September 2016 Kudos

Week of September 18 – 24, 2016

Lake Nona’s Brian Macon Recognized by Khan Academy


A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Professor of Mathematics Brian Macon at the Lake Nona Campus was selected as one of 10 winners in the 2016 Khan Academy’s Talent Search. More than 1,300 video entries were submitted as part of the contest, and Brian’s video was recognized for its exceptional clarity, depth and conversational tone.

You can watch the award-winning video about confidence intervals online by clicking here. 

Brian’s video explanation is an example of an innovative solution to the common challenge of a student asking a great question near the end of class or after class has ended.

If you’d like to consider creating videos to extend your instruction beyond the classroom, please feel free to reach out to one of our Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation.

Week of September 4 – 10, 2016

Ana Caldero Figueroa Featured in Dean & Provost Newsletter

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses

Congratulations to Ana Caldero Figueroa, dean, arts and ana-caldero-figueroa-dean-270whumanities, for being featured in Dean & Provost, a publication dedicated to providing academic leaders with practical advice.

The article features Ana’s commitment to engaging all students in arts and humanities — no matter their background or chosen field — by inspiring faculty to follow their passions and make classes exciting.

To read about Ana’s accomplishments, click here.


  • Carol Traynor said:

    Great article, Ana! I admire the effort you make to host events outside the classroom.

    PMThu, 08 Sep 2016 21:57:11 +0000Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:57:11 +0000pm16,9:57 pm

    • Ana said:

      Thanks Carol!

      AMFri, 09 Sep 2016 08:40:53 +0000Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:40:53 +0000am16,8:40 am

  • Diane Orsini said:

    Ana, you're a BOSS!

    AMFri, 09 Sep 2016 09:12:01 +0000Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:12:01 +0000am16,9:12 am

    • Ana said:

      Thanks for your message. It means a lot to me.

      PMFri, 09 Sep 2016 15:33:34 +0000Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:33:34 +0000pm16,3:33 pm

  • Becca Toole said:

    Congratulations, Ana! I am so glad to know you are being honored for your hard work. Our college is lucky to have you!

    PMFri, 09 Sep 2016 13:41:30 +0000Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:41:30 +0000pm16,1:41 pm

    • Ana said:

      Thanks for your kind words! We are lucky to have you too.

      PMFri, 09 Sep 2016 15:34:08 +0000Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:34:08 +0000pm16,3:34 pm

  • Jeannie said:

    What a fabulous recognition for the work you do and who you are. It is ever important for faculty, staff and students to see a strong Hispanic leader at the college. We are lucky to have you.

    AMTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:09 +0000Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:09 +0000am16,11:08 am

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