SCF open house to celebrate 10-year LWR milestone

September 19, 2013 

Open house at SCF at LWR celebrates milestone

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch open house begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., in the Medical Technology and Simulation Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prospective students and their families can learn about State College of Florida programs and services and start the admissions process. The school also will offer dual enrollment information sessions for high school students and associate's degree in nursing information sessions. The event also recognizes SCF's 10-year anniversary at Lakewood Ranch, and will include tours of the Center for Innovation and Technology and the Medical Technology and Simulation Center.

SCF offers programs leading to associate's degrees in arts and science, certificates and work force baccalaureate degrees. Flexible schedule options.

Information: or call 941-363-7150.

Fall Festival of Music opens SCF concert season Oct. 8

BRADENTON -- The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will present its first concert of the 2013-14 academic year at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

The Fall Festival of Music will be presented by the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir directed by Melodie Dickerson, Jazz Ensembles directed by Marc Mannino, Guitar Ensemble directed by Rex Willis and Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra directed by Robyn Bell.

General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF employees. Information: 941-752-5252 or 941-752-5351.

USF Sarasota-Manatee adds instructors, 6 promotions

SARASOTA -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee added 14 new members to its faculty, including 10 in the College of Arts and Sciences, one in the College of Education and three in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership.

Visiting faculty members include: Margaret Aurilio, psychology; Astrid Doty and Stephanie Karidas, communication sciences and disorders; Joy D'Andrea, mathematics and statistics; Jacqueline Smith, English; John Stewart, professional and technical communication; and Chef Burak Mil, assistant professor of hospitality management.

New faculty members include: Roberto Jimenez-Arroyo, Spanish; Donna Polelle, communications sciences and disorders; Su Senapati, English instructor and learning support services; Timothy Turner, English assistant; Helene Robinson, assistant elementary education professor; Hasan Zaki, Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Florida Tampa, information systems and decision sciences; and William Murphy, information technology.

Promotions include: Anurag Agarwal and Kathy Black to professor; Marie Byrd-Blake and Jennifer Mariano, granted tenure for assistant professor; and Lora Kosten and Thorold "Tod" Roberts to instructor II.

-- Herald staff reports

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