Re: [brevardteaparty] ] RE: Ms. Sweet - BCC professor who violated federal voting law

From: Peter Fusscas
Sent on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:41 PM
BCC is a state school. Why not get Republican legislators involved? Ms. Sweet does not seem to like Republicans very much. The legislature pays the bills. I would suggest they reduce the funding by Ms. sweet's total compensation or insist that the administration publicly inform parents that their children will be "strong armed" by faculty to vote for Democrat as a condition of attending the school.Insist that this is publicly ackowledged and prominently displayed.

On 2/12/2013 2:22 PM, Connie Smith wrote:
From: Bob Harvey

All,  (please share with your groups)


In regard to Ms. Sweet at BCC forcing her students to endorse and vote for President Obama last November, it is apparent BCC will take no action unless we do something more.  BCC is condoning Ms. Sweet's actions and co-conspiring with her to violate policy and intimidate students for political agendas. 


I have listed the board of trustees here with phone contact information. Please call them and complain.  If we all make one or two calls, maybe we can make a difference.  The law should be applied equally to everyone - democrats should not be excepted.  If you truly believe this, please make at least one phone call.  I have.


Please, if anyone can think of any other way to put pressure on BCC, please let me know.


Thank you


Bob Harvey


Brevard Community College

District Board of Trustees

Alan H. Landman, Chair
Stephen G. Charpentier, Vice Chair
Myra Igo Haley
Dewey L. Harris
Moses L. Harvin


alandman  (321) 242-9800 law office

A Brevard County resident since 1987, Mr. Landman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida in 1987. Mr. Landman worked for one of Brevard's largest law firms until 1993 when he started his own practice specializing in criminal and family law. He is a member of the Florida Bar as well as four United States District Courts, the Supreme Court of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Landman was nationally recognized in 2004 when one of his criminal trials was aired on Court T.V. In 1999, Florida Today named him as the top DUI attorney in Brevard County after an analysis of more than 10,000 cases. Mr. Landman was appointed to a four-year term on the Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2008 by Gov. Charlie Crist, and reappointed for another four-year term in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott. Mr. Landman served as President for the Indian Harbour Beach Little League and has contributed or been involved with numerous community schools and charities. Mr. Landman was appointed to the Board (succeeding Clarence McCotter) for a term beginning June 19, 2009 and ending May 31, 2013. Landman is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees, having served in that position since August 15, 2011.


stephencharpentier  [masked]

A Brevard County resident since 1965, Mr. Charpentier is a graduate of Brevard Community College (1976) and the University of Central Florida (1978). He earned his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from Florida State University (1981) and has been engaged in the private practice of law in Brevard County since that same year. Mr. Charpentier worked for an established Brevard County civil litigation firm for two years before moving to one of Brevard's larger law firms. There he became a partner and primarily worked on plaintiffs' personal injury cases. Mr. Charpentier resigned from this firm in order to establish Childress & Charpentier, P.A. in 1989. Mr. Charpentier is "of counsel" with the Maher Law Firm, a national law firm based in Winter Park, Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, as well as the New York Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia and is licensed to practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United State Supreme Court. Mr. Charpentier is a former Chair of the Eighteenth "C" Section of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, a former President of the Brevard County Bar Association, a former President of the Brevard Bar Foundation and is President of the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (2008-2009). He is also a member to the 18th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee. Stephen G. Charpentier was appointed to the Brevard Community College District Board of Trustees in May 2008 and served as Chair of the Board from May 2010 to August 2011. He is the Board's current Vice-Chair.



Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

50 W Strawbridge Ave Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 723-8323


Ms. Myra Igo Haley, a resident of Indian Harbour Beach, brings more than 25 years of professional experiences to the BCC Board of Trustees. She spent the first seven years of her career in the health care industry at three hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she worked first as a staff nurse, and later as a patient care manager, nursing manager and supplemental administrator. In 1992, Ms. Haley moved her career to Melbourne, Florida and simultaneously transitioned out of the health care industry. From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Haley served as President of Suntree Properties, Inc. She currently works at two different organizations serving in the following capacities: President of The Suntree Partners, a position she has held since 1992, and President of the Igo Family Foundation, a position she has held since 1995. Beyond her accomplished career, Ms. Haley is an active community member serving on multiple boards including the Health First Foundation, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Rossetter House Museum, and Renaissance Administration. Prior to her appointment on the BCC Board of Trustees, she also contributed her time and talents to BCC as member of the Maxwell C. King Center of Performing Arts Board of Directors. Ms. Haley holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and a diploma degree from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee. She was appointed to the BCC Board of Trustees on June 21, 2011 (succeeding Ms. Dixie Sansom's seat) for a term ending May 31, 2014.



976 Brevard Ave
Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 433-1191


Mr. Harris earned a bachelor's degree in history and international affairs from Florida State University in 1968 and has been a Brevard County resident for more than 40 years. He taught elementary school in Brevard County for 10 years, including at Stevenson Elementary School in Merritt Island, before moving to Inverness, Florida where he and his wife opened a private elementary school, which they operated for three years. Mr. Harris went on to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida in 1979 and has been practicing accounting ever since. He started his accounting career at Davies, Houser & Secrest, C.P.A., P.A. in Cocoa. In September 2000, Mr. Harris started his own accounting firm, Harris, Miller & Bernhardt, P.A., which serves not only Brevard County business and property owners, but also international clients who do business or own property in Brevard. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Harris has been actively involved in numerous community organizations in Brevard County over the past three decades. He currently serves as a board member for Circles of Care and the Cocoa Village Playhouse, which he has been involved with for 18 years. Mr. Harris was appointed to the BCC Board of Trustees (succeeding James Theriac) for a term beginning August 10, 2010 and ending May 31, 2014.


1.   moses American Services Technology1028 Harvin Way Rockledge, FL 32955 [masked]


Moses L. Harvin is President and CEO of American Services Technology, Inc., a company that serves federal agencies including the Air Force, Army, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Energy. The Melbourne resident was the first African American elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees for Claflin University in South Carolina. Harvin is a member of the following organizations: Civilian and Military Council, Brevard Community College Foundation Board of Governors, National Minority Supplier Development Council, National Contract Management Association, Florida/NASA Business Incubation Center (TRDA), United Way of Brevard, Association of the United States Army, Lead Brevard, Host of Brevard, National Space Club and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Harvin received an undergraduate degree from Claflin University and a Master's Degree from Webster University. He received his commission in the U.S. Army from South Carolina State University. In a distinguished military career during which he rose to the rank of major, Harvin received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Joint Service Medal. Badges include the U.S. Army Ranger Tab. Harvin was appointed to the BCC Board of Trustees for a term beginning November 8, 2011 and ending in May 2015.




Here is contact information for the office of the president of BCC:

Cline, Gina
Exec. Asst., President

Office of the President


email: Gina Cline

Hartney, Mary
Spec., Administrative Support

Office of the President


email: Mary Hartney

Richey, James

Office of the President


email: James Richey






From: Robert Harvey [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 11:46 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Ms. Sweet - BCC professor who violated federal voting law


Mr Glisch,


With regard to Ms. Sweet (BCC professor) breaking the federal voter law last fall, and your complete failure to take action, I am once again writing to you.  As I, and many others, have continued a respectful dialogue with you since her violation and you have continued to cover up her actions and protect her from the consequences, I would like to offer the following:


Sir, you said "rest assured, the findings will be made public at the appropriate time…"  After four months it is obvious to all that you are simply trying to stall and wait us out.  As I assured you earlier, that will not suffice.  So, I have one last proposal before we take more serious action.


I propose you have Ms. Sweet write an apology to the student involved, the students in her classes, the entire student body, and the voters of Brevard County in which she states clearly that she violated policy (and the law) and what she did was wrong.  I suggest you post it on your web site for at least one month and I propose you do so within the week.


If you agree to this condition, I believe that will satisfy most of the voters who are outraged at your breaking of the law and the BCC cover-up of this incident.  Although, I cannot speak for all, I think this would go a long way toward peace in our county. 


I am saddened this event occurred and that BCC leadership continues to cover this up. I am curious as to why you believe you may be above the law?  If I was not clear before, please make no mistake about this:  We do not intend to allow you to break our laws without consequences.


I look forward to an immediate reply -- please "reply all" when you do so that all of us may see your answer.


Thank you



Bob Harvey

Colonel, USAF (retired)




From: Glisch, John [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:14 PM
To: 'Robert Harvey'
Subject: RE: Ms. Sweet



Mr. Harvey:


Professor Sweet remains suspended and is not teaching any classes this semester.


Under Florida Statute 1012.81, all records and information related to an ongoing investigation of allegations of misconduct against an employee of the Florida College System are confidential until the investigation is complete, at which time they become public record.


As a result, I am not allowed to discuss the matter further.


Rest assured, the findings will be made public at the appropriate time as allowed under state law.


Thanks for your patience.



John Glisch



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