2008 Awards presented at the 59th Annual AFC Convention

AFC Honorary Life Award Winners

Dr. Jeff Allbritten, AFC Past President

Mr. Ron Fahs, Dir. of Facilities, Planning and Budgeting, DCC (Retired)

Dr. Thomas Delaino, President of Pensacola Junior College (Retired)

Dr. Robert McLendon, President of St. Johns River Community College (Retired)

Dr. Sarah Pappas, President of Manatee Community College (Retired)

Mr. Morris Steen, President of North Florida Community College (Retired)

Mr. Ed Cisek, Vice Chancellor for Financial Policy, DCC (Retired)

Dr. Patricia Windham, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education, DCC (Retired)


Distinguished Service Award Winner

Dr. Dolores Teter, St. Petersburg College

Mr. Michael Comins, CEO


Dr. James L. Wattenbarger Award Winner

Mr. Ron Fahs


2008 Trustee Of the Year

Mr. Thomas Huggins, Hillsborough Community College

Trustee of the Year Finalists:
Ms. Carey Goodman, Florida Keys Community College
Mr. Frank Messersmith, Tallahassee Community College
Mr. Frank Stafford, Central Florida Community College


2008 Outstanding AFC Board Member Award

Ms. Evelyn Ward, Chipola College


AFC Chapter of the Year

Indian River State College


Region 1 Chapter of the Year

Chipola College

Region 2 Chapter of the Year

Lake City Community College

Region 3 - Chapter of the Year

Central Florida Community College

Region 4 - Chapter of the Year

South Florida Community College

Region 5 - Chapter of the Year

Indian River State College



2008 Special Achievement Membership Award
In Recognition of 100% Full Time Employees as Members

Chipola College

Greatest Percentage of Employees as Members

Chipola College

College with the Greatest Percentage Increase of Members Over the Previous Year

Broward College

College with the Greatest Numerical Increase of Members Over the Previous Year

Miami Dade College

Colleges with 50% or More Employees as Members

Central Florida Community College

Chipola College

Florida Keys Community College

Gulf Coast Community College

Indian River State College

Lake City Community College

Lake Sumter Community College

North Florida Community College

Northwest Florida State College

Pasco-Hernando Community College

Polk Community College

Saint Johns River Community College

Santa Fe College

South Florida Community College

College Center for Library Automation




Region 1 - Unsung Hero Award Winners

Natalie Henri-Bennett, College Center for Library Automation

Evelyn Ward, Chipola College

Meagan Bishop, Gulf Coast Community College

Robin McNeill, Northwest Florida State College

Tammy Henderson, Pensacola Junior College

Shannon Young, Tallahassee Community College


Region 2 - Unsung Hero Award Winners

Chris Pemberton, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Fernando Figuerrez, Florida Community College at Jacksonville

Toni Briley, Lake City Community College

Bethany Jenkins, Lake City Community College

Barbara Fields, Santa Fe College


Region 3 - Unsung Hero Award Winners

Debbie Cook, Central Florida Community College

Josh Murdock, Valencia Community College

Shirley Kennedy, Brevard College

Tim Kane, Lake-Sumter Community College

Elizabeth Velazquez, Seminole Community College


Region 4 - Unsung Hero Award Winners

Dory Lock, Manatee Community College

Robin Robinson, Polk Community College

Tammy Cappleman, St. Petersburg College

Cynde Mercer, Pasco-Hernando Community College

John Shandlay, Edison College

Glenna Ross, Hillsborough Community College


Region 5 - Unsung Hero Award Winners

Lori Starling, Indian River State College

Beverly Walker, Broward College

Marie Reddy, Palm Beach Community College


Professor of the Year

Professor Susan Taylor, English Instructor - North Florida Community College
Presentation: "Time Management for College Students"

Professor of the Year Finalists:

Adam C. Gifford, MBA, MHRM - Economics & Business Instructor - Lake Sumter Community College
     Presentation: "Who the Heck is Beardsley Rum?"

Dr. Barbara Nightingale, Professor of English - Broward College
    Presentation: "Taking the 'Mean' out of Meaning"



2009 Commission of the Year

Student Development Commission


Adult and Continuing Education Commission

Exemplary Practice Award Winner:

Pattie Durham, Indian River State College
     Presentation: "Adult Education to College Transitioning and Success Fair."


Career and Professional Employees Commission Winners

Exemplary Practice Award, Co-Winners:

Lynn Dallas, Brevard Community College
     Presentation: "Facility Dog."

Kathleen Gamble and David Edmonds, Palm Beach Community College
     Presentation: "The Online Faculty Credentialing Database Process."

Career and Profeessional Employees Commission Exemplary Practice Award, Finalists:

Joe Nunes and Joanna Branham
     Presentation: "How to Say It: Crucial, Practical and Sensitive Conversations."

Jeannine Burgess and George Reese, Palm Beach Community College
     Presentation: "Take a Walk on Your Website."

Equity Commission

Lifetime Acheivement Award:

Ardease Johnson, Palm Beach Community College

Facilities Commission

Campus Sustainability Award Winner

Broward College

Special Recognition:
Central Florida Community College

Faculty Commission

2008 Vivian M. Dellinger Outstanding Faculty Member Award:

Dr. Ana Ciereszko, Miami Dade College

Institutional Advancement Commission

Advertising - Print

1st St. Johns River

2nd Broward

Advertising - Radio

1st Chipola

2nd St. Pete

Advertising - TV

1st Broward

2nd St. Pete

Advertising - Outdoor

1st Gulf Coast

2nd Polk

Annual Report (5000 FTE)

1st Manatee

2nd Pensacola


1st Northwest Florida

2nd Palm Beach

Catalog - Print

1st Northwest Florida

2nd St. Johns River

Class Schedule - Print (>5000 FTE)

1st Palm Beach

2nd Pensacola

Direct Mail Piece/Campaign (5000 FTE)

1st Florida CC at Jax

2nd Manatee

Faculty Advised Student Publication

1st Manatee

2nd Northwest Florida

Magazine - Sports

1st Chipola

2nd Pensacola

Magazine – Campus wide (>5000 FTE)

1st Miami Dade

2nd Palm Beach

Magazine – Campus wide (5000 FTE)

1st Miami Dade

2nd Northwest Florida

Newsletter - Electronic

1st Pensacola

2nd Pensacola

Poster (5000 FTE)

1st Palm Beach

2nd Pensacola

Video/Electronic Promotion

1st FCCJ

2nd FCCJ

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece (>5000 FTE)

1st Miami Dade

2nd Manatee


1st Gulf Coast

2nd St. Pete

Best Redesign

1st Indian River

2nd Gulf Coast

Single Sheet Flyer/Pamphlet

1st Manatee

2nd Broward

Feature Article in a College-Produced Publication (>5000 FTE)

1st St. Pete

2nd Miami Dade

Press Release/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication

1st Pensacola

2nd St. Johns River (tie)

2nd Pensacola (tie)

Specialty Advertising/Promotion Item

1st St. Johns River

2nd Manatee

Exemplary Practice/Overall Campaign


"Best In Show"

St. Johns River

Institutional Effectiveness Commission

Exemplary Practice Award

Dr. Edythe Abdullah, President Downtown Campus - Florida Community College at Jacksonville
Dr. Kathleen Ciez-Volz, English Professor - Florida Community College at Jacksonville
     Presentation: "The SIRIUS Project."

Instructional Innovation Commission

Exemplary Practice Award

Cherry Ward, Professor - Chipola College
     Presentation: "Test Journals: Helping the Under-prepared Student Succeed."


Learning Resources Commission

Professional Librarian Exemplary Practice Award:

Sheila Hiss, Director of Library and Learning Resouces - North Florida Community College
     Presentation: "Starbooks: Internet Cafe' @ the NFCC Library."

Library Support Staff Exemplary Practice Award:

Joshua Murdock, Manager of Learning Support Services - Valencia Community College, West Campus
     Presentation: "Learning Support Service Collaborative Redesign."


Occupational and Workforce Education Commission

Exemplary Practice Award Winner:

John Gardner, Chipola College
     Presentation: "Automotive Techonology Program."

Rural Campuses Commission

Exemplary Practice Award Winner

Dr. Richard Morrill, Sumter Campus Librarian
     Project: Teaching Fallacies at Sumter Campus

Student Development Commission Winners

Exemplary Practice Award Winner
Kathleen von Balson, Florida Community College at Jacksonville - Kent Campus
     Presentation: "SMART Goals Workshop for SOAP: Standard of Academic Progress."

Student Leader Connection Award:

Jeannie Christy, Pasco-Hernando Community College

Faculty Connection Award:

G. David Price, Santa Fe College

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award:

Leroy Darby, Brevard Community College