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FKCC Closed 8/20, Open Late 8/21
All FKCC locations will be closed Wednesday, August 20 for Convocation Day for employees. The College will re-open Thursday, August 21 and be open until 7:00p.m.
FKCC Graduates Future Law Enforcement Officers
Florida Keys Community College held a graduation ceremony on August 8 for its fifty-second Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy at the Marathon Government Center. Nine students successfully completed the 770-hour training program based in the College’s Middle Keys Center in Marathon. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will become Florida Law Enforcement Officers.
Dr. Patrick Rice, Interim Director of FKCC’s Institute for Public Safety, recognized the best and the brightest of the class with special awards. Class Captain Benjamin Elmore earned two accolades: one for academic excellence and the other for leadership. The coveted “PIG” award was presented to Class Lieutenant Ryan Aper for demonstrating pride, integrity and guts. Nancy Roberts was named “Top Gun” for her superior shooting skills. Read more | View photos.
Hemingway Look-Alikes Give FKCC Scholarships
The “Papas” of the Hemingway Look-Alike Society (HLAS) kicked-off the festivities of the famed three-day Hemingway Look-Alike Contest by presenting $10,000 in scholarships to worthy Florida Keys Community College students. “Papa” Fred Johnson, HLAS Scholarship Chair, presented five awards to literary-focused students and five awards to nursing students on the stage of Sloppy Joe’s on July 17. Also, a 2014 FKCC-bound Key West High School graduate received the Kermit “Shine” Forbes Scholarship, named for the boxer and sparring partner of the celebrated writer. Read more | View photos.
FKCC Launches e-Course Schedule; Encourages Early Registration
FKCC is going "green" with the introduction of a completely online eCourse Schedule for academic year 2014-2015, which begins August 21. The new platform, which replaces the formerly printed publication, is easy to navigate and updated often.
The eCourse Schedule provides: academic program descriptions; course schedules for upcoming fall, spring and summer terms; financial aid and payment plan options; and other information to support students from registration through graduation.
College data indicates that students who register sooner are more successful. Therefore, new and current students are encouraged to peruse the eCourse Schedule, select their courses and register for the entire year as soon as possible.
"It’s in our students’ best interest to secure their seats in the classes they need now," said Laura Estevez, FKCC Recruiter. "They need time to get their books and supplies, arrange their work and personal schedules, and become mentally prepared for their classes well before the start of the term.”
Click here to view the eCourse Schedule.
FKCC establishes "Seize the Clay" Arts Endowment, dedicates Fountain to honor Artist-in-Residence Jay Gogin
Two major announcements highlighted the “Celebration of Life” held June 30 to honor Florida Keys Community College’s late artist-in-residence Jay Gogin: the establishment of the “Jay Gogin ‘Seize the Clay’ Arts Endowment” and the dedication of the College’s marquee fountain to the ceramics instructor of nearly a quarter century.
FKCC Graduates Make All-Academic Team
Three recent graduates of Florida Keys Community College, Katelyn Forgham, Alexandria Hoyes and Amber Saunders, were named to the 2014 Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) All-Academic Team in July. The group is comprised of students in the Florida College System’s 28 institutions who are both academically high-achieving and active in student clubs or sports.
The FKCC students were recognized specifically for their active participation in FKCC’s Student Government Association. Saunders was vice president, Forgham was a senator and Hoyes served as an alternate officer. All three graduated with Associate in Arts degrees in May.
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