News Archive for 2006

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Oct 6 Early Childhood Education Program Receives $750,000 Gift (District)
Alice W. Lockmiller, native Floridian and Fort Myers resident since 1928, has made a $750,000 gift to Edison College for the Early Childhood Education Program. The donation will be used to fund an endowed chair for the Early Childhood Education program and a scholarship fund for Edison students."It is education…
Sep 28 World Renowned Child Development Expert To Speak At Edison College (District)
Edison College has confirmed Dr. David Elkind as the keynote speaker for the 2006 Early Learning Symposium to be held in conjunction with the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida at the Edison College Lee County campus on October 28.Elkind is a professor at Tufts University in Massachusetts and an…
Sep 25 Bank Of America's $10,000 Gift To Edison (District)
Bank of America, one of Southwest Florida’s premier banking institutions, has pledged a gift of $10,000 supporting the Edison College Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Campus initiatives. With more than 650 associates locally, Bank of America has 52 banking centers in Lee and Collier Counties and has been a presence here…
Sep 15 Edison College Debuts New Writing Center (District)
Edison College opens its new Writing Center on Monday, September 18, at the Lee County Campus. Professionals in the writing center offer one-on-one sessions designed to improve a student’s writing skills, but the level of expertise goes far beyond mere proofreading and editing.The one-on-one coaching sessions will focus on helping…
Sep 7 Edison College Hosts 4th Annual Pops @ Sunset Concert (District)
The 4th Annual Edison POPS @ Sunset concert, held under the stars at the Lee County campus, will take place Saturday, October 28th. The Edison POPS 50-piece orchestra will appear with legendary group, The Lettermen. Bring out the family and gather your friends to enjoy such hits as, When I…
Jul 19 Mann Elected Chair Of Edison College Board Of Trustees (District)
Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker announces that Mary Lee Mann has been elected to lead the College’s District Board of Trustees for the 2006-07 fiscal year. Mann, who lives in Alva, was unanimously elected to the post at the Board’s June meeting. Fort Myers resident Mahlan Houghton was…
Jul 17 Edison College Student Wins $1,000 Coca-cola Scholarship (District)
Zuleidy Fernandez, a sophomore at Edison College’s Lee Campus, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation.Fernandez, an honors scholar, is the current Student Government President, the Vice President of Edison’s Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa, and a member of the Bilingual Elite…
Jul 12 Free Tuition For Bright Futures Medallion Scholars (District)
Legislation effective July 1 expands opportunities for Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program.The legislation enables Florida Medallion Scholars – eligible high school graduates with a 3.0 grade point average – to receive free tuition and fees if they attend a Florida public community college and enroll in courses toward an associate…
Jun 26 2006 Shoes For Kids Drive (District)
This is the 3rd year Edison has sponsored the Shoes for Kids Project. The 2006 drive is spearheaded by Christy Smith and is joined this year by the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Club as a co-sponsor.Columnist Brian Gleason of the Charlotte Sun highlighted the drive in his column today and…
Jun 12 Important 2006 Hurricane Season Notification (District)
As you know, the 2006 hurricane season has officially begun on June 1 and will continue through November 30. We all now know that unforeseen natural disasters may truly impact our lives. At this time, we feel it is appropriate to provide basic information on Edison College’s hurricane policies and…

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