Bill Text: FL S1736 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Lake-Sumter Community College/50th Anniversary

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-02-01 - Adopted, companion bill(s) passed, see HR 9017 (Adopted) -SJ 312 [S1736 Detail]

Download: Florida-2012-S1736-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2012                            (NP)    SR 1736
       By Senator Hays
       20-01643-12                                           20121736__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing the students, alumni,
    3         faculty, administration, and District Board of
    4         Trustees of Lake-Sumter Community College as the
    5         college celebrates its 50th Anniversary as an
    6         institution of higher learning.
    8         WHEREAS, in 1961, at a time when segregation was still
    9  widely accepted in the South, the Legislature approved an act to
   10  build two junior colleges in Lake County to serve the white and
   11  black constituents of Lake and Sumter Counties, and
   12         WHEREAS, in 1962, Lake-Sumter Junior College and Johnson
   13  Junior College offered their first classes, housed in temporary
   14  facilities on the campuses of Leesburg High School and Carver
   15  Heights High School, respectively, and
   16         WHEREAS, in 1964, with the generous support of the
   17  community, Lake-Sumter Junior College opened its first permanent
   18  campus on Highway 441 in Leesburg, and Johnson Junior College
   19  opened its permanent facility on Beecher Street in Leesburg, and
   20         WHEREAS, in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
   21  Lake-Sumter Junior College and Johnson Junior College were
   22  merged in 1965, and, in 1970, Lake-Sumter Junior College was
   23  officially renamed as “Lake-Sumter Community College,” and
   24         WHEREAS, a joint-use facility with the Sumter County School
   25  District was opened in Sumterville in the summer of 1995, and,
   26  in Clermont at a joint-use facility with the University of
   27  Central Florida, classes began in September of 1999, and
   28         WHEREAS, Lake-Sumter Community College’s dedicated and
   29  talented faculty and staff have continuously sought new ways to
   30  increase opportunities for students and ensure their success,
   31  have adapted to the needs of the students and employers in Lake
   32  and Sumter Counties by staying at the forefront of innovative
   33  education programming by offering certificates, associate
   34  degrees, workforce training, and continuing education, and are
   35  in the process of obtaining permission to offer a baccalaureate
   36  degree in organizational management, and
   37         WHEREAS, as a proud member of the “Great 28” in the Florida
   38  College System, Lake-Sumter Community College will celebrate in
   39  the 2012-2013 academic year 50 years of excellence as an
   40  institution of higher learning, NOW, THEREFORE,
   42  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   44         That the members of the Senate recognize the students,
   45  alumni, faculty, administration, and District Board of Trustees
   46  of Lake-Sumter Community College as the college celebrates its
   47  50th Anniversary as an institution of higher learning in
   48  Florida.