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Anthony Margiotta named American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation’s 2021 Educator of the Year

Anthony Margiotta, a Marine Engineering, Management, and Seamanship (MEMS) instructor at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK), has been named a 2021 Educator of the Year by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation. The award honors an extraordinary marine service technology instructor teaching in a high school, post-secondary school, or corporation in the United States.

CFK debuts new graduation attire at 63rd Commencement Ceremony

The College of the Florida Keys held its sixty-third Commencement Exercises for the fall class of 2021 on Tuesday, December 14 in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus. Thirty-three graduates donned new blue and orange graduation attire to receive their diplomas.

CFK donates toys to Samuel’s House

Friends, employees, and board members of The College of the Florida Keys brought dozens of new toys for local children to CFK’s annual Caribbean Holiday Party on December 9, hosted by CFK President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra and his wife Josephine. The toys were then donated to Samuel’s House, a Keys-based non-profit organization that offers housing and supportive services for homeless women and intact families.

CFK to debut new graduation attire at Fall Commencement Ceremony

The College of the Florida Keys will hold its sixty-third Commencement Exercises for the fall class of 2021 on Tuesday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus. Thirty-two graduates will don new blue and orange graduation attire to receive their diplomas. The College expects to award a combined total of 79 credentials, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and certificates, to the fall class of 2021.

CFK to hold “Fast Track to Spring” assistance, incentives for new students

$100 Kick-Starter Scholarships; Application fees waived The College of the Florida Keys will hold “Fast Track to Spring” events the week of November 29- December 3 to help prospective students quickly get on a pathway toward their academic and career training goals this upcoming spring semester, which begins January 7. There will be in-person events at the Key West Campus on Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Upper Keys Center in Key Largo on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, personal virtual sessions are available throughout the day, Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 3.

CFK students “Dive Against Debris,” remove 120-lbs of trash

Students at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) took part in a global initiative called Dive Against Debris, led by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Aware Foundation, to remove trash from the ocean. On Thursday, the students boarded the FKCC 2, the College’s catamaran, to travel to their selected clean-up site, the Cayman Salvage Master shipwreck south of Key West. They dove depths of 75- to 90-feet to collect a trash bounty that weighed in at 120 lbs.

CFK President Dr. Gueverra’s Salute to Veterans

Dr. Ray Rhash, US Army Ranger, CFK Alumnus & Success Instructor

CFK students earn Underwater Pumpkin Carving certification

Students at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) took the Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins to a new level— deep below the water’s surface in the College’s dive training lagoon on the Key West Campus on Wednesday. The CFK Student Activities department hosted the event for students to create jack-o’-lanterns underwater as well as on dry land.

CFK graduates Law Enforcement and Correctional Officer Academies

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) held a graduation ceremony for two academies completed through its Institute for Public Safety (IPS) on October 22 at the Key West Campus. A total of 21 cadets—14 in a basic law enforcement academy and seven in a correctional officer academy—successfully completed their respective training program.

College invites future students to a virtual info event

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn more about the various academic and career training opportunities available at CFK through a virtual information event on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m.