Daytona State Students

Foster Care Students

Access to Higher Education
The 28 Florida College System public colleges admit students who have earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. The colleges offer certificates, associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

The Florida College System partners with the Department of Children and Families, K-12 Public Schools and State University System to connect and maximize comprehensive support for foster care students transitioning from high school to postsecondary.

The goal of the Florida College System is to increase foster care students higher education degree access, promote degree completion and prepare students for entry into the workforce.

Florida College System advisors work with foster care students to assist with enrollment, completion of college financial aid applications and exploration of career opportunities.

The Florida College System advisors also assist foster care students by providing the necessary tools for their success in college and beyond, connecting students with academic resources, scholarship opportunities, community resources and other support while pursuing their educational goals.

Contact the FCS institution foster care student advisors listed below for questions and assistance.

Vivian Scott
Broward College
​954-201-7919 |
Sheila Nobles
North Florida College
850-973-9432 |
Maureen Anderson
College of Central Florida
352-254-2322, Ext. 1280 |
Dr. Aimee Watts
Northwest Florida State College
850-729-5237 |
Melissa Cauley
Chipola College
850-718-2437 |
Latisha Myrick
Palm Beach State College
561-868-3819 |
Beth Hoodiman
Daytona State College
386-506-3619 |
Bob Bade
Pasco-Hernando State College
727-816-3413 |
Sandy Handfield
Eastern Florida State College
321-433-5502 |
Kim Calloway
Pensacola State College
850-484-1858 |
Donna Lee
Florida Gateway College
386-754-4208 |
Kathy Bucklew
Polk State College
863-298-6820 |
Katie Norland
The College of Florida Keys
305-809-3181 |
Bea Awoniyi
Santa Fe College
352-395-5513 |
Mark Bukowski
Florida Southwestern State College
239-489-9067 |
Tanya Fritz
Seminole State College of Florida
407-708-2897 |
Kathleen von Balson
Florida State College at Jacksonville
904-633-8209 |
Debra Moyer
South Florida State College
941-752-5603 |
Melissa Lavender
Gulf Coast State College
850-747-3211 |
Susanne Walters
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
863-784-7447 |
Warren Smith
Hillsborough Community College
813-253-7533 |
Gilbert Evans
St. Johns River State College
386-312-4127 |
Joseph Lemieux
Indian River State College
772-462-7129 |
Cheryl Kerr
St. Petersburg College
727-341-3736 |
Carolyn Scott
Lake-Sumter State College
352-536-2211 |
Mia Ziegler
Tallahassee Community College
850-201-9767 |
Wendy Joseph
Miami Dade College
305-237-1514 |
Benjamin Lion
Valencia College
407-582-1344 |