College Briefs 3/18/21

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Posted 3/17/21

CareerSource NEFL partners with area colleges, 85 companies for hiring fair CLAY COUNTY – CareerSource NEFL is partnering with St. Johns River State College, Florida State College at …

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College Briefs 3/18/21

Posted

CareerSource NEFL partners with area colleges, 85

companies for hiring fair

 CLAY COUNTY – CareerSource NEFL is partnering with St. Johns River State College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, First Coast Technical College and Florida Gateway College to host its first regional virtual hiring fair in Northeast Florida.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31.

More than 85 employers representing a wide range of industries and retailers throughout Northeast Florida are taking part in this virtual hiring event, one of the largest groups of regional companies ever assembled so far this year by CareerSource NEFL. Some of the companies include Amazon, Bank of America, Coggin Automotive Group, Johnson & Johnson and the Southeast Georgia Health System.

Job seekers must register to take part in the hiring event, where they can speak with representatives from a variety of industries. Registration is open now at http://bit.ly/NEFLHiringEvent. For more information about this and other events visit  www.careersourcenefl.com.

CareerSource NEFL is planning to schedule virtual job fairs at least once a month to connect job seekers with open positions.

For more information about other events hosted by CareerSource NEFL, visit the events page at https://careersourcenortheastflorida.com/events/. CareerSource NEFL is responsible for providing a trained workforce to the employers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. For more information, visit careersourcenefl.com.

Seven local students earn

degrees from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY – The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 218,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

Local graduates include:

• Tammy Daniel of Fleming Island. She received a Master of Science, Nursing - Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN).

• Regina Gipson of Middleburg. She received a Master of Science, Nursing - Education (RN to MSN).

• Vanessa Marbry of Orange Park. She received a Master of Science, Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN).

• Amanda Odom of Orange Park. She received a Master of Science, Nursing - Education (RN to MSN).

• Jonathon Sanders of Orange Park. He received a Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Management.

• Mecia Adriano of Orange Park. She received a Master of Science, Nursing - Education (BSN to MSN).

• Kala Hartley of Orange Park. She received a Bachelor of Science, Nursing.

WGU has recognized 14,146 undergraduate and 15,640 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since July 2, 2020. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was two years, three months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was 1 year, 4 months. The average age for those who graduated is 37 years old.

Hannah Hargraves awarded TROY Foundation Scholarship

TROY, Ala. – Hannah Hargraves of Middleburg, was the recipient of a Troy University Foundation Scholarship during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Hargraves was awarded the Wells Fargo Education Endowed Scholarship.

The Troy University Foundation provides stewardship for a number of scholarships which are established through the generosity of private donors to assist TROY students in their educational pursuits.

Florida State resumes in-person commencement ceremonies

TALLAHASSEE – Florida State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for its 2020 graduates, President John Thrasher said.

“I know it was disappointing that we were not able to hold in-person commencement over the past year, and we have been waiting for the right time to honor you with a proper ceremony,” Thrasher wrote in a letter to 2020 graduates. “I’m thrilled to invite you back to FSU to celebrate this achievement alongside your fellow 2020 graduates, families and friends during an in-person graduation ceremony on the weekend of May 22-23.”

Ceremonies will be held at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. The ceremonies will allow for proper social distancing for our graduates who will be seated on the Civic Center floor, as well as four guests per graduate in the audience.

“We plan to retain many elements of our traditional ceremonies while taking the necessary steps to ensure that we can gather in the safest way possible,” Thrasher said.

Masks will be required for all graduates and guests. A condensed program will feature the reading of graduates’ names while they walk across the stage.

The number of ceremonies will depend upon how many 2020 graduates are interested in participating. Graduates will be informed of the date and time of their ceremony with a forthcoming announcement.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, plans are subject to change. University officials will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local officials.

The spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates were originally recognized in virtual ceremonies due to the pandemic.

All ceremonies will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. For more information, visit commencement.fsu.edu. Class of 2020 graduates should RSVP by Friday, April 2, at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8nVYvGEFurNgP0a.

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