The Pembroke Pines campus welcomed back students by hosting a Student Appreciation Day. Students posed for a group picture and then were served pastries and coffee by the leadership team and staff. The student used the opportunity to briefly socialize and share stories about their recent holiday vacations. Staff shared well-wishes for a successful new year.
The Tampa campus prepared burgers, hotdogs, and refreshments for another successful Student Appreciation Day. The students listened to music while enjoying an amazing barbeque experience in the auditorium and outdoors in the perfect Florida weather.
Fort Myers campus hosted a Welcome Back BBQ for students. Grill King Martin in Financial Aid cooked over 500 Hot Dogs for this festive celebration. The BBQ is a great way for new students to get to know their fellow classmates and faculty. It is also fun for the returning students to have a break from their studies. The BBQ theme was repeated in the evening as not to leave out anyone. Welcome Week has been a great way to kick off 2015 with a BANG!!
Student Services sponsored Job & Joe. There have been several changes on the Fort Myers campus during the break, one of them being a new seating area in Student Services. Job & Joe was a chance for students, faculty and staff to come to Student Services, get a free cup of coffee & munchkin (from Dunkin Donuts) and learn about College Central, our online career website. Each student was given a hand-out about College Central and was encouraged to get registered on the spot. Lee Tran also came to campus and set up an information table in the atrium to showcase bus service and assist students with transportation solutions. Job & Joe was a good way for students to get to know Student Services and the various things that they do.
Fort Myers ended the culmination of Welcome Week festivities by hosting a calypso themed Fruit Friday for students, faculty and staff. A chocolate fountain was placed in the student lounge with a vast array of fruits including pineapple, strawberries, & cantaloupe. For those not into fruit, marshmallows were an alternative. Students took turns dipping fruit / marshmallows into melted milk chocolate. Commuter services was also on hand to provide students with information about ride sharing and bike helmets.
The Sarasota campus welcomed back students with a cookout! Hamburgers were grilled by student services director Violeta Huesman. The students enjoyed their lunch and had time to be reacquainted with classmates, faculty and staff, as well as, meet and introduce themselves to new student body.