South Florida State College (SFSC) kicked off their 50th Anniversary on Feb. 14, SFSC’s Highlands Campus, with a celebration that featured a Panther Baseball doubleheader against Sante Fe College, a reunion of SFSC’s cheerleaders, delicious barbeque from Cowpoke’s Watering Hole, and children’s activities–a bounce house, face painting, and an obstacle course.

Since its establishment in 1965, South Florida State College has responded to the educational and cultural needs of its communities. Employees of the college and SFSC Foundation, Inc., students, alumni, and members of the community came out to celebrate the college’s accomplishments and those of every student who has passed through the doors of SFSC.

SFSC will present other 50th anniversary events throughout 2015. All members of the community are invited to participate in these events as SFSC celebrates the success of the college’s first 50 years, and as we look to the future and what the next 50 years will bring. Sponsors for the SFSC 50th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration were the SFSC Alumni Association and Cowpoke’s Watering Hole. Sponsors for the year-long 50th anniversary are the Sebring News Sun, Dental Care of Mid-Florida, and Harbor Community Bank.

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Past members of SFSC’s cheerleading teams gathered for a reunion at the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Valentine’s Day. Pictured (left to right): Lorrie Key, Audrey Driggers Kuipers, Pam Mavraedis Wilson, John Scherlacher, Sandy Brady Stewart (in the “0”),  Crystal Sutton-Bullington, Brian McCumber, and Holly Parker.

Past members of SFSC’s cheerleading teams gathered for a reunion at the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Valentine’s Day. Pictured (left to right): Lorrie Key, Audrey Driggers Kuipers, Pam Mavraedis Wilson, John Scherlacher, Sandy Brady Stewart (in the “0”), Crystal Sutton-Bullington, Brian McCumber, and Holly Parker.

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Prior to the start of the Panther baseball game, Mrs. Tami Cullens, a member of the District Board of Trustees, and her grandson Cullen were featured on the pitcher’s mound and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. It was a meaningful way to celebrate and honor five generations of generous support to South Florida State College. Cullens was also joined by her mother, Eileen Sachsenmaier.  Nearly 50 years ago, the Sachsenmaier family deeded the property on which the Highlands Campus is now located.

Eddie Cuencas, SFSC’s Panther Youth Partners coordinator, celebrated Valentine’s Day at the Kick-Off Celebration by getting a heart painted on his face from an SFSC art student.

Eddie Cuencas, SFSC’s Panther Youth Partners coordinator, celebrated Valentine’s Day at the Kick-Off Celebration by getting a heart painted on his face from an SFSC art student.