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The Fall 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series begins on Sept. 17

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The Fall 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series will kick off on Sept. 17 with an examination of the art inherent in the Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Flagler College Art Professor Catherine McFarland will discuss the Aesthetic Movement of the 19th century, placing the National Historic Landmark in the historical context of the movement.CatherineMcFarland

The Aesthetic Movement is an art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes.

“John Ruskin, the art historian, critic and philosopher, was the inspiration for this hugely important movement,” said McFarland. “We teach Ruskin at Flagler College, partly because of his influence on the aesthetics of the old hotel.”

McFarland’s lecture, “The Aesthetic Movement in America,” will feature approximately 60 images, including some pre-Raphaelite paintings, and will include anecdotes about the artists and writers.

Professor McFarland earned an M.A. in Art History from Emory University and a B.A. in Art History from Smith College. She received studio instruction in painting, sculpture, printmaking, design and photography from Atlanta College of Art and has completed post-graduate work at Emory University.

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, the 2013 Community Lecture Series is focused on “The Hotel Ponce de Leon Deconstructed: Building the Future for Modern America.”

The series features a lineup of historians and scholars discussing Henry Flagler’s vision for St. Augustine, social classes and American politics during the late 19th century, and the influence of art, music and literature during the Gilded Age.

Tickets to the lecture are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

This year, thanks to VISIT FLORIDA’s Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant Program, Flagler College is offering complimentary admission to the fall 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series for any St. Johns County tourism employee. Tourism employees interested in attending the lecture will need to present their employee name tag or ID at the lecture series registration table.

Reservations for the lecture series are required due to limited space. Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information. To watch a live stream of these lectures, visit ustream.tv/channel/community-lecture-series.

Source: Flagler College

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Johnson publishes third text of 2013, focuses on Franciscan Evangelization

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After successfully planning a March conference on the same subject, Flagler College Professor of Religion Timothy Johnson has published his third text of the year, “From La Florida to La California: Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands.”

Published by the Academy of American Franciscan History, the book highlights the history and the role the Franciscans played in bringing the ChristianTim_Johnson faith to the North American continent.

“Although the Franciscan missions in California have been popularized in American culture, the friars were in Florida 200 years before California,” said Johnson. “As a matter of fact, their headquarters were in the current National Guard building on St. Augustine’s bay front.”

Johnson’s book contains essays from scholars from several countries on both sides of the Atlantic.

Johnson says Flagler College will host another conference in March of 2014 focusing on the indigenous peoples who encountered the Franciscans and will include representatives from the Navaho and Hopi nations.

In 2013, Johnson also published “The Soul in Ascent: Bonaventure on Poverty, Prayer, and Union with God” (Franciscan Institute Press) and “Franciscans and Preaching” (Brill Academic Press).
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Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.

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The future of funding for Native American programs

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Audioconference: Thursday, November 15th 2:00 to 3:15pm ET

What’s the outlook for federal funding for Native American programs in 2013, in the aftermath of November’s elections? How will Washington respond to the needs of Native Americans, Hawaiians, and Alaskans — and what will tribal organizations need to know now to compete successfully for future funding?

Get the answers to these critical questions and more by joining CD Publications and Native American Report on Thursday, November 15 for an authoritative, interactive discussion about The Future of Funding for Native American Programs.

During this 75-minute information-packed event, senior editor of Native American Report and Community Health Funding Report Dave Kittross will guide you through the maze of funding-related issues critically important to Native Americans, including:

Will federal grants be available — again — to promote economic development, tribal justice, healthcare, Native languages and culture?

Will Bureau of Indian Affairs’ direct grant programs for health, safety, and community development survive?

What about Native funding from the Education Department, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation and other agencies?

Will funding for Indian housing at least remain level, in light of budget pressures?

Will set-aside funds under the Community Development Block Grant for Native community revitalization activities again be offered?

With energy a priority for Democrats and Republicans, will the Energy Department increase grants for alternative energy on Indian lands, or will emphasis shift to traditional sources like coal and oil?

Plus, you’ll get invaluable insights on private funding for native programs

We’ll point you toward some of the most generous sources of private funding for Native American programs, from larger funders with generally broader eligibility requirements, so your programs are more likely to be eligible. And, we’ll tell you how to get your proposal in front of decision-makers at private and corporate foundations, and what you need to know to make your application stand out so your chances of funding are greatly improved.

Ample time to answer all your questions

This event is an excellent opportunity for you and your staff to clarify or get answers to any of your funding-related questions. Your questions and comments are encouraged before, during and for a full 30 days after the event, whether you attend or buy the CD.

Get 5 months of Native American Report for just $50 more when you register

When you sign up to join us or purchase a CD recording, you’ll have the chance to add a subscription to NAR to your order for just $10 a month. This one-of-a-kind news service is a continually updated online resource covering federal and private funding, legal and legislative developments affecting Native American programs nationwide.

Whether you’re an experienced grants specialist or a beginner, The Future of Funding for Native American Programs will provide your organization with valuable information you will use again and again. For just $199, you and your entire staff can gather around one speakerphone and benefit from this information-packed discussion.

Because there is limited space available, we encourage you to act promptly to ensure your attendance!

Visit our website for fastest registration
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Source: Native American Report

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Flagler College awarded three state grants for 125th Anniversary celebration

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Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., President of Flagler College, announced the award of three grants through the State of Florida to the institution totaling $425,000, noting, “Flagler College is pleased that the State of Florida has joined with private donors and the College to recognize the importance of Ponce de Leon Hall and the 2013 celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the building’s opening as the Hotel Ponce de Leon. The $2 million project will complete substantial restoration and rehabilitation of the building.”

Historically, the Solarium served as an area where guests could gather for conversation, enjoy entertainment, or watch activities taking place in town or along the bay front. Rehabilitation of this room and the fourth floor will permit similar activities, as well as provide for an exceptional event venue. The Solarium remains as the last significant space to be restored in the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, and the room is quite different than any other.

The fundraising campaign began in 2009, and since that time the College has secured more than $1,500,000 from private sources for the project. In honor of their lead gift, the Solarium will be renamed to recognize historic preservation supporters and philanthropists Allen and Delores Lastinger.

All of the projects are expected to begin in fall of 2012.

Flagler College has chosen St. Augustine-based A.D. Davis Construction, which specializes in custom construction for commercial, residential, renovation and historic restoration, to complete the Solarium project.

Projects that were approved for funding are:

• $350,000 for restoration of the Solarium of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark, additionally honoring the 100th anniversary of Henry Flagler’s completion of the Overseas Railway and his importance to the development of Florida;

• $50,000 through a #1 ranked Acquisition and Development grant for restoration of the Solarium; and

• $25,000 through a #1 ranked Community Education grant for the 125th Anniversary Exhibition project.

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The twin towers of the Ponce flank a great dome topped by a copper lantern. These elements define the St. Augustine skyline and have done so since the time of the Hotel’s opening in 1888. They represent Florida’s first “boom” era; serve as landmarks for travelers on land and water; and are the featured architectural elements in many photos. In 1964, prior to St. Augustine’s 400th anniversary, the City established height limitations relative to these building elements: no building would be constructed taller than the towers on the Ponce. Those standards remain in place today, helping to make the St. Augustine skyline one of the most photographed in the nation and reflecting the city’s longstanding commitment to preservation of its cultural resources.

The grant projects have been financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.

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Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu

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News from Flagler College

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Filmmaker Helen Whitney continues “Ideas and Images” series at Flagler College Nov. 13-14

Mormons. Trappist monks. Gang kids. Pope John Paul II. 9/11. The Rwandan genocide.

Helen Whitney has spent a lifetime examining people and subjects from all walks of life. The acclaimed writer, producer and director will speak on “A Life in Film; Spiritual Landscapes,” a retrospective of the last 40 years of her life and work, with an emphasis on the defining spiritual themes as part of Flagler College’s “Ideas and Images” series.

Whitney, whose series began on Nov. 6-7 will return to the college for two more lectures at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14 in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St.

“It is an exploration of a wide variety of topics, among them: juvenile crime, the McCarthy Era, contemporary presidential politics, Papal authority, the troubled relationship between Jews and Christians, our dysfunctional mental health system the oppression of gay men and women, the birth of a new American religion, Mormonism, the spiritual aftershocks of 9/11, the complexities and contradictions of the new forgiveness and many other subjects,” said Whitney.

Whitney’s lectures will also touch on filmmaking issues from journalistic ethics and narrative structure to the language of film and the special challenges inherent in making films about spirituality.

Whitney’s features have aired on PBS, HBO and ABC including “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero,” PBS’ two-hour special on 9/11 which explored the spiritual aftershocks of this horrific event. Amongst her many accolades are an Oscar nomination; two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards; a George Foster Peabody Award; an Edward R. Murrow Award for distinguished journalism; an Emmy Award; and awards from The Writer’s Guild of America, The Director’s Guild of America, The Hamptons International Film Festival and The San Francisco International Film Festival.

Whitney is a sought after lecturer and frequently speaks at universities, divinity schools, museums and art institutes. She has served as the Director of the Board of Film Forum in New York City and has been artist in residence at six universities and is a Woodrow Wilson scholar.

“Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists Program” will feature an international composition of artists and authors, introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.

Each event is free and open to the public. Call (904) 819-6282 or visit www.flagler.edu/our-community for more information.

Locker speaks on post-election politics at Flagler Forum event Nov. 15

No matter who wins the election on Nov. 6, Ray Locker says the political campaigning and wrangling will not be over yet.

“We still have the upcoming lame-duck Congress and a bunch of key issues to hash out by the end of the year,” said Locker, the Washington enterprise editor for USA TODAY who will speak at Flagler College on Nov. 15 as part of the 2012 Forums on Government and Public Policy lecture series.

Locker, who will speak on “It’s Not Over Yet: The 2012 Election and the Stakes for a Lame-Duck Congress,” believes the outcome of the election will come down to important factors such as Hispanic and minority voter turnout as well as the discussion on future of major entitlement programs such as Medicare and health care.

He also believes the outcome of this race could determine how campaigns are run in the future.

“This year will be the test between advertising and campaign organization,” said Locker. “I believe it will lead to fundamental changes in how pollsters do business in future elections.”

As the Washington enterprise editor for USA TODAY, Locker supervises the investigative work in the organization’s Washington bureau. He has been the paper’s White House and politics editor and national security editor in the seven years since joining USA TODAY in 2005. His work as an editor and reporter was nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in 2008 and 2010.

Before joining USA TODAY, Locker ran the Associated Press bureau in Sacramento and coordinated the news service’s coverage of California government and politics, including the 2003 recall campaign that led to the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He worked for the Los Angeles Times and spent 13 years as a reporter, columnist and editor at The Tampa Tribune.

All forums take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of speakers who donate their time in support of the series. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided. Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.

Source: Flagler College

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Flagler College news – November 2, 2012

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Flagler’s Children’s Musical Theatre presents “Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel”

Rene Shwartzbuckle has an obsession for a turnip-like vegetable called rapunzel. After spotting a delectable patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, Rene sends her husband to “borrow” some. When the witch has her malicious henchmen terrorize him, he agrees to give his firstborn child to the witch in exchange for unlimited amounts of the plant.

Sixteen years later, the child, a daughter named, you guessed it, Rapunzel, has been placed in a tower, destined to be rescued in the children’s musical play, “Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel,” presented by Flagler College’s Children’s Musical Theatre class.

“We make a point of selecting shows that appeal to the child in all of us, ” says director Phyllis Gibbs. “We hope everyone will be entertained.”

The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine.

Tickets are $10 and $5 for children. A special Tea Party with the characters will be held after the Nov. 10 performance by reservation only. Tickets to the performance and Tea Party are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more info, call 904-819-6217.

Flagler Professor to Deliver Keynote Election Night Speech in New York City

Will Miller, assistant professor of public administration at Flagler College, has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker for an election night dinner hosted by Danske Capital at the New York City Public Library on Nov. 6.

Miller will be speaking before roughly 150 invited guests including internal representatives from Danske Capital along with select clients who are primarily CEOs and CIOs from Northern Europe’s leading pension funds, insurance companies and capital funds.

“The 2012 Presidential race is shaping up to be one of the most interesting of our time. With a clear difference between the views of the two major party candidates and a fairly polarized electorate with few truly undecided voters, all of Election Day will be spent looking at turnout and exit polls,” said Miller. “A small handful of voters in a few number of states have the potential to select the course of our country as we look toward the next four years.”

Miller’s presentation will focus on an overview of both the Romney and Obama campaigns and how their policy beliefs will potentially impact the economies of Northern Europe along with relationships between our nation and the region. He will be providing a detailed discussion of both demographic and polling trends in key battleground states and will be offering an analysis of exit polls as they become available and issuing predictions based on that data as merited. Miller’s research focuses on public opinion and electoral studies.

Miller has published an edited volume on the Tea Party’s impact on Senate races and American politics in 2010. He has two additional volumes set to be released in early 2013-one looking at the 2012 Republican Party nomination and the other on the Tea Party’s impact on 2012 races.

The dinner and Miller’s address serve as the culminating events for Danske’s two-day Capital Summit Seminar Program entitled “The U.S. & Global Economy: Outlook and Investment Implications.”

In lieu of an honorarium, Danske Capital will be donating to Flagler College to establish a textbook scholarship for students within the Public Administration Program.

“This is an excellent opportunity to speak as a member of the Flagler College faculty to an audience of international investors in a historic location about a potentially monumental election and help further awareness of our first-rate academic programs and students,” said Miller. “To be able to have Danske Capital make a donation to help students in the Public Administration Program only makes the opportunity that much more exciting.”

Source: Flagler College

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Flagler College theater department presents ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

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The Flagler College theater department will present the John Guare play “Six Degrees of Separation” beginning Oct. 19 in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

The story centers on Ouisa Kittredge, a Fifth Avenue socialite and Flan, her purveyor of high-art husband. Their privileged world makes them easy prey for a con artist who mysteriously shows up at their front door-injured and bleeding-claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son and a close college friend of their Ivy League children.

The Flagler production stars Caulene Hudson as Ouisa, Micah Laird as Flan and Nick Khan as Paul, the con-artist who charms his way into many upper-crust homes along the Upper East Side with his wit and insider knowledge.

“I think it’s a script that will leave the viewer thinking,” said director Britton Corry, of the play that premiered in 1990. “In this country, most of us are not what we might wish other to think we are, but even though we may see ourselves as being worlds apart from many people, there are only six degrees of separation.”

Show times for “Six Degrees of Separation” will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 21 and 28. Tickets are $15 and are available from noon-5 p.m. at the auditorium box office or one hour prior to curtain.

Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College is at 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. For more info, call (904) 826-8600.

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Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu

Source: Flagler College

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Voguit to Examine Two-Party System During Community Lecture Series Event

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Every election year tells the same story, Republicans and Democrats battle for the right to hold powerful positions in our country with third party candidates often an afterthought. But with nothing in the Constitution or federal laws discussing a two-party system, how did this become the political norm?

“I have looked at presidential elections, congressional elections and gubernatorial elections between 1865 and 1900 and clearly America was voting for Democrats or Republicans,” said Flagler College assistant professor Steve Voguit. “I am intrigued by this tradition since the constitution does not require political parties at all.”

Voguit will address this topic as he continues the 2012 Community Lecture Series on Oct. 23 with a talk on “United Nation, Divided Nation: Patterns in American Politics after the Civil War.”

“I’ll be attempting to show the solidifying of the two-party tradition and the domination of the Democrats and Republicans at the national level,” said Voguit, who was recently included in the Princeton Review’s latest book, “The Best 300 Professors.” “I will also talk briefly about the political conditions of that time like high voter turnout and very close elections for instance as well as the establishment of tradition in our society in general and in this case politically.”

Professor Voguit earned his M.Ed. and B.S. degrees from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He also completed graduate coursework at the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Texas State University.

Voguit’s lecture is the second in this year’s lecture series entitled “Reconstruction & Gild: Wealth, Innovation and the Pursuit of Status in Late 19th Century America” which focuses on defining moments in American history during the mid to late 1800s. Speakers will discuss the topic through the lens of their particular discipline.

Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are required, but space is limited. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

For reservations or more information, call Holly Hill, Assistant Director of College Relations at (904) 819-6282. To watch a live stream of these lectures, visit ustream.tv/channel/community-lecture-series.

Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.

Source: Flagler College

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Flagler College raises over $3,000 to fight heart disease

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The Flagler College Heart Walk raised more than $3,000 to benefit the American Heart Association. The walk was held Sept. 29 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier with more than 200 people in attendance.

“Heart disease is the number one killer in America and knows no age, gender or race; therefore, this is something that affects all of us,” said Laura Stevenson Dumas, Director of College Relations for the college. “During the process of planning this event, it became more evident that research funded by the American Heart Association is extremely important in the lives of Flagler College students, faculty and staff.”

The event which was co-sponsored by the Flagler College Student Government Association and the Flagler College Sport Management Club, garnered $3,364 including donations from local business such as Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, Smoothie King, Amici, Celebrations the Party People, Dunkin’ Donuts, Applebee’s and Oasis.

“Not only is the American Heart Association a valuable organization, worthy of our support,” said Stevenson Dumas. “But the Heart Walk provided us with an opportunity to bring together students, staff, faculty, alumni and families for a fun morning at the beach.”

Source: Flagler College

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Siguenza awarded Hispanic Heritage Council scholarship

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Rebeca Siguenza, a freshman at Flagler College, has been awarded a scholarship for $1,000 provided through the Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County.

“I am so glad to have won the scholarship,” said Siguenza, who is studying business administration at Flagler. “I am always happy to help the Hispanic community when someone needs it.”

Siguenza was awarded the scholarship for her efforts in helping the Hispanic community in Saint Augustine by volunteering her time as a translator for many families in the area.

The Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County is an organization designed to benefit the Hispanic community and preserve its heritage through arts, education and community awareness, through partnerships with local high schools, community colleges, universities and businesses. The HHC is currently working to create a scholarship for Flagler students.

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Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu

Source: Flagler College

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