Tallahassee Community College announces academic promotions
Calandra Stringer, rector and vice president of academic affairs at Tallahassee Community College, announced several promotions of candidates within the college.
Each associate dean will start new roles on Monday:
Tricia Rizza, associate dean of faculty initiatives. As a faculty member, Rizza has served on several committees for institutional initiatives including high impact practices, freshman experience, and the RISE Eagle Summer Academy.
Jennifer russell, associate dean of health professions. Russell previously served as Director of Nursing Programs. She is also a registered nurse practitioner. provide patient care in critical, acute and subacute care settings.
Nick Vicky, Associate Dean of Communications and Human Sciences. Vick previously served as Director of Learning Commons, Director of the Specialized Program.
Summer twilight, associate dean of social sciences. Dusek previously served as Director of the TCC Career Enrichment Center. Additionally, she has taught psychology and student success courses at the College as an adjunct professor.
Angelina Kulechova, Associate Dean of Sciences and Mathematics. Kuleshova has worked as an assistant professor of mathematics and president-elect of the faculty’s Senate, co-chair of the Early Alert advisory group and course coordinator for Intermediate Algebra.
TCC Appoints Ryan Preatto New Director of Student Services
Gerald Jones, associate vice president for student affairs at TCC, has appointed Ryan Preatto director of student services.
Preatto will oversee the counseling center, student accessibility services, student emergency relief and the student life office.
He comes to TCC from McNeese State University.
Preatto received his associate degree from Delgado Community College. In addition, he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in criminal justice from McNeese State University.
Preatto is a member of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA), the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (ACPA), and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
TCC holds ceremony for students earning GED degrees
Tallahassee Community College is holding a graduation ceremony for more than a dozen GED graduating students at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. The ceremony will be held in the Student Union Ballroom.
TCC offers a course leading to certifications in financial services
The Workforce division of Tallahassee Community College offers courses that prepare students for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exams.
For more information, contact the Workforce Development Division at 850-201-8760 or [email protected]
FSU PhD student to study in France with the Chateubriand scholarship
A doctoral student in biological sciences from Florida State University received an international scholarship to study coral reefs and parrotfish in France this fall.
Marine ecologist Joshua Manning will use the Chateubriand grant to collaborate with Simon Benhamou, CNRS research director at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CEFE, the largest French research center in ecology and evolutionary ecology, in Montpellier, France.
The scholarship, created in 1981, is awarded by the French Embassy to outstanding doctoral students from American universities and helps them conduct research in France and work with French scientists.
Manning actively shares his research in public and academic settings.
Prior to coming to FSU to work with Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sophie McCoy, Manning received a BS in Marine Sciences from the University of Maine in 2013 and an MS in Biology from California State University Northridge in 2017.
His current research on coral reef ecology and social behaviors of Caribbean parrotfish in the small Caribbean island of Bonaire is being conducted in collaboration with two biological science interns from FSU and the American Academy for Underwater Sciences, and he is eager to learn from French researchers during his fraternity.
FAMU Biological Systems Engineering Student Awarded
Melvin Jordan, a biological systems engineering student at Florida A&M University College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, was recently named Outstanding Student of the Year 2021 by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
Jordan received the award at the organization’s meeting and awards banquet last month.
ASABE recognizes its outstanding student members as those who excel academically and demonstrate community involvement by participating in local, regional or international activities and by holding leadership positions within the organization.
Jordan is currently president of the ASABE student section of FAMU and he is the first historically black college and university (HBCU) student to become a parliamentarian for the Southeastern Region Students Association ‘ASABE.
Two FAMU students win $ 5,000 in Crème of Nature scholarships
Two Florida A&M University students are among 20 recipients of Crème of Nature’s HBCU Legacy to Leadership Fellowship Program.
Miles Armstrong, Xavier Hammond and each of the HBCU students from across the United States are expected to receive a $ 5,000 scholarship, which represents $ 100,000 in global funding for the Creme of Nature brand.
In addition, winners will also receive Creme of Nature products, in addition to being honored as part of the company’s virtual Legacy To Leadership celebration.
Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.
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