FCC President Announces 17 College Initiatives Receiving New Innovation Funding

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“...the best ideas and programs at colleges come from faculty and staff,” said Dr. Powell. “Sometimes those ideas need funding to make them a reality. I am thrilled with the project proposals we received and the difference these initiatives will make for our entire College community.”

Dr. Thomas H. Powell, interim president of Frederick Community College, has announced 17 College initiatives chosen to receive funding from the newly created President’s Innovation Fund.

Dr. Powell announced the creation of this fund in September to empower faculty and staff to be creative and lead.

“It has always been my experience that the best ideas and programs at colleges come from faculty and staff,” said Dr. Powell. “Sometimes those ideas need funding to make them a reality. I am thrilled with the project proposals we received and the difference these initiatives will make for our entire College community.”

Any employee could submit a proposal for a program or initiative that would enhance the FCC mission to provide affordable, flexible access to lifelong education that responds to the needs of diverse learners and the community.

Nearly $64,000 was awarded in total funding and the maximum amount of any single award was $5,000. The funding can be used immediately.

A list of proposals that received funding is below.

  • Elizabeth DeRose - Research and Visit Culinary and Hospitality Programs
  • Dr. Aitza Haddad Nunez - Friendly Law
  • Dr. Yazdan Rodd - Faculty Development and Training to Enhance Online Teaching
  • Dr. Amy Coldren - Flags to Honor Military Veterans, Active-Duty Military, and the Events of 9/11/2001
  • Anne Scholl-Fiedler and Dr. Todd Campbell - Career Pathways Podcast Series
  • Dr. Savita Prabhakar - Request to Buy Software for Essential Equipment
  • Jason Santelli - Industry Standard Film & Video Editing Software - DaVinci Resolve
  • Kelly Demski - National Athletic Trainers' Association Membership and 2022 Clinical Symposia & AT Expo
  • Patricia Sheppard - The Science of Skulls
  • Dr. Mike Gersten - FCPS Music Outreach and Engagement
  • Cathy Florimbio - Classroom Assessment Scoring System Training (CLASS)
  • Dr. Christine Chin Choy and Patricia Sheppard - Development of Environmentally Focused Lab Experiments for Non-Science Majors
  • Alesha Rosen, Laura Mears, Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen - Language Proficiency Certification
  • FCC Sustainability Council - Butterfly Pocket Park(s)
  • Chuck LoSchiavo - Outreach Coordinator, Construction Trades
  • Dr. Kathi Groover, Dr. Molly Carlson, and Sarah Radinsky - Career Exploration with Virtual Reality Technology (IT Training, Logistics & Production Training, and Healthcare Careers)
  • Dr. Ivy Chevers and Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen - Creation of a "Sibling Institution" to Strengthen and Expand Global Learning and Engagement in FCC Classrooms

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