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Celebrate Constitution Day at FKCC

Florida Keys Community College invites the community to celebrate Constitution Day with students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, September 17 from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. in the library on the Key West Campus.  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, laying the foundation of our government. 

Coordinated by FKCC Business Law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, Constitution Day activities aim to educate participants on their rights under the Constitutional Amendments and to encourage habits of being a good citizen.  FKCC History professor Sharon Farrell will present an historical perspective of the development of the Constitution.  Judge Edwin A. Scales of Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals will be the keynote speaker.  Appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013, Scales is the first Monroe County attorney to serve on the court.  He is also a former member of the College’s Board of Trustees—having served from 2006 until his appointment.

Following the program, attendees will enjoy a free lunch provided by the Monroe County Bar Association as well as pocket Constitutions donated by the City of Key West’s Citizens Review Board.  Attendees will also be able to register to vote with the help of representatives from the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office. 

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Click here to view a Constitutional Video.
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 The Writing Center to Open on September 10

FKCC will officially open its newest student success operation, The Writing Center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 10 at 11:00a.m. in the new facility located in the Learning Commons sector in the A-building on the Key West Campus.  All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend.

Fitted with multi-functional furniture and a host of new lap-top computers, the Writing Center is a dynamic instructional setting that supports student success in writing across curriculums.  More than a facility, the Writing Center will provide personalized writing support that embeds responsive coaching strategies in the goals and products of student learning.  Students are positively engaged and supported in a one-stop-shop for coaching, diagnostics, skill-building, and literacy enrichment.  Faculty and trained tutors will work with students individually and in small groups, provide flexible supplementary instruction, and coach students in writing-intensive assignments to ensure their progress in a variety of degree- and career-related coursework.

While based on the Key West Campus, the Writing Center coordinates academic support at the College’s Middle Keys and Upper Keys Centers.
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FKCC Graduates Future Law Enforcement Officers

FKCC Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduate Antonio Guieb is congratulated by Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay as FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra looks on.Florida Keys Community College held a graduation ceremony on August 8 for its fifty-second Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy at the Marathon Government Center. Nine students successfully completed the 770-hour training program based in the College’s Middle Keys Center in Marathon. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will become Florida Law Enforcement Officers.

Dr. Patrick Rice, Interim Director of FKCC’s Institute for Public Safety, recognized the best and the brightest of the class with special awards. Class Captain Benjamin Elmore earned two accolades: one for academic excellence and the other for leadership. The coveted “PIG” award was presented to Class Lieutenant Ryan Aper for demonstrating pride, integrity and guts. Nancy Roberts was named “Top Gun” for her superior shooting skills.  Read more | View photos.
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Hemingway Look-Alikes Give FKCC Scholarships

Hemingway Look-Alike Society presents scholarships to FKCC students.

The “Papas” of the Hemingway Look-Alike Society (HLAS) kicked-off the festivities of the famed three-day Hemingway Look-Alike Contest by presenting $10,000 in scholarships to worthy Florida Keys Community College students.  “Papa” Fred Johnson, HLAS Scholarship Chair, presented five awards to literary-focused students and five awards to nursing students on the stage of Sloppy Joe’s on July 17.  Also, a 2014 FKCC-bound Key West High School graduate received the Kermit “Shine” Forbes Scholarship, named for the boxer and sparring partner of the celebrated writer.  Read more | View photos.
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FKCC Launches e-Course Schedule; Encourages Early Registration

FKCC is going "green" with the introduction of a completely online eCourse Schedule for academic year 2014-2015, which begins August 21.  The new platform, which replaces the formerly printed publication, is easy to navigate and updated often.

The eCourse Schedule provides: academic program descriptions; course schedules for upcoming fall, spring and summer terms; financial aid and payment plan options; and other information to support students from registration through graduation.

College data indicates that students who register sooner are more successful. Therefore, new and current students are encouraged to peruse the eCourse Schedule, select their courses and register for the entire year as soon as possible.  

"It’s in our students’ best interest to secure their seats in the classes they need now," said Laura Estevez, FKCC Recruiter. "They need time to get their books and supplies, arrange their work and personal schedules, and become mentally prepared for their classes well before the start of the term.” 

Click here to view the eCourse Schedule.
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