SCF Graduate Emily Colon Selected for Gubernatorial Fellows Program
(Bradenton, Fla., September 12, 2013) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) alumna Emily Colon was selected by Gov. Rick Scott as a member of the ninth class of the Gubernatorial Fellows Program.
Colon was one of only 10 Florida students to be chosen for the highly competitive program based on her outstanding leadership skills, strong academic achievement, community activism and desire to serve the people of Florida.
Colon graduated in 2007 with an associate degree from SCF, where she also played on the volleyball team. She is pursuing a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Florida.
While at SCF, Colon was involved in the Student Government Association and the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. In thanking SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld for her support, the first-generation college student from Minnesota described herself as "more than lost" when she first arrived at then-MCC to play volleyball but she quickly was welcomed "with open arms" by the entire college community.
"The college family gave me the support I needed to feel confident, while pushing me to still do better," Colon said.
The Gubernatorial Fellows Program is designed to provide participants with on-the-job leadership training for successful careers in the public or private sector. Participants will work in the governor's office or in the governor's agencies.
Gov. Rick Scott and Emily Colon