2021 AFC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

72nd Annual Meeting and Conference Award Winners
Region Awards
Commission Awards


 72nd Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference 2021 Award Winners

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
INDIAN STATE COLLEGE

PLATINUM CHAPTERS
College of Central Florida
Indian River State College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Pensacola State College

GOLD CHAPTERS

Seminole State College
Palm Beach State College
Florida State College of Jacksonville
SILVER CHAPTERS
 St. Johns River State College
Northwest Florida State College
South Florida State College


COMMISSION OF THE YEAR
TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION

REGION OF THE YEAR
REGION I


2021 AFC Legacy Award
BYRON TODD, 2013 AFC President


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

CHARLENE LATIMER
DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
XIAO WANG
BROWARD COLLEGE

MATTHEW WHITE
CHIPOLA COLLEGE


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


SANDI BARRETT
PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE


JESSE CLAYTON 
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
OBI KALU
PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE
JAMES MILLER
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE

LEE PATRIZZI
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE
CAROL SMITH 
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
BRYAN STEWART
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

LEADERSHIP SERVICE AWARDS


RAY COULTER 
PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE
For Outstanding Service to the Association of Florida Colleges
As AFC President


CHRISTINE TRIPP
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE
For Outstanding Service to the Association of Florida Colleges
As Vice President of Regions and Chapters


GREGORY WILLIAMS
TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
For Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service
As Vice-President for Commissions

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

Willie H. "Bill" McCloud
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


LEROY COLLINS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented to the Florida college alumnus who has reached state, regional or national recognition. The recipient represents the highest level of achievement in his or her field.
JUSTICE RICKY POLSTON
CHIPOLA COLLEGE

AGAINST THE ODDS AWARD
Presented to the Florida college alumna who has achieved a measure of success despite financial, sociological or physical adversity.
SABBY HIGHTOWER
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE

HOMETOWN HERO AWARD
Presented to the Florida college alumnus who has achieved a measure of success within the nominating college’s district and has demonstrated notable community involvement. Recipients have expressed a clear, relevant impact of his/her college experience upon their success.
OCALA CITY COUNCILMAN IRE BETHEA SR.
COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

2021 Region Awards

REGION I
UNSUNG HEROES
Northwest Florida State College - Tony Chavez

REGION II
UNSUNG HEROES
Florida State College at Jacksonville - Trina McCowan
Santa Fe College - Carol Pugh

REGION III
UNSUNG HEROES
College of Central Florida - Amand Camp
Daytona State College - Pamela Marks
Eastern Florida State College - Harry Holdorf
Seminole State College of Florida - Arlene Gonzalez

REGION IV
UNSUNG HEROES
Polk State College - John Flynn
Pasco-Hernando State College - Mildred Diaz Santiago
South Florida State College - Lena Phelps

REGION V
UNSUNG HEROES
Miami Dade College - Mayte Pino Castro
Palm Beach State College - Rachel Bonlarron

REGION I
LIFESAVER AWARD
Northwest Florida State College - Michaela Quinn


2021 Commission Awards

Learning Resources Commission (LRC) Exemplary Practice:

Boot Camps at the Learning Common
Dr. Nicholas Vick, Tallahassee Community College


Faculty Commission Awards:
2021 Professor of the Year Award
Michelle Freas, Sante Fe College

2021 Distinguished Professor
Heather Elmatti, Lake Sumter College
Andrew Shepard, Sante Fe College


Technology Commission Exemplary Practice:

TCC Learning Commons Pop-Up Video Initiative
Dr. Nicholas Vick, Tallahassee Community College 
Dani Rowan Hawke, Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Merry Beth Low, Tallahassee Community College


AFC 2020 AFC Communications & Marketing Commission (CMC) Awards of Excellence Winners:
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Annual Report – College
Gold—College of Central Florida
Silver—Broward College
Bronze— Polk State College 

Annual Report – Foundation
Gold—Tallahassee Community College
Silver—St. Johns River State College
Bronze—Gulf Coast State College
Article in a College-Produced Publication
Gold—Palm Beach State College
Silver— South Florida State College

Article/Story Pitch Resulting in Publication
Gold—College of Central Florida
Silver—Seminole State College
Bronze—Tallahassee Community College

Best Photography Campaign (Less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Polk State College

Best Photography in a Published Piece Single (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Santa Fe College
Silver—Santa Fe College
Bronze—Santa Fe College

Brochure (Under 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Johns River State College
Silver—Chipola College

Brochure (Over 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Miami Dade College

Digital Advertising Campaign (Under 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Sante Fe College 
Silver—College of Central Florida
Bronze—Polk State College

Digital Advertising Campaign (Over 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Palm Beach State College
Bronze—Broward College

Digital Advertising Single (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Polk State College
Silver—Polk State College
Bronze—Polk State College

Digital Advertising Single (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—IEECE at Palm Beach State College

Digital Newsletter (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Chipola College

Digital Newsletter (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Palm Beach State College
Silver—Miami Dade College

Digital Publication (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Eastern Florida State College
Silver—Miami Dade College

Direct Mail Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida
Silver—Gulf Coast State College

Direct Mail Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Broward College

Direct Mail Postcard (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida
Silver—Polk State College
Bronze— College of Central Florida 

Direct Mail Postcard (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—IEECE at Palm Beach State College
Bronze—Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Direct Mail Recruiting Material (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Direct Mail Recruiting (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Eastern Florida State College
Silver—Broward College

Direct Mail Special Event invitation (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Silver—Polk State College

Direct Mail Special Event invitation (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Broward College

Foundation Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Foundation Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College

Foundation Digital Single Fundraising Piece (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold— Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Foundation Print Single Fundraising Piece (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold— Miami Dade College

Foundation Print Single Fundraising Piece (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College

Magazine (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—College of Central Florida
Silver—College of Central Florida

Magazine Advertising Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Polk State College

Magazine Advertising Full Page or Less/Single Unit (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Sante Fe College
Silver—College of Central Florida
Bronze—Gulf Coast State College

Magazine Advertising Full Page or Less/Single Unit (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Miami Dade College

Microsite/Landing Page (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Microsite/Landing Page (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida SouthWestern State College
Silver—IEECE at Palm Beach State College
Bronze— Broward College

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

Newsletter Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Newsletter: Half Page or Less Single unit (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College

Outdoor Campaign
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Miami Dade College
Bronze—Polk State College

Outdoor Single 
Gold—Daytona State College
Silver—Daytona State College
Bronze—St. Johns River State College

Poster Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Silver—St. Johns River State College

Poster Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—IEECE at Palm Beach State College

Poster Single (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Sante Fe College
Silver—Sante Fe College
Bronze—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Poster Single (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Broward College
Silver—Palm Beach State College  

Redesign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Johns River State College

Redesign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Broward College
Bronze—Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Single Sheet Flyer (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—College of Central Florida
Silver—St. Johns River State College
Bronze—South Florida State College

Single Sheet Flyer (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Broward College
Silver—Palm Beach State College

Social Media Campaign, Paid (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Tallahassee Community College

Social Media Campaign, Paid (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold(tie)—Miami Dade College
Gold(tie)—IEECE at Palm Beach State College
Silver(tie)—Miami Dade College
Silver(tie)—Palm Beach State College

Social Media, Unpaid (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Sante Fe College
Silver—St. Johns River State College

Social Media, Unpaid (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Seminole State College
Silver—Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Specialty Advertising Apparel
Gold—IEECE at Palm Beach State College
Silver—St. Johns River State College

Specialty Advertising Promotional Items (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—St. Johns River State College
Silver—College of Central Florida

Specialty Advertising Promotional Items (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold
Miami Dade College

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

Table Top and Retractable Displays 
Gold—Polk State College 

Television 60 seconds or less (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Palm Beach State College
Silver—Daytona State College
Bronze— Broward College

Television Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or less (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Gulf Coast State College
Silver—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bronze—St. Johns River State College

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or less (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Palm Beach State College
Silver—Palm Beach State College
Bronze— Daytona State College

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or more (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Polk State College
Silver—Polk State College
Bronze—Polk State College

Video/ Digital Promotion 60 Seconds or more (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Silver—Palm Beach State College
Bronze—Florida SouthWestern State College

Video/ Digital Promotion Campaign (less than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Silver—Gulf Coast State College
Bronze—Polk State College

Video/ Digital Promotion Campaign (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College
Silver—Palm Beach State College

Viewbook/Recruitment Piece (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Florida SouthWestern State College
Silver—Palm Beach State College
Bronze—Daytona State College

Website (more than 10,000 FTE)
Gold—Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
Silver—Broward College