2007. She has been with SCC for eight years, serving at all campuses and helping staff SCC’s newest campus in Altamonte Springs.
Bermejo was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to New Jersey when she was 9.
After attending SCC, she graduated from the University of Central Florida and completed her master's degree in counseling from Troy State University.
Bermejo has served not only SCC’s community, but the Hispanic community, as well.
As a member of the Orlando Hispanic/American Professional and Business Women Association, she recommends finding a support network and learning from a mentor. Bermejo has tailored her career to helping others.
Working at SCC for the past seven years, she has provided guidance to help students reach their potential.
• SCC celebrates diversity this month. Events included a screening of the Academy Award-winning film Milk; discussions concerning diversity on college campuses and in curriculums; the Student Diversity Institute, an all-day conference that aims to help students communicate across cultures; and the SCC Student International Feast.
Sponsored by the office of Student Activities, the Student International Feast features food presented by students of various cultures.
This event takes place at 11 a.m. today on the lawn near the Student Center.
• With all of the excitement over SCC’s first four-year degree in Interior Design, other programs are making some changes and also introducing cohort programs.
The cohorts are designed so that students move through a program together, with a fixed schedule.
Targeted toward first-time college students, the cohort structure helps motivate students to pursue Associate in Science degrees by having small, daytime classes with, ideally with the same roster for each class.
The first cohort, the Construction Management A.S. degree, kicked off in August for the fall semester. Students developed a close bond and feel as though they have the support of fellow classmates to get through the rigorous program.
Other Associate in Science programs are organizing cohorts. Soon there will be additional Construction/Design cohorts, as well as one in Digital Media.
• Dr. Alex Dickison, adjunct professor of physics at SCC, has been named executive board president of the American Association of Physics
Teachers. Dickison, 65, of Lake Mary, served as chair of SCC's Physics Department from 1986-2007. Dickison, who now teaches four online astronomy classes for SCC, says his goals for the AAPT are to improve the skills and physics knowledge of teachers, increase understanding of physics learning and of ways to improve teaching effectiveness, and increase the diversity and numbers of physics teachers and students."
Allison Feldman is an SCC student success specialist. She can be reached at 407-708-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.