FSCJ president says parents, who emigrated from Mexico, are key reason he pursued higher education
A recent issue of a Jacksonville-area magazine published for the Spanish speaking community calls John Avendano, the President and CEO of Florida State College Jacksonville, an “educator of the future.”
Kennedy Hill honored as All-Star Athlete
Kennedy Hill is a senior on the track and field and volleyball teams at William M. Raines High School. 1 in her graduating class, Kennedy is dual enrolled at FSCJ. She is senior class president, a member of the National Honor Society and a mentor with I’m A Star Foundation. Kennedy is a member of Youth Leadership Jacksonville and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. She volunteers at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Online forum hosted by FSCJ focuses on racial diversity
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 500 people across the United States watched an online forum about racial diversity that was hosted by Florida State College at Jacksonville on Thursday night. The panelists for the forum talked about racial diversity and why it’s important for everyone to be open and accepting of people of color or other ethnic backgrounds. The subject of diversity then shifted to racial injustice toward African Americans following the deaths of Floyd and Taylor, and locally, the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. That’s why the panel of speakers chose to discuss these matters with the hope that people watching across the country will walk away with a better understanding of racial, social and ethnic injustice and discrimination. Organizers said it’s OK to protest what is perceived to be a racial or social injustice if the protest does not involve violence or the threat of violence.
FSCJ confirms its first 2 cases of coronavirus
The patients represent the first two cases confirmed by FSCJ since the coronavirus outbreak began. FSCJ has just confirmed that an employee and student have tested positive for COVID-19. — FSCJ (@FSCJ_Official) March 30, 2020The employee works at FSCJ South and has not been to campus since March 6, the notice says, while the student attends FSCJ Kent and has not returned since March 3. FSCJ’s cases are likely among the 158 coronavirus patients identified in Duval County. The two cases confirmed by FSCJ come less than a week after the University of North Florida announced that a university employee had tested positive for coronavirus.