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No Plans to Close College

As of late Friday afternoon, South Florida State College does not expect to be affected by tropical disturbance Invest 99-L and will be open Monday with no changes to its operating hours.  SFSC will continue to monitor the storm over the weekend and provide updates about campus closings via the college’s text alert system and the website in the unlikely event that the storm threatens our district.  Central Florida may experience bouts of heavy rain in the next few days;  therefore employees should use caution when driving.

College Remains Open While Tracking Storm

SFSC is monitoring tropical disturbance Invest 99-L as it moves over the Bahamas and potentially affects central Florida. Information about the storm’s development and its impact on college operations will be posted on the Daily Connection. At this time, the college remains open, but if it is forced to close, students and staff will be notified on their cell phones via the text alert system and on the college’s website.

Employees who need to update their contact information should call the Human Resources Department at 784-7132.

You can monitor this changing weather system by visiting the National Hurricane Center’s website.

Walk at Lunch Resumes Sept. 2

The monthly Walk at Lunch resumes Friday, Sept. 2, at the Highlands Campus. The Wellness Committee invites employees to gather at noon at the Panther Gym for a half-hour indoor walk. Walks will continue on the first Friday of each month and will take a route through the campus once the weather cools off. Bottles of water are provided. Be sure to wear your Walk at Work shirt if you have one.


AFC Foundation Region III-CPEC 50/50 Drawing

The AFC Career and Professional Employee Commission is having a 50/50 drawing fundraiser. afc-logo
This year’s goal is to sell 1,000 tickets with proceeds benefiting the AFC Foundation, CPEC Commission and an award prize up to $10,000.

Tickets are available for $20 each! (Recommended donation) The actual amount of award will be 50 percent of funds from tickets sold. The drawing will take place at the Annual AFC Conference November 2-4, at Buena Vista Resort. You don’t need to be present to win.

Tickets can be purchased online at CPEC website or from Loretta Jackson at ext. 7442. For more information on the drawing, see attached flyer, AFC Foundation Region III-CPEC 50/50 Drawing Flyer.

To learn more about CPEC commission or to purchase tickets online, click the link below. http://www.myafchome.org/careerandprofessionalemployeescommission

Aug. 22: Ernest Barthel II
Aug. 23: Lynette Serrano
Aug. 23: Fabiana Castro
Aug. 25: Amy Dow
Aug. 27: Tina Cardenas
Aug. 28: MaryAnn Little


Monday, Aug. 22

  • Persistence of Poetry Workshop, 6 p.m., SFSC Library, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus
  • Welcome Back Students, 7 a.m., Sidewalk between Building B and SFSC University Center, Highlands Campus

 Tuesday, Aug. 23 

  • Registration ends for Fall Term 2016 and First Fall Flex Session
  • SFSC Blood Drive, 10 a.m., on the circle behind LRC, (HR), Highlands Campus
  • Welcome Back Students, 7 a.m., in front of Health and Science Building and between Building I and Y, Highlands Campus

Wednesday , Aug. 24

  • Express Orientation, 8 a.m., SFSC University Center, Room 209, and 2 p.m., B-208, Highlands Campus

  Thursday, Aug. 25

  • SFSC Volleyball vs. Florida College, 6 p.m., SFSC Panther Gym, Highlands Campus
  • Express Orientation, 5 p.m., SFSC University Center, Room 209, Highlands Campus

 Friday, Aug. 26

  • Final day to drop classes with refund or change audit status for Fall Term 2016 and First Flex Session
  • Last day to apply for graduation for Fall Term 2016
  • Express Orientation, 9 a.m., SFSC University Center, Room 209, Highlands Campus
  • SFSC Cross Country Home Trials, 6:30 p.m., Home Course, Highlands Campus




Monday, Aug. 22

  • Enrollment Management Meeting, 1:30 p.m., F-118, Highlands Campus

Wednesday , Aug. 24

  • District Board of Trustees Meeting, 1 p.m. Board Room, Highlands Campus         

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Program Managers Meeting, 8 a.m., T-20, Highlands Campus

Monday, Aug. 29

  • Enrollment Management Meeting, 1:30 p.m., F-118, Highlands Campus



Friday, Aug. 26

  • MLA Style Workshop, 9 a.m., I-218, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus
  • APA Style Workshop, 11 a.m., I-218, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus


The Tip of the Week will return in August.


Kelly’s Korner

Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday:  Fried Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, and Veggie
Tuesday: Meat Lasagna, Salad, and Garlic Bread
Wednesday:  Pepper Steak over Rice, and Veggie
Thursday:  Cod Sandwich, Steak Fries, and Salad
Friday:  Order off the Menu

Hotel Jacaranda

During the summer, the Hotel Jacaranda is open for lunch, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., serving its soup and salad bar, sandwich platters, and daily specials.

The Grand Buffet is available on Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

College employees get a  10 percent discount.


Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Offering: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. To place orders, call 453-5858.