Scholarship Announced in Honor of SCF Professor Dr. Felix Rizk(Bradenton, Fla., December 15, 2011)— The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Foundation Inc. has established The Rizzo Foundation Scholarship Fund to benefit the children of the late Dr. Felix Rizk, SCF natural science professor, who was fondly known to family and friends as "Rizzo."
Rizk, a North Port resident, joined SCF 10 years ago as an assistant professor and was quickly promoted to full professor. Throughout his years at SCF, he taught science and math courses on multiple SCF campuses. Most recently, he taught Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Science courses at SCF Venice.
A dedicated professor who set high expectations for his students, Rizk also was committed to helping students make the most of their college experience. He was the advisor to the Earth Club, Environmental Trekkers Club, and Manatee Christian Challenge Club, and raised SCF scholarship money with the North Port Rotary Club.
Rizk was highly regarded and respected by his colleagues for his leadership at SCF. He represented the Faculty Senate at SCF Venice, chaired the SCF Venice Employee Campaign, and served on the President's Advisory Committee, Presidential Search Committee, Early ALERT Subcommittee and Enrollment-Management Cross—Functional Team.
He earned his Master of Science in Coastal Oceanography and Ph.D. in Geology from Florida State University.
Gifts in his memory may be mailed to:
The Rizzo Foundation Scholarship Fund
c/o the State College of Florida Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206
To make a donation online, visit http://www.scffoundation.net/. Click "Make a Gift Online" and fill out the online giving form. Gifts should be designated to The Rizzo Foundation Scholarship Fund.