Archive for March, 2011

Florida National College’s Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma Mu Zeta Chapter Attends Conference in Canada

   The Florida National College was well represented at the 48th Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting.

   During the Opening Ceremony, FNC was introduced as a new chapter to a participating 38 colleges and universities. Students participated in a Cyberbullying workshop and panel, and were also chosen to share the experiences our chapter had with children of inmates in another workshop on Prisoner Re-entry and Rehabilitation. Dr. Shearn, renown expert on issues of Corrections and prison, and Executive Director of Alpha Phi Sigma, asked our students to briefly address the audience about our work in corrections and with the children of inmates.

   Approximately 18 schools participated in a Community Service Project. FNC chose to present on Children of Inmates. Two students (Maritza Ulloa & Darlene Ross) presented on a poster prepared of the work initiated with Children of Inmates. This Community Service Project was unique because no one really knows what happens to children of inmates when the parents get arrested. FNC ended up winning Community Service Project of the Year with this project.

Approximately 18 schools participated in Yearbook/Scrapbook of the Year. FNC prepared a scrapbook of all the activities they have done so far with a fun twist to it.  It used the Honor Society Bear as its mascot and named it Buster. The FNC Yearbook won the Yearbook of the Year.

The 2010 Florida Legislature Designated West 20th Avenue as “Jose Regueiro Avenue”

Florida National College President Maria C. Regueiro stands in front of the Jose Regueiro Avenue sign together with Vice President Omar Sanchez and his family.

West 20th Avenue was designated by the 2010 Florida Legislature as “Jose Regueiro Avenue.” Dr. Regueiro was the co- founder and past president of Florida National College, and a pilar of education in the City of Hialeah.
The designation of Jose Regueiro Avenue is well deserved and an excellent way to honor a man who did so much for his community.