We’re having a heat wave . . . but it is not tropical!
Can you believe that we have had well over a week’s worth of 100+degree days? Hopefully you are finding ways to stay cool – remember to hydrate.
We are really in the swing of summer classes at the same time that enrollment for fall is picking up. The new student registration and orientation workshops are going well and will ease the transition for students as they enter the College. Our campus financial aid office has relocated to the Multipurpose Room of the Student Center again this year to ensure that there is available space for students seeking that service. While the financial staff is out of the Administration Building, we do plan to get new ceilings put in on part of the second floor – the staff will therefore miss the mess!
Speaking of the Administration Building, please stop by to see the new art exhibit. We are fortunate to have pieces for our campus permanent collection as well as a new exhibit on display.
The new fiscal year began for the College on July 1 and while that means a new budget year, it is also time to welcome Dr. Joe Worth as our acting Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Worth has served as a faculty member/counselor at Florissant Valley for a number of years and brings a wealth of experience to this new role. I am really looking forward to working with Joe and hearing his ideas on how we will continue to enhance student success. Welcome Dr. Worth!
My heart goes out to those in Colorado who have lost a loved one. It is sad to see the destruction of family homes and all that beautiful Colorado countryside. Between the fires in the west and the rain in the southeast, many in our country are suffering the effects of Mother Nature.
In the last week, the Florissant Valley family has lost some members. Please keep the families of Brenda Davenport (Admissions), Rolland Haun (History, retired) and Charlie Jones (Art, retired) in your thoughts. We treasure their contribution and dedication to the College. We will miss them.
- Congratulations are in order for Terence D. Dixon. For the second year in a row, Terence has placed second in the 2011-2012 League for Innovation in the Community Colleges’ Student Literary Competition. Terence placed for his poem, “In a Minor Key.”
Well, it looks like it’s going to be another hot weekend. Thanks for reading the blog and stay cool!