All posts by Jay Anderson

Santa Fe College Blount Center Expansion - picture of the north-facing side of the building under construction

Progress Continues on the Blount Center Expansion Project

June 28, 2021 – Progress is continuing on the Santa Fe College Blount Center expansion project. The new three-story, 87,366 square-foot facility is on schedule to open to students in the spring of 2022. Crews from Parrish-McCall have nearly completed the external portions of the building and are making good progress on the inside as … Continue reading Progress Continues on the Blount Center Expansion Project

SF Teaching Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Snake

On Sunday, June 13,  the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, one of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s longtime residents, passed away. Affectionately called “Big Girl”, the zoo’s largest rattlesnake was found deceased by zookeepers. Since cause of death is unknown, veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Zoological Medicine Service will perform a … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Snake

Christina Arnold Re-Elected to Vice President of Career Service Council for 2021-2022

June 21, 2021 – Congratulations to Christina Arnold, who was re-elected to the position of Vice President of the Career Service Council. Under the bylaws, her responsibilities will include “assisting the CSC President as needed and perform the duties of the CSC President in the CSC President’s absence. The Vice President will also serve on … Continue reading Christina Arnold Re-Elected to Vice President of Career Service Council for 2021-2022

Elizabeth Pineda Named the 2021 Career Service Council STAR Award Winner

June 21, 2021 – Each year, Santa Fe College’s Career Service Council recognizes an employee to show appreciation for the employee’s active service and achievements, to motivate all employees to continue good performance, loyalty to SF and dedication to Career Service staff. This employee needs to have exceptional performance in the areas of Service, Teamwork, Attitude, and Reliability … Continue reading Elizabeth Pineda Named the 2021 Career Service Council STAR Award Winner

East Gainesville Initiative Annual Forum Set for September 23

June 21, 2021 – Santa Fe College’s East Gainesville Initiative (EGI) will hold its annual Community Forum Thursday, Sept. 23, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m. Although currently scheduled to be a virtual event, it could become in-person based on COVID-19 restrictions. The EGI Community Forum will feature the annual report, as well as updates on … Continue reading East Gainesville Initiative Annual Forum Set for September 23

Returning to Santa Fe College This Summer or Fall? Here’s What to Expect

NOTE: NOTE: Santa Fe College hosted a vaccination clinic Tuesday, June 29. The clinic, held in the Building S lobby/recreation area offered members of the SF community the Pfizer vaccine. SF will host a follow-up vaccination clinic Tuesday, July 20, beginning at 9 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, all college safety protocols will be in effect for … Continue reading Returning to Santa Fe College This Summer or Fall? Here’s What to Expect

District Board of Trustees Approves College Budget for 2021-2022

June 16, 2021 – The Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees approved the college’s proposed budget during their meeting Tuesday afternoon, as a result, the one-time supplemental, pay raises and other benefits presented at last week’s proposed budget meeting will go into effect for the new fiscal year. Full and part-time faculty and staff … Continue reading District Board of Trustees Approves College Budget for 2021-2022

College Senate Creates Fund to Benefit Eva Casanas

June 15, 2021 – Santa Fe College adjunct faculty member in SF’s Humanities department, Eva Casanas, recently and unexpectedly lost her husband, Eric. The College Senate has set up a special fund for anyone who wishes to make a donation to benefit Eva and her children. Employees who would like to donate to the fund … Continue reading College Senate Creates Fund to Benefit Eva Casanas

SF’s Respiratory Care Program Receives Distinguished Credentialing Success Award

June 14, 2021 – Santa Fe College’s Respiratory Care program was recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. The award is presented to programs based on specific criteria including having three or more years of outcomes data; holding accreditation without a progress report; meeting or … Continue reading SF’s Respiratory Care Program Receives Distinguished Credentialing Success Award

Office for Finance partners with BBVA to launch a new vendor payment program

June 14, 2021 – Santa Fe College’s Office for Finance has partnered with BBVA to implement virtual credit cards as an optional method of payment for our suppliers. If the vendor desires, they may agree to accept this form of payment. BBVA will contact our suppliers by email and telephone to review the benefits of … Continue reading Office for Finance partners with BBVA to launch a new vendor payment program

Verify Your Contact Information, Emergency Contacts and More in eStaff

June 14, 2021 – As the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway, and while our area is not currently having to hunker down in advance of a storm, now is the perfect opportunity to make sure all of your contact information is accurate. All Santa Fe College employees can check and update their personal contact … Continue reading Verify Your Contact Information, Emergency Contacts and More in eStaff

Executive Leadership Presents Proposed Budget to SF Faculty and Staff

June 11, 2021 – Thursday afternoon, Santa Fe College employees learned about the details in the college’s proposed 2021-2022 budget that will be presented for the District Board of Trustees approval. Pending approval on June 15, full and part-time faculty and staff may receive a one-time, non-recurring supplement in recognition of services performed during the … Continue reading Executive Leadership Presents Proposed Budget to SF Faculty and Staff

Career Service Council Will Hold Their Next Meeting June 16

Career Service Council Will Hold Their Next Meeting June 16 June 9, 2021 – The Career Service Council at Santa Fe College will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All agendas, minutes, and other important documentation can be accessed through Canvas. Please contact your representative if you have any questions or concerns. The … Continue reading Career Service Council Will Hold Their Next Meeting June 16

College Senate Agenda for June 8, 2021

June 7, 2021 – The Santa Fe College Executive Council will meet Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. on a Zoom call to practice social distancing. The agenda follows: CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 11, 2021 COMMUNICATION FROM COLLEGE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATION FROM SENATE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTSExecutive Council 2021-2022 Location Update – Corbin Sponholtz … Continue reading College Senate Agenda for June 8, 2021

Nominate an Advisor for SF’s 2020-2021 Student Affairs Advising Awards

June 3, 2021 – Do you know an outstanding Santa Fe College advisor who goes above and beyond to connect and engage with students? Do you know an individual or group that is committed to providing access and innovation to Santa Fe College faculty, students and staff? Please consider nominating an outstanding individual for the … Continue reading Nominate an Advisor for SF’s 2020-2021 Student Affairs Advising Awards