SCF Recognizes Student Accomplishments

(Bradenton, Fla., May 5, 2010) —State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognizes students for their accomplishments in theatre, art and literature.

SCF’s Studio 84 Productions earned a “superior” rating from the Florida Community College Activities Association for their production of “Dracula” in February. Individual students recognized were performers Katelyn Studer as Lucy and Carl MacMichael as Renfield. Also honored were technicians Savannah Faircloth, stage manager/light board operator; Elber Perlaza, sound designer; and Richard Austin, sound board operator. The play was directed by Kenneth Erickson Jr. designer of the highly acclaimed set.

Caitlin Burns, an SCF fine and performing arts student, won a $500 scholarship from the local Women Contemporary Artists (WCA) for her artwork portfolio. As one of only two students selected for the two-county award, Burns was honored at WCA’s annual event on April 11 with a cash grant and a one-year WCA membership. She was nominated by Fine Art Gallery manager Joe Loccisano and David Kinsey, SCF adjunct instructor, fine and performing arts.

SCF's annual Florence Girvin Pentangle Contest awarded students for literary works in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Winners were Dallas Ross, first place, poetry; Westley Yerkes, second place poetry; Ashley Lane, third place, poetry; Pearl Vega, first place, fiction; Jenna Gagliano, second place, fiction; John Fisher II, third place, fiction; Nikki Ummel, first place, creative nonfiction; Elliot Hamby, second place, creative nonfiction; Jasmine Evans, third place, creative nonfiction. Winners received a certificate of achievement and monetary award.

Judges were SCF language and literature faculty Tomara Kafka, Rich McKee, and Len Blanchard.

Courtney Ruffner and Jeff Grieneisen, SCF assistant professors, language and literature and “Pentangle” advisers, organized the contest.

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