The Southernmost Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) donated $1,000 to The College of the Florida Keys Foundation on August 10 to support the VFW Post 3911 Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2015, this scholarship pays tribute to the late VFW Post Commander.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) celebrated the grand opening of its new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo today. More than 100 community leaders, elected officials, and partners, employees, and supporters of the College gathered for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the opening the highly anticipated new center, prominently positioned on the Overseas Highway.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites the public and prospective students to Open House events at its new Upper Keys Center at 106040 Overseas Highway in Key Largo on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the new 38,000-square foot center and learn about the expanded academic and workforce training opportunities now available.
The “Papas” of the Hemingway Look-Alike Society (HLAS) kicked-off the festivities of the famous Hemingway Look-Alike Contest by presenting $20,000 in scholarships to students attending The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) on the stage of Sloppy Joe’s on July 22. “Papa” Fred Johnson and “Papa” Stephen Terry awarded five scholarships for literary talent and eight scholarships to nursing students. He also presented the Kermit “Shine” Forbes Scholarship, named for Hemingway’s boxing sparring partner, to a CFK-bound Key West High School graduate.
$100 Kick-Starter Scholarships; Application fees waived The College of the Florida Keys will hold “Fast Track to Fall” events the last week of July to help prospective students quickly get on a pathway toward their academic and career training goals this fall semester. There will be an in-person event at the Key West Campus on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. as well as personal virtual sessions throughout the day, Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29.
Due to potential impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa, The College of the Florida Keys’ Key West Campus and Centers are closed Tuesday, July 6. Students are asked to log into Canvas for individual class information. Employees will work from home.
The Board of Trustees of The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) approved the promotions of two long-time CFK employees to senior leadership positions at their regular monthly meeting today in Marathon. Dr. Brittany Snyder, who is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs, will become the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Biology professor Dr. Bill Irwin will succeed Dr. Snyder as the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) received $340, 026 in state funding to renovate its Dive Locker facility. Senator Anna Maria Rodriguez and Representative Jim Mooney personally delivered the funds to CFK President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra during a visit to the Key West Campus on June 21.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) recently celebrated the graduations of two basic law enforcement (BLE) academies. A ceremony was held on June 10 at the Key West Campus for BLE #77, a Key West-based academy, followed by a ceremony at Coral Shores High School on June 18 for BLE #76, an Upper Keys-based academy. A total of 12 cadets, four from BLE #77 and eight from BLE #76, successfully completed the 770-hour training program.
“As we prepare to usher in the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues, boating, and fireworks, I ask the community to join the CFK family to reflect on why this day is important. Memorial Day is a time to honor the memories of those who died for our country. It is a time for heroes, both those who have fallen and those who are still living. We thank our military, as well as law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, and other first responders for working tirelessly to protect American lives.