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FKCC Graduates Future Law Enforcement Officers
March 3, 2014—Florida Keys Community College held a graduation ceremony last Friday for its fifty-first Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. Six students successfully completed the 770-hour training program held in the College’s Upper Keys Center in Tavernier. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will become Florida Law Enforcement Officers.
FKCC Hospitality & Tourism Management Students Earn Industry Certifications
FKCC faculty and staff were joined by representatives of the hospitality and tourism sector in the board room on the Key West Campus on February 25 to congratulate the first group of students to earn industry certifications in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Five students who successfully completed the introduction course in the fall semester also took the exam to attain the first in a series of credentials earned at FKCC through the American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Institute.
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Governor Appoints Spottswood to College Board of Trustees
Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Elena Spottswood to the District Board of Trustees of Florida Keys Community College on February 28. Spottswood will serve the remainder of the term previously held by Edwin A. Scales III, which ends on May 31, 2014. Scales, a Key West attorney, had to resign from the College board in December when Scott appointed him to the Third District Court of Appeals. This is the second term as a trustee for Spottswood. She was appointed in 2001 by then-Governor Jeb Bush and served until 2005. Read more.
FKCC Library Gallery features Artist Janis Jo Stevens
FKCC’s Library Gallery welcomes the community to the first art exhibit of 2014 featuring accomplished local artist and FKCC art instructor and student Janis Jo Stevens. Her collection of sculptures, pastel and oil paintings will be on display until April 22.
The FKCC Library and the FKCC Foundation will host an opening reception to celebrate the new collection on March 6 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. This event, which will feature live music performed by concert violinist and cello virtuoso Jim and Shana Gaskill, is free and open to the public. All works will be available for purchase with proceeds in part benefitting the FKCC Library Gallery. Read more.
FKCC Offers Summer Scientific Diver Course
Florida Keys Community College will offer a two-week intensive Scientific Diver course from June 23 to July 6, 2014 at its Key West Campus. The course will enable students in marine-related fields—but from colleges or organizations without established research diving programs—to earn an American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diver certification.
An introductory course in marine biology or similar subject is recommended prior to enrolling in FKCC’s Scientific Diver Course (ISC 2132). Four semester credit hours at the sophomore level will be awarded. For more information, contact Dr. Alex Brylske at email@example.com or at 305-809-3148. Read more.
FKCC Closes 2014 V.I.P. Lecture Series with “Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture Begins at Home”
Florida Keys Community College invites the community to the final session of its V.I.P. Lecture Series, “Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture Begins at Home” led by FKCC Biology Professor Dr. Bill Irwin on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus. The free event, sponsored by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, closes the 2014 season of FKCC’s new series. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a cash bar.
Dr. Irwin will trace the history of global food production, discuss changes in economic and nutritional values of our food, and examine the sustainability of our current agriculture methods in light of growing world population and increasing demands. Then, using an actual functional aquaponic system along with images and descriptions of a wide range of successful designs (and samples from his own gardens!), he will demonstrate how nearly anyone can produce a significant amount of healthy, organic vegetables and fish with very little effort or expense in an eco-friendly, sustainable and enjoyable way here in the Florida Keys. Read more.
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