Pandemic Tales

We are living in unique, challenging times…and therein lies a story. TEDxLSSC is creating a video archive of stories from our community how people have navigated, survived, and wrestled with […]

Shayna “Simba” Castano

Shayna “Simba” Castano is an internationally established poet and performer who ranked within the top thirty of seventy-six competitors at Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2015. She is […]

Dr. Mark Thompson

Dr. Mark Thompson is currently serving as the Academic Assessment Coordinator for Lake-Sumter State College. Prior to coming to Lake-Sumter. Mark worked to turn around the performance of failing high […]

Laila Fakhoury

Laila Fakhoury is a sophomore from the University of Florida, where she serves as a speaker coach for TEDxUF and is double majoring in Psychology and Family Youth and Community […]

Kallie McDaniel

Despite being only 17 years old, Kallie McDaniel already holds an AA degree from Lake-Sumter State college and is working on dual Bachelor’s degrees, one in neuroscience and another in […]

Ashleigh Husbands

Ashleigh Husbands is the former Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist with the FL Linking Individuals Needing Care project, funded through SAMHSA and supported by UCF, USF and the Florida Council for […]

Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall is an LSSC student who received awards for excellence in both theatre and public speaking during the 2016-2017 academic year. She is currently working on an AA degree […]

Jeff Paradee Jr.

Jeff Paradee Jr., is a poet, a writer, and an artist. He is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a student at Lake Sumter State […]

Patrick Rader

Patrick Rader is a full-time instructor of English at Lake-Sumter State College. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and has used his knowledge of literature, particularly the works of […]

Brenda Skoczelas

Brenda Skoczelas is a full-time instructor of physics at Lake-Sumter State College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Physics from Ball State University, where […]

Jeremy Norton

Jeremy Norton is an associate professor of political science at Lake-Sumter State College. He has been with the college for over 12 years, serving as both a faculty librarian and […]

Rebecca Randall

Rebecca Randall is the founder and Director of Ruth House, a transitional shelter for women in crisis. A recovering addict herself, Rebecca has been clean and sober for 18 years […]