Category Archives: News

Speaker Series Features Conservationist and Shark Enthusiast Jim Abernathy, Aug. 12

The Appleton Museum of Art continues the monthly Inspired Speakers Series with Jim Abernathy on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. These monthly presentations feature individuals who not only excel in their fields, but are also an inspiration to others. Abernathy is an award-winning author, photographer, cinematographer and conservationist who pioneered shark encounters without a

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Friday Talks, July 20

Join us at the next CEP Friday Talks on July 20 at 8 a.m. at the CF Hampton Center to learn ways to create a supportive environment that enables your clients to articulate and achieve their goals. Hear from Leda Perez, president/CEO at LPC Partnerships LLC, who will share how to provide the most cutting-edge

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CF is Now on Snapchat

CF has added the popular social media platform Snapchat to its list of ways to engage with students and potential students. According to, Snapchat has more than 300 million monthly active users and 100 million daily active users. Forty-five percent of Snapchat users are aged between 18-24 and a full 77 percent of college students use

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Whale Done Award Passed to David

Sharon Altany passed the Whale Done Award to Sarah David, from the Advising Center because of her incredible help and support that Sarah has given Sharon and others on the AFC executive committee. Sharon shared that Sarah epitomizes PRIDE in every way. The Whale Done award is a traveling trophy which is passed quarterly from

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President’s Update, June 2018

June 27, 2018 Dear CF Family: The District Board of Trustees and I would like to say thank you for your efforts in supporting our students and community. I would like to share some highlights of the 2018-2019 operating budget approved today at the District Board of Trustees meeting. The 2018-2019 budget of $39,173,411 is

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Friday Talks, June 29

Join us at the next CEP Friday Talks on June 29 at 8 a.m. at the CF Hampton Center to learn more about the effects of employees’ prescription drug use on employers. Hear from Chief of Police for the Ocala Police Department Greg Graham and Prevention Coordinator Nancy Castillo from the Marion County Children’s Alliance.

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CF Foundation Receives $12,500 from OHRMA for Scholarship

The CF Foundation received a $12,500 gift from the Ocala Human Resource Management Association to establish an endowed scholarship supporting students majoring in Business Administration and qualifying for the Human Resources Administrator College Credit Certificate program. OHRMA has served Ocala/Marion County since the early 1990s and is an affiliate association for the Society of Human

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President’s Update, May 2018

June 7, 2018 Good morning, CF Team, Congratulations to our 2018 Gabor Award winners and all CF team members who were honored at the Employee Recognition program May 4. Each year, the Gabor Awards are presented by the CF Foundation to three employees for outstanding contributions to our college, community and students. This year, Dr.

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CF Connection Magazine, Summer Issue

The summer issue of Connection magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the Communications Center in the Ewers Century Center; email the Communications Center at; or view Connection online here. Read about some of our outstanding students, view the CF Foundation annual report, learn about what’s happening at the Appleton Museum, and

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CF Receives Grant from Ocala Royal Dames

The Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research awarded a cancer education/prevention grant to CF on Wednesday, May 30. The grant will allow CF to expand its annual ShopTalk cancer workshops to students on campus and provide education to community members about different types of cancer. The Shop Talk program has been an integral and effective

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AFC June Lunch and Installation of Officers

Join us for the Association of Florida Colleges CF Chapter luncheon and installation of officers on Wednesday, June 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the Webber Center. Meet your 2018-2019 AFC chapter board who will be your representatives for the upcoming year. Check back for an RSVP link. Add to my calendar

Summer Insider

You might have noticed that Insider, the official news for CF faculty and staff, is publishing once a week on Mondays, due to the lower volume of requests. We will twice a week publication in the fall.