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South Florida State College
Administrative Procedures

Procedure: 2170

Title: College Awards Programs

Based on Policy: 2.17 - College Awards Programs

Office of Primary Responsibility: President’s Office


  1. Purpose:

To recognize employees and others for service and dedication to the college and to education

  1. Procedure:

Employee recognitions

    1. Full-time employees are eligible to receive service awards upon completion of each five-years of service to the college.
      1. The awards will be designed specifically to provide for this recognition, for example: service pins, certificates, and other honors as deemed appropriate by the president.
      2. The Human Resources Department will administer the distribution of these awards.
      3. The chair of the South Florida State College (SFSC) District Board of Trustees (DBOT), the president, or a designee will publicly recognize eligible employees at appropriate college-wide meetings or events.
      4. A year of service for this award shall be defined as a 12-month period in which the SFSC employee has been continuously employed and meets all obligations of employment.
    1. Upon retirement or voluntary separation from employment after at least 10 years of service with SFSC, full-time employees may be eligible to receive awards of recognition.  Other employees, upon retirement or voluntary separation from the college, who have a record of outstanding achievement, may also be eligible to receive recognition for their service to the college as determined by the president.
      1. The awards will be designed specifically to provide for this recognition; for example, resolution of the DBOT, official portrait, and other honors as deemed appropriate by the president.
      2. The director, community relations and marketing is responsible for furnishing these awards and coordinating all publicity concerning them.
      3. The chair of the DBOT, the president, or a designee will present the award.
      4. A year of service for this award shall be defined as a 12-month period in which the SFSC employee has been continuously employed and meets all obligations of employment.

Other awards and honorary degrees

The president accepts and reviews nominations for awards and honorary degrees from members of the DBOT, members of the SFSC Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, SFSC employees, students, and alumni.

    1. The criteria for bestowing honorary degrees are as follows:
      1. The nominee cannot be a member of the DBOT, an employee of the college, or an appointed or elected public official who represents the college, its district or any portion thereof at the time of the awarding of the honorary degree.
      2. The nominee must be distinguished and accomplished in his or her particular area of expertise or have made significant contributions to education.
      3. The nominee must demonstrate excellent character and integrity.  
      4. The improvement of education and the support of institutions of learning should be a major interest of the nominee.
    2. Once a nomination has been received and approved, the chair of the DBOT, the president, or a designee will present the award or honorary degree to the nominee at an appropriate college meeting or event.

History: Last Revised: 9/8/09

Adopted: 5/17/1985

Reviewed: 1/13/05

Revised: 1/21/02, 4/29/08, 9/8/09