SCF Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments

(Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 18, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognizes recent faculty accomplishments.

Work by Joe Loccisano, Fine Art Gallery manager at SCF, was selected for the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition in New York City.

The lithograph image, "Black Flag on the Moon," was displayed in November and December. A program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is a co-operative printmaking workspace for professional artists and printmakers of any skill level to display their work.

Loccisano, who teaches figure drawing, printmaking and cultural humanities at SCF, is vice president of internal affairs for the Southern Graphic Council. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Humanities from the University of South Florida.

Jeff Grieneisen and Courtney Ruffner, assistant professors, language and literature, coauthored an article, "A Debt Owed, a Debt Paid: Poe's Literary Cultural Heritage," prominently featured in "The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe," a volume of a literary series published by Salem Press.

Grieneisen and Ruffner are poets, scholars and critics who regularly write and edit work for publication. They are coeditors of the seventh volume of Florida English, a professional literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and critical articles written by scholars from around the world.

Grieneisen's poem, "The House," was included in a book, "POEtry and PrOsE," published by Pecan Grove Press, devoted to the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.

Grieneisen earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drama, Theatre and Communication from University of New Orleans, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Clarion University and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Penn State University.

Ruffner earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from Clarion University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University.

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