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Michelle Sjogren, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Strategic Communications, (904) 276-6814


Florida School of the Arts presents student, alumni exhibit
Florida School of the Arts presents the Student and Alumni Invitational, opening with a reception on March 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the main gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Omigod You Guys… Florida School of the Arts presents “Legally Blonde The Musical”
Florida School of the Arts presents “Legally Blonde The Musical,” February 23-25 in the mainstage theatre.

SJR State dedicates the Joyce A. Oliver Softball Batting Cage
St. Johns River State College has dedicated a new softball batting cage to a long-time supporter of SJR State students and athletics, Joyce Oliver.

SJR State accelerated manufacturing program begins Feb. 26
St. Johns River State College wants you to be job-ready in four months with the Manufacturing Prep Accelerated Program (MPAP). This short-term training program connects participants with local firms and quickly increases their employability for manufacturing production and quality assurance positions.

SJR State, HCA Florida Putnam Hospital partnership brings $14K in scholarships
HCA Florida Putnam Hospital continues its investment in the future of healthcare with its partnership with St. Johns River State College and a $14,000 contribution toward scholarships.

Forge ahead, Viking! VB player commits to Northwestern Ohio
From Viking to Racer! St. Johns River State College student-athlete Gianna San Filippo will continue her academic and volleyball paths at the university level with the University of Northwestern Ohio this fall, where she will pursue a degree in sports management.

Day of giving, community service at SJR State
St. Johns River State College celebrated its largest Vikings Day of Service to date in partnership with the St. Johns County Trash Bash and 300 volunteers. The day also included the addition of three Live Oak trees on each campus in recognition of Arbor Day.

SJR State to offer criminal justice bachelor’s degree in intelligence analysis
Technology is rapidly changing the law enforcement and security professions. Today, this work relies heavily on intelligence gathering and analysis of digital assets. In response to these changes, St. Johns River State College has worked closely with local law enforcement agencies to develop a unique degree program to prevent and combat crime and assess threats in Northeast Florida.

SJR State Humanities professor shares divine, ancient knowledge
A Viking shoutout to OPC Humanities Professor Jason Whitmarsh for published articles in Ancient History and Ancient Egypt magazines.

SJR State holds spring FAFSA Frenzy events
St. Johns River State College will present “FASFA Frenzy,” at three locations this spring, beginning with its Palatka Campus on February 12. The event will provide pertinent information to families interested in applying for college financial aid.

AI in Higher Education: Possibilities and Perils
Don’t miss SJR State President Joe Pickens in Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Community Town Hall on January 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., and learn more about the possibilities and perils of Artificial Intelligence in higher education.

Florida School of the Arts presents paintings by Laura Colomb
Florida School of the Arts presents paintings by Jacksonville Beach artist Laura Colomb. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

SJR State springs into service for St. Johns County Trash Bash 2024
St. Johns River State College is excited to partner with St. Johns County Solid Waste Division for the 2024 Trash Bash.

SJR State Viking Tripp Davis awarded scholarship
St. Johns River State College baseball catcher Tripp Davis was recently awarded a “deserving walk-on scholarship.” According to head baseball coach Ross Jones, it was an easy decision.

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.

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

SJR State celebrates fall graduates
When Sylvia Moody, 29, enrolled at St. Johns River State College to earn her GED, she was determined to gain the inner strength to push forward toward her goal of becoming a nurse and the person she knew she was meant to be.

SJR State Foundation Director Named
St. Johns River State College Foundation named Kate Adornetto director of development and foundation operations.

Florida School of the Arts announces holiday exhibit winners
Winners from the  " ’Tis the Season" K-12 exhibition were honored Thursday during the opening reception at Florida School of the Arts. More than 70 local budding artists in Putnam County submitted holiday-themed art for the juried student exhibition.

SJR State offers GED seekers new skills for the new year
The Adult Education department at St. Johns River State College wants to give GED students a fresh start in 2024 with free skills training and a job-ready resume in just four months.

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 60 children with donations of toys, clothing and other goodies to the Project PRAISE organization.

SJR State to honor graduates December 14
St. Johns River State College will celebrate its fall commencement on December 14. 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.

SJR State, community partners present South Putnam education fair
South Putnam residents can learn what career-related opportunities and resources are available for the new year at an education fair presented by St. Johns River State College on Thursday, Dec. 7.

FloArts presents “Home for the Holidays”
Calling all kids from 1 to 92 – it’s a “Home for the Holidays” Christmas variety show at Florida School of the Arts.

Florida School of the Arts presents K-12 juried student holiday exhibition
Florida School of the Arts presents the talent and skills of budding, local art students in the Juried Student Exhibition opening November 30, with an awards reception at 5:00 p.m. The theme for the show is " ’Tis the Season," and includes drawings, paintings and digital works by more than 70 Putnam County K-12 visual arts students.

SJR State earns 2023 Best for Vets college ranking
St. Johns River State College announces today it has earned the 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings by Military Times, the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. SJR State was among the 325 colleges nationwide that made the list.

BusinessSpeaks presents Sheriff Hardwick Nov. 20
Join us online at 6:00 p.m. as St. Johns County Sheriff Robert A. Hardwick shares his professional experiences and insight into his career.

Association of Florida Colleges honors SJR State graduate Roshonda Phillips with distinguished alumni award
Roshonda Phillips’s story of personal and academic triumph began over 20 years ago with the decision to earn her GED through St. Johns River State College.

SJR State Volleyball team ends season with accolades
The St. Johns River State College Vikings volleyball team finished its regular season with two players earning All-Conference teams honors and a spot in the NJCAA Region 8 District Tournament on November 3. The team completed their season with the most wins and winning percentage in school history by a first-year coach.

SJR State corrections cadets recognized
Cadets from the St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Academy were recently recognized for completing the Florida Corrections Officer Academy.

SJR State scholarship application opens Nov. 1
St. Johns River State College is pleased to announce the scholarship application for the 2024-25 academic year is open. One single application puts students in the applicant pool for more than 150 scholarships made possible by generous contributions from local businesses, non-profit entities and individuals.

FloArts announces Empty Bowls fundraiser
Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, a grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger in Putnam County.

The Aspen Institute Names St. Johns River State College as a Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for the 2025 Aspen Prize
$1 Million Prize Recognizes Excellence in Equitable Outcomes for Students in and After College.

FloArts holiday gallery exhibit to feature Putnam K-12 artists
Florida School of the Arts is calling for all Putnam K-12 artists to participate in the Juried Holiday Arts Gallery Exhibition. The theme for the show is “’Tis the Season,” all work submitted should relate to the holiday theme.

FloArts presents “Dance Choreography Gala: Pulse”
Florida School of the Arts presents a dance concert that celebrates the creative voices of student choreographers. The essence of Pulse, that is life’s rhythm, human experience, and imagination is explored through a diverse range of dance styles.

SJR State to hold manufacturing job fair
Visit with local manufacturers presenting career opportunities in automation technology, information technology (IT), computer networking, business operations, finance, marketing and more on the SJR State Orange Park Campus, Tuesday, October 24.

SJR State to hold career fair at Palatka campus
St. Johns River State College will aid students, graduates and the public in answering their biggest question – "Where are the jobs?" with a career fair on the Palatka Campus, Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Florida School of the Arts presents sculptures by Linda Hall
Florida School of the Arts presents "Becoming the Wild,” sculptures by Linda Hall. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

St. Johns River State College wants your input!
St. Johns River State College is reaching out to students, alumni, faculty, administration, staff, community members, business leaders, and local industry representatives to provide feedback on how the College can better meet the Workforce needs of Clay, Putnam, and St. Johns counties.

FloArts presents “Wait Until Dark”
Florida School of the Arts presents the masterfully created thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Day of giving, community service at SJR State
St. Johns River State College employees and students gathered Friday in support of the College’s semiannual community service day – Vikings Day of Service. Volunteers from the Orange Park, Palatka and St. Augustine campuses volunteered for service projects ranging from highway cleanups and assisting community shelters to replenishing the College’s food pantry.

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