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Melissa Forges

Higher Education Program Manager

As an educator, it brings me great joy to be the Higher Education Program Manager at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Education Department where I get the opportunity to be a part of educational journeys, career pursuits, and overall student success.  While a first generation student at the University of Florida, I had the privilege of multiple people and programs that were dedicated to my persistence to graduate and it was then, that it became my passion to make a difference helping others achieve and succeed in the same way I had been invested in.  I obtained my Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University so I could do just that as a career!  My experience has spanned 17 years in education from teaching at Miramar High School to working at Florida State University’s Career Center and now excitedly, with the Tribe!

Hobbies: Family Time, the Beach, Reality TV Shows, DIY Projects.

Quote:  "Do it or not. There is no try." - Yoda

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” - Vince Lombardi

Contact Melissa Forges

Phone: (954) 989-6840 - Ext. 10544


Big Cypress
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110


3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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