August 19, 2020


In This Issue...

  1. AFC signs Stimulus Letter
  2. Cybersecurity Summit
  3. Upcoming webinars 
  4. AFC Awards Recognition and Deadlines 
  5. AFC Member Benefits Spotlight: Tickets at Work

AFC signs Stimulus Letter

The AFC joined with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and over 44 other state associations representing community colleges, in sending a letter to Congressional leadership negotiating on the next stimulus legislation. The letter urges them to quickly enact a stimulus legislation that considers the needs of community colleges and students. It also provides a list of priorities for community colleges, including at least $46.6 billion in additional support to institutions, a more equitable distribution of these funds, and more.

To read the letter, click here.

 Cybersecurity Summit - September 30

Register NOW!

This summit will bring together experts from the broad spectrum of Cybersecurity to address the current challenges facing our campuses statewide.  The summit will focus on sharing best practices and resources to assure that every college in Florida has the necessary tools to implement effective and successful campus policies and practices.  Sessions will include presentations and panels covering Leadership, Identity Management, Security, Security Operations and Architecture, Cybersecurity Education, Privacy, and Awareness & Education. Click the image below to register today!

Upcoming Professional Development Webinars 

August is full of great webinars!
Click here
 to view all previous and upcoming webinars.

Career & Professional Employees Commission Presents: Working with Students in Crisis
- Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 pm
The TCC Counseling Center and the TCC Victim Advocate Program will present on how to identify warning signs of students who may be in a mental health crisis or experienced a crime victimization. This workshop will review tools on how to talk to and work with a student in crisis and detail the appropriate resources for students, faculty, and staff to utilize. 
Presenters: Katherine Strauss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Counselor at the Tallahassee Community College Counseling Center & Michelle Tibbits-McClellan, Victim Advocate at the Tallahassee Community College

AFC Awards Q & A Zoom Session
- Thursday, August 20 at 3:30 pm
The AFC Awards Committee invites you to join us for an Awards Q & A Zoom Session on Thursday, August 20 at 2 p.m.  If you have questions about your Chapter of the Year, Commission of the Year, or Region of the Year submissions, join us and get answers. It’s not too late to put your submission together!

Equity Commission Presents: Social Justice Matters through the lens of Campus Safety and Law Enforcement on our College Campuses
- Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00 am
Over the last few months, there has been both a national and international movement against racial and social injustice. This series will discuss social justice from the past as well as look at the current state of affairs. Join us as we discuss Campus Safety and Law Enforcement on our college campuses with the experts. 

2020 Awards and Recognition Deadlines

The AFC sponsors numerous awards and recognitions throughout the year. These honors represent one of the most valuable benefits of membership since it is only through an organization like the AFC that deserving college professionals in Florida are rewarded for their excellence. Some are individual awards, many are professional achievement recognitions and still others recognize association groups and members for their accomplishments.

The criteria for each award as well as nomination/submission forms are listed on the Recognition page of the AFC Website HERE.

Outstanding Region and Outstanding Commission of the Year Nominations are due Wednesday, October 30, 2020.
Honorary Life Membership Award - Nominations deadline is September 1, 2020.
Distinguished Service Member Award - Nominations deadline is September 1, 2020.

Remember to visit your Chapter, Region, and Commission webpages to learn about additional recognition and awards opportunities. You can find them all by clicking on the links below and clicking the links in the menu bar on the right.


Member Benefit Spotlight:Tickets at Work

During this time of constant change and uncertainty, our priority remains your safety and well-being. To support you in doing so, we’ve partnered with TicketsAtWork to identify 2 unique partnerships that will aid you during these times.

Calm is the #1 app for mental fitness, designed to help you manage stress, sleep better and live a happier, healthier life.

With hundreds of hours of original audio content available in six languages, Calm supports users in more than 190 countries. Apple’s 2017 iPhone App of the Year and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020.

With the original subscription being $69 annually, our partnership with TicketsAtWork has allowed us to obtain yearly memberships at a 57% discount, costing $29.99 annually.

Another exclusive offer available through TicketsAtWork is their partnership with Sam’s Club.

Currently the offer available allows you to save up to 40% on a yearly membership! With the original cost of a membership being $45 annually, TicketsAtWork is offering it at $24.88. This membership will allow you to access savings on everything you need during these times:

•Home and electronics
•Health and wellness
•“Scan and Go” app to skip the lines
•And much more

Once purchased you will receive:
•Club membership activation voucher by email, along with
•Free promo code for $15 off your next corporate benefits purchase
•$5 Sam's Club gift card
•A second complimentary Sam's Club membership card

If you’re interested in learning more click on the link below. It’s cost free and simple to enroll:
1. Click here
2. Use your company code to create an account: MYAFCHOME 

 "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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