Southern Technical College Selected as Auburndale Business of the Month

Auburndale, FL – (Feb. 3, 2016) – Three leaders from the Auburndale campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” were on hand Monday, Jan. 25 during a ceremony recognizing the Auburndale campus as the January Business of the Month.

Above, Southern Tech’s Edna Murugan, Ph.D., director of education, accepts the Business of the Month honor from Auburndale Mayor Tim Pospichal.

Also in attendance were Southern Tech’s LeeAnn Campbell, operations specialist, and Lakisha Rivera, career services advisor.

Each month, the city recognizes one area business for its community commitment. For the honor, it was noted that Southern Tech combines tradition and innovative techniques delivered by quality instructors, and that instruction consists of classroom training and hands-on lab activities.

“This was a nice honor for Southern Tech, which is proudly providing career education in the Auburndale community,” said Murugan. “We’re building a better tomorrow for the lives we change.”

The campus, as part of a thriving network of nine accredited Florida career colleges established in 2001, currently has 208 students.

Southern Tech-Auburndale is located at 298 Havendale Blvd.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).