your knowledge. To ensure all faculty and staff have an opportunity to submit answers, the quiz winners will now be selected at random from all entries that have all four questions correct. You have until 6 p.m. on the day the newsletter is distributed to email your answers to bluewavenews@fscj.edu. 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. JAX Chamber’s Earn Up initiative recently won the Award for Education Attainment from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). How many other organizations were recognized with this honor?
    1. Four
    2. The Earn Up initiative was the only winner
    3. Six
    4. 27
  1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded FSCJ with a multi-year grant that will help provide additional financial assistance to students studying in what program?
    1. Nursing
    2. Health Information Technology
    3. Human Services
    4. Radiography
  1. In people 60 and older, getting vaccinated reduces the risk of shingles by what percent?
    1. 94 percent
    2. 35 percent
    3. 40 percent
    4. 51 percent
  1. More than 200 students recently attended the first Common Orientation for the School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences at what campus?
    1. Downtown Campus
    2. Kent Campus
    3. North Campus
    4. South Campus
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