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FKCC Announces New Hospitality and Tourism Management Initiative
May 21, 2013—With the toast of sparkling grape juice-filled flutes, Florida Keys Community College President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra formally announced the launch of the College’s highly-anticipated Hospitality and Tourism Management Initiative to a crowd of faculty, staff, and hospitality industry members yesterday at the Key West Campus.
Beginning this upcoming fall semester, the College will offer three hospitality courses—Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management, Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism, and Food and Beverage Management—as well as an internship program designed specifically to train students to enter or advance within the Keys’ largest industry.
Industry certifications through the American Hotel and Lodging Association are integrated into the course curriculum, making the classes immediately valuable to both the student and his or her employer. The courses can be taken individually or as part of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree... click here to read the full story.
FKCC Holds 47th Commencement Ceremony
On May 3, 80 graduating Florida Keys Community College students walked across the Tennessee Williams Theatre stage in front of family and friends to receive their diplomas—a milestone moment culminating years of hard work, challenges, and achievements. Associate degrees, certificates and special awards were presented at the College’s 47th Commencement Ceremony. This graduation ceremony was also the first presided over by FKCC's sixth president Dr. Jonathan Gueverra.
In his address to the Class of 2013, Student Government Association President Chris Minnerly reflected on his experience at FKCC and charged his classmates to make the best of their futures.
“Being here at Florida Keys Community College has opened my eyes to see things in a new light, with a more open-minded perspective. It’s a place where the faculty love what they do and dedicate their days to staying late to help students, a place where everyone knows each other by first name.” said Minnerly, who is heading to Florida Atlantic University in the Fall.
“We are the generation of change,” encouraged Minnerly, “we can alter the tides by creating a ripple.”
FKCC Pins, Graduates 13 New Nurses
May 3, 2013—Florida Keys Community College marked the graduation of 13 soon-to-be nurses with a traditional nurses’ pinning ceremony today. Each graduate was presented her pin by select family members, friends, faculty, or mentors—marking the completion of nursing school and the beginning of a new career. Originating with nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, the presentation of the nurses’ pin and the lighting of the nurses’ lamp symbolically initiates new nurses to the profession.
Many of these graduates will immediately enter the workforce—staffing hospitals, doctor’s offices, and health clinics throughout the Keys and elsewhere.
FKCC’s next nursing cohort begins in August. Applications will be accepted until May 24. Click here to read more and here to view photos.
FKCC Honors Exemplary Employees
April 24, 2013— FKCC recognized six exemplary employees today at its annual Employee Appreciation Awards luncheon on the Key West Campus: English instructor Lois Markham, Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs Diana Lorenz, Director of the Institute for Public Safety Marc Halvorson, Director of Purchasing and Plant Operations Doug Pryor, Diving and Emergency Medical Services adjunct instructor Barry Lawson. and Director of the President’s Office Debbie Leonard. Click here to read more.
Student Art Show Displays Creativity and Talent
April 19, 2013— Florida Keys Community College will showcase the talent and creativity of their students at its annual Student Art Show in the Library Gallery on the Key West Campus. The show opens with a reception on Monday, April 29, from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Seventy pieces of artwork created by students over the past academic year will be featured, including ceramic pottery, paintings, photography, and sculptures (click here to view more). Most pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to the student artists as well as the Library Gallery Fund. Several awards will be given for each category, including the first ever “Jay Gogin Excellence in Visual Arts Award,” named after FKCC’s Artist in Residence and ceramics instructor of 23 years.
The exhibition will remain on display until June 7 and is sponsored by the FKCC Foundation. For more information, contact the FKCC Library at 305-809-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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