Edison State College Garners Four AFC Awards

Nov 21, 2013

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. –During the 64th annual convention of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) held in Orlando on Nov. 13-15, Edison State College and its employees garnered four regional and state awards among all 28 Florida state and community colleges in the Florida College System.

Sue Buntic, Student Life Coordinator, Edison State College Collier Campus, received the Region IV Excellent Leadership Award for her work in rebuilding the Edison State College AFC chapter following a period of limited involvement in the organization.

Crystal Revak, Assessment Analyst, Edison State College, received a Region IV Unsung Hero Award for her work in building membership and instituting new member benefits for the Edison AFC chapter.

Kirsten Thompson, Coordinator, Campus Services, Edison State College Charlotte Campus, also received a Region IV Unsung Hero Award for her work in scheduling and organizing monthly chapter and executive board meetings and technology needs for the Edison chapter.

Edison’s newly reestablished AFC chapter also received the 2013 Membership Award for “Greatest Percent Increase of Members Over Previous Year” across all 28 Florida state and community college AFC chapters.

Additionally, Dr. Mireille Lauture, EAP Transition Program Specialist, Edison State College, was selected as a finalist in the Student Development Commission’s exemplary practice presentations for her program Conversation Café. Conversation Café is a place for native and non-native speakers of English to gather, drink coffee, and discuss language and culture. Participants serve as language buddies in which native English speakers can learn a foreign language while coaching English with others.

About AFC: The Association of Florida Colleges, Inc. is the professional association of Florida's 28 public member institutions of the Florida College System, their boards, employees, retirees and associates, and the employees of the Division of Florida Colleges. The mission of the Association is to actively promote, represent, and support members and institutions as they provide their students and the citizens of Florida with a world-class college system.

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Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests.Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program. For more information please visit edison.edu.