Benefits of Membership

  • Professional Development in leadership, advocacy, working as a team, and more
  • Access to information on issues and programs that affect higher education, Florida College System, and ultimately YOU
  • Ability to attend workshops and conferences to learn new skills and become better informed
  • Opportunity to apply for AFC scholarships and grants for continuing your education
  • Network with colleagues at SFSC and around Florida
  • A voice in issues that impact you, your students, and SFSC
  • Lifetime friendships with others of like interests
  • Helping others, locally and statewide, in community service projects

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How to Join

  • Complete the membership application and return to the SFSC Membership Committee. If you need help completing the form, contact Lena Phelps, AFC Membership Committee, at 863-784-7303 or
  • If you prefer to join online, you may do so by going to the AFC official Website at and click on the membership services tab,  join AFC. Choose SFSC and follow the online directions.
  • Membership is based on your wages at SFSC. View the membership application for details on current rates. Membership to AFC can be made through cash, check credit card, or payroll deduction. $1.50 of your dues stays in the SFSC Chapter.

Chapter Meetings

The SFSC Chapter of AFC meets every third Wednesday of the month. The general meetings are held on the Highlands Campus at 3 p.m. in H-110. Contact the following with meeting questions:

Dr. Tina Cardenas, President   863-784-7448
Mandy Ramos, Secretary   863-784-7270


Commissions provide an opportunity for college employees with similar job responsibilities to enhance their professional skills and knowledge and to network, share, and recognize exemplary practices with colleagues from around the state. Each commission has its own elected Board of Directors and bylaws for organizational purposes, to plan commission activities, and support the overall mission and purposes of AFC. The Chair of each commission serves on the Association’s Board of Directors. Commissions usually meet at least twice a year to provide programs of interest to commission members and to recognize colleagues and programs of an exemplary nature.

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