Education

USF Sarasota-Manatee Names Thomas Becker Interim Dean of College of Business

Becker succeeds Gert-Jan de Vreede, who will return to USF's Tampa campus as associate dean of the Muma College of Business.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $650,000 in Grants

Funds will benefit residency and palliative care programs.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Executives Elected to New State, National Offices

Anthony Becich was named to the board of directors of the Florida Facilities Managers and Mary Bensel was elected to full membership status of the Broadway League.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Happy Trails

Legacy Trail Extension Kick-Off Celebration Set for June 28

The event runs 8:30-10 a.m. at Payne Park.

06/25/2019 By Staff

Business

First Watch Selects Manatee County for Site of New Headquarters

The expansion of the company’s headquarters is projected to create a minimum of 85 new jobs, with an expected average salary of nearly $82,000

06/25/2019 By Staff

Senior Living

Funding Available for Seniors in Manatee County

Daybreak Adult Day Center, a program of Meals on Wheels PLUS, has space available for seniors in Manatee County.

06/25/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Selby Gardens Appoints Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Hermione Gilpin will lead the gardens' comprehensive development program.

06/25/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Community Foundation Awards $1.95 Million in Scholarships

For the 2019 award cycle, students received an average amount of $3,360.

06/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Children First and Sarasota Housing Authority Transform Modular Building, Add Two New Classrooms

The building will be Children First's 14th location in Sarasota County.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County to Honor Jaime DiDomenico and Dr. Rachel Shelley

DiDomenico and Shelley will be lauded for their commitment to empowering the community’s future leaders to reach their full potential.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Health

'Get Well With Medical Cannabis Forum' Will Take Place June 27

The day-long event will include presentations from a variety of speakers, including Holly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis.

06/24/2019 By Staff

On the Homefront

National Honor for Grand Palm; Stock Custom Homes Expands in The Lake Club

Real estate news and notes.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Manatee Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

Dannie Sherrill and Jenifer Schembri will join the foundation's board of directors on July 1.

06/24/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. Selects Courtney DeFrank as Director of Operations

DeFrank previously served as the program director of the Sarasota location of Prospect House.

06/21/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Elects Board Member Emeritus and New Board Member

The foundation has elected Judith Bell as Board Member Emeritus and Cyndi Miller as board member.

06/21/2019 By Staff

Education

New USF Sarasota-Manatee Scholarship to Assist Graduates of Visible Men Academy

The Visible Men Academy Scholarship will provide VMA graduates with financial assistance for tuition, books and other supplies throughout their education at USFSM.

06/21/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

DeSantis Signs Bill to Mitigate Harmful Effects of Red Tide

A new initiative between Mote and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will receive an annual appropriation of $3 million to "control and mitigate red tide and its impacts."

06/21/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Sarasota County Public Hospital Board Appoints Britt Riner to Vacant Seat

The open seat on the governing board was vacated in April by Susan Tucker, who stepped down to complete medical school.

06/20/2019 By Staff

Grants

New College of Florida Receives $750,000 Grant From Mellon Foundation

The grant will support curricular and research initiatives that preserve local history, integrate social and racial justice work into artistic practice and teaching, and explore questions of special interest to the local community.

06/20/2019 By Staff