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The Vision Education and Rehabilitation Center (VERC), held a blindness awareness event at the Florida State College at Jacksonville’s downtown campus Thursday.   

FSCJ President Cynthia Bioteau
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The state Board of Education will meet in Jacksonville Wednesday.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville is one of 150-community colleges nationwide in the running for a $1 million prize.

  Monday on “First Coast Connect,” arts activist and former Cummer Museum Director Hope McMath told us about her new project, Yellow House (01:06). Junior Achievement Program Manager Sabrina Kinslow talked about the organization’s goal to get more girls interested in science, technology, economics and math classes (27:43). We heard from Dr. Jennifer Berman from the TV show “The Doctors,” who’s the keynote speaker at WJCT’s Girls Day Out conference this Saturday (35:33), and First Florida Credit Union CEO Brent Lister and Florida State College at Jacksonville Dean of Business Annette Barrineau talked about the college’s new Business Speaker Series (43:39).   


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Twenty-two of Florida’s 28 state colleges will receive a collective pot of performance funding worth nearly $30 million under a rule approved this week by the Florida Board of Education.


FSCJ President: Governor's Veto A ‘Major Win’

Jun 16, 2017
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Florida State College at Jacksonville President Cynthia Bioteau said a veto this week by Governor Rick Scott is a win for the college, though the Legislature had intended the bill to also permanently expand university scholarships, including Florida’s popular Bright Futures program.

The bill would have capped the percentage of students allowed to pursue four-year degrees at FSCJ.


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Sixty Duval County high schoolers are spending the summer between their junior and senior years at Florida State College at Jacksonville, preparing for life after graduation.

The students selected from Andrew Jackson, Raines and A. Philip Randolph high schools are participating in a new industry-certification and job placement program called Pathways to Work.

  Today on "First Coast Connect" we spoke with Florida State College at Jacksonville President Cynthia Bioteau and recent graduate Lyse Medina (01:08) about state budget cuts to the college. University of North Florida professor Parvez Ahmed (22:50) spoke about the terrorist attack Monday at a concert in Manchester, England. This month’s Women With Heart segment featured Volunteers in Medicine board member Helen Morse (39:40) and we heard about an upcoming female skateboarding event with Void Magazine photographer Elise Crigar (44:30).    


   

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Next year’s proposed $83 billion state budget that lawmakers will vote on Monday contains $115 million for school construction and maintenance at Florida’s 28 state colleges.

However, none of that money is earmarked for Florida State College at Jacksonville, school president Cynthia Bioteau said.

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Anyone with ideas for how to change Florida’s Constitution is invited to speak up Thursday. The state Constitutional Revision Commission is stopping in Jacksonville on its listening tour, and the ideas it hears could appear on a ballot next year.


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