Southern Technical College Students Honored by International Public Speaking Association

Sanford, FL – (Nov. 19, 2015) – As part of their professional development, three students from the Sanford campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” received honors at a local meeting of Toastmasters International.


Eddie Luster, center, a Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) student and U.S. military veteran, pictured with, from left, Business Office Specialist (BOS) students Cynthia “CJ” Stanley and Kerri Holmes, won Top Table Topic honors for speaking eloquently about entrepreneurship.

“We’re proud of our students for providing their insights and life experiences to valuable groups like Toastmasters,” said Nikki Reynolds, communications instructor, Southern Tech-Sanford. “This is just one example of how Southern Tech provides real-world experience and hands-on learning for our career college students – it’s part of the foundation for their future successes.”

Since its founding in 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than four million men and women become more confident in their speaking and leadership skills. The organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.

Seminole Toasters ( meets weekly at the Seminole County Services Building in Sanford.

Southern Tech-Sanford is located at 2910 S. Orlando Drive.


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).

About Toastmaster International (

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.