This college is a joke. I'm ashamed to have wasted my money and time at this school. Lisa Velarde (executive director) is a convincing and manipulative human being. She makes me sick and disgusted to be the director of a COLLEGE. Lies about the students attendance, fudges the numbers, and treats employees and students like crap. Sleeps with half of the managers and professors! Come on now really?! Your supposed to set an example!
The "professors" aren't qualified to teach the students. Professor Whitehurst is a w***e. Look at your background on the sheriff website. She accused a poor mans reputation and he lost his family because of it! She's still teaching your children! Freaking ridiculous! I learned the wrong way to draw blood and was transferred to another externship site because of her.
Background checks for students are a joke. Employees are rude and helpless. They try to cover their own a*s so they don't get fired or sued by the company. I know certain employees who hate their jobs here and are sick of pretending that everything is okay.
Mr. Ruggieri says he wants to help improve his schools and will try to maintain a daily focus on the school which won't happen either. Too many things are happening at my boyfriends school in Orlando and here in lakeland. They need to get a huge hold on the lakeland and Orlando schools in order to save their reputations. Wrap it up already! Care about the employees who you hardly pay. Please dear god get rid of the teachers who don't know what they are talking about and/or sleeping with the students. For example, Professor Whitehurst.
NOTE: PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS POST. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. EVERYONE AT YOUR SCHOOLS INCLUDING ORLANDO AND LAKELAND ARE SCARED AND WORRIED THAT THE SCHOOL IS RAPIDLY DECLINING. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN IGNORED TOO LONG. DO SOMETHING BEFORE SOMEONE REALLY GETS HURT OR HEAVEN FOR BID REALLY TAKES MATTERS IN THEIR OWN HANDS!