FCSAA Hall of Fame

The FCSAA Hall of Fame is comprised of Administrators, Coaches, Advisors, Officials, Students, and other nominees that have contributed a minimum of ten years to FCSAA or one of its member institutions.  They have been selected by their peers on the merits of their community and state college contributions and achievements as well as significant accomplishments.

FCSAA Distinguished Service Award

The FCSAA Distinguished Service Award is given to deserving individuals who have provided significant leadership and service to the FCSAA Executive Committee and its many activities.  Awardees have worked in support of the Association and its goals to promote, coordinate, and regulate intercollegiate activities among Florida’s community and state colleges.  This award is the most prestigious award presented by the Association.  Dr. Charles "Chuck" Hall is our most recent Distinguished Service Award honoree. For the full list of Distinguished Service Award nominees, check out this link.

Class of 2018-2019


Mr. Bill Hamilton has more than 30 years’ experience in coaching and athletics administration. In addition to his time serving as head baseball coach and AD at Pensacola State College, he also served as head baseball coach at North Florida Community College and as an assistant baseball coach at Chipola College. During this tenure at PSC, he has played a prominent role in the renovation of the Fitness Center and Aquatic Center, including leading a $3.5 million total gym makeover, a baseball stadium upgrade with an indoor hitting facility, and the design and construction of a new softball stadium. Here are just a few other achievements:

  • All-time career leader with Pensacola State Baseball with an overall record of 703-468
  • 2004 FCCAA State Baseball Championship and 6th place finish in the JUCO World Series
  • 2004 FCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 2004 NJCAA Region VIII Coach of the Year
  • 2004 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coach of the Year for NJCAA Division I  
  • 2007 International Coaching experience in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Europe and Australia
  • 2010 NJCAA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2010 Pensacola Sports Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2015-2017 Council of Athletic Affairs Chair
  • 2017 Huntingdon College Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

He was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Athletics division.



Mr. Cecil Scalf has been a Speech Instructor at Northwest Florida State College since 2005 and Forensics Coach since 2007.  He has maintained a successful forensics program that has participated in four to six state and regional competitions annually. Each year the NWFSC Forensics Team has had several top three placements in the annual FCSAA Tournament, and the team has taken second or third place in overall sweepstakes six times over an eleven-year period. The team also took first place in debate at the Florida Intercollegiate Forensic Association Tournament in 2012.  Cecil has also been named the FCSAA Forensics Coach of the Year three times (2010, 2015, and 2018).

Prior to his career in higher education, Cecil served 24 years in the U.S. Army. After being drafted during the Vietnam War, he received a commission for Officer Candidate School and rose through the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel.  He has flown combat helicopters in Vietnam, commanded troops, developed a major logistics program that was adopted by the Department of the Army, and is a founding sponsor of the National Museum of the U.S. Army. His highest awards include the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit.

He was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Forensics division.




Mr. Dallin Kelson was a member of the Chipola College Brain Bowl team from 2008-2011.  He helped lead Chipola College to back-to-back FCSAA State Championships in 2010 and 2011. He won the Dave Ehlert High Point Award in 2011 with the highest individual score ever recorded at that time.  He also led Chipola College to the NAQT Community College National Championship in 2011, again receiving top individual scoring honors, and next lead Chipola to a 9th place finish at the national four-year college and university Intercollegiate Tournament.

Chipola College Brain Bowl Coach Stan Young shared this with us about Dallin: “Dallin’s sophomore year was arguably the best year any individual community college player had ever played.  He led the Chipola team to our fourth consecutive state championship and captured Chipola’s first community college national championship, playing solo. It still ranks as one of the best performances in Brain Bowl history. He also led Chipola to our highest finish at the four-year college championship, finishing 9th. At the time, it was the second highest finish ever for a community college.  In the tournament, Dallin led the team to victories over Harvard, Stanford, and Northwestern.  When I took over as coach of Chipola, I didn’t even know those achievements were possible, but Dallin showed me they were.”  

He was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Brain Bowl division.




Mr. Manolo Barco has served as a student media adviser for the student newspapers at Miami Dade College since 2007. From October 2007 to September 2010, Manolo served as the media adviser to The Falcon Times, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College's North Campus, and the Metropolis, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus. In October 2010, he oversaw the merger of the three student newspapers at Miami Dade College – The Falcon Times, Metropolis, and Catalyst – to form The Reporter, the current college-wide newspaper at MDC. The paper, the largest community college newspaper in Florida, has a circulation of 10,250 copies per print cycle.

The Reporter has received numerous awards while Manolo has served as the paper's media adviser, including being named the top student newspaper in its division by the Florida College System Press Association (FCSPA) all seven years of its existence. The paper has won more than 100 awards from FCSPA in the past seven years, including 58 first-place honors.  The Reporter has also received several national accolades from the Associated Collegiate Press including second place in the House Ad category, third place in the Newspaper Page One category, and honorable mention in Newspaper Page/Spread and feature photo category.

Manolo Barco was nominated for induction into the FSCAA Hall of Fame by the Student Publications division.





Mr. Mauricio Garcia has been working in the area of Student Leadership Development for 25 years.  He began his journey as a student leader at the University of Central Florida, starting out working with clubs and organizations and ultimately serving, as a student, as the Interim Co-Director of UCF Clubs and Organizations, overseeing more than 150 clubs and organizations and assisting in the development of UCF’s Division of Student Affairs Leaders Seminar.  

In 1999, Mauricio began his professional career as the Student Activities Specialist at then Seminole Community College, leading and directing several student success programs and services.  He was soon promoted to the role of Coordinator of Student Activities and in 2001 joined the Florida College System Student Government Association leadership team as the District 2 Advisor, serving from 2001-2003.  Mauricio moved into his current role as Assistant Director of Student Life in 2010, supervising the Student Activities Coordinators on each of Seminole State’s campuses.

Within our Student Government division, Mauricio is always the first person to volunteer to facilitate educational sessions at our conferences and retreats, and he is well-loved and well-respected by both his students and fellow advisors alike.  Here are just a few of Mauricio’s other honors and leadership roles:

  • 2007-2008 Student Government Division District II Advisor of the Year
  • 2008-2009 Vee Severs-Choate Student Government Advisor of the Year
  • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
  • President-Elect, University of Central Florida Hispanic Alumni Association Chapter
  • Educational session presenter at every FCSAA Student Government conference attended since 2001
  • Founder, President and CEO of MG Success Services LLC

Mauricio Garcia was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Student Government division.





Mr. Mikel James served as the Student Activities Board President at the College of Central Florida from 2008-2010. He also served on the Student Life Committee and attended the College Council monthly meetings. He supported the state Student Government organization (FCSSGA) as the Assistant District 3 Coordinator 2008-2010 and as the Coordinator 2009-2010.

Mikel established many programs as a student leader, from starting CF’s “Student Leaders” group of the Orientation process to assisting in implementing a paging system for those waiting to see Admissions and Financial Aid staff. He was the driving force behind CF’s current contract with Mental Health Services with Baycare, and he started the “Skills Team,” which consisted of student leaders traveling the state to facilitate workshops and build their leadership, communication and team building skills.  He’s been recognized as the 2009-2010 FCSSGA Bob Graham Distinguished Service award winner and helped CF bring home the 1st place ribbon for FCSSGA’s electronic scrapbook competition for 2009-2010.

Mikel has now come full circle, from student involved in Student Activities at CF to staff Student Activities Coordinator, now giving back the time, energy, and enthusiasm that was given to him as a student leader.  

Mikel James was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Student Government division.



Mr. Terry Klenk has been a professor of Theatre and Humanities at Santa Fe College since 1991. He’s taught a variety of theatre classes in both the A.A. and A.S. Degree tracks and Dramatic Literature as well as directing several theatre productions each year.

In addition to his work as a professor, Terry is actively involved with the Florida Theatre Conference, a statewide organization dedicated to promoting theatre in Florida. He has been the Secretary/Treasurer for the last four years and has hosted the conference at Santa Fe College for the last several years. Terry is the primary contact person at the college for the conference, arranging facility use and making sure rooms are set up as needed. He also arranges for coverage for the various theatre festivals held within the conference. This responsibility includes coordinating aspects of production including stage managers, lighting, and sound. He reviews the projected workshop schedule and troubleshoots as necessary and coordinates use of Santa Fe College facilities for all aspects of this four-day conference.

For the Florida College System Activities Association specifically, Terry has implemented the State College Ten-Minute Play Festival at the Florida Theatre Conference, now in its third year and growing in participation every year. Along with the Ten-Minute Play Festival, he hosts the State Colleges meeting held at FTC every year. Mr. Terry Klenk does all of this with grace and a smile, while being a tremendous supporter of both the FTC and the FCSAA. He was nominated for induction into the FSCAA Hall of Fame by the Theatre division.

Terry Klenk was nominated for induction into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Theatre division.



Mr. Paul Cajka served as team captain and club president during his time with the State College of Florida (SCF) Brain Bowl team. He consistently scored as one of the top five individual scorers at the tournaments in which he competed. Since graduating from SCF, Paul has been a regular attendee at Brain Bowl practice, allowing the current team to experience tough competition before tournaments. He also served as scorekeeper, reader, and math judge at several tournaments, including the 2018 State Tournament.

Paul graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State College of Florida and Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. During his time at SCF, he served as a member and Vice President of Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa as well as Treasurer/Secretary of SCF Student Government. Following his graduation from SCF, Paul Cajka was a founding member and the first Vice President of the Alpha Iota Sigma chapter at USF, Sarasota-Manatee, an honor society for interdisciplinary social sciences majors. A few of his other accomplishments are listed here:

  • Top scorer at the FCSAA Brain Bowl Regional Tournament, 2011
  • 9th at NAQT Sectionals, 2011
  • All Star award at NAQT Nationals, 2011
  • All-USA Community College Academic Team, 2011
  • Student Senator for College of Arts and Science at USF, Sarasota-Manatee 2011-2012, Senate President 2012-2013

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Dr. John Robert Dunkle, Jr., retired in 2011 as a Professor of Humanities from Chipola College, where he taught Humanities and English Literature courses since 1988. While at Chipola, he was one of the original advisers for the Chipola College Honors Program and the chair of the Humanities contest for the Throssell Literature/Language Festival. He was a member of the Chipola Faculty Association and a contributor to the Applauding Chipola Theater Fund, Chipola Foundation, Chipola Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Chipola Science Club.

Dr. Dunkle has been a volunteer assistant coach for the Chipola College Brain Bowl team since 2005. As assistant coach, Dr. Dunkle’s expertise in humanities and literature has been monumental in contributing to the success of the Chipola teams. He helped lead Chipola to seven straight FCSAA State Championships from 2008-2014 and to three straight NAQT Community College National Championships from 2011-2013. Dr. Dunkle’s knowledge and command of his subject matter have been invaluable to the success of the program.  Along with his wife Nancy, Dr. Dunkle established the Roy Maxwell and Margaret Goff Deloney Memorial Chipola Brain Bowl award, which is a cash gift and a plaque given to the team’s MVP for the season. Dr. Dunkle has also been instrumental in securing additional funds for the Chipola team through the Chipola College Foundation.

In 2006, Dr. Dunkle was chosen by his peers to receive the Kirkland Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2010-2011, he was recognized as the Chipola Faculty/Administrator of the Year, and in 2013, he was chosen as the Panhandle and State Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches in the state of Florida.

                Dr. Dunkle earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida, his master’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, and his doctoral degree in Humanities from the Florida State University.  He was nominated into the FCSAA Hall of Fame by the Brain Bowl Division.