March   2016
Florida State College at Jacksonville BlueWave News
FSCJ Students Volunteer at St. Vincent’s Medical Mission at Home Event

FSCJ Students Volunteer at St. Vincent’s Medical Mission at Home Event

The theme for this academic year at FSCJ is “engagement.” The School of Health Sciences along with Executive Chair Dr. Sandy Robinson exemplified this theme at the St. Vincent’s Medical Mission at Home event on Saturday, March 5. St. Vincent’s partnered with the College and hosted the event at the Downtown Campus Advanced Technology Center. It was St. Vincent’s first Medical Mission at Home, with more than 400 volunteers dedicating their time to providing basic and free health care to those who lack health insurance.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare offered thousands of free healthcare services to more than 200 local people in need, with assistance from FSCJ volunteers including students from cardiovascular technology, dental hygiene, medical assisting and the nursing programs. Those seeking medical treatment were given free medical care and testing, vision and hearing screenings, behavioral health services, spiritual care and oral health education, to name a few.

Professor of Medical Assisting Karen Kelley is proud of her students that participated. “I really believe they were humbled by the experience,” she said. “Two of my students, Brittany Reeves and Kasey Pittman, really shined. They were attentive and helpful to the patients who were checking out. They made sure that the patients knew of all the available services and their patient education was top notch!” Student Charlandra Smith was also praised for her assistance with patient education.

FSCJ’s dental hygiene students provided oral health education, teaching patients about gum disease, tooth sensitivity and oral health’s relation to overall wellbeing. Cardiovascular technology students also assisted by with navigating patients as well as patient check-in and check-out.

The patients who were treated at the event have been assigned a medical home, which will allow them access to an affordable primary care physician all year round. Thanks to this truly collaborative effort between many health professionals, FSCJ students and our community, the Medical Mission at Home event was a massive success. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for our students in the School of Health Sciences to practice and demonstrate some of the skills they have learned in the classroom setting.

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FSCJ Hosts Events Highlighting “The Bosnia List” Human Rights Issues


This month, FSCJ faculty, staff and students are invited to attend events that encourage awareness of human rights issues raised in Kenan Trebincevic's memoir, “The Bosnia List.” Last week, Open Campus/Deerwood Center unveiled the puzzle room adventure, Bosnia Escape, which will be available until March 30. The Escape Room is a gamified learning experience in which participants work together to complete all activities and “escape” the room before running out of time.

Drawing upon knowledge of “The Bosnia List” is essential to “escaping” before time is up. Up to 10 people are permitted to play the room at any given time. As the clock ticks, participants will need to collaborate and think critically to find clues, decipher codes and solve challenges related to the book’s themes. Other historical and literary content will also bring “The Bosnia List” to life.

You can attend the Escape Room by reservation only, and can sign up by clicking here. You can also contact the Open Campus/Deerwood Center Campus Resource Center at (904) 997-2628 or crc@fscj.edu to reserve a place. Faculty are encouraged to schedule class visits in advance, and individuals can sign up to attend any of the open sessions listed below.

    Wednesday, March 9 2 – 4 p.m.
    Saturday, March 12 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 15 5 – 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 16 10 a.m. - noon; 2 – 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 30 10 a.m. - noon; 2 – 4 p.m.

In addition to the Escape Room, the eighth annual FSCJ Author Series learning community engages approximately 2,000 students Collegewide around "The Bosnia List." On March 31, Kent and South campuses will host two free lectures highlighting Kenan Trebincevic's memoir, which has been hailed as “a mesmerizing story of survival and healing.” In the memoir, Trebincevic outlines his family’s troubled journey from their home in the former Yugoslavia. When the writer was just 12 years old, his family faced betrayal by close friends in their struggle to escape being killed in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims. As an adult, Trebincevic gets the chance to seek revenge and gain closure, as he is reluctantly drawn back to his homeland when his aging father longs to return.

The artwork of FSCJ students will also be showcased during the Human Rights Poster Exhibition at Open Campus/Deerwood Center. The exhibition is a visual journey through all themes related to human rights and suffering when rights are violated.

Students were asked to use their artistic abilities to raise important questions on issues raised in “The Bosnia List” or other human rights topics that are confronting our society. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to visit the exhibition at The Gallery until April 29. For more information on the exhibit, contact Katherine Martin at (904) 997-2639 or katherine.martin@fscj.edu.

FSCJ’s “Community Beyond the Classroom” Project Receives $500 Grant

Congratulations to English professor Dr. Heidi Marshall for being awarded a $500 grant towards FSCJ’s “Community Beyond the Classroom” project. Her project was chosen as part of the Kynamatrix Research Network’s "Innovation through Collaboration" 2016 Grant Awards for projects in design, engineering, computer science and service learning.

The award will assist in further sustaining and institutionalizing a climate for service learning success at the College through student engagement, leadership and faculty development. This year, Dr. Marshall and Dr. Mary Rose will collaborate on developing the first true community organization partnership with the College’s Center for Civic Engagement. They hope to create a one-stop resource which will promote meaningful community involvement and a culture of active civic engagement among all members of the FSCJ community.

The center will also facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, and provide training and technical assistance to faculty, staff and student leaders who facilitate service learning projects. Historically, the College has not established a service learning collaboration between academic and student affairs.

Dr. Marshall will use the grant funds to work with Community Connections of Jacksonville, one of the oldest human service agencies in Northeast Florida. The organization’s Davis Center offers transitional housing specifically to homeless women and their children with up to 18 months of shelter and services.

As part of the “Community Beyond the Classroom” project, the grant will be used to adopt two rooms for incoming women and children at Community Connections. Students enrolled in two sections of ENC 1102 will participate in the service learning project during the summer A session. The students will help transform the adopted units into a home by painting and outfitting them with new bedding and furnishings.

Participating students will be mentored, supervised and guided by Community Connections during their service learning projects. The project will fund four service learning opportunities for approximately 100 students, and will also be available to students next fall.

FSCJ Celebrates Women’s History Month


Our faculty and staff are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month with events taking place at the College throughout March. Upcoming events include a Town Hall Meeting presented by the FSCJ Kent Women’s History Month Committee on March 10. It will feature a panel discussion led by successful and empowering women within FSCJ and non-profit agencies.

As the culminating event for FSCJ’s Women’s History Month, the International Club will host its fifth annual Multicultural Showcase on April 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Campus auditorium. Admission is free. The Multicultural Showcase was the vision of a very successful FSCJ alumna. The event not only promotes cultural awareness and appreciation, but it also encourages student leadership through a series of workshops in which the contestants are required to participate prior to the showcase.

One characteristic of a leader is the ability to present and promote thoughts, ideas and aspirations in a public forum, and this upcoming event will address all of these. The Multicultural Showcase has become an excellent way for contestants to introduce other students to their traditions. The contestants are judged on their introduction, cultural attire, cultural talent and knowledge of their countries and cultures.

Through the International Club, FSCJ encourages and supports immigrant students who are not fully proficient in English to participate in Collegewide student activities like no other college around. The Multicultural Showcase has become a signature event at Downtown Campus and is a wonderful way to celebrate students' diverse backgrounds. The event is a reminder of the rich range of culture at FSCJ and how fortunate we are to experience and celebrate these unique differences. For more information on the Multicultural Showcase, please contact Anna Marie Siegel, director of international student services, at asiegel@fscj.edu or (904) 632-3248.

Be sure to check the Collegewide calendar for all upcoming Women’s History Month events.

“LINCS in Supply Chain Management” Event Spotlights Career Development Opportunity

On January 27, the College hosted the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Jacksonville Roundtable at the Downtown Advanced Technology Center. CSCMP’s President and CEO Rick Blasgen and Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating, Supplies (LINCS) Program Manager, Philip Seely discussed their career development partnership with members of the CSCMP, the Jacksonville Urban League, employers and participants from the LINCS program.

Along with Mr. Blasgen, Vice President of Industry Partnerships Dee Briggs introduced SCPro Certified, a career development opportunity created by industry experts and CSCMP. Currently, the partnership offers eight certification tracks that cover the foundation of supply chain management. Program participants will gain practical knowledge, skills and abilities which will enhance their potential for career advancement.

Companies will have the option to send their employees to attend the program or may bring in facilitators who have successfully completed the training. Northeast Florida is a leader in the supply chain and logistics industry and SCPro certification is an excellent benchmark for professionals who are paving the way in logistics and supply chain management.

President Bioteau’s Open Forum Dates

It’s not too late for you to attend one of President Cynthia Bioteau’s Open Forum events. This is your chance to ask her any questions you might have about the College as well as current initiatives at FSCJ. In addition to three remaining Open Forum events scheduled this spring, President Bioteau will host Pizza with the President for FSCJ students. Check the table below for upcoming dates.

    Date Campus/Center Open Forum (Faculty and Staff) Pizza (Students)
    Wednesday, March 30 Nassau Center Nassau Room Nassau Room
    Thursday, April 14 South Campus Lakeside Room Room U-135A
    Wednesday, April 20 Kent Campus Room D-120 Room D-111

"Imagine You" Campaign Shines Focus on College Degree Programs


Over the next few months, the College will be rolling out the “Imagine You” program marketing campaign for the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science in IT Security, Business associate degrees and Cecil Center.

The “Imagine You” campaign focuses on the unique and individual stories of FSCJ students who are currently enrolled in these specific degree programs. The goal is that by featuring actual students and sharing their stories, prospective students will be able to closely identify with them and “imagine” themselves pursuing an education and career in those program-specific areas. The campaigns are highly targeted and can be seen in digital advertising, social media, digital billboards, print advertising, Pandora and internal communications. You can view the campaign’s landing page at http://fscj.edu/imagine/.

admin-spotlight

Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues

March’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative spotlight shines on Dr. Gary Killam, interim dean of career education at Downtown Campus.

Gary joined the College in September of 2015 as the associate dean of career education and was appointed as the interim dean in November. He came to us from St. Johns River State College where he served as the dean of criminal justice and public safety.

Gary has 32 years’ experience in law enforcement, serving as deputy chief for the Duval County School Police Department and as major with the Davie Police Department in South Florida. He is currently a reserve officer with the St. Augustine Police Department. Gary is also an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University and St. Johns River State College. He developed his passion for teaching as a police officer and continues to teach recruits in the police academy as well as college students.

Gary holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University; a master’s degree in education from the University of Phoenix; a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University; an associate degree in police science from Broward College; and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

He enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

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.



Faculty-to-Faculty Spotlight

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

As a way to continue the 2015-16 theme of “engagement,” Dr. Angela Browning will be 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 spotlight is Dr. Shep Shepard, professor of English at Nassau Center.

Engaging with and supporting students:

“Perhaps the most important teaching change I have made in my 13-year career is when I began using a writing workshop approach to teaching composition. I always enjoyed the atmosphere in the figure drawing and art classes I took at FCCJ South Campus before I went back to graduate school, when students would work at their easels and the professor would go around and provide feedback, sometimes even taking the brush or pencil and adding to the art itself.

“I thus have students draft papers at their computers for every writing assignment, and I go around and assist them, asking pertinent questions, reviewing their outlines and making grammar and syntax suggestions. Often they will help each other as well. This collaborative atmosphere puts many of the students at ease; it also forces them not only to go through the process of writing but to dedicate at least a few hours to their papers.

“I follow this up with peer-reviewing exercises and then encourage revisions, so by the time a final product is composed, the motivated student has something he or she can be proud of and something that testifies to the importance of the writing process, from prewriting through outlining and drafting to editing and revision.”

Reimagining course assignments:

“My ENC 1102 course explores the ways American identity is conceived, constructed and reflected in the media productions all around us. We investigate media and culture’s curiously reciprocal relation, and we spend some class time highlighting the ways the limits between entertainment and reality are never easy to identify. To this end, we discuss both traditional entertainment and advertising as well as the self-consciously ironic marketing techniques that play upon the wary millennial consumer’s inherent awareness of advertising to sell ideas and products in ever more savvy ways.

“We also talk about the rise of the antihero on cable and network serials as well as in cinema, the marketing of rebellion, the prevalence of schadenfreude on reality TV and the complicated nature of desire as it relates to gender identity and political positions. We discuss libertarianism, socialism and the entire political spectrum as it relates to the cultural productions we encounter every day, and this gives them a newfound perspective on the ideological clashes that dominate even the most seemingly innocuous shows, movies and video games they frequently enjoy.

“This focus on ideological programming and semiotics affords an opportunity to review the role that external cultural forces play in defining selfhood. Our class discussions can lead to some pretty interesting places, especially when one considers the political repercussions such a radical rethinking of personhood can have (conceptions of justice centered on traditional notions of personal responsibility suddenly appear to be ideological rather than natural or inherently true). Students then use their papers to further explore these issues, writing on themselves as constructed beings enmeshed in a web of social signs and exploring television, advertising and cinema as hotbeds of sociopolitical messages and reflections of American cultural attitudes.”

Engaging with the College and the community:

  • Edited 26th ITL Conference Papers for publication on conference website
  • Co-chaired Letters’ Council/LLC committee for developing shared assessment artifacts for LLC
  • Member of committee for reimagining North Campus Art Gallery/Center for Holistic -Engagement (will be presenting/facilitating Socrates Cafe in March: “Hospitality: Love and Loss in the Great Wide Open”)
  • Developed, with instructional designer Inez Whipple, multimedia lesson/lab on writing for SLS0005 for Open Campus

Other interests:

  • Works as an artist for the comic “Exogenesis,” written by Michael Westhelm
  • Member of the trashy rock band Gluteus Rex

*Tell me about the engaging activities in which you and your students are involved. Email angela.browning@fscj.edu with information about your class or a colleague’s.

program spotlight

FSCJ danceWORKS Takes Artistic Talents to New Heights

From Miami to Los Angeles and many locations in between, members of FSCJ danceWORKS have displayed their talents throughout the country. Also known as the FSCJ Dance Repertory Company, danceWORKS has helped foster the careers of numerous passionate performers in its 19 years of being offered at the College. Approximately 20 performers who are carefully selected during an audition process are trained in dance styles such as modern, ballet, jazz and hip-hop.

Dancers showcase their skills for school and community events throughout the year and participate in the fall and spring dance concerts. Members of danceWORKS are also given many special opportunities including the chance to work extensively with national and internationally lauded choreographers. This year’s members will head to Scottsdale, Arizona, to represent the College at the American College Dance Association Conference. In addition, the company provides opportunities for those students seeking to sharpen their technical ability and artistry to prepare for entry into a four-year program or a career in dance. Many dancers are awarded talent-based scholarships offered by the dance department.

Professor of Dance Rebecca Levy, who has worked with the FSCJ Dance Repertory Company for nearly five years, also serves as the program’s director. After noticing a lack of professional opportunities for local dancers, Professor Levy began Jacksonville Dance Theatre to avoid “talent flight” and to provide opportunities for FSCJ and other local dance students after graduation. She says her own experiences as an artist and educator have influenced her work with FSCJ’s dancers in countless ways.

“Being a dance educator is the single most important element of communicating artistic intentions clearly,” Professor Levy said. “Not only am I inspired by my students, but they allow an incredible amount of educational experiences for myself.”

Two former danceWORKS students, Amber Daniels and Breanna King, are true success stories, having gone on to study dance at Jacksonville University and the University of South Florida. Both talent grant recipients have since returned to Jacksonville to perform with Jacksonville Dance Theatre, where they are praised as two of the company’s hardest working performers.

Current danceWORKS performers have rehearsed since October for their upcoming Dance Repertory Company Spring Dance Concert, with performances scheduled for March 10-11. “These shows are very special, high caliber student work,” Professor Levy said. “We are proud of the product which required intense rehearsal and physical dedication to the craft.” Anyone interested in learning more about FSCJ danceWORKS can contact Professor Levy at R.Levy@fscj.edu.

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Alum Chef Dale Ford Cooks Up an Award-Winning Career

It’s no secret that our alumni go on to achieve immense professional success after their time at FSCJ. One graduate in particular has found the recipe for a multi-award-winning culinary career spanning more than 20 years since earning his Associate in Science (A.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Chef Dale Ford’s passion for culinary arts has taken him from countless hours worked in family restaurants in Florida and Indiana, to his current position of director of food and beverage at Georgia’s Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Dale was previously executive chef at Jekyll Island Club Hotel as well as the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. His career began at Innisbrook Golf Resort, with earlier roles at Sandy Pines Restaurant and Club, Amelia Island Plantation and TradeWinds Island Grand Resorts.

For more than two decades, Dale has served as an active member of the American Culinary Federation, having held offices of chapter president, vice president and co-chair of the regional convention. Throughout his established career, Chef Dale has repeatedly shown commitment to being a leader in the culinary field, and is also dedicated to giving back to the community. We at FSCJ are extremely proud of Dale’s impressive accomplishments in culinary arts thus far.

Travel Nurse Lends a Helping Hand Abroad

The accomplishments of our FSCJ alumni spread far across the globe. Travel nurse Ashley Jones recently embarked on an eight-week stint more than 9,000 miles away from home, utilizing her skills to help others in need. From January 3 to February 27, the Jacksonville native volunteered with Mercy Ships in Madagascar, working on a hospital ship as a ward and post-operative nurse on the Africa Mercy.

She joined a team of more than 400 international volunteers including fellow nurses, surgeons, physical therapists and maritime professionals. Sponsored by Travel Nurses of America, Ashley was able to dedicate her time to assist those in a region where there are only 2.5 physicians per 10,000 people.

“It’s so hard to put into words all the emotions that come with experiences such as this,” she said. “I have been blessed by having numerous people who helped mold and shape me …. So for me, this is my way of giving back.”

In 2010, Ashley earned her Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing at FSCJ before pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville University. Since 2011, she has worked at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, and has served in locations including St. Petersburg; Richmond, Virginia; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Tacoma, Washington. Between her travel assignments, Ashley comes back to Jacksonville to continue her work at St. Vincent’s and spend time with family.

student-spotlight

Deaf Student Long Tran Takes On the Language of Love

We take pride in the hard work and achievements of our students at FSCJ. Our sign language interpreters would like to highlight one individual who went above and beyond to excel in all of his classes. Most deaf students enrolled at the College opt to take American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy their foreign language requirement. But Long Tran, a student who never turns down an opportunity to challenge himself academically, is learning to read and write French to try something different.

His pursuit to study the language of love has also proved challenging to his interpreters, none of whom are fluent in French. Despite this, they along with his French instructor have been patient in working with Long to achieve his goals.

“I learned a lot from my instructor helping me, giving me tips and clues as far as how to find mnemonics that help me to remember things better,” Long said. “So that helped me a lot and I learned a lot more. I didn’t feel like I was overwhelmed in the class, and it was very challenging.” Long, who earned his Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Chemistry, is currently finishing up French II this semester. One of the biggest challenges was finding a learning method that worked best for Long, his interpreter and his instructor.

“A lot of deaf students tend to rely on visual cues more so than auditory cues,” he said. “So, we need to make sure that there’s no barrier for them.”

Concerned about overcoming the challenges of communicating the language effectively, Long decided to ask his French instructor to write out words on the classroom board. This helped ensure that the interpreter would get the correct spelling and minimize the difficulty of translating, making it a lot easier for everyone.

Long says he has no plans to stop at French. In the future, he’d especially like to learn Vietnamese in order to communicate with his parents in their native language.

The student’s advice to deaf students interested in taking a foreign language is not to stress over taking on this new challenge, and to work with educators and interpreters to find a method of learning that works for them.

“Get advice and counselling from teachers, from tutors…they’re willing to help here at FSCJ,” Long said. “And if you work it, it will work out in the end.” There is no limit to our students’ potential, and Long’s motivation to overcome obstacles to excel academically proves just that.

did you know

FSCJ faculty and staff are leaders both within and outside of the College. We are proud to recognize and honor their achievements and successes.

Professor of Logistics and Transportation Dr. Johnny Bowman, Jr received his Doctor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Global Supply Chain Management from Walden University in December 2015. His dissertation "Strategies for Mitigating Supply Chain Disruptions" was also published by ProQuest. Dr. Bowman will be participating in the commencement ceremony on July 16, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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BlueWave Softball Player’s Talents Receive State and National Recognition

Congratulations to BlueWave softball player Jessica Delawder, whose hard work on the field paid off twice last month. The sophomore was named both the state and national Player of The Week! The Division I player’s talents were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Jessica was also honored as NJCAA Division I Softball Player of the Week during her freshman year. She was acknowledged for her performance at the state tournament during the last week of that season.

Her current batting average is .483, which is fifth in the state. She is second in the state in RBIs (runs batted in) with 32 in 19 games, and has hit six homeruns. Defensively, Jessica has committed only one error in 19 games as the second baseman, and has helped lead the team to a 17-2 record. She ranks ninth nationally in RBIs and 19th in homeruns. The Farmington, Connecticut, native is a nursing major at FSCJ.

BlueWave Women’s Basketball Closes 2015-16 Season with a Winning Record

The BlueWave Women’s basketball team finished their season with a winning record of 18-11, despite their narrow loss to number two-ranked Daytona State during their last regular season game on February 22. Using their new up-tempo style, the team averaged over 70 points and 44 rebounds per game. Among NJCAA Division I teams, they were nationally ranked for three weeks during the season, and reached as high as number 18 in the country at one point.

In front of a crowd of approximately 300 fans at the game against Daytona State, sophomore forward DeA’ngela Mathis was honored for her contributions to the team. During her second season, Mathis, the only sophomore, was ranked 24th in the country in rebounding and 33rd in points scored per game (NJCAA D-I). She was also a runner-up for the Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year.

The team had four players who were named All Mid-Florida Conference performers. Mathis and freshman LeAndra Franklin were both first-team All-Conference, while freshmen Malaysia Robinson and Yolizma Cupidan were selections for the second team.

In spite of Franklin’s small stature of 5 feet 1 inch, she finished her first season impressively with over 400 points, 150 assists, 100 rebounds and 100 steals. Franklin was ranked 13th in the country in assists per game and seventh nationally in steals per game.

“This year’s group was awesome to be around every day. They worked hard and definitely over achieved, especially considering the fact that we had only one sophomore and a number of injuries that brought us down to nine healthy players by the season’s end,” Head Coach John McGraw said. “The groundwork has now been laid, and with four starters returning for our next year, FSCJ should have a nationally ranked team in 2016-17.”

Coach McGraw and the returning players are now focusing on what’s next. The Women’s BlueWave basketball team has the depth and momentum they need to have another great season next year, and we look forward to cheering them on.

Click here to view the team’s full statistics for the season.

Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

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
    Patty Adeeb Director of Pre-Collegiate Studies
    Carmen Anchia Benefits Specialist
    Lance Baum Multimedia Specialist
    Mikayla Beaudrie Student Success Advisor
    Dennis Blank Executive Director, Purchasing and Auxiliary Services
    Eugenia Butler Administrative Assistant II
    Maggie Cabral-Maly Campus President, South Campus
    Byron Caplan Professor of Graphic Design
    Patricia Cipriano Professor of Microbiology
    Kimberley Glover Admissions Recruiter
    Janice Hall Instructional Program Manager
    Rhoda Jost Professor of Medical Laboratory Technology
    Richard Lee Professor of Mathematics
    Arnabdyuti Mitra Professor of Physics
    Amanda Mojica Engineer I - Multimedia
    Sally Nielsen Professor of English
    Robert Pollard Professor of Humanities
    Erin Richman Executive Director for Institutional Innovation
    Jose Rivera Coach
    Tom Russo Professor of Chemistry
    Adrienne Sachse Professor of Economics
    Laurence Snell Chief Business Affairs Officer
    Anne Stanford Instructional Program Manager
    Tom Story Security Officer II
    Michael Vaughn Assistant Supervisor of Plant Service Workers
in the news

FSCJ’s forensic team wins first state championship
Published on WJXT.com on February 10, 2016. Learn more »

The Sunshine State is seeking nurses
Published on WJXT.com on February 10, 2016. Learn more »

Cheers: FSCJ in the running for prestigious prize
Published on jacksonville.com on February 12, 2016. Learn more »

50 years ago: Northside site recommended for new Florida Junior College
Published on jaxdailyrecord.com on February 15, 2016. Learn more »

Take a deep breath and be prepared to be dazzled! “The Phantom of the Opera”
Published on eujacksonville.com on February 15, 2016. Learn more »

Bioteau has brought stability and progress to FSCJ
Published on jacksonville.com on February 16, 2016 Learn more »

FSCJ student housing capitalizes on larger trends
Published on bizjournals.com on February 26, 2016. Learn more »

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did you know

TEDxFSCJ will begin welcoming applications from engaging speakers at upcoming events on March 13. For more information on how to apply, visit tedxfscj.com. Applications will be accepted until May 14.

bluewave news quiz

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 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. Dr. Heidi Marshall is collaborating with which other staff member to develop the Center for Civic Engagement?
    1. Dr. Mary James
    2. Dr. Mary Rose
    3. Dr. Wesley Moody
    4. Jana Kinder
  1. Kenan Trebincevic's memoir, “The Bosnia List,” will be featured this year as part of what learning community at FSCJ?
    1. FSCJ Reader’s Forum
    2. FSCJ Author’s Spotlight
    3. FSCJ Author Series
    4. FSCJ Lecture Series
  1. When she’s not hitting homeruns, BlueWave softball player Jessica Delawder studies what subject at FSCJ?
    1. Aviation
    2. Human Services
    3. Education
    4. Nursing
  1. When was Dr. Gary Killam appointed to the position of interim dean of career education?
    1. November 2015
    2. August 2013
    3. September 2015
    4. February 2016
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