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SSEM Update

   September 2013 Edition

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Vice President's Message  - Commencement Ceremony

Thank you for your assistance as we celebrated the 44th graduating class of Hillsborough Community College on Friday, May 3. It is always great to see the students we have worked with reach their academic goals.  Their success is truly our success.  We have so many projects in the works during the summer months to improve the student experience at HCC.  I hope you will also find time to relax and refresh. I thank you for all your hard work this academic year. 
~ Dr. Ken Ray, Jr. 

New Staff: College Registrar  

Jennifer WilliamsMs. Jennifer Williams joined HCC on Monday, April 8 as the College Registrar. Ms. Williams is an experienced and dedicated professional who has spent the better part of the last decade in higher education. While the majority of her career has been in the Registrar’s office, she also has experience in Academic Advising, Financial Aid and Admissions. Her education includes a M.Ed. in Adult Education and a BA in Religious Studies. She has experience working at Full Sail University, Everglades University, Florida Technical College and DeVry College of New York. She is extremely excited about joining the Hillsborough Community College team.

New Staff: Business Information Analyst

Kayla Bannister Please join me in welcoming HCC's new Business Information Analyst, Ms. Kayla Bannister.  Kayla comes to us from the University of Tampa where she worked in Enrollment Services and Financial Aid as the Assistant Director of Systems Technology for Enrollment Management.  She is a Florida native who received her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tampa.  Kayla will represent the Student Services and Enrollment Management department and act as a liaison with the Office of Information Technology.

New Staff: College Reach Out Program

Brian RodriguezPlease welcome Mr. Brian Rodriguez, College Reach-Out Program (CROP) Manager.  Mr. Rodriguez comes to SSEM from the Office of Equity, Access & Special Programs headed by Dr. Joan Holmes.  Brian was previously the coordinator for the HOPE Scholars.  Many of the duties that Brian was responsible for with HOPE will assist him in his transition to CROP.   Brian is very ambitious and enthusiastic and he has visited many of the schools CROP students attend to speak with their guidance counselors and teachers to develop a strategy to best serve the students.  He is a welcomed addition to the SSEM team. 

New Financial Aid Webpages  

Please join me in thanking the Financial Aid Web Committee for their hard work and dedication to the redesign of the Financial Aid webpages.  The new pages provide more clear, accurate and succinct information for students and staff.  They have also been carefully designed to meet Section 508 accessibility standards and to be mobile friendly.  Finally the new pages showcase HCC's new visual branding  design. Please take the time to thank the committee;  Chair: Kimberly Gloster, Madeline Reyes, Greyses Hernandez, Jessica Rodriguez, Claudia Herrera, Michele Menendez, Gregory Brant, Kyle Campbell and Tierra Smith.  We look forward to your feedback on the new website. /financial-aid.aspx


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