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Fort Lauderdale Campus News • page 1
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue - Team B winner of this year’s James Malcolm ALS Competition Two team members of Flagler County Fire
Rescue are closely evaluated by judges in this
year’s James Malcolm ALS Competition
National EMS Week 2010
James Malcolm ALS Competition
ational Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 16th – 22nd, brings
together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and
honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving
services of medicine’s front line.
On May 19th 2010, in honor of National to sort through a series of events that
EMS Week and our EMS student body, led to patients to a critical condition. Template Terrace Fire Department competing in the
City College hosted the first Annual ALS Metro-Dade Fire Rescue won the event, James Malcolm ALS Competition 2010
(advanced life support) Competition, with Boca Raton Fire Rescue second,
also known as the James Malcolm ALS and Miramar Fire Rescue coming in 3rd. sales. EMS students from the EMS club
Competition, which was named in tribute Honorable mention goes to Davie Fire participated in setting up and actually
for our EMS clinical coordinator. Fifteen Rescue who came in at 4th place in a role playing in this large scale event.
teams from around the State of Florida very close run for third. Also included in the fun were area
such as Flagler County Fire Rescue, St. Over 200 team members, judges, staff, representatives, EMS Fire Rescue Chiefs
Johns, and Temple Terrace EMS systems EMS students and participants were from local EMS and Fire Departments
attended the College’s first Annual EMS present to watch (and participate) in (i.e. Sunrise, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, and
ALS competition. this intensive and educational mass Margate etc.) who were in support of
The event included a large scale casualty scenario. the tribute.
interactive (mock) scenario that The day’s activities A special big “thank you” goes out to
challenged a team of three paramedic included a local the EMS Club, the EMS student body for
certified team members each to take popular artist who becoming student actors, and the EMS
on a scene that encompasses saving performed face department for making this event such
multiple victims of a cardiac event. The painting, radio an exciting success. Here are some
event purposefully challenged ALS teams station 93 Rock, food positive comments and pictures from our
to respond to a scenario which is only vendors and fire EMS students:
becomes revealed to them at the point department regalia, “We will see you next year May 15th-21st
of call. The team had fifteen minutes t-shirts and pins 2011, the event will be a big surprise!”
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Fort Lauderdale Campus News • page 2
Five Years and Going Strong!
ooking to be a part of something big and rewarding? City
College Broadcasting Club has just what you’re looking for!
It all started five years ago when a group of eager
broadcasting students came together in what would soon turn
into tradition. I guess you can call it “the light at the end of the
tunnel,” a journey of what broadcast communications is all about.
Fortunately for me the past two years have been very
beneficial. Each year it is our goal to travel the ‘world’ twice;
one out of State trip and the other is usually closer to home.
No two trips are the same; each is very unique. For example,
this past April the broadcasting club hopped on a flight to Atlanta
to tour CNN World Headquarters, Crawford Communications
Entire group visiting Crawford Communications
and V-103 (CBS) radio station.
These are three completely different areas in the field of
communications, but each tour left a different impression on all
nineteen of us.
The Broadcasting Club hopped
on a flight to Atlanta to tour
CNN World Headquarters, Crawford
Communications, and V-103 (CBS)
All aboard At CNN headquarters
Aside from the fact that Atlanta is a wonderful city, we all left
with the reassurance that no matter where we may end up after
City College, there is a place for us all in the marketplace. With
vast knowledge and hands-on experience, I can honestly say
that each and every one of us can graduate today and take our
place doing exactly what we came to City College to learn.
Thanks to the dynamic trio of our Department Chair Dr. Alvan
Lewis and his two other Instructors, Dr. Paul van Putten and
Mr. Wayne Rouston. But don’t just take my word for it, one of
our own Sindy Tirado who is scheduled to walk in this year’s
graduation has already landed a position at CNN En Español in
Atlanta. Way to go Sindy!!!!
In other news, we are happy to introduce the club’s newest
officials. I am pleased to announce that after three years
standing, the Presidential position has finally been awarded to a
Students with their tour guide at V-103 (CBS)radio
night- time student, Denise Florentino. From the daytime serving
as Vice President is Laura Caiazza, Secretary Karen Melendez
and Treasurer Maria Vasquez. Good luck ladies!!! Their two
Advisors are Christopher Smith and Kelly Cifuentes.
You are the leaders of something big and exciting. Strive for
Being a part of the new executive is not the only rewarding
aspect of the club. Students are encouraged to show off their
talents and creative thinking, in exchange for an award or
plaque… shall I say. For the fall term Karen Melendez and Rose
Hernandez were Students of the Quarter for day and evening.
Steve Haberman won the Best Radio Presenter award and
Continued on page 3 At CNN headquarters
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Fort Lauderdale Campus News • page 3
Fort Lauderdale Ambassadors Club
ity College Student Ambassadors chose 25 new members this Spring
and inducted them into service on May 13th. FTL Director of Education
Thomas Carpenter charged the students to make the most of their new
“This is your chance to prove the leadership that others have seen in you,”
Carpenter said. “Now that you
have stepped up, you might be
surprised how many will follow Director of Education Fort Lauderdale Campus, Thomas
you into excellence and Carpenter, speaks at Ambassadors Induction Ceremony
on May 13th, 2010
The new Ambassadors will
join others as peer mentors,
library assistants, employer
administrative interns, and lab
and teaching assistants.
Academic program managers
will soon begin selecting
candidates for consideration
as Ambassadors for the next
induction ceremony during
the Summer term.
Karen Melendez and Laura Caiazza reciting the
Syan Tullis receives her Ambassador certificate from the Director of Education Fort Lauderdale Ambassador Pledge during the induction ceremony on
Campus, Thomas Carpenter May 13th, 2010
Broadcasting Club [from page 2]
Christopher Smith captured the Best Radio Producer award.
The Best Television Presenter award was won by Carolyn
Grant-Hamilton and Jean Samuel Jean Louis Jr lifted the
Best Television Producer prize.
A new student, Rocky Marshall developed the winning
idea and captured the Most Innovative Concept award and
Patrick Alcius was awarded the Outstanding Achievement
award for never having missed a class in almost two years.
The Excellent Character award was shared by Rohan Platt Relaxing after workshop
(day) and Carolyn Vojtasek (night).
Students also get the chance to display and brush up on As stated before, if you’re looking to be actively involved in
their public speaking skills during any Tuesday morning (10.10 something big, then look no further because the Broadcasting
– 10.30) and Tuesday evening (7.40 – 8.00) meetings. Students Department has everything…. plus. Through all the festivities,
can speak on any material that they choose just as long as trips and training I have become acquainted with all my fellow
it’s positive and educational. broadcasting students, because we are all members of the
In closing, I would like to say that I am so grateful for the Club. We are one big delightful and delighted family, and I
many opportunities that were afforded me and I am very can tell you now, we are rapidly growing with each term.
proud to be a part of City College’s Broadcasting Club. _ submitted by “Soon to be grad” DeShawna Scott
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Miami Campus News • page 4
EMS Lab Exercise Prepares Students
for Trauma Conditions
O n Thursday May 6th the City College EMS program organized and conducted
an extraordinary medical laboratory exercise at the Miami campus.
Mr. Kevin Cooper’s paramedic class Intubation and Pleural Decompression.
enjoyed a unique hands-on experience A brief description of each procedure
of working with real pig tracheas, lungs listed above might help to create a better
and hearts along with real chicken legs. picture of this unique lab. Surgical and
A pig’s anatomy, especially its airway, or Needle Cricothyrotomy is an invasive
is extremely similar to that of humans. technique that places an endotracheal
Mr. Cooper’s paramedic II class has tube directly into the trachea through
been studying the respiratory system a surgical incision at the cricothyroid
and advanced airway techniques this membrane. Intraosseous Infusion is used
Instructor Kevin Cooper, Bryan Chevere
semester. This lab gave the students when an IV is not available and includes
the opportunity to take theory and put it the insertion of a rigid needle into the long
into practice. bone cavity. For this skill the students used
Mr. Cooper was assisted in the lab chicken legs. Endotracheal Intubation is
exercise by EMS instructors Alain one of the most important paramedics
Rodriguez and Steve Sweetman. This lab skills. When a patient is not breathing
could not have been possible without the or unconscious with severe airway
EMS administration backing. We thank compromise endotracheal intubation
EMS Director Mr. Chris Crespo who was is indicated to manage and secure a
kind enough to order and pick up the patient’s airway. A Pleural Decompression
pig organs from a local meat packing is done by placing a large needle into
company. the thoracic cavity. This procedure
It took a coordinated effort to conduct is performed to relieve a tension
Junnett Noguera, Geysa Gonzalez,
this lab due to the numerous skill stations pneumothorax (collapsed lung) usually Reiner Ramirez, Georges Coucoi,
that were set up. The students had to caused by trauma. Instructor Sweetman
rotate through four skill stations and The students appeared to really enjoy
had to demonstrate their competency this lab and the feedback from them was
in Surgical and Needle Cricothyrotomy, quite positive.
Intraosseous Infusion , Endotracheal
Xavier Williams, Tomas Velez, Bryan Chevere
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Gainesville Campus News • page 5
City College in
pril 23rd, 2010: it was a day to
remember! The Gainesville and
surrounding Alachua County
community was out in force to support
and celebrate the grand opening of the
brand new City College campus!
The Gainesville City College staff, faculty
and students hosted a grand opening and
ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, April 23rd
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Several hundred guests
attended the Grand
Opening events to
enjoy food and festivities.
Clockwise from top left: Steven A. Schwab, Gainesville Campus Director delivers opening remarks; Esther
Several hundred guests attended the Fike, President of City College welcomes the crowd; James Howard, Chief Operating Officer of City College
fires up the crowd; Kim Bowden, Director of Admissions for City College Gainesville shares a laugh with
grand opening events to enjoy food Cliff Phillips, Campus Director for the Orlando City College campus; (left to right) Samora Crawford, Nichole
and festivities. Numerous local vendors Fletcher and Shaneika Keaton of City College stand ready to greet visitors
donated their goods and services to make
the event successful. from the sidewalk in the front of the the building.
Gainesville radio station WTMG Magic building. Bubba Que’s barbecue served The student ambassador’s provided
101.3 Blazin’ Hip Hop and R&B was on up their delicious fare from the parking assistance and tours of guests
site during the ribbon-cutting to do live lot. In the building the young aspiring throughout the new building. They also
coverage and hand out goodies. The chefs from the Gainesville Job Corps assisted in the drawing held at the end of
Gainesville Sun photographers were of Culinary Arts department displayed the evening to award gifts donated to the
taking snapshots and interviewing faculty, and served culinary delights throughout campus from numerous local vendors and
staff and friends of the College. Asterisk the evening. Take-Away Gourmet of friends of the College.
Communications, Inc., Star 99.5 FM Gainesville served desserts. The actual ribbon cutting was
provided air time to promote the event. The Gainesville Pepsi Bottling Group performed by the Honorable Lee
Plenty of great food was served at the provided ample drinks for the guests. Pinkoson, Vice Chair, Alachua County
campus during the event. Gator Domino’s Starbuck’s served up hot coffee. Even Board of Commissioners. Gainesville
pizza delivered pies to hungry attendants the Chick-Fil-A chicken was on hand to City Commissioner Les Singleton, also
greet guests and hand out tickets for attended the cutting.
free goodies. Also joining in the ribbon cutting were
The Color Guard from Gainesville High City College President Esther Fike,
School posted the colors. Ms. Lillian Chief Operating Officer James Howard,
Gardiner of Hawthorne High School sang and Gainesville campus director
the National Anthem. The St. Francis Steven Schwab. Numerous other City
Catholic High School Band led by College guests and family attended
Michael Loffredo, played music before from the Orlando, Fort Lauderdale
and during the ceremony in the front of Continued on page 6
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The ribbon cutting ceremony crowds begin
Gainesville Campus News • page 6
New Campus Open [from page 5]
and Miami campuses.
In late April, over a two day period the College
staff moved to the brand new custom-built
campus just off of the Newberry Road exit. The
new campus is located at 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.,
The new campus features a custom designed
medical lab, patient exam lab, newly constructed
ambulance simulator, student lounge area,
student open-computer lab, a blood-drawing lab,
three new computer classrooms, group study The student Ambassador’s hold a prize drawing in the student lounge for guests at the ribbon-
area, expanded library facility, outdoor lounge cutting ceremony
facilities, and much more.
The High School Band playing for the ribbon Computer instructor Katherine McCann receives
cutting ceremony a prize from Chick-Fil-A chicken
(Left to right) Cliff Phillips, Jeff Clayton and Alan Bushkin of
City College enjoying the festivities
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party to Gator games. He has also been cooking for social
events at work for many years.
City College Resident Chef “I love putting things together so people can have a relaxed
and Student Extraordinaire social atmosphere,” said Faino.
Faino has acted as resident chef for the campus since he
hen City College in Gainesville is looking to throw a first did a barbecue for a spring fling back in April of 2009.
party for students, faculty and staff, there is only Since that time he has employed his culinary skills in service
one man for the task. to the College for several big events.
Joe Faino, student ambassador and Bachelor of Science Faino utilizes his own smoking, roasting and barbecue
in Business Administration student is the man for the job. equipment. On two occasions he was kind enough to
Faino is a busy man balancing purchase all the meats and fixings for the College. For one
full-time work, school, and of course of the events, Faino smoked the meats for 18 hours prior to
his catering hobby. Faino works for serving. He stationed his cooking equipment in the parking
Invivo Diagnostic Imaging full time lot the night before and slow cooked the food to perfection
while attending school full time at 12 all night long. If the stomach is the way to win hearts, Faino
credit hours. He started school in 2006. certainly has many admirers among the faculty, staff and
According to Faino he chose City students at City College.
College because of the convenience of He has been active with the student ambassadors for two
being able to attend after work and the years and is always available to assist for events such as new
accelerated learning opportunity. student orientation.
“The smaller schools are more appealing to me to On Thursday, May 6th, Faino once again leveraged his
have one on one with the instructors and I like the small culinary skills to treat the College to a feast of beer-boiled
environment because my opinion and interaction is valued Brats, hot-spicy-wings, fresh corn on the cob, and other side
more,” said Faino. dishes. He prepared the food twice serving up his fare for the
Generous with both his time and resources, Faino never afternoon and the evening students and faculty.
fails to deliver caring commitment to the College and family. Student appreciation week has never been more delicious.
Faino picked up his cooking skills from many a tail-gaiting No, there were no leftovers!
Casselberry Campus News • page 7
Build What Can the Career Spring Fling Fun
Your Services Department
On May 1, 2010, City College, Casselberry
held its annual Spring Fling at Red Bug Lake
Career! Do for Me? Park. This event is a chance for all students,
staff, and faculty to get to spend some time
with each other, outside of the school. Many
he purpose of Career Services is to provide career placement/ students brought their families to the Spring
assistance to active students and graduates of City College, Fling. Everyone enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers,
Casselberry. and steak. Several people brought other dishes
The Director of Career Services is Kendall Mirville. to pass around. Dr. Aspiras organized several
Ms. Mirville is a City College graduate in the fields of games, which were enjoyed by the kids. The
Legal Assisting and Private Investigation Services. Ms. highlight of the day was the huge water balloon
Mirville helps students locate jobs in their chosen fields fight the kids got into. A big thanks to Ms.
and assists with resume and cover letter writing. To utilize Michelle Morton and Ms. Kendall Mirville for
the career services department, the active student needs organizing the event, and to Ms. Alana Wood
to complete one full term at City College and have a for providing assistance in setting everything
resume on file. The Career Services Department is up. City College can’t wait until next year’s
hosting two upcoming workshops: How to Dress for Spring Fling!
Kendall Mirville, Director
Success and How to Search for Employment Online. of Career Services
Ms. Mirville has had several success stories in placing
students. Leah Storm is a recent graduate of the Legal Assisting program. On May 1st, 2010 City College,
Ms. Storm was completing her externship to finish her degree, when the law Casselberry held its annual
firm she was at offered her a position. Currently, Ms. Storm manages all the Spring Fling at Red Bug
paralegals at the law firm. Ms. Mirville’s hours are Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 AM to
8:00 PM. Please call her with any questions or to set up an appointment.
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Casselberry P.I. Students Receive Left to right: Kendall Mirville and Michelle Morton
City College, Casselberry is proud to
announce that Ms. Crystyl Shoemaker
and Ms. Laura Downs will be the
recipients of this year’s Florida
Association of Licensed Investigators,
Inc. educational scholarships! Each
student will receive a check in the
amount of $500 toward books and
tuition. Congratulations to Crystyl
and Laura!!!!!! Left to right: Dr. Vicky Aspiras, Sabrina Bracero, Cindy
Bracero, and Alana Wood
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Casselberry Campus News • page 8
City College, Casselberry’s Student Spotlight
New Medical Lab
he spring term brought a surprise for students in the Allied Health
Programs: a new medical lab and classroom! The medical lab can sit
between twenty-five and thirty students. The classes that use the
medical lab are examining room procedures, phlebotomy procedures,
pharmacology, and anatomy and physiology. The Allied Health Department
has purchased new microscopes and phlebotomy arms, and an examination
bed, x-ray equipment, and auto-clave machine is on order. The students of the
Allied Health programs enjoy the medical lab for many reasons. Some of the
positive feedback regarding the medical lab: more room to navigate around,
the new equipment is nice and helpful to our future career(s) as medical
professionals, and the lab is beautiful. The additional classroom is appreciated Love Is In the Air
by the faculty and staff at City College. Two students who attend City College,
Casselberry are engaged to be married! Pin
Osuji and Katherine Andrades met in their
Professional Strategies class, on April 12, 2009.
Pin is enrolled in the Private Investigation
Services Program and Katherine is enrolled
in the Legal Assisting Program. Their first
date was at IHOP, their favorite restaurant.
Pin and Katherine enjoy traveling, going out to
eat, spending time with family, and studying!
The qualities that Katherine likes most about
Pin are his sense of humor, determination,
and being family-oriented. The qualities that
Pin likes most about Katherine are her good
principles, trustful, and that she is “the best
match for me.” The wedding will be August
6th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The wedding
will be held at a local Catholic Church and
Left to right: Freda O’Banion, Shawn Hosack, Ashley Graham, Lottie Montgomery, Dr. Vicky Aspiras,
ConTanya Wiggins, and Kim Brown
the reception will be at a hotel in Orlando.
They are going on a cruise to Puerto Rico for
their honeymoon. Both of them are looking
forward to their upcoming wedding and
marriage. Everyone here at City College says
congratulations to the happy couple!
Left to right: Dr. Vicky Aspiras, ConTanya Wiggins, Lottie Montgomery, Ashley Graham, Shawn
Hosack, Freda O’Banion, and Kim Brown
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