Four students at Florida SouthWestern State College were named to the 2017 All-Florida Academic Team, the state’s Department of Education announced Friday.
A total of 127 students statewide were given the honor, which is given for academic achievement, leadership, and community service.
“I am pleased to congratulate each of these students on receiving this tremendous honor and to thank them for the dedication they have shown to their schools and communities,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “Florida College System institutions do an excellent job providing students with educational opportunities that lead to life-long success, and this accomplishment highlights that hard work.”
Those honored can receive additional scholarships from one of Florida’s state universities and are eligible for awards from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
All-Academic Team Award Winners
Additionally, the Community for Accredited Online Schools has ranked Florida SouthWestern State College as one of the superior colleges, in the state, offering online learning.
FSW received a ranking of 40th out of a pool of 394 state universities, colleges and vocational schools.
“We wanted to highlight schools like Florida SouthWestern State College, who are providing exceptional education programs online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “These colleges offer an outstanding educational experience, upholding rigorous accreditation standards and show an overall commitment to maximizing student success.”
Rankings were based upon a complex scoring system that includes value-based methodology and a host of other variables.
“We’re pleased that we ranked in the top 10 percent of our sister institutions in Florida,” said FSW President, Dr. Jeff Allbritten. “This is the result of the exceptional efforts and caring of our faculty, staff and administrators to help ensure our students receive an education that leads to a career. Most of our students remain here in southwest Florida, trained and ready to fill high-demand, much-needed professions.”
The Lee Herald staff contributed to this article.
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