Alex Fells and Darrell L. Jensen were recently elected to serve on the SFSC Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term.

“We are thrilled that Darrell and Alex have made the decision to join the SFSC Foundation Board of Directors,” said Jamie Bateman, executive director of institutional advancement at SFSC. “Both of these gentlemen are assets to our community, and we are fortunate they made the decision to join our board.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the hard work and dedication our Foundation board members do for SFSC on a daily basis. Our dedicated group continuously looks for ways to help advance the College and works with our community to create awareness and support.”

Alex Fells

Representing Highlands County, Fells is the vice president of asset management for Legacy Communities, based in Sebring. Fells previously was founder and president of Florida Heritage Apparel. While in high school, he was a student in SFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Diversified Agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.

As a Foundation board member, Fells follows in the footsteps of his mother, Tami Cullens, who served on the board, 1997–2018, and his grandmother Eileen Sachsenmaier, a charter member of the board who served 1984–87.

“I joined the Foundation to continue my family’s legacy with SFSC,” Fells said. “It is also time for me personally to start giving back to the community, and I could not think of a better place to start.”

Darrell L. Jensen

Darrell Jensen, CPA, who also represents Highlands County, is the chief financial officer of Heacock Insurance Group in Sebring. He received his Associate in Arts degree from SFSC in 1991 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Webber International University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting from Florida Southern College. Jensen also serves on the MidFlorida Credit Union Board of Directors.

“I am honored to serve on the SFSC Foundation board, supporting the College that helped me many years ago,” Jensen said. “I began college classes at SFSC and went on to pursue my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This enabled me to become a CPA and have a successful career here in Highlands County. I would like to see everyone have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals and be able to prepare for a career in their chosen field.”

The SFSC Foundation is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for SFSC. As a nonprofit corporation, it works with local business partners and friends to establish scholarships, fund endowments, and offset capital expenditures. To make a donation to the SFSC Foundation, call 863-453-3133 or email