Mount Dora, FL – (Oct. 28, 2015) – The Mount Dora campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” welcomed breast cancer survivor and current Mayor Cathy Hoechst during a grand finale celebration to Pinktober, a month-long awareness effort dedicated to breast cancer.
Mount Dora Mayor Hoechst, pictured second from left, joined, from left, Heather Hopcraft, Chair of Bra-Vo, Southern Tech’ s Betty Williams, Director of Education and Sherry Parker, Executive Director, for a ceremonial cutting of an inspirational cake.
Bra-Vo is a local charitable organization that provides funds for no or low cost diagnostic testing for breast cancer.
Hoechst is completing her first term and seeking re-election Nov. 3.
The duo’s appearance attracted a standing-room-only crowd of students and staff members who learned about resources and early detection of the disease.
“We were proud to ‘go pink’ at our campus and take time to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer,” said Parker. “So many lives are impacted that we wanted to do our part to support this worthwhile cause.”
About Southern Technical College (www.southerntech.edu)
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).