This little note is for those of you who are graduating this Spring. First off, congratulations! Once you get to the point of graduating, it seems like time flew by and you forget those early days when you just started college, those days of planning out classes for each semester, those exhausting nights when you HAD to stay up and study for the exam the next morning, and so forth. But now, you are just weeks away from either your half way point or your finish line!
Now, even though you are graduating, you have the amazing opportunity to walk at the ceremony on Friday, May 18th and be honored for your hard work. If you are planning on walking at the ceremony (which you totally should), the deadline to sign up is this Friday, April the 3rd. Simply go to www.scf.edu/graduation to fill out the form. Do it now before its too late!
I have had several people say to me “I would really love to get involved, but I don’t know how.” The Hub is how! You can get connected to the hub through your SCF Connect. When you sign into SCF Connect, hit the “Student” tab. On the right side of the screen you will see a box that says “Student Life,” and inside of the box you will see “The Hub.” Click on it, and it will take you directly to The Hub. Here you can pick and choose what groups you would like to get notifications from. Depending on the group you decide to stay connected with, you will get event dates and any other information about the group you would like. I use it to stay in touch with PTK. They notify me about any meetings or events we have coming up. The Hub is great and helps keep me involved. Join a club today!
Here’s a direct link to The Hub. Check it out!: https://scf.collegiatelink.net/
Another great place to study and get some coffee is Buddy Brew Coffee! They just opened up a new location right in downtown Sarasota! They have indoor and outdoor seating with a lively and creative atmosphere! The prices are good and the employees are great!
Here’s their website: http://www.buddybrew.com
Check them out!
And the countdown has begun!! For me it has at least. Only seven more weeks of the Spring 2015 semester! So exciting! This motivates me to push through and really concentrate on my studies so that I can finish strong. It’s easy to think, “Oh, I can skip a few classes here and there and I’ll be fine!” Or, “I’ll just skip this homework, it won’t matter.” Trust me, if you want a high grade in your classes, those points that seem insignificant right now add up at the end to determine your final grade in the class. It’s worth it to get to class on time, pay attention, do the homework, and learn the material. You will be proud of yourself when the last week of exams is over and you pushed through it.
Keep up the hard work guys, it’s going to pay off!
Today is the day! Returning students are able to sign up for classes for Summer semester and Fall! Make sure to check it out, before the classes you need are full! And if you need any help choosing classes, the advising center is always available!
If you have submitted your 2015-2016 FAFSA application, make sure you have all green check marks in your financial aid requirements box which is located under your “student finances tab” on your SCF connect account. All green check marks means that all of your submitted documents were satisfied and that your on your way to getting money for the next academic school year!
If you have a red flag next to one of the requirements, then you still have documents that need to be submitted. If there is an exclamation point, you have incomplete documents. A yellow circle means that the documents are pending review and a red thumbs down sign signifies that your documents were denied or declined.
Check out your students finances tab to make sure you are all set to go with FAFSA application! If you have any questions about your financial aid requirements, please speak with a financial aid advisor in Bldg.100 on the Venice Campus! They will be happy to help you!
On Friday, March 20th, about 100 students were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa, which is an international honor society for two year colleges. I was lucky enough to be invited, to be part of this ceremony, and pledge into the group. Here we learned the history of Phi Theta Kappa, and what it means to be part of the group. Being part of Phi Theta Kappa is like being part of a new family, and I look forward to doing service with my fellow partners. I would like to say congratulations to all the other inductees of Phi Theta Kappa. I am excited to start a new chapter with everyone in PTK history.
What’s that you say? Time Travel? Why yes! It is this years theme for Spring Fling 2015!
Please join your fellow student government association Wednesday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the SCF Venice performance amphitheater!
There will be free segway rentals, free mini golf, a professional DJ, along with food! Buy your food ticket for $5 from one of your student government representatives on campus. The money will benefit the SCF Single Parent Scholarship.
See you there!
It might have been the official first day of Spring, but it doesn’t really feel much different for us Floridians. However, what Spring means to us right now are fairly clear days, where it’s actually not too hot and humid! So definitely take advantage of what the weather is now, I’m sure it won’t last for long!
Be sure to check your SCF student e-mails as frequently as possible. There could be very important, and exciting things in your inbox. Phi Theta Kappa sent an e-mail to students who qualify to join. Most people did not know they had been invited because they never check their emails. It is not too late to sign up, if you were one of the people to be invited to join. Who knows what else could be in your inbox! Take a look. By the way, if you forgot how to get into your e-mail, simply log into your SCFconnect account and hit “e-mail” on the top, left, part of your screen.
Here’s the link to SCFconnect to get you started: https://portal.scf.edu/cp/home/displaylogin