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SJR State named as one of the top 150 in the country
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Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named St. Johns River State College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. Read more >>


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  item bullet   Scholarship commemorating Crescent City icons awarded
Caleb Williams began his first semester of college as the first recipient of the Cecil and Fred Clemons scholarship. Created last year by St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens, the scholarship honors the bond between two Crescent City families whose friendship has flourished over three generations. >>
  item bullet   Clay County data busters learn job skills at SJR State
In a class recently taught at St. Johns River State College, 17 Clay County high school students listened intently as SJR State Professor Don Lafond talked about career interview skills. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts announces 2016-17 season
Florida School of the Arts announces a variety of performing and visual arts events to enlighten and entertain with its 2016-17 season.  >>
  item bullet   SJR State holds respiratory care pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony honoring Respiratory Care students. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents artist Lydia Dildilian
As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Gainesville artist Lydia Dildilian.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus. >>
  item bullet   SJR State holds nursing pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the Associate in Science in Nursing students. >>
  item bullet   Dance, music, art classes offered to the public
Florida School of the Arts will offer a select number of elective classes this fall on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka and St. Augustine campuses >>
  item bullet   Apply now for fall classes at SJR State, orientation in progress
St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the fall semester. >>
  item bullet   SJR State offers variety of non-credit courses for fall
Art history and drawing >>
Child care courses >>
Orange Park campus >>
Palatka campus >>
St. Augustine campus >>
  item bullet   Palatka High School swimmer receives the inaugural Bobby Stevens Memorial Scholarship
Bobby Stevens, who stood 6 feet 7 inches, continues to stand tall in the heart of Putnam County. Although he passed away last year, and his days of stardom on the basketball court at St. Johns River State College (then St. Johns River Junior College) have long gone, a new scholarship created in his memory will provide Putnam County high school graduates an opportunity to continue their education at SJR State. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts honors graduates
Florida School of the Arts recently bid farewell to graduates now on their way to pursue careers in art galleries, on stage or behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Many will continue their education at universities before finding their niche in the arts. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents Horn Island student art exhibition
An exhibition titled "2016 Horn Expedition," featuring the works of Florida School of the Arts students, will be on display in the School’s main gallery, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and will be open to visitors through August 22. >>
  item bullet   Local educator’s legacy continues with SJR State scholarship
Palatka High School graduate Taylor Seitz was recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to attend St. Johns River State College, where she will ultimately pursue a degree in education. The Connie J. Morris Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the veteran educator who succumbed to cancer in 2013. >>
  item bullet   SJR State welcomes new Collier-Blocker scholarship recipients
St. Johns River State College recently welcomed a new assembly of students accepted into the Collier-Blocker In-District Minority Scholarship program. During the annual luncheon, SJR State President Joe Pickens presented the students with a historical overview of Florida’s first Black junior colleges and the legacy behind the Collier-Blocker name. >>
  item bullet   SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized
St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval, Flagler and Broward counties received their certificates of completion for the law enforcement basic recruit program. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents “The Mousetrap”
Agatha Christie’s murder mystery “The Mousetrap” is coming to the Florida School of the Arts main stage located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. Show times are 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Tickets are $5. >>
  item bullet   SJR State respiratory care program achieves third consecutive national distinction
For a third consecutive year, St. Johns River State College’s respiratory care program has been honored with the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. >>
  item bullet   English professor retires after 33 years with SJR State
At the top of Professor Doug Ledbetter’s list of what he cherishes most about his 33-year teaching career at St. Johns River State College is witnessing the impact his former students are making in the community. >>
  item bullet   Collier-Blocker College legacy remains impactful, 2016-17 scholarship recipients selected
What began as an afternoon of leisurely Internet surfing for former Putnam County resident Gwendolyn Demps recently resulted in the enkindling of her family's historical ties to the community and to one of Northeast Florida’s original Black colleges. >>
  item bullet   SJR State accepting applications for corrections program
St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the Florida Corrections Officer Academy. Day classes will begin September 6. Orientation is set for August 23. Applicants are encouraged to apply early due to special admission requirements. >>
  item bullet   SJR State honors adult education graduates
Beyond the family cheers and camera flashes, the adult education graduation at St. Johns River State College represented more than just the passing of an exam - it represented countless individual achievements, struggles and challenges that are the very fabric of every GED diploma. >>
  item bullet   SJR State students receive Rotary Club of St. Augustine Scholarship
The Rotary Club of St. Augustine recently awarded two $1,000 endowed scholarships to St. Johns River State College students Emanuel Mara and Melissa Hagerman. Applicants were required to be degree-seeking students, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and reside in St. Johns County. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts students prepare for graduate gallery show
Florida School of the Arts visual art students will display their work at an upcoming graduate exhibition. >>
  item bullet   SJR State holds nursing pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the Associate in Science in Nursing students. >>
  item bullet   SJR State honors graduates
St. Johns River State College celebrated its Spring Commencement on May 6, honoring the students who are candidates to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees or college credit certificates for the 2016 spring and summer terms. >>
  item bullet   SJR State holds radiology pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College faculty, administration and staff recently held a pinning ceremony to honor Radiologic Technology students. >>
  item bullet   Apply now for SJR State’s Radiologic Technology program
St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Radiologic Technology program through May 15. Classes for the limited access program will begin in August. >>
  item bullet   SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized
St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. >>
  item bullet   FloArts offers dance workshop, summer classes >>
  item bullet   SJR State offers child care courses
St. Johns River State College will offer non-credit courses to train students for employment in commercial or residential child care programs. >>
  item bullet   SJR State offers reviews for education majors
St. Johns River State College will offer non-credit review courses on its Palatka campus this summer to prepare students for the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. >>
  item bullet   FloArts and dance elective students team up to present Dance Showcase
Florida School of the Arts students will present a “Dance Showcase” on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held on the Florida School of the Arts Main Stage at the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus and is free and open to the public. >>
  item bullet   SJR State to honor graduates May 6
St. Johns River State College will celebrate its spring commencement on May 6. The College will acknowledge the associate and baccalaureate degree candidates, as well as its certificate candidates, from the Orange Park, Palatka and St. Augustine campuses. >>
  item bullet   Students honored at annual awards ceremonies
Orange Park >>
Palatka >>
St. Augustine >>
  item bullet   SJR State Health Careers Day prepares students for next step
St. Johns River State College recently held its third annual Health Careers Day at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park. The event was hosted by the College's Workforce Services Department Career Transitions Program and provided college and area high school seniors interested in the health field an opportunity to interact with 20 health service organizations.>>
  item bullet   SJR State offers non-credit summer courses
Orange Park >>
Palatka >>
St. Augustine >>
  item bullet   FloArts Dance Ensemble presents “An Evening of Dance”
The Florida School of the Arts Dance Ensemble will present “An Evening of Dance” from April 21 – 24 on the School’s main stage located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts students prepare for graduate gallery show
Florida School of the Arts visual art students will display their work at an upcoming graduate exhibition. An opening reception will be held to honor the work of three graduating students on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Florida School of the Arts main gallery, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The event is free and open to the public. >>
  item bullet   SJR State’s Orange Park campus inducts 14 members into honor society
The St. Johns River State College Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently held its spring induction ceremony at the Orange Park campus, adding 14 new members to the Alpha Epsilon Lambda chapter. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents Musical Theatre Vocal Company concert
The Florida School of the Arts will present one showing of its Musical Theatre Vocal Company concert on Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. on the School’s main stage located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. The concert is free to the public. >>
  item bullet   SJR State student named Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar
Giselle Feliciano, a student at St. Johns River State College’s Orange Park campus, has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts hosts Empty Bowls Project
In an effort to reach out to the community, the Florida Club of the Arts, an organization comprised of Florida School of the Arts students, will host an event in support of the Empty Bowls Project from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at Beef O’ Brady’s, 201 North 1st Street, Palatka. >>
  item bullet   SJR State accepting applications for health care programs
St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Radiologic Technology and Health Information Technology programs through May 15. Applications for the Paramedic and EMT programs will be accepted through June 30. Classes for these limited access programs will begin in August. >>
  item bullet   Vystar Credit Union and vice president receive SJR State’s 2016 River of Excellence Award
The Business Advisory Board at St. Johns River State College recently presented the 2016 River of Excellence Award to Vystar Credit Union and Vice President Lori Wagner for their contributions to the College’s business education program. >>
  item bullet   SJR State considers collegiate high school
St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens and College administrators are turning their attention to examining the viability of creating a collegiate charter high school here in Putnam County. >>
  item bullet   FloArts presents The Actors’ Project: An Evening of Absurdity in Two One-Act Plays
The worlds of absurdity and comedy come together in an interactive arena setting in the studio theatre at the Florida School of the Arts, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus, from March 24-27. >>
  item bullet   SJR State re-certified with Tree Campus USA status
For a third consecutive year, St. Johns River State College has received its certification as a Tree Campus USA college. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College honor society inducts 17 members
The St. Johns River State College Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently held its spring induction ceremony. The new members lit candles and recited their oath in front of family and friends at SJR State’s St. Augustine campus. A reception followed the ceremony. >>
  item bullet   SJR State Paramedic program accepting applications
St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Paramedic program April 1 through May 15. Classes will begin in August. >>
  item bullet   Local agencies join forces in criminal justice academy scenario training
Each year, the St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Academy concludes its law enforcement program with a hands-on final exam, thanks to the partnerships with local law enforcement agencies throughout the College’s three-county district. >>
  item bullet   SJR State registering for summer courses
Registration for St. Johns River State College’s summer sessions is underway. Three sessions will be offered, with session one classes to be held May 11 – June 23, session two classes May 11 – August 11, and session three classes June 29 – August 11. >>
  item bullet   SJR State to host Stop Hunger Now event
The Rotaract Club at St. Johns River State College’s Orange Park campus is hard at work preparing to assemble more than 10,000 meals as part of a Stop Hunger Now packaging event. >>
  item bullet   SJR State Psychology Club members receive Mental Health First Responder certification, will host hostage negotiator workshop
Five students and two faculty members from the Orange Park campus of St. Johns River State College recently received the Mental Health First Responder certification from Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. >>
  item bullet   SJR State student clubs to hold rummage sale
ST. AUGUSTINE - St. Johns River State College students and faculty will hold a club rummage sale on Saturday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. >>
  item bullet   Criminal justice grads achieve 100% passing rate on state exam
St. Johns River State College law enforcement and corrections officer graduates recently excelled on their statewide certification exams. The two classes, which graduated in December 2015, achieved a 100% passing rate for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examinations. >>
  item bullet   SJR State named as one of the top 150 in the country
Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named St. Johns River State College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College hosts spring travel series
St. Johns River State College will host its spring travel series at the St. Augustine campus. Through videos, travelers will explore destinations within the Middle East. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy
Addams Family fans, get ready to laugh as you join in on a wild ride of emotions with the new musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. >>
  item bullet   Apply now for Summer!
Registration begins Feb. 20. See details >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents artist Robert Coon
As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Florida artist Robert Coon with an opening reception on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. >>
  item bullet   Meet our new Dean of Criminal Justice
Ex-sheriff’s deputy makes mark at SJR State
(As featured in the St. Augustine Record) >>
  item bullet   Information sessions set for nursing (BSN) program
St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program. >>
  item bullet   St. Johns River State College will offer a variety of non-credit leisure and professional development courses this spring:
      Orange Park Campus >>
      Palatka Campus >>
      St. Augustine Campus >>
  item bullet   Make the most of your college’s resources - SJR State offers the online academic success tool, Smarthinking
SJR State students who are in need of homework help, live tutoring, or someone to review their writing can now access the online tool Smarthinking, a new on-demand student support service. >>
  item bullet   Miss Florida to visit SJR State Palatka campus
MaryKatherine Fechtel, Miss Florida 2015, will be on the Palatka campus Tuesday, Jan. 26 promoting the upcoming 2016 Miss Florida Azalea Scholarship Pageant. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College to hold dual enrollment information sessions
St. Johns River State College will hold information sessions for parents and students interested in the dual enrollment program. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College hosts spring travel series
St. Johns River State College will host its spring travel series at the St. Augustine campus. >>
  item bullet   SJR State offers reviews for education majors
St. Johns River State College will offer non-credit review courses to prepare students for the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. >>
  item bullet   SJR State offers Saturday child care courses
St. Johns River State College will offer non-credit courses to train students for employment in commercial or residential child care programs. >>
  item bullet   SJR State graduates first paramedic class
St. Johns River State College announces the graduation of its first paramedic class. The college credit certificate program was added to the College's allied health programs in 2015 following the debut of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program in 2012. >>
  item bullet   SJR State holds nursing pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize students completing the College’s inaugural LPN Bridge to RN program. >>
  item bullet   Non-credit art history classes offered to the public
St. Johns River State College will offer two art history classes this spring on the St. Augustine campus. The non-credit courses will be taught by local artist and Florida School of the Arts instructor David Ouellette. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College hosts spring travel series
St. Johns River State College will host its spring travel series at the St. Augustine campus. Through videos, travelers will explore destinations within the Middle East. >>
  item bullet   SJR State law enforcement and corrections cadets recognized
St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval and other counties received their certificates of completion for the law enforcement basic recruit and corrections basic recruit programs. >>
  item bullet   Putnam County high school students visit SJR State
Over 150 students from Palatka, Crescent City Junior/Senior and Interlachen high schools recently toured the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus to get a taste of the various programs the College offers. >>
  item bullet   SJR State’s Orange Park campus inducts 23 members into honor society
The St. Johns River State College Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently held its fall induction ceremony at the Orange Park campus, adding 23 new members to the Alpha Epsilon Lambda chapter. >>
  item bullet   Student Juried Art Show at Florida School of the Arts
On Thursday, January 14, the Florida School of the Arts will hold an opening reception for Zoom, a juried student art exhibition. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Main Gallery located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. >>
  item bullet   SJR State program helps fill nursing shortage
Read the story featured in the CLAY TODAY >>
  item bullet   SJR State to honor graduates December 17
The St. Johns River State College will celebrate its fall commencement on December 17. The College will acknowledge the associate and baccalaureate degree candidates, as well as its certificate candidates, from the Orange Park, Palatka and St. Augustine campuses. >>
  item bullet   SJR State Athletic Association prepares for Boston Butt sale
The St. Johns River State College Athletic Association will hold its annual Boston Butt sale on Friday, January 22. >>
  item bullet   SJR State welcomes Angela Sockwell as dean of criminal justice and public safety
St. Johns River State College welcomes Angela Sockwell as dean of the College’s criminal justice and public safety program. Sockwell, who received her master’s degree in criminal justice from Troy University and a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Warner University, brings a wealth of specialized training and experience to the College. >>
  item bullet   Florida School of the Arts presents Musical Theatre Vocal Company concert
The Florida School of the Arts will present one showing of its Musical Theatre Vocal Company concert on Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. on the School’s main stage located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. For those looking for a taste of Broadway at no cost, this concert is definitely it. >>
  item bullet   SJR State College hosts First Generation in College scholarship luncheon
St. Johns River State College recently hosted a First Generation in College scholarship luncheon to bring together the College’s donors and recipients of the First Generation in College Matching Grant program. >>



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  • Law Enforcement class begins 8/16 >>
  • Respiratory application available 8/16 >>
  • Corrections class begins 1/9/17 >>
  • Adult Ed/GED registration >>


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