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SSEM Update

   March  2014 Edition

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Vice President's Message   

Ken Ray

No doubt this has been an active academic year and I want to express my gratitude to the SSEM staff for their continued commitment to the students of HCC.  I appreciate your ability to turn challenges into opportunities to improve our services. 

I hope you had a chance during spring break to rest, reflect and rejuvenate as we look forward to an exciting spring! 

.~ Dr. Ken Ray, Jr. 

New Staff: Disability Resource Officer  

Jennifer DalePlease join me in welcoming Dr. Jennifer Dale,  HCC’s new Disabilities Resource Officer.  Her position will provide college-wide oversight for services for students with disabilities.   Additionally, she will serve as the manager of our emerging Threat Assessment Team.  This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management and Jennifer’s office is located on the 3rd floor of the GWS District Offices.

Threat Assessment Team - TAT (See Something Say Something)

We are committed to maintaining an environment where people feel safe to carry out the college’s mission.  Through communication and collaboration and coordination of college resources, HCC will conduct a comprehensive approach to proactively assess threats and behaviors that may impact the college community. The Threat Assessment Team, lead by Dr. Jennifer Dale had the following objectives:(1) Produce a centralized location where an individual can report concerns or alarming behavior and troubling suspicions, (2) Provide fair, thoughtful, reasonable and timely effort to enhance safety and prevent violence, (3) Gather, organize and interpret complex information from multiple sources, and (4) Assess behavior, recommend resolutions and act to promote campus safety. A comprehensive website will be available soon.

SB 1720 - Comprehensive Advising Plan

Thanks to Registrar Jennifer Williams, Dean Yaima Serrano and Interim Dean Cris Legner for their leadership in developing the Comprehensive Advising Plan portion of HCC's plan to implement developmental education strategies. This plan focuses on Connection/Entry/Progress/Completion and details a student's pathway including the application process, new student orientation, mandatory advisor meetings,  workshops and transfer and job preparation.  The plan projects hiring 21 new academic advisors.  The full report can be accessed at /media/956244/deved.pdf

2014 College Bound Initiative

The purpose of the College Bound Initiative is to increase the number of seniors from Middleton High School who graduate with a standard diploma and pursue a post-secondary education.  We provide students with on-site services such as application completion & Financial Aid workshops and a Success Coach has been assigned to Middleton to work with staff and teachers to identify and assist struggling/borderline students.  One of the benefits of having HCC as a key partner is the access to Top-notch faculty who present to seniors during Middleton’s Monday Conversations. These presentations are given by faculty and students who are currently majoring in areas of interest to the seniors.   To date, students have heard from Nursing, Business, Welding, the Honors Institute and the Dean of Student Services from the Ybor Campus.  The Middleton students, faculty and administration are excited to have HCC helping their seniors prepare them for the next chapter in their lives. Please contact Warren Smith wsmith3@hccfl.edu for more information.

Financial Aid TV

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Have you had a chance to check out FATV?  This new resource is available from the HCC Financial Aid webpage and features dozens of short, informational videos on a wide variety of financial aid topics.

Take a look and be sure to direct students to this valuable new resource.. /financial-aid.aspx


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