2020 AFC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

71st Annual Meeting and Conference Award Winners
Region Awards
Commission Awards


 71st Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference 2020 Award Winners

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE

PLATINUM CHAPTERS
College of Central Florida
Indian River State College
Miami Dade College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Seminole State College of Florida

GOLD CHAPTERS

Chipola College
Daytona State College
Eastern Florida State College
Gulf Coast State College
South Florida State College
St. John’s River State College
Tallahassee Community College
 


COMMISSION OF THE YEAR
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES COMMISSION

REGION OF THE YEAR
REGION II


2020 AFC Legacy Award
For your steadfast support of the Association of Florida Colleges, Indian River State College, and the Florida College
 System.
DR. EDWIN MASSEY


HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD
For Outstanding Support Of The Association of Florida Colleges And The Florida College System

MARJORIE MCGEE
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA


RANDEY BURNETTE
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
In Recognition of Extraordinary Service, Commitment and Dedication To The
Association of Florida Colleges


JUANITA SCOTT
PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE

CHARITY LO-GUIDICE
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

TAMMY HENDERSON
PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE

KATRINA PORTER
GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE

MILDRED DIAZ SANTIAGO
PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE

 

LEADERSHIP SERVICE AWARDS


HOLLY SUTTON
FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE
For Outstanding Service to the Association of Florida Colleges
As Vice President of Region and Chapters


JOHN FEY
PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE
For Outstanding Service to the Association of Florida Colleges
As Vice President of Commissions


MATTHEW WHITE
CHIPOLA COLLEGE
For Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service
As The 2020 President of The Association of Florida Colleges

The Florida College System’s Council of Presidents (COP)
DR. JAMES L. WATTENBARGER AWARD

DR. EDWIN MASSEY
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
In Recognition of Exceptional Commitment to Florida’s College System


AFC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

2020 Aspen Prize FINALISTS for Community College Excellence
In Recognition of exemplary achievement and performance

BROWARD COLLEGE
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


 

2020 Region Awards

REGION I
UNSUNG HEROES
Chipola College - Nancy Chabot, Human Resources Manager
Northwest Florida State College - Ms. April Leake, Adjunct Professor

REGION II
UNSUNG HEROES
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Bryan Stewart, Administration Support Manager
St. Johns River State College - Joyce Smith, Public Services Librarian

REGION III
UNSUNG HEROES
College of Central Florida - Rory Wells, Instructional Services, Citrus Campus
Daytona State College - Peggy Mentor, Administrative Assistant
Eastern Florida State College - Janelis Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant
Lake-Sumter State College - Mary Heikkinen, Faculty
Seminole State College of Florida - Lee Patrizzi, Business Office Supervisor 

REGION V
UNSUNG HEROES
Indian River State College - Gail Sheets, Graphic Productions Specialist II
Miami Dade College - Liliana Ramirez, Assoc Instructor Learning Resources
Broward College – Primrose Humphries, Director of Innovative Professional Learning Curriculum Systems 
Palm Beach State College - Sandi Barrett, Program Director  


2020 Commission Awards

Administration Commission: 2020 Leadership of Excellence Award Winner
Evelyn Ward, Director, FIna and Performing Arts, Chipola College


 

Career and Professional Employees Commission Exemplary Practice:

2020 CPEC Innovators Exemplary Practice Award
New Initiative Grant – Administrative/Professional, High School Ambassador Program,
College of Central Florida
Dr. Raphel Robinson, Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment
Marissa Brown, Admissions and School Relations Specialist
Katelyn James, Admissions Advisor


Communication and Marketing Commission (CMC) Exemplary Practice:

Celebrating Graduates During a Pandemic: Virtual Commencement Celebration
Tallahassee Community College Communications and Marketing


Learning Resources Commission (LRC) Exemplary Practice:

The Learning Spot/Reading & Writing Center
Dr. Daphne Watson, Miami Dade College, The Learning Spot Coordinator/Reading & Writing Center
Giselda Aguiar, Miami Dade College, Coordinator, Reading & Writing Center

Speed Dating with Databases
Heather Holtzman, St. Petersburg College
Matthew Bodie, St. Petersburg College
Paula Knipp, St. Petersburg College
Kassie Sherman, St. Petersburg College


Faculty Commission Awards:
2020 Professor of the Year Award
Jeremy Norton, Associate Professor of Political Science, Lake-Sumter State College

Distinguished Professor
Ann Thebaut, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, Santa Fe College

Certificate of Teaching Excellence
Marie Guest, Instructor, Business and Social Sciences, North Florida College


Student Development Commission (SDC) Exemplary Practice:

Educational Talent Search: Pre-College Professional Program
Adrienne Provost, Director of TRIO Programs, Santa Fe College


Technology Commission Exemplary Practice:

LC Videos-Promotional Video Planning
Dr. Nicholas Vick, learning Commons Director, Tallahassee Community College 
Dani Rowan Hawke, Learning Commons Math Specialist, Tallahassee Community College


Workforce Adult and Continuing Education Commission (WACE) Exemplary Practice:

STEMTank
Adrienne Provost, Director of TRIO Programs, Santa Fe College

Using Youtube to Enhance the Student Experience
Dr. Naita Guine, Project Coordinator, Florida State College of Jacksonville

Career and Technical Education for Returning Citizens
Deborah Gordon, Business and Educational Development Specialist, Palm Beach State College


AFC 2020 AFC Communications & Marketing Commission (CMC) Awards of Excellence Winners:
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Annual Report – College
Gold—Polk State College, Polk State College Report to the Community 2019
Silver—College of Central Florida, 2018-2019 College of Central Florida Annual Report
Bronze— State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, 2018 Annual Report 

Annual Report – Foundation
Gold—Pensacola State College, 2019 Impact Report
Silver—IEECE at Palm Beach State College, IEECE Annual Report
Bronze—St. Johns River State College, Foundation Annual Report

Article in a College-Produced Publication
Best of Show—College of Central Florida, Going the Extra Mile with Experiential Learning Article
Gold—College of Central Florida, Going the Extra Mile with Experiential Learning Article
Silver— College of Central Florida, The Dream Team Delivers to the Workforce Panel Discussion
Bronze—The College of the Florida Keys, Ears to You, Jalyssa 

Article/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC United Against Social Injustices Article Pitch
Silver—College of Central Florida, Going the Distance with Online Learning Article
Bronze—Seminole State College, Developing a Teacher Pipeline
Bronze—Tallahassee Community College, TCC closing enrollment gap with students choosing to study closer to home 

Best Photography Campaign (Less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Softball Makes a Splash 

Best Photography Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Service Awards Portraits

Best Photography in a Published Piece Single (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Baseball Super Heros
Silver—Santa Fe College, SF Little School Graduation
Bronze—Santa Fe College, SF President’s 100 Days

Best Photography in a Published Piece Single (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC Softball

Brochure (Under 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Student Services Brochure
Silver—Polk State College, Polk State College Facts & Figures 2019
Bronze—South Florida State College, Panther Youth Partners Brochure

Brochure (Over 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Seminole State College of Florida, Start a Raider, Finish a Gator brochure
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Associates in Arts Brochure
Bronze—Miami Dade College, Jazz at Wolfson 2019-20 Season Brochure

Digital Advertising Campaign (Under 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Pasco-Hernando State College, How We Do Summer
Silver—Tallahassee Community College, Be Essential
Bronze—Polk State College, Spring graduation 2020 billboards 

Digital Advertising Campaign (Over 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Adult Education Spring and Summer Enrollment Campaign
Silver—IEECE at Palm Beach State College, Enroll NOW in Palm Beach State’s Fall 2020 online early education courses
Bronze—Palm Beach State College, Supply Chain Management Digital Advertising Campaign 

Digital Advertising Campaign (Over 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, AIR Dance 2020

Digital Newsletter (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, TCC Today
Silver—College of Central Florida, CF Patriot Pipeline
Bronze—Chipola College, Chipola Monthly July 2020 

Digital Newsletter (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida SouthWestern State College, Provost 411
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, BlueWave News-Monthly Employee Newsletter
Bronze— Florida SouthWestern State College, Buc Bulletin 

Digital Publication (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Eastern Florida State College, Launch to Success – Digital Event Program
Silver—Miami Dade College, MDC AFC News You Can Use (Digital Newsletter)
Bronze— Tallahassee Community College, 2020 Commencement Program 2020

Direct Mail Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, 2020 Spring and Summer Enrollment
Silver—College of Central Florida, Right Here. Right Now. Postcard Series
Bronze— Tallahassee Community College, You’re Invited to a Top 10 College, parent Publication 

Direct Mail Postcard (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, TCC2FSU Postcard
Silver—Gulf Coast State College, Home for the Summer
Bronze— South Florida State College, MOFAC Exhibition: Relics, Reliquaries & Objects of Desire 

Direct Mail Postcard (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida SouthWestern State College, “Essential” Direct Mail Postcard
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Recent High School Graduates Postcard
Bronze—Palm Beach State College, Dual Enrollment Postcard

Direct Mail Recruiting Material (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Holiday Transfer Campaign Postcard
Silver—Tallahassee Community College, You’re Invited 

Direct Mail Recruiting (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College, President’s Mailer
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Academic Advising and College Resources Direct Mailer 

Direct Mail Special Event invitation (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Eastern Florida State College, Dare to Finish Workshop Invite
Silver—Palm Beach State College, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Invitation
Bronze— Palm Beach State College, Trio First Generation Event Postcard 

Faculty-Advised Student Publication (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, The Eyrie 

Foundation Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Pensacola State College, Your Community, Your Legacy Capital Campaign
Silver—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, 2019 Scholarship Luncheon 

Foundation Digital Single Fundraising Piece (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold— State College of Florida, Scholarship Luncheon Video 

Foundation Print Single Fundraising Piece (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold— State College of Florida, Life Changing Letter Print Ad
Magazine (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold(tie)—The College of the Florida Keys, Keys Current
Gold (tie)—College of Central Florida, CF Connection magazine – Summer 2020
Silver—North Florida College, NFC Connection Magazine
Bronze—Pasco-Hernando State College, PHSC Perspective 

Magazine (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC Magazine
Silver—Indian River State College, Massey Retirement Magazine 

Magazine Advertising Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Reflection in the Mirror Campaign 

Magazine Advertising Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville Symphony Program Ads 

Magazine Advertising Full Page or Less/Single Unit (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, TCC2FSU – Florida Trend
Silver— Pasco-Hernando State College, Be Gold 

Magazine Advertising Full Page or Less/Single Unit (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Short Term Certificate Program Ad 

Magazine Advertising Spread, Multiple Pages or Insert (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Synergy Magazine Ads
Silver— Gulf Coast State College, Florida Trend July 2020 Issue

Magazine Advertising Spread, Multiple Pages or Insert (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, America’s Promise Advanced Manufacturing Magazine Spread 

Microsite/Landing Page (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Admissions Microsite
Silver—Pasco-Hernando State College, 2020 Spring Virtual Commencement
Bronze (tie)—Santa Fe College, SF Brand Guide Microsite
Bronze (tie)—Tallahassee Community College, 2020 Commencement Celebration 

Microsite/Landing Page (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC Job Ready Landing Page
Silver—Florida SouthWestern State College, New Bucs Page
Bronze— Florida SouthWestern State College, FSW Success Microsite

Newsletter (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Chipola College, Chipola Monthly June 2020 

Newsletter Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—College of Central Florida, Your Future. Right Here. Right Now. Newspaper and Campaign
Silver—Chipola College, Stay Home, Stay Well and Excel Ads 

Newsletter: Full Page Single unit (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Bachelor’s Ad
Silver—Polk State College, Central Florida health News Advertising 

Newsletter: Full Page Single unit (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Indian River State College, Rebuilding America Advertisement – Special Section 

Outdoor Campaign
Gold (tie)—College of Central Florida, Flexibility When it Matters
Gold (tie)—Florida SouthWestern State College, Make an Educated Decision Billboard Campaign
Bronze—Tallahassee Community College, TCC Cares – Wear a Mask 

Outdoor Single (Under 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Pensacola State College, Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition Banner
Silver—Pensacola State College, Art Student Honors Exhibition Banner
Bronze— Pensacola State College, Commercial Truck Driving Vehicle Wrap 

Poster Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, TCC Cares
Silver—College of Central Florida, This is CF Poster Series
Bronze— Pasco-Hernando State College, This is What Gold Looks Like 

Poster Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Eastern Florida State College, Student Services Posters

Poster Single (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Pensacola State College, Pensacola State College Women’s Basketball Poster
Silver— Pensacola State College, Pensacola State College Softball Poster
Bronze—Polk State College, Polk State College Theatre Season 2019-2020 

Poster Single (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Palm Beach State College, Dr. martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Poster
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Author Series 2020 

Single Sheet Flyer (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold (tie)—College of Central Florida, Timeline to Apply High School Flyer
Gold (tie)—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Maverick’s Rhythm and Rave
Silver (tie)—College of Central Florida, Right Here. Right Now. High School Flyer
Silver (tie)—South Florida State College, MOFAC Exhibition: The Stories Within
Bronze (tie)—Polk State College, We have a plan, do you? Student funds flyer
Bronze (tie)—Tallahassee Community College, Valiant Women of the Vote: Women’s History Month

Single Sheet Flyer (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Business Series Event Flier – Reshaping Career Options

Social Media Campaign, Paid (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Room to Dance Online
Silver—Tallahassee Community College, Be Essential
Bronze—College of Central Florida, Affordable College Degrees Facebook/Instagram Ad 

Social Media Campaign, Paid (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—IEECE at Palm Beach State College, Education Matters 

Social Media Single Post, Paid (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Johns River State College, Viking 5K social media carousel 

Social Media, Unpaid (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College, Welcome to the #IAmMDC Club! We’re in this together until
Silver—Florida SouthWestern State College, A Time to Listen
Bronze—St. Petersburg College, SPC Giving Tuesday Campaign 

Specialty Advertising Apparel
Gold—Miami Dade College, Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Shirt
Silver—St. Johns River State College, Wellness T-shirt for Human Resources 

Student Handbook/Orientation Guide (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Student Handbook and Planner 

Student Handbook/Orientation Guide (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2019-20 FSCJ Student Handbook
Silver—Indian River State College, IRSC 2020-2021 Student Handbook Calendar 

Table Top and Retractable Displays (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—College of Central Florida, Welcome to CF retractors 

Table Top and Retractable Displays (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, Center for International Education Retractable Display
Silver—Eastern Florida State College, Student Recruitment Vertical Displays
Bronze (tie)—Palm Beach State College, Honors College Retractable Banner
Bronze (tie)—Florida State College at Jacksonville, CCAMPIS Grant Retractable Display 

Television 60 seconds or less (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—North Florida College, NFC Start Today 

Television 60 seconds or less (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC Veterinary Technology
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, FSCJ “Prepared for Success” Television Commercial
Bronze— Florida State College at Jacksonville, FSCJ “Open Doors” Television Commercial 

Television Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College, TCC2WORK 

Television Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida State College at Jacksonville, FSCJ “It’s Your Turn” Television Commercials 

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or less
Best of Show (Over 10,000 FTE)—Miami Dade College, MDC “Opportunities” Video 

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or less (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Never Stop Opening Doors
Silver—Tallahassee Community College, TCC – One of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the Nation
Bronze—North Florida College, President’s Message to Graduates 

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or less (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College, MDC “Opportunities” Video
Silver—Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Remote Learning Animation
Bronze— Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Social Distancing Animation 

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or more (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—College of Central Florida, CF Virtual Tour
Silver—Santa Fe College, SF Written in the Stars
Bronze—Chipola College, Chipola College Tech-Theatre Program 

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or more (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Seminole State College of Florida, Building My Future
Silver—Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Remote Study Tips
Bronze—Palm Beach State College, Scholarships Transform Lives 

Video/ Digital Promotion Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Life-Changing Letters
Silver—Tallahassee Community College, How the Pandemic Changed TCC
Bronze—Santa Fe College, SF Cops Reading Books Video Series 

Video/ Digital Promotion Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida SouthWestern State College, FSW #StrongerTogether Video Campaign
Silver—Palm Beach State College, PBSC Automotive Careers Video Campaign

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College, SF Viewbook
Silver—Gulf Coast State College, Gulf Coast State College LookBook
Bronze—Polk State College, Polk State College ViewBook 

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Indian River State College, Quad County Career Pathways Consortium Series
Silver—Florida State College at Jacksonville, 2019-20 FSCJ At a Glance
Bronze—Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Veterans Guide 

Website (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Petersburg College, SPC Website