June 2016
Florida State College at Jacksonville BlueWave News

Retirees and Dedicated Employees Honored at Award Reception

We recently hosted the Retiree and Service Award reception to acknowledge employees for their remarkable commitment to FSCJ. The ceremony held on May 17 honored those who are entering retirement or have reached significant years of service milestones at the College.

Executive Chair for FSCJ Online/Open Campus President Jana Kooi introduced Years of Service awards to employees who are celebrating their 10th and 15th year with the College. Executive Chair for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics/Downtown Campus President Dr. Marie Gnage recognized those who have served 20, 25, 30 and 35 years at FSCJ.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. John Wall, who has spent 15 years at FSCJ, presented awards to employees whose years of leadership and loyal service to the College have come to a close or are coming to a close soon.

We appreciate the opportunity to honor and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of these dedicated employees.

To view the full list of retirees and employees acknowledged for years of services, please click this link.

You can view photos from the Retiree and Service Award reception on our Flickr photostream.

fscj news

Dental Hygiene Graduates Earn Impressive National Exam Ranking

Our 2016 Dental Hygiene graduates achieved outstanding results on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), earning a 100 percent pass rate and scoring in the 90th percentile in the nation!

The computerized, comprehensive exam is required for licensure in all 50 states. It assesses the ability of the student to understand important information from basic biomedical, dental and dental hygiene sciences, as well as the ability to apply such information in a problem-solving context. Our graduates continued to impress with a 91 percent success rate on the ADEX clinical licensing examination, also a requirement for state licensure.

The Dental Hygiene program is a limited access, 20-month program located at North Campus. The bulk of the students’ clinical education takes place in the Dental Hygiene Clinic, where patients from the community receive oral hygiene services from students under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists.

We’re immensely proud of the success our Dental Hygiene graduates have achieved and we’re confident our program will continue to excel on a national level. Congratulations to our graduates!

Downtown Campus Hosts Adult Education Graduation Ceremony

We want to continue our celebration of FSCJ’s hardworking students by congratulating our 2016 Adult Education graduates! Students who completed the adult high school and high school equivalency programs were awarded their diplomas on May 12 at the Adult Education Graduation Ceremony. Approximately 100 students attended the evening ceremony at Downtown Campus.

Former New England Patriots and Arena Football League player Marcellus Holmes III served as the graduation keynote speaker. The Jacksonville native attended Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Riverside Community College and Savannah State University.

We want to congratulate these graduates for reaching a major milestone in their lives and wish them the best of luck for the future!

To view pictures from the event, visit the FSCJ Flickr photostream.

2016 Nursing Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony

We want to congratulate our recent FSCJ nursing program graduates. On May 16, the College honored the graduates at the 2016 Spring Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony. The FSCJ nursing school presented 189 graduates with their nursing pins at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

A pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. One hundred and thirty-one of the nurses graduated with their Associate in Science in Nursing (A.S.), 47 graduates received their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and 11 earned their Licensed Practical Nursing certificate.

We wish our graduates the best of luck with their future career endeavors within the nursing profession!

To see more pictures from the pinning ceremony, visit the FSCJ Flickr photostream.

CROP Announces Skill Development Summer Session

The College Reach-Out Program (CROP) has announced the start of the Gaining Resources and Developing Skills (GRADS) 2016 session. The session will run from June 20-July 27 and will take place at Kent Campus. Spaces for the program are limited, so parents are encouraged to enroll their students today.

Last year, students from area high schools participated in this summer initiative, which is designed to provide rising sophomore, junior and senior students with SAT/ACT prep and career/life skills needed for educational success.

Students will participate in career exploration sessions, practice academic skills, learn financial literacy and perform community service activities to help equip them with the tools necessary for an easy transition into postsecondary life. Other activities students will enjoy include structured time management, career panels, cultural events, educational/career tours and a talent/award ceremony. Participants will have transportation, supplies and meals provided to them for all weekly sessions.

The GRADS orientation for students and parents will take place on June 18, 2016.

For more information, please contact Courtney Gordon at (904) 632-3175.

board highlights

Following are the highlights of the June 14, 2016 meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees approved a new Fire Officer Supervisor Technical Certificate (12 credit hours), which aligns with the Associate in Science degree program in Fire Science Technology, effective Fall Term 2016.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the inactivation of the Assessment and Safety Compliance Specialist Technical Certificate program, effective Summer Term 2016.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the inactivation of the Crime Scene Technician Technical Certificate program, effective Summer Term 2017.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the inactivation of the Water Quality Technician Technical Certificate program, effective Summer Term 2016.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 Salary Index as part of the Pay Plan.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the College's 2016-17 Operating Budget at $144,164,999.
  • The District Board of Trustees approved the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Capital Outlay Budget established at $29,526,916.

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

program spotlight

Dr. Chris Holland Named Distinguished Alumnus

We’d like to congratulate Vice President of Student Services Dr. Chris Holland, who was recently honored by Jamestown Community College (JCC) with the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. It is the highest honor presented by the JCC Alumni Association.

The 1993 liberal arts graduate was awarded at the College’s Commencement exercises in New York on May 20. Of approximately 21,000 alumni, Dr. Holland joins a select group of only 93 other JCC graduates who have been named Distinguished Alumni. The award honors those who have exemplified JCC’s tradition of excellence and brought credit to the College through personal accomplishment, professional achievement or humanitarian service.

Dr. Holland has dedicated his professional life to working with youth. He has volunteered with Big Brother, Big Sister programs in Florida, Montana, Mississippi and New York. He has also mentored youth in six states, most recently as a tutor and counselor for Upward Bound programs. He has lectured widely on diversity, gender and sexuality as well as the experiences of underrepresented student groups.

After graduating from JCC, Dr. Holland went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia and later earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University at Albany, SUNY. He also holds a doctorate degree in higher education administration from the University of Alabama (UA).

We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Holland leading our Student Services and sharing his knowledge and expertise with our faculty, staff and students.

Faculty-to-Faculty Spotlight

FSCJ has the best and brightest faculty who are committed to providing meaningful and rewarding educational experiences for our students.

To continue the 2015-16 theme of “engagement,” Dr. Angela Browning is highlighting the extraordinary work of a faculty member each month to share his/her teaching and engagement techniques, professional development, community service and unique College contributions.

This month’s column highlights the work of Dr. Carl Colavito, professor of political science and philosophy at Kent Campus.

Engaging with and supporting students:

  • Dr. Colavito, while making certain to teach his subject, focuses on students and their development. He uses the material of his classes as a medium through which he can connect with students and help them recognize and then achieve their potential.
  • “Future You” – This is the message that Professor Colavito imparts to students at the beginning of his courses. He uses this concept to introduce his students to the idea that they are always changing – at any time in their life they are not the same person they were before that moment nor will they be the same person after that moment. School, then, is a perfect time for them to go work on the development of themselves. During college, they are training to be the best version of themselves and Profeesor Colavito tries through his lectures and coursework to help them gain internal discipline. Watch his TedTalk here. It contains portions of the material he stresses in his classes.
  • Using the principles of Socratic dialogue, Dr. Colavito endeavors to promote real, engaged discussions about difficult topics by helping his students disassociate their egos and selves from the ideas they say. For example, in one course he might ask students to pose their questions about race by asking them to write them on an index card. Those index cards are then taken to another class where students are asked to find answers to the questions posed. A discussion can ensue without any connection of the question with a specific classmate.

Reimagining how students interact with class concepts:

  • Active Learning - Professor Colavito creates an active learning environment that encourages students’ interaction with class material and ideas. For example, in a course he might have students prepare and present a court case. Students play the following roles: lawyers, witnesses, jury members, judge, bailiff, court reporter, etc. This is an effort on Dr. Colavito’s part to put students in the active seats they will fill when they leave the classroom. While some students are not immediately open to and appreciative of this “out of the ordinary” classroom experience, Professor Colavito has noticed that they look back on the experience as one that becomes fun; one that helps them learn not just the material, but the importance of being well-prepared.

  • “What is Honor” – This event is an example of Dr. Colavito’s efforts and engagement. The event was supported by the Philosophy Club he sponsors and was billed as a “full-filled evening of food, art, and a Socratic dialogue on the theme of honor.” The event included a buffet table and an opportunity for students to peruse the art gallery that had images of honor, definitions of honor, and questions about honor displayed. Performances that included a brief enactment of a scene from "To Kill a Mockingbird" (directed by Professor Harolyn Sharpe with FSCJ students as cast members) and a reading from Shakespeare’s "King Henry V" (performed by Professor Mark Creegan) followed. A member of UNF’s Philosophy Club gave a presentation entitled “Honor: The Pragmatics of Bridging from Is to Ought” followed by a Socratic discussion about Honor moderated by Professor Colavito.

  • Masquerade Ball and the 70s Dance - these events incorporated active learning, arts and crafts, dance, and socializing to demonstrate that learning takes different forms and can be fun. Student engagement and community building are priorities for Dr. Colavito since he sees them as integral to the cultivation and development of the student as a full human being.

  • Kent Talks – Kent Talks are events hosted by the two clubs that Professor Colavito sponsors, Politics and Rational Discourse Club (PARDI), and the Philosophy Club. They are designed to introduce contemporary social or political issues to an audience to stimulate active citizenship through rational discourse. For example, this spring there were three talks: “Clash of Civilizations,” “Reasons People Go to War or Commit Genocide,” and “Criteria for Intervening in War or Genocide.” A fourth talk combines the panelists from the three previous discussions as a way of concluding the discussion.

Engaging with the College:

  • FSCJ Ted Talks presenter
  • Sponsor, FSCJ Philosophy Club, (2008 – present); hosts movie nights and book clubs along with weekly meetings
  • Sponsor, FSCJ Politics and Rational Discourse Club, (2010 – present); hosts Kent Talks and other events like the “Gun Responsibility” discussion
  • Member, Honors “redesign” task force (2015 – 2016)
  • Co-Founder and mentor, Student Paper/Presentation Conference

As the 2015-16 academic year comes to an end, Dr. Angela Browning has a few words as she signs off on her role as Presidential Fellow.

In the year that I have served as Presidential Fellow, no activity has been more rewarding than working with and getting to know faculty from different campuses, disciplines, and divisions of the College. Undoubtedly, we have talented, engaged faculty who go above and beyond to deliver our students an incredible academic experience. I am proud to have such outstanding colleagues! I leave this column to our next Presidential Fellow, Dean Moore, who will choose his own focus and style of presentation.

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.

June’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative spotlight shines on Terence Wright, student success manager at South Campus.

Terence has been working for the College for the past 23 years. During his tenure he has served as an advisor I in student activities, academic advisor, enrollment services coordinator and campus enrollment leader. In his current position as student success manager at South Campus, he provides leadership to the campus Welcome Center and is primarily responsible for academic advising, registration, records, admissions and financial aid. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for more than 10 years.

Terence worked at the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce prior to coming to FSCJ. However, he has always had a passion for working with people, so student services was a natural fit as a career choice. He has been in higher education ever since.

He recently received a National Leadership Award at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference from the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) affiliated council. He currently serves as southern region president and on the national board of directors for NCBAA. He also received the Leadership Award from APC last year.

He is a proud Gator graduate from the University of Florida and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. He is married with one son and two daughters.

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.

FSCJ Faculty and Staff Member Honored with Innovation of the Year Awards

Professor Rawlslyn Francis and Kent Campus Dual Enrollment Coordinator Naita Guine were named Innovation of the Year Award winners for FSCJ’s Innovative Approach to High School Student Outreach. Professor Francis and Ms. Guine were selected to receive the honor because of their respective dedication to two key initiatives.

Professor Francis leads the annual Student Life Skills (SLS) conference with the purpose of inspiring and engaging college and high school students enrolled in FSCJ’s SLS courses. Launched in 2013, the annual two-day conference showcases motivational speakers and alumni success stories, informs students of valuable College resources and shares best practices in psychological educational methods and techniques. On average, 300 students attend each year and gain useful skills and tools to help them achieve their goals.

Ms. Guine directed a Youth Research for Action high school dual enrollment project titled “Stress Among Dual Enrollment Students: Thriving or Surviving?” Funded by a grant from the What Kids Can Do Foundation, a core group of students conducted focus groups and surveys to examine the stress level of 400 high school dual enrollment participants and measure its impact. At project completion, the student researchers compiled their results into a paper and a compelling video which highlighted their findings. The top five causes of stress reported by participants were workload, family expectations, uncertainty of the future, demands of balancing extracurricular activities and application deadlines. Most students reported that the key to managing their stress is finding a strong support system in family, friends and mentors. Following a dual enrollment alumni focus group, student researchers concluded it is worth the time commitment and associated stress to become better prepared for the future through the dual enrollment program.

The League for Innovation established the Innovation of the Year awards program more than 30 years ago as a way to recognize significant innovations that help improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community.

To honor both Professor Francis and Ms. Guine, Dr. Bioteau presented them with framed certificates for their achievements at the June Board of Trustees meeting.

Ginny Alexander Hired as New Interim Director of Athletics

The College welcomes Head BlueWave Volleyball Coach Ginny Alexander to her new role as interim director of athletics. Ginny began her career in college athletics in 1988 as a graduate assistant coach and worked her way to becoming a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (DI) head volleyball coach.

In 1999, she created and implemented the NCAA Challenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success (CHAMPS) Life Skills program at San Diego State University for more than 500 student athletes. She went on to create two more CHAMPS life skills programs at Converse College as well as Brevard College, where she served as assistant athletic director for compliance and academic services and senior woman administrator.

In 2011, Ginny returned to Jacksonville and worked as the director of membership, regional director and training coach at Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association. The Atlantic Beach native also served as a high school health and physical education teacher. From 2001 to 2006, she spent time as the director of programs for the Jacksonville Police Athletic League where she worked with both civilian and sworn employees, running athletic- and academic-based programs for at-risk youth.

Ginny also is a member of the Community Coaches Program through the Northeast Florida Nonprofit Center, which assists not-for-profit organizations in strategic planning and sustainability.

The Fletcher High School graduate was a three-sport athlete and member of Fletcher’s State Championship softball and volleyball teams. Ginny also played volleyball and softball for one year at Lake City Community College (LCCC), now Florida Gateway College, for Coach Jean Williams. She then transferred on to the University of Alabama-Birmingham to play NCAA D1 volleyball for Hall of Fame Coach Brenda Williams.

It was there that she earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She later completed her master’s in Education (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) from Bowling Green State University while coaching the men’s volleyball team.

Ginny lives in Fernandina Beach, where she enjoys fishing, kayaking and golfing.

FSCJ Recognizes Distinguished Alumnus’ Contributions

Jim Marlier was recently recognized as FSCJ’s first Distinguished Alumnus for his esteemed accomplishments and exceptional contributions to his profession and our community, as well as his outstanding support of FSCJ. Jim was honored at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony where he was formally recognized and presented with an award by President Bioteau.

As one of our first students, Jim began his college career at what was then Florida Junior College. He graduated as a member of the second graduating class in 1969 with an Associate in Arts. He later earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida (UF) in 1971.

After completing his undergraduate work at UF, Jim began his professional career as an instructor at Ribault High School where he taught for five years. During that time, he continued his education at the University of North Florida (UNF), where he completed a master’s degree in education in 1976.

Later that year, Jim moved on to GT Leasing, an automotive leasing company and one of the oldest commercial leasing companies in the country. He serves as the company’s board chairman. During his time with GT Leasing, he has served as the chairman of the National Vehicle Leasing Association’s (NVLA) Florida Chapter from 1996-2000, and also the NVLA’s National Board of Directors from 1996-97.

Jim has also been very involved with the community over the years, serving as a member of the FSCJ Foundation Board of Directors from 2004-11 and the board chairman in 2011. He served as tournament chairman in 1989 for The Players Championship and as captain of past chairmen from 2003-05. Additionally, Jim served as a member of the Vestry for Redeemer Episcopal Church from 1994-97 and again from 2001-03.

Jim and his wife Carla have four children: Chris, Jason, Jamie and Brittany, who have given them six grandchildren.

Psychology Graduate Gives Back as Student Success Intern

Many of our graduates have fond memories of their time enrolled at the College, and some decide to return, in one way or another, to the place that helped them achieve their goals.

Michael Harris is one of those graduates. The ambitious master’s student, currently enrolled at the University of North Florida (UNF), began his journey at FSCJ after transferring from a South Carolina college back to Jacksonville, the place he considers home.

Michael, who earned his Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Psychology during his time at the College, recently wrapped up an internship at Open Campus/Deerwood Center’s Student Success Center.

“It brought me back to going to Student Success coaches and sitting down and planning out my future,” Michael said. “Being able to give back like the coaches gave back to me when I was there, it really helped me understand that people come from different situations.”

He highlights his experiences in Professor Dana Kuehn’s psychology classes as being beneficial to his growth as a student and a person. Michael earned a leadership award from Professor Kuehn.

“It was pretty powerful to have her as an instructor,” he said. “I think people were afraid to share what they were really feeling, but in psychology class, it’s not going to be any fun if we don’t share how we feel about a particular situation. And she really embraced that.”

Michael says his FSCJ experience as a whole taught him the value of diversity and he appreciates the College’s willingness to welcome and support students of all backgrounds. “What really helped me receive that leadership award is that I wasn’t afraid to just be myself,” he said. “This college just really embraces us to be who you are.”

To watch Michael discuss his experiences at the College, click this link.

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 succeses.

  • Art Professor Dustin Harewood will be representing the Kent Campus art program as part of a new exhibit at the Cummer Museum. “LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience” made its debut on June 14 and will be on display until February 12. Professor Harewood also appeared on a recent cover of Folio Weekly. You can read Folio Weekly’s article on the exhibit by clicking 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
  • Marc Boese was appointed to the position of Professor of Digital Media
  • Ann Brown was appointed to the position of Professor of Psychology
  • Jennifer Chase was appointed to the position of Professor of English
  • Brendin Christolear was appointed to the position of Professor of Construction Technology
  • Saldana Edmund was appointed to the position of Professor of Construction Technology
  • Yonas Getahun was appointed to the position of Professor of Mathematics
  • Joshua Raynes was appointed to the position of Temporary Professor of Biology
  • Holly Stocks-Lopez was appointed to the position of Professor of Biology
  • Zhijing Teng was appointed to the position of Professor of Economics
  • Heather Wilson was appointed to the position of Professor of Microbiology
  • Andrew Young was appointed to the position of Professor of English
A&P Full-Time
  • Virginia Alexander was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Athletics
  • Kimberly Baker was appointed to the position of Human Resources Information Systems Specialist
  • Annette Barrineau was appointed to the position of Dean of Career Education
  • Johnny Bowman was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Dean
  • Angela Browning was appointed to the position of Director of Outcomes Assessment and Strategic Planning
  • Luther Buie was appointed to the position of Interim Associate Director of Student Engagement
  • Jamica Bush was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Project Budgeting and Accounting
  • Sherry David was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Student Engagement
  • Roben Faircloth was appointed to the position of Program Manager (Florida Trade Grant)
  • Thomas Gustafson was appointed to the position of eLearning Multimedia and Graphics Designer
  • Tina Hackney was appointed to the position of Engineer II-Network
  • Wayne Johnston was appointed to the position of Engineer V-Software
  • Patrick Krug was appointed to the position of Engineer IV-Software
  • Kelsey Kyne was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Outcomes Assessment and Strategic Planning
  • Ian Neuhard was appointed to the position of Campus President, South Campus
  • Stuart Pierson was appointed to the position of Engineer IV-Software (Institutional Advancement)
  • Stephen Stanford was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Budget and Auxiliary Services
  • Emily Wiggins was appointed to the position of Bursar Operations Coordinator
Career Full-Time
  • Elizabeth Alwood was appointed to the position of Marketing and Graphic Print Coordinator
  • Francisco Borrollo-Perez was appointed to the position of Instructional Office Coordinator
  • Cynthia Cichoski was appointed to the position of Accountant IV
  • Akilah Cooper was appointed to the position of Benefits Coordinator
  • Todd Cronkhite was appointed to the position of Senior Plant Service Worker
  • Samantha Davis was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant I
  • Phillip Delacruz was appointed to the position of Multimedia Specialist
  • Anthony DiGirolamo was appointed to the position of Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Coordinator
  • Cheryl Duff was appointed to the position of Senior Research Analyst
  • Carissa Gardner was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator (Florida Apprenticeship Grant)
  • Isaac George was appointed to the position of Interim Administrative Assistant I
  • Schevell Golden was appointed to the position of Program Developer (Perkins Grant)
  • Jeremy Griner was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker
  • Robin Halifko was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator (Curriculum Services)
  • Amy Holliman was appointed to the position of Interim Project Coordinator (Student Services)
  • James Holmes was appointed to the position of Tradesworker II
  • Bonnie Mosley was appointed to the position of Benefits Coordinator
  • Ryan Mullings was appointed to the position of Academic Tutor
  • Amanda Neuzil was appointed to the position of Veterans Affairs Enrollment Services Processor
  • Lorne Richardson was appointed to the position of Retention Specialist
  • Ivory Rivers-Douglas was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist
  • Elena Smith was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant III
  • Dawn Swed was appointed to the position of Benefits Coordinator
  • Shawn Vernon was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator (NSF ATE Innovate-X Grant)
  • Valerie Walker was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator (Student Services)
  • Guana Walton was appointed to the position of Case Manager (Florida Trade Grant)
  • Terry West was appointed to the position of Senior Research Analyst
  • Brandy Williams was appointed to the position of Administrative Assistant II
  • Gwendolyn Williams was appointed to the position of Assistant Supervisor of Plant Service Workers

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
    Dusanka Bakula Plant Service Worker
    Michael Byrd Student Success Advisor I
    Megan Clark Project Coordinator
    Kevin Cotton Director of Student Recruitment, Outreach and Transition
    Jennifer Doster Student Success Manager
    Rashida Everett Distance Learning Assessment Specialist
    Stephen Finch Temporary Professor of Adult Basic Education
    Dave Garner Associate Dean
    Gayle Guthrie Administrative Assistant II
    Ruby Hurley Professor of Practical Nursing
    Martha Jones Library Assistant II
    Jean McCarthy Academic Tutor
    Ida McCrea Business Office Specialist I
    Robin Merriott Student Support Coordinator
    Richard Morris Lab Manager
    Alysia Pearsall Student Success Advisor I
    Ryan Perkins Professor of Social Sciences
    Dennis Reid HVAC Facilities Manager
    Margarett Wilson Lead Business Office Specialist
in the news

FSCJ hosts college reach-out program for high schoolers starting June 20
Published on jacksonville.com on June 9, 2016. Learn more »

FSCJ Offers Scholarship Opportunity for Nassau County Graduates
Published on searchamelia.com on June 5, 2016. Learn more »

Frank Denton: Women, energy and now what?
Published on jacksonville.com on June 4, 2016. Learn more »

How North Florida educators are looking to fill the local tech talent demand
Published on bizjournals.com on May 31, 2016. Learn more »

Why Flagler, FSCJ are moving away from dorms
Published on bizjournals.com on May 31, 2016. Learn more »

Frank Denton: Visionaries for the new Jacksonville
Published on jacksonville.com on May 28, 2016. Learn more »

FSCJ’s Dental hygiene graduates earn impressive national exam ranking
Published on searchamelia.com on May 26, 2016. Learn more »

FSCJ to offer free health education and screenings to Jacksonville community
Published on jacksonvillefreepress.com on May 25, 2016. Learn more »

did you know

The College has launched the new FSCJ Scholarship Manager website for the 2016-17 academic year. Students can use this new site to apply for many school-administered scholarships for the Fall. To read more on this, click here.

You can view the scholarship website site by clicking this link.

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. Kent Campus Dual Enrollment Coordinator Naita Guine was named an Innovation of the Year Award winner along with which professor?
    1. Penny Devine
    2. Shawna Coram
    3. Kimberly Fahlgren
    4. Rawlslyn Francis
  1. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. John Wall recently presented awards to dedicated employees at the Retiree and Service Award reception. How many years has Dr. Wall been with the College ?
    1. 15
    2. 30
    3. 10
    4. 25
  1. Interim Director of Athletics and Atlantic Beach native Ginny Alexander has had a successful 28-year career in college athletics, which has taken her to places such as California, North and South Carolina. Which year did she return to the Jacksonville area?
    1. 2009
    2. 2016
    3. 2011
    4. 2000
  1. Vice President of Student Services Dr. Chris Holland was recently honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award by which college?
    1. Kingsborough Community College (KCC)
    2. Jamestown Community College (JCC)
    3. Georgia Highlands College (GHC)
    4. Florida Keys Community College (FKCC)
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