After a great year and a half with Santa Fe College Communications & Creative Services, I’ve announced that I will be moving on to join the communications team at the University of Florida Office of Development & Alumni Affairs. My time at SF has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I’m proud to have become a member of the Santa Fe College community and did not expect to be leaving so soon. While I couldn’t pass up this wonderful opportunity to work with the Gators at the university, there are many things I will miss about the college and its people. I wish all my colleagues at SF the best and hope they have a glorious reign as the Aspen Prize #1 community college in the nation!
I made it Facebook official on April Fool’s Day with a JUCO Signing Day style announcement.
“First of all, I’d like to thank Santa Fe College for the opportunities afforded to me during these past 18 months. I’d like to thank the administration, David Houder, Teri McClellan, Chuck Clemons and President Sasser for believing in me and giving me the support I’ve needed to be successful. And I have to credit my teammates in Communications & Creative Services, without whom I wouldn’t be here today. After much deliberation and talks with my family, I’ve decided that I will be taking my talents to the University of Florida. Go Gators!”
I did pretty much everything on this :30 from writing copy to flying the quadcopter. I even did the voice over. The photos of SF students are from the Communications & Creative Services portfolio, but I did all the other shooting and editing.
When a rejection letter derailed his college plans, Christian Keen found a home at Santa Fe College, where he developed into a student leader and scholar. Christian is now a proud Gator, and Santa Fe College alumnus.
In advance of applicants finding out whether they’ve been accepted or rejected by the University of Florida, Santa Fe College Communications & Creative Services has rolled out the 2015 version of our annual “SF to UF” campaign. The project was a total team effort, with my role being the production of the video about the transfer student who was originally denied admission to UF before achieving at a high level at Santa Fe College.
We’ve sent a postcard to every high school senior in our district which introduces Christian’s story, boasts about the high transfer rates from SF to UF, and directs them to the website sfcollege.edu/uf. We’re also promoting the link on social media though Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Of course, part of the goal is to raise SF’s admission rates, but more than that, I’d like to think our work on this project will offer hope and encouragement to young people who may be facing a major setback in their plans for college.