Data

Graduation Gift Spending Expected to Reach New High

A new survey found that consumers expect to spend $5.6 billion on graduation gifts this year.

05/26/2017 By Staff

New hires

School Picks New Donor Relations Specialist

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently hired Iris Starr to serve as its community advancement leader.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Appointments

College Foundation Adds Three to Board

Three new people recently joined the board of the State College of Florida Foundation: Dianne Anderson, Robert Klingbeil and Barbara Najmy.

05/19/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Student celebrations, new scholarships and barbecue fundraisers in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

05/18/2017 By Staff

New hires

Selby Foundation Picks New Executive Director

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation recently selected Carol Butera as its new executive director.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Giving

University Graduate Makes Record Donation

Bill Mariotti recently announced that he will donate $3.5 million to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee after he dies.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Politics

Lawmaker Provides Legislative Wrap-Up Tuesday Evening

Florida Rep. Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg, whose district includes portions of Palmetto, Bradenton and Sarasota, is offering an informational wrap-up on the state Legislature's recently concluded 2017 session.

05/15/2017 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Launches New Science, Arts and Technology Summer Camps

Manatee County's Take Stock in Children recently launched a new business entity to provide learning experiences for local youth.

05/11/2017 By Staff

Education

Construction Industry Event Draws Hundreds of Local Students

Manatee Technical College, 5505 34th St. W., Bradenton, is hosting the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange's first Construction Rodeo from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 11.

05/10/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

New trees, awards for musicians, boat trips and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

05/04/2017 By Staff

New hires

College Picks New Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

New College of Florida recently named Joy Hamm as its next dean of admissions and financial aid.

05/04/2017 By Staff

Education

University Opens New Research Office

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently opened a new Office of Research and appointed full-time research administrator Sandy Justice.

05/04/2017 By Staff

Education

New College Recognized for Outside-the-Classroom Experiences and Connections

New College of Florida was recently ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s top 50 colleges for offering students outside-the-classroom experiences and connections.

05/03/2017 By Staff

Education

Dental School Picks New Dean

Mathew Bateman was recently named dean of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton.

05/03/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Declines

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped in April after a record-high reading in March.

05/02/2017 By Staff

Talks

New 'Women Empowered' Speaker Series Starts

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new speaker series, Women Empowered, featuring influential, inspirational and innovative local women.

05/01/2017 By Staff

Education

Women's Resource Center Offers New Programs and Classes

The Women’s Resource Center is offering two new programs starting in May.

04/28/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Healthy meals, plenty of grants and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Technology

Innovation Showcase Takes Place Saturday

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp takes place 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, April 29, at Manatee Technical College.

04/27/2017 By Staff