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SSEM Update

Nov. 2015 Edition


Vice President's Message  - Dr. Ken Ray, Jr. 

Ken Ray


In the spirit of the season, I thought it was time to sit down and write a few thank you notes. Please click on the "Thank You Note Music" to enhance the experience. 

*Thank You Shataan Bledsoe, for all your help as we transitioned Executive Administrative Assistants.  Nice job!
*Thank You Brandon Campus President Sorenson, for a smooth transition into HCC and being a great colleague with vision.
*Thank You Dr. China and Dionna Doss, for doing such a great job helping HCC meet some of our Strategic Enrollment Management Initiatives by creating landing pages for high school students, parents, workforce development and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
*Thank You Dr. Holmes, Barbara Cockfield, Dr. Odu, and all of the HOPE Scholar Mentors for the success of graduation and transfer of HOPE Scholars at a higher percentage than the general college population.
*Thank You Dr. Jennifer Dale, for implementing the computerized, system-wide program, Accommodate, to assist Disabilities Coordinators with tracking students and issuing accommodation letters.
*Thank You Chris Legner, Sharlotte Henderson and the Plant City campus for their enrollment efforts to reconnect former students back to the college.
*Thank You Coach Larkin and HCC Women's Volleyball Team for winning the State Championship.  We are proud of you.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



Congratulations to Joe Bentrovato on his appointment as the Dean of Student Services at theJB blur Dale Mabry campus beginning January 4, 2015.  Joe is an alum of HCC and received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from USF.  He acquired broad experience in student affairs during his career at HCC, working as an Academic Advisor, Coordinator of Disability Services, Assistant Dean and most recently Dean of Student Services at the Brandon campus.  Please welcome him to the Dale Mabry campus.

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Wells China for her assignment as the JWC BlurInterim Dean of Student Services at the Brandon campus beginning January 4, 2015.  Dr. China brings over twenty-five years in higher education leadership to HCC including service as Director of Grants and Institutional Research, Director of Financial Aid, Associate Dean of Students, Executive Assistant to the President, and Director of the Bonner Scholars Service Learning Program.  Additionally, Dr. China served as an Assistant Professor in Higher Education at the University of South Carolina.  Dr. China completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Bennett College, and Master of Arts in Business Management from National University and earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas through the Community College Leadership Program where her dissertation, Legislating Quality:  The Impact of Performance-Based Funding on South Carolina Technical Colleges, earned the outstanding dissertation award of the Department of Educational Leadership at UT.    Please join me in welcoming her to the SSEM family.


New Athletic Director 

Congratulations Coach Derrick Worrels as  HCC's new Athletic DerrickWorrelsDirector.  Athletics has come full circle for Derrick after starting as a student athlete at HCC.  Coach Worrels served as the Assistant Athletic Director for over six years and aided the Hawks with significant success in competition, in the classroom and community involvement. 

Director Worrels has set some exciting goals for our athletic program, including increased visibility of the athletic program, increased student-athlete involvement in the community through community service, and the addition of men's and women's soccer as an HCC sport!  GOOOOOOOAL!!!


iPads for Enrollment Development Coordinators 

Thanks to Dr. Brian Mann, HCC's Director of Associate in Science Degree Programs, our Enrollment Development Coordinators are now using iPads to communicate with potential students via their social network. EDC’s can now walk a potential student through the enrollment process, financial aid, and provide a great introduction to many programs by showing them a short video (see www.hccfl.edu/getagreatjob ). They can immediately send information directly to potential students via text, email, Twitter and Facebook.  Thank you for providing us with this useful recruiting tool! 


Welcome back Kayla! 

We are pleased to welcome Kayla Charles (aka Kayla Bannister) back to HCC as our InterimKayla Academic Records Officer.  Kayla holds a bachelor's degree from USF and an MBA from the University of Tampa. 

Kayla worked in Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at the University of Tampa as well as serving as a Business Information Analyst here at HCC.  Kayla takes over for the recently retired Kathy Cecil and her office is located in the Collaboration Studio. Please welcome Kayla back to HCC. 



Welcome to SSEM Nicci Chatman 

Please welcome Nicci Chatman as the new full time, permanent Executive AdministrativeNicci Assistant for SSEM.  Nicci has been the Senior Staff Assistant in the A.S. Technical Degree Programs at the DM campus for two years.  Prior to joining the HCC family in October of 2013, Nicci and her husband of 23 years, moved to Tampa, from Louisville, Kentucky to start their church in the city.  She has one 22 year old son who also recently moved to Florida.  

Although Nicci received her degree in Fashion Merchandising her career path took a turn towards education.  Nicci worked with the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville for 10 years as a dedicated employee in the District & Central offices, and as  a Middle School Secretary and Office Manager. In her spare time, Nicci likes to read, travel, spend time with family, watch movies, and is an avid, die-hard University of Kentucky fan. 


Spring 2016 Registration 

Spring Registration began on Monday, November 9 for Honor Students, Veterans and Athletes. Classes will begin on Monday, January 11, 2016.  I thank you for all you do to help students enroll and register for Spring classes.


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