SCF Recognized by Local Bayshore High School

(Bradenton, Fla. July 7, 2009) - Dr. Idelia Phillips, director of career and technical education at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) was recognized by Bayshore High School at a business partnership breakfast in June.

Phillips, who serves on the business advisory and engineering technology committees at Bayshore High School, played a critical role in aligning the engineering curriculum in the Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Manufacturing Academy with SCF's new engineering technology associate's degree. The Bayshore High School academy is set to open in August. Students enrolled in the academy will study engineering design, technology and electronics in a project-based learning environment geared toward integrating core subjects such as mathematics, science and English.

In addition, Bayshore High School presented the college with a letter of appreciation for its partnership in the college center, an entrance program that allows qualified high school students to earn a high school diploma and complete one full year of college credits with the option for additional credits toward an associate's degree from SCF. Dr. Mike Mears, SCF Bradenton provost and vice president of baccalaureate programs, Darlene Wedler-Johnson, SCF Venice provost and Dr. John Rosen, former vice president of academic affairs, played a vital role in implementing the high school's college center.

 Dr. Idelia Phillips

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