Category Archives: News

Elvie Tyler

United Way Campaign Update

The United Way Campaign has begun! With one form, you decide which United Way organization you want to support within our three-county region. Last week’s United Way $10 Amazon gift card winner was Elvie Tyler. Congratulations, Elvie! With your donation, you get to participate in many fun activities including: Weekly $10 Amazon gift card drawings

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CF United Way flyer

CF United Way Campaign Starts Oct. 18

The United Way Campaign starts Monday, Oct. 18 and continues through Friday, Nov. 19.  We have a lot of exciting activities for those that donate, including weekly Amazon gift card drawings, CF Guess Who is Singing, Pet Photo Contest and Email Bingo! The online auction will be held Nov. 1-12 with an in-person preview day

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biometric testing flyer

Free Biometric Screening for Employees

Did you miss the Health Fair? Want a free biometric screening? CF is dedicated to your well-being and has teamed with Quest Diagnostics to offer complimentary biometric screening through Dec. 17. It’s Easy to Participate 1) Schedule your screening (a blood draw plus biometric measurements which may include weight, height, blood pressure, and waist circumference)

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Patriot Pantry

Patriot Pantry: How You Can Help

You can help CF students by donating nonperishable and perishable (for holiday-themed bag) items that can be easily cooked by students. From Oct. 19 – Nov. 15 we will be collecting food for distribution before Thanksgiving break. Please drop off donations at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building 8, in the hallway bins or in

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flower painting

Garden Party Exhibit Opens at Appleton Museum

The Appleton Museum of Art announces “Garden Party: Botanical Paintings by Susan Martin,” on view Nov. 20, 2021-April 24, 2022. Florida artist Susan Martin’s photorealistic canvasses explore the botanical world by concentrating on small portions of plant life. Her explorations, in exquisite detail, are influenced by the photographs of Russell Lee, of whom she was

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New and Improved WOW!

Patriot PRIDE continues to be alive and well at CF as more than 100 CF employees have received WOW recognitions so far this year. It is now even easier to recognize your colleagues for exhibiting the CF service standards of Professional, Responsive, Informative, Dependable and Engaged. The WOW form has been converted to a Formatta

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Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

SAB Fundraiser – Krispy Kreme

Student Activities Board is hosting a Krispy Kreme fundraiser to support various community programs! Orders will be taken through Oct. 28. Orders are $10 a box. We’ll be delivering on the Ocala Campus Monday, Nov. 1, 9-10 a.m. Email Marjorie McGee at to place your order!

Appleton Museum

Appleton Survey

The Appleton is planning for the future and developing an updated strategic plan to chart their direction for the next five years (2023-2028). As faculty and staff of the College of Central Florida, your input in this process is important. We invite you to participate in a short 5-minute survey to help identify areas where

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HVAC Shutdowns

As part of our Energy Performance Contract, there will be a series of HVAC shutdowns on the Ocala Campus in November to tie in the new Chiller System piping into the East Campus Virtual Plant. There will be a shutdown at the Building 39 Chiller Plant from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, to the afternoon

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Distinguished Alumni Nominations

The search for the 2022 CF Distinguished Alumni has begun! The CF Alumni Association in cooperation with the CF Foundation Alumni Relations office is excited to announce that nominations for the 2022 CF Distinguished Alumni Award are available Sept. 27 – Oct. 29, no later than 4 p.m. Learn about the nomination process and criteria

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New Library Resource: American National Biography

American National Biography, an award-winning reference resource from Oxford University Press, is now available online through the CF Library. When it first appeared in print in 1999 as the successor to the Dictionary of American Biography, the ANB was hailed as a more inclusive and representative collective biography, covering all eras and walks of life.

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AFC Call for Action

Are you looking for a way to get involved in a professional organization that is focused on providing our employees a community of peer support and professional development opportunities? WE WANT YOU! If you are interested in either (or both!) of the below committees, please email President‐Elect James Dickins at or call ext. 1842.

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Join the CF United Way Campaign Committee

Do you want to make a difference in our community through the college? Serve on the United Way Campaign Committee! Help us come up with creative, fun ideas to support the United Way! The United Way is a local non-profit that improves the lives of individuals and families, building a strong community by uniting people

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CF Signature Standards and Email Updates

It’s that time again! Is your email signature up to standards? Your email signature is often an opportunity to make a good first impression as a representative of CF. A standard, consistent and clean email signature facilitates communications with our constituents: students, colleagues and community members. The signature is designed to maximize contact information while

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Rave Alert, Sept. 8

CF will conduct a test of its RAVE Alert emergency notification system for all CF campus locations on Wednesday, Sept. 8, between noon and 12:15 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are enrolled automatically and may receive messages via text, phone and email. To update your preferences, login to the MyCF portal, click on Go to RAVE,

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Mask Procedure to Sunset June 1

As a result of the most recent changes to Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidance on masking for individuals who have been fully vaccinated, CF will rescind its Temporary COVID-19 Mask Procedure effective June 1. While masks will no longer be required on CF campuses or at college events, employees, students and guests are strongly

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