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Applications for President’s Leadership Seminar Due September 18

  August 3, 2018 – Santa Fe College is hosting a President’s Leadership Seminar (PLS) to introduce individuals in all classifications at our college to leadership as it is best practiced in our nation’s colleges. The seminar will be led by President Jackson N. Sasser. “Santa Fe College’s success as the nation’s number one college … Continue reading Applications for President’s Leadership Seminar Due September 18

President's Leadership Seminar 2018 with SF Seal

Special Notice to President’s Leadership Seminar Applicants

July 26, 2018 – Anyone who has submitted an online application for the upcoming President’s Leadership Seminar needs to contact Cheryl Farrell at cheryl.farrell@sfcollege.edu or 352-395-5181 to confirm your application was completely submitted. The President’s Leadership Seminar will be Oct. 24-26, and all applications are due Tuesday, Sept. 18. Approximately 25 SF employees will be … Continue reading Special Notice to President’s Leadership Seminar Applicants

Santa Fe College Earns Highest Performance Rating from State

July 24, 2018 – Santa Fe College is leading its 27 peers in the Florida College System. With high graduation rates, a steadily increasing retention rate, and a job placement rate over 96 percent, SF earned the state’s highest “gold” performance rating and will receive nearly four million dollars of performance-based funding for the 2018-2019 … Continue reading Santa Fe College Earns Highest Performance Rating from State

New Traffic Pattern on NW 39th Avenue During Construction Project

July 11, 2018 – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be closing all traffic lanes of NW 39th Avenue just west of Main Street to rebuild the railroad crossing. The project is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 12, and end by 6 p.m. Friday, July 20. The FDOT recommends using NW … Continue reading New Traffic Pattern on NW 39th Avenue During Construction Project

FDOT Construction May Impact Commute for SF Employees

July 6, 2018 – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be closing all traffic lanes of NW 39th Avenue just west of Main Street to rebuild the railroad crossing. The project is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 12, and end by 6 p.m. Friday, July 20. The FDOT recommends using NW … Continue reading FDOT Construction May Impact Commute for SF Employees

District Board of Trustees Approves Budget for 2018-19 Year

June 21, 2018 – The District Board of Trustees approved the proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year which beings July 1. The budget, which Santa Fe College President Jackson N. Sasser presented to employees Monday, covers expenditures for employee salaries and benefits, current operating expenses, and capital outlay. Full-time, hourly employees will see the … Continue reading District Board of Trustees Approves Budget for 2018-19 Year

SF President Sasser Reveals Budget Plan to Employees

June 19, 2018 – Santa Fe College President Jackson N. Sasser offered SF employees a view of the 2018-19 proposed budget at the SF Fine Arts Hall Monday afternoon. Sasser said that the budget was designed with the focus on students and faculty needs. The proposal lays out expenditures for the upcoming year and plans … Continue reading SF President Sasser Reveals Budget Plan to Employees

Dr. Sasser Announces College-Wide Budget Meeting June 18

June 11, 2018 – Santa Fe College President Dr. Jackson N. Sasser has called a college-wide meeting for Monday, June 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. His full message is below.   Santa Fe College Family: As part of my commitment to keep you informed fully, I have scheduled a college-wide meeting to discuss SF’s 2018-2019 … Continue reading Dr. Sasser Announces College-Wide Budget Meeting June 18

SF Faculty and Staff Headshots for Summer Term

June 7, 2018 – Any Santa Fe College faculty or staff member who wants a new headshot portrait can come to the photo studio, Building P, Room 238-B by the Communications & Creative Services office. Campus photographer Matt Stamey will be available during two sessions. Thursday, June 14, 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 15, 9 – … Continue reading SF Faculty and Staff Headshots for Summer Term

Weeklong Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies Starts June 1

May 31, 2018 – The Florida Legislature approved a weeklong sales tax holiday for hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies beginning Friday, June 1, which is also the first day of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters are expecting a slightly busier-than-average season this year. Last year, Santa Fe College was closed for over a week … Continue reading Weeklong Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies Starts June 1

CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

May 23, 2018 – Call us a house inclusive, not a house divided! However, it does cause challenges where branding is concerned when we all have different names for the college. The official acronym for Santa Fe College is “SF,” like the SF on our logo. But all around campus, you will also find faculty, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: SF/SFC/SFCC

Satellite image of hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

May 18, 2018 – The Atlantic hurricane season will begin Friday, June 1, and experts say the time to start preparing is now. Last year was one of the busiest seasons on record with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes. Overall, 2017 finished tied (along with 1936) for the fifth most active … Continue reading Hurricane Season Starts Friday, June 1

CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

May 17, 2018 – Your email signature communicates important information. It lets people within the college know what area you work in and it lets people outside the college know what institution you represent. Between 2015-2016, a “No. 1 in the Nation” signature was released. That honor is passed on to a different college each year, … Continue reading CCS Best Practices: Your Professional Email Signature

49th Annual SF Spring Arts Festival Launches This Weekend

April 5, 2018 – For the 49th year, the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival will be held in downtown Gainesville Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018. The event, which draws over 100,000 visitors annually to the streets of downtown Gainesville features artists and craftspeople from across the country and around the world working in … Continue reading 49th Annual SF Spring Arts Festival Launches This Weekend

National Weather Service Map indicating elevated risk of severe thunderstorms especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

March 20, 2018 – (UPDATED) The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a TORNADO WATCH for most of north and central Florida including Alachua and Bradford counties until 7 p.m. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of supercell thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. The NWS has indicated that … Continue reading Tornado Watch Issued Until 7 p.m.

ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

February 15, 2018 – Santa Fe College will be testing the components of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) Friday, February 16, 2017. The testing will be conducted between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and will test the ENS text, voicemail, computers, Safe Santa Fe app, social media and potentially audible sirens on campus. The Santa … Continue reading ALERT – Emergency Notification System Testing Friday

Maser Project Making Progress on Building E Walls

November 15 – A new art project on the walls of Building E is underway. The project, a partnership between the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Department and 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative has commissioned Irish artist Al Maser to paint the giant mural. Maser is one of Europe’s leading urban artists. Several faculty and staff … Continue reading Maser Project Making Progress on Building E Walls