2019 Fall – Executive Director’s Perspective

ACE of Florida strives to provide the most up-to-date, professional, and in-demand face-to-face training for Florida’s adult educators, and we certainly succeeded with this year’s ACE Conference.  With over 80 sessions and trainings, we offered something for everyone.  I hope you took full advantage of attending the diverse sessions, visiting the exhibitors and networking with…

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2019 Fall – President’s Message

The annual ACE conference was a great success and I am grateful for all who were able to attend. Our keynote speaker, Andres Ruzo of National Geographic, was phenomenal. His message about discovery and conservation was enlightening and motivating. I appreciate Cindy Le and National Geographic’s support of our conference and our professional development. Additionally,…

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2019 Fall – ACE Conference Opening General Session

The 2019 ACE Conference started out with a bang with the Forest Hill High School Army JROTC Color Guard presentation of Colors and the National Anthem sung by a local Dreyfoos School of the Arts Student. We were welcomed to West Palm Beach by Dr. Peter Licata, Regional Superintendent of the School District of Palm…

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2019 Fall – President’s Award

In every field, there are those who surpass their peers through their vision of the future and their ability to mobilize their teams in shaping that future. The purpose of the ACE of Florida President’s Award is to recognize the contributions of leaders who demonstrate a clear vision of what adult education should be while…

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2019 Fall – Hall of Fame Award

The purpose of the ACE of Florida Hall of Fame Award is to recognize and honor adult educators who have contributed in a significant way to the vision and mission of adult education. Hall of Fame recipients are teacher-leaders who have distinguished themselves through their dedication to and development of high quality educational programs, their…

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2019 Fall – Student Success Story – Joshua Thompson

Joshua Collins Thompson came to Lake Technical College on April 22, 2016 as a 16-year-old kid- freckles, braces, ‘kinda goofy,’ unsure of himself and no thoughts of a career. He left in November, 2018 as a mature and responsible, young man, fully- equipped with his high school diploma and certificate in both Heating, Ventilation and…

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2019 Fall – John E. Lawrence Administrator of the Year

Ronald Cruz was elected the John E. Lawrence Administrator of the Year during the 2019 ACE Conference Awards Luncheon. In nominating him on behalf of Hillsborough County Public Schools Workforce Division it was noted that there could not have been anyone more deserving of this award, considering all of his work and contribution to his…

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2019 Fall – Business Supporter of the Year

Dr. Alan Holden, United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties (UWLSC) was elected the Business Supporter of the Year during the 2019 ACE Conference Awards Luncheon. The work of the UWLSC focuses on developing a healthier, safer community with a skilled workforce that contributes to the local economy and a generation that is educated and…

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2019 Fall – Instructional Support Staff of the Year

Nabila Bouqlata was elected as the Instructional Support Staff of the Year during the 2019 ACE Conference Awards Luncheon. Ms. Bouqlata is a Career Advisor in Office of Student Affairs at Atlantic Technical College working with the Pre-College Academic Studies students. She has been in this role since January of 2015. She works with the…

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