Manatee Habitat for Humanity seeks back-to-school help

July 10, 2013 

Habitat for Humanity seeks back-to-school help

MANATEE -- Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is collecting school supplies for its Aug. 10 back-to-school event for students in grades kindergarten through high school.

Habitat suggests donations such as notebooks, pens, pencils, markers and backpacks.

Donation boxes are located at Boyd Insurance and Investments on Manatee Avenue West, the Florida Maritime Museum and Habitat Restore locations on Cortez Road and Hardin Avenue.

The school supply drive will run through July 31. Information: 748-9100 Ext. 102.

SCF nursing faculty earn national credentials

MANATEE -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, recognized two nursing faculty members for achieving national nursing credentials from the National Certification Corp.

Assistant professor Elizabeth Bockheim became a nationally certified neonatal intensive care nurse and assistant Diane Taylor met requirements to maintain her maternal newborn nurse status.

Bockheim and Taylor earned their credentials by meeting educational and practice requirements and taking a rigorous examination on specialty areas.

Sarasota Police Department to reward youth doing good

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota Police Department has teamed with Operation Chill, sponsored by 7-Eleven, to encourage area youth.

Deputies will "ticket" young people caught in the act of doing good deeds or volunteering in their community with free Slurpee coupons.

The positive reinforcement is designed to keep youth involved in positive activities over the summer. Since the program began in 1995, more than 11 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed in more 600 neighborhoods where 7-Eleven operates.

Enrollment under way at SCF; last day to apply Aug. 19

BRADENTON -- Enrollment is under way at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. First-time students must make appointments for orientation prior to online registration available to all students who have completed the admission process. Aug. 12 is the last day for new student applications, including readmissions, will be accepted for the 16-week fall classes beginning Aug. 19-24.

Additional flex-start options include 12-week classes starting Sept. 16 and eight-week classes starting Oct. 14.

Saturday college at SCF Lakewood Ranch allows students to earn a degree in an accelerated time frame. Flex start and all other class schedules are available at Returning students may register online at SCFconnect.

New students may enroll online at

Prospective students and parents are invited to learn more about SCF programs and services at admission express events scheduled at 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 16, and Aug. 6 at all campuses: SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.; Student Services, building 1; SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.; Medical Technology and Simulation Center lobby; and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 100.

For more information, call (941) 752-5050 in Bradenton or (941) 408-1300, ext. 65050, in South Sarasota County.

-- Compiled by Education Reporter Erica Earl

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