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Student Development Commission

The mission of the Student Development Commission is to provide professional development and leadership opportunities for student affairs practitioners and others throughout the state who actively encourage students to realize their fullest potential and reach their educational, life and career goals.




  1. What We Do
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Announcements
  6. Awards and Recognition
  7. Who We Are
  8. Social Media


Student Development - Through our network we:

  • Promote student service programs throughout the regions and statewide
  • Share ideas and enhance professional development by offering conferences and workshops
  • Discuss common problems and concerns
  • Gather data and conduct surveys relative to various student service functions
  • Represent the interests of our colleagues at various state meetings
  • Coordinate activities with other commissions
  • Acknowledge outstanding student service practices through Exemplary Practice Awards competition
  • Recognize practitioners who are considered exceptionally effective and active in the local AFC chapter as well as the Student Development Commission through special service awards
  • Provide a means for exchange of ideas and an update about regional activities through the publication of our newsletter, The Network.



Executive Board


Chair:  Marjorie McGee, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-291-4416

Chair-Elect:  Deanne Abrams, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-2038

Past Chair: Melissa Scalzi, Tallahassee Community College
Phone: 850-201-8239

Recording Secretary: Andrea Lee, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Phone: 941-752-5436

Treasurer: John Fey, Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone: 727-534-9682




Information about upcoming conferences, exemplary practice, and special contests will be posted here.

Check back throughout the year for updates.


Now accepting


Exemplary Practice



2016 Exemplary Practices Call for Programs  


Click the above link for more information

on the 2016 Exemplary Practice

Call for Programs!

Deadline for submission is

November 2, 2015!







 Student Development 

 Who we are:

Active participants in the Commission represent the following student service areas:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Admissions and Records
  • Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Counseling
  • Dean of Students
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Instruction
  • International Students
  • Job Placement/Co-op
  • Recruitment
  • Registration
  • Retention Programs
  • Special Population Programs
  • Student Activities/Student Leadership
  • Student Development
  • Student Disability Services
  • Testing
  • and more!


By-laws and

Standing Rules

Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Student Development Commission hereby adopts these By-laws and Standing Rules.

Standing Rules alt - as of May 2014

Bylaws alt - as of May 2015 



The Student Development Commission Newsletter, The Network, is published electronically four times a year.

The SDC Post-Conference Newsletter is here!




Awards and Recognition

The Student Development Commission has established six awards to honor and recognize members of the commission. Click on the links below to view criteria and nomination forms.

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award

Dr. Debra J. Hay Distinguished Award

Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Development Advancement Award

Student Leader Connection Award

Faculty Connection Award 

Exemplary Practice Award



Social Media


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