SCF Bridge Program a success
BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, recognized 24 students who completed the 2013 Summer Bridge Program at a special ceremony recently at SCF.
The Summer Bridge Program, which helps high school graduates get a jump start on a college education, is led by SCF program director Kristen Anderson and Tomas Carrillo, SCF multicultural specialist.
Students received a college scholarship covering tuition, books, school supplies and lunches and up to six college credits by taking courses including student life skills, psychology and reading.
SCF student Brianna Lee expressed her gratitude for the program, which familiarized her with college life and resources offered at SCF.
"I wasn't going to go to college, but I was encouraged to come to the Summer Bridge Program. I've learned a lot about SCF and the tools on campus to help us improve our learning," Lee said.
Lee plans to continue at SCF to study business management and take photography courses.
All students who completed the program are planning to attend college this fall with most enrolled at SCF.
Judge Smith donates 'Legends of Manatee' book
BRADENTON -- Former State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, trustee and Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith Jr. recently presented SCF President Carol Probstfeld with a signed copy of his book, "Lawyers and Legends of Manatee County," for the SCF library.
The book about the history of the community from 1855 to 2012 features the college and community leaders, including many attorneys who served on the District Board of Trustees of SCF.
Smith, a trustee of SCF, then Manatee Community College, from 1998-99, was appointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles. He also graduated from Manatee Junior College in 1972 with an associate's degree in law enforcement.
Temple Beth El High Holy Day services set
BRADENTON -- Temple Beth El Bradenton invites the Jewish community to observe High Holy Days. No tickets required. Donations appreciated.
The Rosh Hashana schedule: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashana; 10 a.m. Thursday service, Tashlich to follow.
Yom Kippur schedule: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13, Kol Nidre; 10 a.m. Sept. 14, morning service and Yizkor; 4:30 p.m. healing service; 5:30 p.m. Neilah and Break-the-Fast ($10 members, $15 nonmembers).
Additional service: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Erev Shabbat and Sukkot; 7:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat and Simchat Torah. Services conducted by Rabbi Harold Caminker and Cantor Alan Cohn.
-- Herald staff reports