News Archive for 2008

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Feb 28 Edison College Observes Holocaust Memorial Week (District)
Edison College will observe the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Project, a week-long series of lectures, films and exhibits, beginning Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28. This year's theme, "...And They Fought Back," will focus awareness on the courageous resisters and those who defended and provided sanctuary to Jews…
Feb 25 Alumni Invited to Visit New Edison College Web Page (District)
Did you graduate from Edison College? Wondering what happened to the guy or girl you had a crush on in your freshman year? Trying to find that geeky guy from your calculus class to beg him for a job? You may be in luck!Friends and alumni of Edison College are…
Feb 21 Allbritten Honored with Bob Graham Award (District)
Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president of Edison College's Collier campus, received the prestigious Bob Graham Award from the Florida Junior Community College Student Government Association [FJCCSGA] at their annual conference earlier this month. The award is presented each year for distinguished service in four categories: student, employee, community supporter, and student…
Feb 19 Edison College Receives Approval to Add Three Bachelor's Programs (District)
Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker announces today that the Florida Board of Education has approved the College's request to offer three new Bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Science [BS] degrees in Nursing and Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Applied Science [BAS] in Supervision and Management."Edison College's successful experience…
Feb 15 Thompson Named Edison College Legal Counsel (District)
Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker today announces the appointment of Rep. Nicholas R. "Nick" Thompson as the college’s Special Assistant to the District President and Legal Counsel."We have wanted to fill this position for several years," said Walker. "Nick brings the winning combination of qualifications, experience, and…
Feb 12 Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Establishes Edison College Scholarship (District)
The Edison College Foundation, Inc. has received a gift of $10,000 from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union [FCU], Suncoast for Kids Foundation, to establish an endowed scholarship fund. The donation is eligible for a dollar-for-dollar State matching program, which will increase the initial endowment to $20,000.The gift was made possible…
Feb 12 Building Dedication Scheduled at Edison College Charlotte Campus (District)
The public is invited to attend the dedication Friday, February 22 at 1 p.m. of the Dr. Hugo D. and Wallie Spatz Hall at the Charlotte Campus of Edison College, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. Mrs. Spatz recently donated a gift of $500,000 to the Edison College Foundation to benefit…
Feb 11 Edison College Sponsors Career Fair (District)
Edison College will be hosting a career fair on the Lee campus in Fort Myers from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Over 30 area employers will be participating. During the first hour [1 p.m. - 2 p.m.], Lee County public safety agencies will be on hand…
Feb 11 Edison's Proposed Collegiate High School Would Benefit Many (District)
This message is from Dr. G. Stephen Atkins, Campus Dean, Charlotte Campus:Small innovative high schools are becoming an important reform strategy throughout the United States. The feasibility study that Edison College is conducting may very well result in a new kind of institution that blends high school and college into…
Feb 8 Edison College Welcomes High School Seniors with 'Go Higher - Get Accepted' (District)
Studies show that education beyond high school pays lifelong dividends, including higher wages, better job opportunities and advancement, and higher lifetime earning potential. To help graduating high school seniors make the transition to college, Edison College will host 'Go Higher - Get Accepted,' on the Lee campus in Fort Myers…

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