Florida Sate College at Jacksonville Network – The Experts

Florida State College at Jacksonville Network

Jose Lepervanche, Ph.D. 


Areas of Expertise:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Information Systems
  • Internet, eCommerce, and Online Education
  • New Technologies
  • Boy Scouts of America


  • B.S. Venezuela Naval Academy: Naval Science
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Nuclear Engineering
  • Ph.D. Capella University: Organization and Management

Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop”

Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop”
Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jose Lepervanche, Professor of Business, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Are you or your students tired of the same old, boring online look of black letters on a white background? If so, this workshop is for you. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn how to add images, banners, sound, and videos to the announcements, content, and discussions in your Blackboard courses. Liven up your class to help keep your students motivated. In this workshop, resources will be shared that will help you with adding and manipulating images, sound, and video. Prior experience with Blackboard is helpful but not necessary for this workshop.

See Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop” handout in the Learning Edge website.

Husband of one of my students survived a SCA

Husband of one of my students survived a SCA

From: Dawn Alford [DAlford@fmdc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:18 PM
To: Lepervanche, Jose

Hi Dr. Jose,

I am enrolled in one of your classes again next semester and felt compelled to share something with you because I was so moved by the story about your sudden cardiac arrest on your webpage.

I was supposed to take Strategic Management and Decision Making with you this semester, but when the Fall 2010 classes started, I was actually by my husband’s side at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in ICU as he also recovered from a SCA.

My story is VERY similar to your own and I absolutely know we were given a miracle and I think about how blessed we are each and every day!   My husband’s name is Skeet.  He’s 50.  I was actually taking him to the hospital because he was having blood pressure issues when he told me that he felt like he was “going to pass out” – which he did shortly thereafter.  I called 911 and told them approximately where on the highway I was traveling, then stopped the car, pulled him from it and began CPR until help arrived.

Rescue came and took him to the hospital where they continued resuscitation efforts.  Like you, it was nearly 45 minutes and he was not responding.  The ER physician was telling me that he believed that all resuscitation efforts were futile and that they’d done the very best they could.  Within moments of Dr. Thomas having said that – my husband sat up in the gurney!!   He was life flighted to St. Vincent’s medical center where a heart cath actually showed no damage and/or blockage.  It is believed that the TPA that was given to him at our local hospital along with the ACLS ‘flushed’ the clot through.

My daughters and I waited for three days while he was in ICU, after having been told by MANY medical professionals that we should anticipate some amount of  ‘neurological deficit’ after having been without natural oxygen for so long.  Yet, God continued blessing us with his tender grace – my husband woke up and was absolutely fine.  The only memory loss at all that he suffers is the actual events of the day of his heart attack.  Other than that – he is completely normal!!  He does now have an automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator in case he ever goes into v-fib again.

I work with physicians that have been practicing for years and they assure me that they’ve never seen anything like this.      Like your family – we were blessed with a miracle!

Thanks for ‘listening’ to my story.  I’m looking forward to taking another of your classes in the Spring 2011 semester.


Dawn Alford
Clinical Administrative Assistant


AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

New AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

from St. Vincent’s Healthcare Intranet Homepage 7/29/08

SVHC delivers the two remaining AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts during a presentation last month. On hand were (from left) John Moscarillo, Medtronic; Brian Patterson, Megan Shaw and Jack Spears, North Florida Council of Boy Scouts; SVMC Associate Lisa Dean, RN; and Jose Lepervanche, a Scout Leader and SCA survivor.

It was a day at camp for most, but the subject at hand was no playing matter. Although Sudden Cardiac Arrest has been in the news lately with several public figures falling victim, St. Vincent’s HealthCare has been talking about it for a while.

SVHC kicked off the Partners in Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest campaign more than a year ago to reduce the number of people who die from SCA by providing life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator devices to Jacksonville area organizations.

Last month, several SVHC associates gathered at Camp Echocktee Boy Scout Camp in Orange Park to present the last two AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts. An AED training session was also held.

The speaker for the event was Jose Lepervanche, a Scout leader whose life was saved by an AED.

“By having more defibrillators available and teaching the community how to use them, we hope to save lives,” said Karen Darnell, SVHC Vice President and CNO.

We can teach you ! Commercial with Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Sims-Walker, Wide Receiver of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Professor of Supervision and Management.

Celine McArthur is the Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She created this campaign to encourage and inspire the young people in our community to think about their back-up career plans.

Watch the video here.

2010 Innovative Faculty Technology Award – Florida State College at Jacksonville

2010 Florida State College at Jacksonville Convocation

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche received the 2010 Innovative Faculty Technology Award from Dr. Steven Wallace, President of Florida State College at Jacksonville during the Awards Luncheon at the 2010 Convocation.

Jamboree participants attempt a record-breaking CPR and AED Course

There are so many world records that are extremely dangerous (longest distance jumped by motorcycle; deepest scuba dive) that it’s nice to see one that’s for saving lives instead of endangering them.

That was the goal behind today’s attempt at breaking the record for CPR and AED training taking place at one time. Thousands of Scouts, Scouters, and visitors took an hourlong course on CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.

While Scouts and Scouters counted to 30 chest compressions on their training mannequins, event organizers counted Scouts and Scouters, checking to see how close to the world record they had come.

Results weren’t yet available, but one thing is for sure: sending thousands of boys and adults home with the knowledge about how to save a life was a winning situation for everyone involved.

Before one of the day’s courses, representatives from Cardiac Science awarded four lucky troops with two free AEDs.

These troops submitted winning entries in a video contest. Entrants needed to create a short video telling why AEDs were so important. Below you’ll see representatives from two of the winning troops. The first, Jose Lepervanche, didn’t work on his troop’s video, but he shared an inspirational story. He’s a Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., and he shared the story about how an AED saved his life.

While at a council camp, he suddenly collapsed. Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him after calling 911. But fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED and used it to save his life. He was there to tell his story because his camp was prepared, he said.

Because the troops got two AEDs each, they can keep one and give the other to a worthy community group, such as a school, church, or other organization.

(Reposted from Cracker Barrel. The Official Blog of Scouting Magazine. http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/07/jamboree-participants-attempt-a-record-breaking-cpr-and-aed-course.html)