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2013 News

December 18, 2013 — The first graduating class from Eastern Florida State College accepted their diplomas at fall commencement ceremonies after hearing a call from the college president to become role models to all who follow.

December 16, 2013 — The Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College is actively recruiting for its upcoming 911 Public Safety Telecommunications Academy.

December 15, 2013 — Veterans attending Eastern Florida State College will soon have access to more services through a new Veterans Center designed to meet their educational and personal needs.

December 15, 2013 — Construction will begin next month on a new Public Safety Institute at Eastern Florida State College that will mark the start of a planned expansion of its Melbourne campus.

December 11, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College’s new Melbourne Campus soccer facility will be the site of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) girls and boys state championship semifinals and finals in February.

December 8, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College’s gymnasium building on the Melbourne campus will be the new home of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

December 1, 2013 — About 2,000 students are eligible to take part in fall commencement at Eastern Florida State College on Dec. 19 in the first graduation ceremony for the newly-named institution.

November 17, 2013 — An updated sticker is required on student identification cards to ride free on Space Coast Area Transit buses during the 2014 calendar year.

November 13, 2013 — A special B.W. Simpkins Lecture Series event called the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour hit the King Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday with a presentation designed to give prospective young entrepreneurs a close-up, personal look at their...

November 12, 2013 — The Performing Arts Club on Eastern Florida’s Titusville Campus will present its 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Park event over two consecutive weekends – Nov. 16 & 17 and Nov. 23 & 24.

November 11, 2013 — The NJCAA Division I women’s national soccer championship tournament coming Nov. 18-23 to Brevard County will provide an estimated $1 million boost to the local economy.

November 10, 2013 — The 31st Annual “Massing of the Colors,” which is the largest Veterans Day event on Florida’s Space Coast, included veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 6, 2013 — For many Brevard County residents, helping your neighbor is a committed way of life.

November 6, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College will host a Fall Choral Concert on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus.

November 4, 2013 — Saluting veterans and educating students about the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces will be the focus of an upcoming USO-style show at Eastern Florida State College.

November 3, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College will host the 31st Annual Veterans Memorial Service and Massing of the Colors on Mon., Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.

November 3, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College professor Dr. Carol Bourke has received the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Award by the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA).

October 28, 2013 — Two Eastern Florida State College security officers have been honored for their quick action earlier this year that saved the life of a student.

October 27, 2013 — Dr. Kathy Cobb, the eLearning Provost at Eastern Florida State College, has received the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development Award for her work in the rapidly growing field of online studies.

October 13, 2013 — For Eastern Florida State College students and the local community, it’s time to go extreme.

October 8, 2013 — A dunking contest, three-point shooting drill and free pizza are just part of the family fun Thursday, Oct. 10 as the college's men's and women's basketball teams kick off their seasons with Titan Madness from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Melbourne Campus gym.

October 7, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College's Department of Performing and Visual Arts will present the family-friendly musical "Miss Nelson is Missing" October 25-27.

October 6, 2013 — A recent Eastern Florida State College graduate has received the prestigious “Chancellor’s Student of the Month” award that’s given to the top college students in Florida.

September 23, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College will host a public information session for people interested in careers in the fields of Nursing and Health Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Titusville Campus, located at 1311 N. U.S. Hwy 1.

September 23, 2013 — Artwork created by Eastern Florida State College faculty members will be the focus of an upcoming show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne campus.

September 18, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College has been awarded a nearly $1.54 million federal grant that will be used to help launch its three new Bachelor Degree programs in information technologies next year.

September 15, 2013 — The 226th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated a day early Monday during a gathering at Eastern Florida State College that focused on the framing of the country’s founding document and its relevance in today’s society.

September 11, 2013 — A solid career bang for their higher education buck. That’s what students in Eastern Florida State College’s Emergency Medical Technician program can expect upon graduation, using affordable tuition to gain jobs in public safety.

September 8, 2013 — The Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Eau Gallie Arts District and the King Center for the Performing Arts have teamed up for a new family event featuring an afternoon of music, theater, dance and visual arts, with a taste of the new food truck trend included...

September 3, 2013 — U.S. Rep. Bill Posey will be the keynote speaker during a program to mark Constitution Day and discuss the document’s meaning Sept. 16 at Eastern Florida State College.

September 2, 2013 — Highly trained, highly skilled and highly motivated. Those words describe thousands of veterans seeking jobs and careers in civilian life after fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

August 27, 2013 —  Eastern Florida State College held center stage at Tuesday night’s Brevard County Manatees baseball game at Space Coast Stadium during an evening designed to showcase the college's new name and intercollegiate sports.

August 26, 2013 — A Law Enforcement Academy student at Eastern Florida State College collapsed and died Tuesday morning after a physical conditioning run on the college’s Melbourne campus.

August 25, 2013 — Online criminal justice degree programs at Eastern Florida State College are among the best in the nation, providing students the accessibility and flexibility they need to learn and graduate.

August 25, 2013 — The heat was oppressive that day but something else was far worse — the crushing weight of segregation that denied African-Americans their rightful place as citizens.

August 20, 2013 — The Brevard County Manatees will host Eastern Florida State College Night during the team's Tuesday, Aug. 27 baseball game.

August 19, 2013 — In an open letter to college freshmen, Florida Gov. Rick Scott encouraged students to "envision big dreams as you pursue success." The governor intended the letter for all freshmen at Florida's 28 state colleges, 23 of which now offer bachelor's...

August 18, 2013 — A special sticker is required on student identification cards starting this term to ride free on Space Coast Area Transit buses.

August 18, 2013 — Alan Landman has been named to another term as chair of the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2013 — The fall term is getting underway at Eastern Florida State College with an inaugural class of students enrolled in its first Bachelor Degree programs.

August 14, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College leaders discussed the importance of the college’s upcoming re-accreditation process Thursday, telling faculty and staff that everyone is “all in” to make it a success.

August 12, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College has gone mobile through a new phone app that allows mobile device users to view the college’s latest news and events.

August 11, 2013 — Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed Alan Landman to another four-year term on the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees.

August 11, 2013 — Former Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker has been named to direct public safety academic programs and campus security at Eastern Florida State College.

August 1, 2013 — More than 100 students are taking the next step in their careers this week as they graduate from medical and public safety programs at Eastern Florida State College.

July 31, 2013 — The annual Welcome Back event for college faculty and staff signaling the start of the Fall Term will be held Aug. 15 at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

July 29, 2013 — Eastern Florida State College’s two new intercollegiate varsity sports – men’s soccer and women’s tennis - debut in the coming weeks.

July 23, 2013 — Local youngsters who'd like to improve their athletic skills in basketball or golf can take advantage of two upcoming camps at Eastern Florida State College.

June 30, 2013 — A new era in higher education began Monday when Eastern Florida State College opened its doors to provide four-year degrees to students in Brevard County and Central Florida.

June 18, 2013 — The new name for Brevard Community College was officially unveiled Wednesday night in a special premiere at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus, featuring TV commercials branding the college’s new identity.

June 18, 2013 — Brevard Community College is now recruiting for the August 2013 BCC-IPS Law Enforcement Academy, scheduled to begin on August 26, 2013.  

June 17, 2013 —  As nearly 60 participants in the 21st annual Brevard Community College P.J. Wilson and Henry Scott Youth Golf Camp gave him their full attention on Tuesday Dr. Joe Lee Smith imparted a lesson that transcended just the game at hand.

June 16, 2013 — The first fiscal year budget for Eastern Florida State College includes no tuition hikes for students, the second year in a row without an increase.

June 10, 2013 — Port Canaveral’s plans for continued growth and a call for more partnerships between higher education and business were the focus of a Tuesday conference on the Port’s future at Brevard Community College.

June 10, 2013 — The Central Brevard NAACP will host its 12th Annual Men’s Health Summit on the Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus on Saturday, June 15.

May 22, 2013 — Volunteers are needed for a food packaging event at the Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus gym on Sunday, June 2 that will involve packaging meals to help feed hungry children during the summer.

May 22, 2013 — Brevard Community College will take part in a new crime prevention initiative that will use a smartphone app and website to allow users to easily report tips about incidents on its four campuses.

May 20, 2013 — Keith Greene has made a name for himself in the storied history of Brevard Community College golf in several ways.

May 15, 2013 — About 1,900 students were eligible to receive their degrees Thursday as the last graduating class from Brevard Community College walked across the stage at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

May 14, 2013 — Beginning Fall Term 2013, Brevard Community College will offer a limited access Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Technology. The application deadline is June 1.

May 12, 2013 — Brevard Community College will offer a new, introductory course on SolidWorks mechanical design automation software beginning May 21, 2013.

May 5, 2013 — The Brevard Community College P.J. Wilson/Henry Scott Youth Golf Camp and Minority Youth Golf Program tees off its 20th anniversary season at BCC’s Fred Gay Golf Academy in Cocoa in June.

May 1, 2013 — Members of the Brevard Community Chorus, Brevard Chorale and BCC Concert Choir will present a full-scale performance of Elijah on Saturday, May 11th, at 7:30 p.m. at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, 32935.

April 30, 2013 — About 1,900 students will be eligible to graduate May 16 during Brevard Community College’s spring commencement at the King Center for the Performing Arts on the Melbourne Campus.

April 23, 2013 — A nationally recognized program that trains aerospace workers at Brevard Community College has received a $1.6 million federal grant to continue operating another four years.

April 16, 2013 — Brevard Community College and Space Coast Sports Promotions will host the NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Championship Tournament for the next four years, providing an important boost to the Brevard County economy.

April 15, 2013 — Brevard Community College's golf team won its fourth NJCAA Division I District 4 title in the last 11 seasons and its first since 2008 on Tuesday in Pendleton, S.C.

April 8, 2013 — "Midsummer," an abridged version of the classic William Shakespeare comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," has three performances at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on April 23 and 25.

April 7, 2013 — Six students from Brevard Community College have earned a place on the prestigious 2013 All-Florida Academic Team.

April 7, 2013 — Brevard Community College invites prospective students and their families to attend an Open House on any of its four campuses the week of April 15.

April 3, 2013 — Five students from Brevard Community College’s Titusville Campus presented academic papers at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference (PCA/ACA) in Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2013 — The Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus plays hosts to its annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Maxwell C. King Center Lobby Gallery throughout the month of April.

March 31, 2013 — Brevard Community College student Michael McAllister has been named "Student of the Month” for March by the chancellor of the Florida College System.

March 20, 2013 — The Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus is the site of this year’s Chick-Fil-A LEADERCAST, scheduled for Friday, May 10 in the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center, 1519 Clearlake Road.

March 19, 2013 — Palm Bay Fire-Rescue Lt. Jim Hamor, an adjunct professor at Brevard Community College, has received the highest recognition for career firefighters in Florida.

March 17, 2013 — Brevard Community College boosts the local and regional economies by $1.05 billion a year with graduates earning higher incomes and the College serving as a driver of economic growth, a new study finds.

March 17, 2013 — In another major step forward, Brevard Community College will offer students seven more Bachelor Degree tracks in 2014 in fields with strong job growth.

March 13, 2013 — Brevard Community College was recently notified that its college-wide printing and graphic services department has earned national recognition by the Collegiate Advertising Awards.

March 10, 2013 — Brevard Community College is poised to start accepting applications for its first Bachelor’s Degree programs that are tailored for traditional students and working adults seeking management careers.

March 5, 2013 — Brevard Community College is now recruiting for the May 2013 Institute of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy scheduled to begin on May 28, 2013.

March 5, 2013 — Stressed out? Don’t worry, because Brevard Community College has the perfect way to help you chill out.

March 4, 2013 — The zany murder mystery farce "Lucky Stiff" will be presented the weekend of March 15 at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Cocoa Campus.

February 20, 2013 — A new federal study bolsters Brevard Community College’s reputation as one of the top community colleges in the state and nation.

February 18, 2013 — The Brevard Community College Foundation will host its Second Annual Legal Community Friend-Raiser reception on Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

February 13, 2013 — Entertainment industry leader Mike Curb's lucky break came as a struggling college student when he had the nerve to walk into Atlantic Records alongside singer-songwriter Bobby Darin and follow the star onto an elevator.

February 12, 2013 — The Brevard County Bar Association has honored Brevard Community College Trustee Steve Charpentier for his leadership role at BCC and work with other community organizations.

February 12, 2013 — A $100,000 donation from Brevard Community College graduate and former NJCAA All-American Bruce Bochy and his wife Kim has helped make the newly constructed clubhouse a reality for the BCC baseball team.

February 3, 2013 — Brevard Community College is partnering with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and other public safety agencies to strengthen security and safety as BCC becomes a state college.

February 3, 2013 — Four-year degrees for the first time in College history, among the highest graduation rates in Florida and in the nation, and no tuition hikes for students.

January 27, 2013 — The Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus will host national speaker, Jullien Gordon, on Monday, Feb. 18, one of more than 50 events planned in celebration of Black History Month at BCC.

January 25, 2013 — Brevard Community College recently announced that Robert (Rob) Pickett has been promoted to Director of its Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The announcement was made following the retirement of long-time director Vicky Peake in December.

January 21, 2013 — The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has announced that Brevard Community College is the first auto technology program to achieve accreditation under the new NATEF automobile accreditation standards.

January 21, 2013 — An innovative leader in the entertainment industry whose company has produced more than 400 chart-topping hits will be the featured Simpkins Lecture Series speaker Feb. 14 at Brevard Community College.

January 13, 2013 — Students with intellectual disabilities will have a better chance for living independently and finding employment thanks to a new state grant that Brevard Community College has received.

January 6, 2013 — Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey pledged to protect Space Coast citizens Monday when he was sworn in as the community’s new chief law enforcement officer.