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SJR State adds overdose reversal kit to campus safety measures
As concerns grow over the opioid epidemic (including the synthetic fentanyl), public schools and colleges throughout the state are making it possible to save lives on campus with an overdose-reversal nasal spray kit.

SJR State students named to 2023 All-Florida Academic Team
St. Johns River State College students Riley Bass, Anthony Chiado, Paola Diaz, and Sinead Nordman have been named to the Florida College System’s 2023 All-Florida Academic Team. The honor recognizes students for academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.

SJR State Earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Designation
St. Johns River State College announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation.

Healthcare instructors say technology, confidence is key
When preparing students for the challenging field of healthcare, St. Johns River State College instructors agree that confidence is the one quality capable of setting students apart. Confidence gained from experience is what Holly Coulliette, Dean of Allied Health, calls the “competitive edge.”

Florida School of the Arts presents summer workshops: SING. MOVE. CREATE.
Florida School of the Arts announces its annual summer workshops, where participants can SING. MOVE. CREATE. Lead by FloArts faculty and guest artists, the week-long programs allow students to experience “master classes” in the artistic field of their choice - musical theatre, dance or costume crafts. Classes are open to the public and will be held at FloArts, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka Campus.

FloArts presents “9 to 5 The Musical”
Florida School of the Arts presents “9 to 5 The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. Inspired by the iconic 80's film, this production takes Violet, Judy and Doralee on a multi-layered musical and dance adventure in teaming up against their sexist, egotistical boss, Mr. Hart.

Slater named 2023 Tindall Scholarship winner
St. Johns River State College baseball center Jack Slater was named the 2023 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. The award is presented each year to an individual for demonstrating exemplary work ethic, leadership, and quality performance in the classroom and on the field.

Florida School of the Arts presents mixed media by Ezra Johnson
Florida School of the Arts presents paintings and animations by Tampa-based artist Ezra Johnson. The mixed media exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 p.m. and will showcase Johnson’s experimentation with color, form and surface.

SJR State to hold spring financial aid, FAFSA events
St. Johns River State College will present “FASFA Frenzy,” a free workshop providing assistance in applying for financial aid, at its three campuses this spring.

SJR State, Palatka observes Arbor Day
The Palatka Campus of St. Johns River State College hosted the 2023 Palatka Arbor Day Celebration in conjunction with the City of Palatka on Friday, January 20. The College was presented with a live oak tree, which was planted near the gymnasium.

SJR State library named after Congressman Cliff Stearns
The Honorable Clifford B. Stearns’ profound love for reading, knowledge and progress led him to gift to St. Johns River State College Foundation $300,000.

FloArts faculty exhibit opens January 12
Florida School of the Arts presents its Faculty Exhibition, showcasing a variety of media, from paintings and sculptures to digital illustrations. The event opens with a gallery reception Thursday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Students praise Florida CTE programs: ‘It’s a blessing’
Shannon Beechum is currently a part of the Aircraft Electrician Apprenticeship through a partnership between St. Johns River State College and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). "I'm doing exactly what I wanted to do and I got paid to go to school. It's unbelievable. It’s a blessing," Beechum said.

SJR State honors graduates
St. Johns River State College celebrated its Fall Commencement on December 15, honoring the 570+ students who earned their associates and bachelor’s degrees or college certificates.

SJR State celebrates nursing graduates
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) students.

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized
Cadets from the St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Academy were recently recognized for completing the Florida Law Enforcement Academy program. The guest speaker was E.J. Guzman, Green Cove Springs Chief of Police.

SJR State offers students money-back guarantee
Beginning this spring, graduates of the nursing (ASN), respiratory care and law enforcement programs at St. Johns River State College may be eligible for a tuition refund, if they are unable to find employment in their field of study within six months of meeting requirements.

Dance, Pilates classes offered at OPC this spring
Awaken your artistic talents with a class from Florida School of the Arts. Check out these dance and body conditioning classes that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC this spring on the St. Johns River State College Orange Park Campus.

An SJR State holiday tradition continues through Project PRAISE
St. Johns River State College employees were able to help make Christmas a little brighter for 55 children with donations of toys, clothing and other goodies to the Project PRAISE organization.

SJR State to honor graduates December 15
St. Johns River State College will celebrate its fall commencement on December 15. 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.

FloArts presents Vision of Sound
Celebrating the art of movement and theater through a mixture of dance and song collaborations, Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) presents “Vision of Sound.”

Professor Shealy to give “Road to Pearl Harbor” talk - Dec. 7
SJR State history professor Dr. Greg Shealy will speak at the Orange Park Public Library on Wednesday, December 7, at 6 p.m. The title of his talk is “The Road to Pearl Harbor: Japanese Imperialism and the Bushido Code.”

Real estate pre-licensing course begins Nov. 28
Expand your career options in the real estate field! St. Johns River State College has teamed up with First Coast School of Real Estate to offer a 63-hour Pre-licensing course. Passing the pre-licensing test permits students to take the state Real Estate Sales Associate Exam.

SJR State St. Augustine Campus begins RN program
In an effort to meet the increasing demand for nurses in Northeast Florida, St. Johns River State College announces the addition of the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) to its St. Augustine Campus.

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