Category Archives: Around the Campuses

Brain Bowl Results Oct. 20-22

Over the weekend, two Brain Bowl teams traveled to the College of Central Florida in Ocala to compete in the 5th Annual Erik Korray Open against one high school and nine state colleges—22 teams and 79 players altogether. Both teams included three returning members and four new members.

South Florida Orange were 8-3, ranked 6th overall and 4th in their division.  The team comprised of Matt Daniels (#22), Josh Gurll (#67), Juan Perez (#37), and Blaine Wallace (#20). They lost their first three rounds and didn’t look back winning the remaining eight. They outscored their opponents 2625 points to 1350 points.

South Florida Black were 3-8, ranked 17th overall and 8th in their division. The team comprised of Rubi Barajas (#46), Emily Beard (#29), and Brandon Brignoni (#66). One of their wins was the last round which they won 170-25.

They really enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to their competition at Valencia College-West for the 21st Delta Burke Tournament on November 10 and 11. If you get a chance, please recognize these scholars, along with other team members who could not attend this past weekend – Caroline Bowden, Joshua Clayton, Petyon Dodd, Anthony Hernandez, Annette Mondragon, and Hayley Thompson.

Go Panthers!


Make a Pledge to United Way: Win a Prize

SFSC is near its $10,000 goal. We hope to raise another $600 by Friday, Oct. 27. “On behalf of the United Way, I’d like to thank all SFSC employees for their contributions,” said Cindy Garren. “It truly makes a significant impact right here in Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, and Wauchula.” Consider a payroll deduction.… Continue Reading

Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

SFSC inducted 89 students into its Tau Epsilon chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society on Oct. 19. With families and fellow students looking on, the students recited an oath of membership, joining the honor society that recognizes distinguished academic achievement by students enrolled in two-year academic programs. Michelle Macbeth, SFSC instructor, Foreign… Continue Reading

Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Foundation Community Assistance Fund

SFSC’s annual Chili Cook-Off is coming to the Highlands Campus on Thursday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in Building B Rotunda, Highlands Campus. This year, the Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by the SFSC Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC). The Chili Cook-off not only benefits the SFSC Foundation Community Assistance Fund, but gives you… Continue Reading

Free Performance by Orquesta Caribeno Tropicale

SFSC Performing Arts together with the City of Avon Park and Sebring Radio Group will present La Orquesta Caribeño Tropicale on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in the SFSC University Center, Highlands Campus. A free percussion workshop for young people will be conducted one hour prior to the performance. “Put on your dancing shoes,… Continue Reading

SFSC Garners Fifth Nod for the Coveted Aspen Prize

SFSC has been named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. This is the fifth consecutive time SFSC has been part of such an honored group of… Continue Reading

Make An Appointment for An Oral Cancer Screening

Because patient survival rates improve when oral cancer is detected early, the SFSC Dental Education Clinic is offering free oral cancer screenings on Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-6 p.m. Appointments are required by calling  ext. 7020. SFSC’s Dental Education Clinic is located in Building T-1, Highlands Campus. For more information, see THIS FLYER. Continue Reading

Professional Development Fall Workshop Calendar

The SFSC Professional Development calendar of workshops for fall can be seen here. The link to the list of workshops is also posted in the Daily Connection weekly calendar under “Training and Classes.” The workshops listed are open and free to all SFSC employees. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot by emailing or calling ext. 7017 at least… Continue Reading