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Aug 23

Great Places on the North Trail for College Students

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Colleges

As fall class starts for students, some of the best places to visit in Sarasota’s college area

Fall classes start Monday for Ringling College of Art & Design, New College of Florida and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and some students living in Sarasota for the first time may be wondering what there is to do.

All three colleges are located within a few miles of each other on North Tamiami Trail. And though this strip of road may not look like your traditional college town, there are a number of cool coffee shops, bars, restaurants and more to be found there.

Jul 29

North Trail's New College Ranked as "Best Buy"

Posted by ntadmin in Universities , New College

New College of Florida is once again ranked as a “Best Buy” college in the 2019 edition of the long-running Fiske Guide to Colleges. Only 20 public colleges in the United States received Fiske’s “Best Buy” designation. In its description of New College, the guide notes “virtually every student admitted to this ‘public Ivy’ is guaranteed an automatic scholarship, and out-of-staters are awarded Presidential Scholarships worth $60,000 over four years.”

Read full article published July 29th, by Sarasota Magazine here ....

May 31

North Trail's New College Names First Archimedes Scholars

Posted by ntadmin in Scholarship , North Trail , New College

The scholarship program provides a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee counties.

New College of Florida has awarded its first Archimedes Scholarship to Saurav Kiri, a graduate of Pine View School who will be attending New College this fall. He will receive an annual $10,000 scholarship and intends to study biology or biochemistry. Kiri, who is planning a career as a physician researcher, wrote in his scholarship application essay that he chose to attend New College because it “will prepare me for the challenges of medical school and the practice of medicine and medical research itself.”

Sarasota philanthropists Andrew and Judith Economos established the Archimedes Scholars Program with a $500,000 gift and selected New College to administer the award earlier this year. The scholarship program, named after the Greek mathematician and scientist, provides a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee County pursuing studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

Kevin Zhu, also a Pineview High School graduate, and Griffin Heckler, a graduate of Manatee High School, will receive annual $5,000 scholarships from the Archimedes Scholars Program. Zhu plans to study biotechnology at the University of Toronto with the goal of someday starting his own biotech firm. Heckler intends to study neuroscience at the University of Florida and has her sights set on a career in research or therapy.

May 30

North Trail's Ringling College Students Recognized

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , LightFair

Ringling College Students Recognized at in National Lighting Design Competition - Winners were honored on May 20 at LightFair International 2019 in Philadelphia.

Eaton Lighting has announced the student winners of its 42nd Annual SOURCE Awards, including overall winner Niki Alese and honorable mentions Jasmine (Seoyeon) Jang and Redmond Watson, each from Ringling College of Art and Design. Winners were recognized on May 20 at LightFair International 2019 in Philadelphia. The annual competition, which began in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design. Submissions were open to students from across the United States, and entries were judged on the blending of aesthetics and creative achievement while meeting project constraints and design concept goals.

Alese was honored for her conceptual lighting restaurant project called Fresh Market. Jang was recognized for her conceptual teahouse lighting project titled Glee Teaand Watson for his conceptual stylish nightclub lighting project titled Club Nox LuxAll three students were under the instruction of  Ringling professor Seongwoo Nam, IDEC, LEED-AP, MIES, KIA.

Original article published May 31, 2019, by Sarasota Magazine.

May 16

Come See the Orchid Arch at the North Trail's Marietta Museum

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Museum of Art & Whimsy , Marietta Lee

Final Two Weeks of the Season - 

Come see the Orchid Arch

May 13

Development near North Trail's Ringling College teases hope for growth

Posted by in Ringling College , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

North Trail supporters don’t want to become like Lakewood Ranch, but they do want more growth along an entrance to Sarasota.

If you can judge a neighborhood by its coffee shops, then the North Tamiami Trail looks good to go near the Ringling College of Art and Design.

Read full article published May 13, 2019, by Sarasota Herald Tribune here ....

Apr 15

North Trail's Ringling College Wins Award

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , College Television Awards

The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 39th College Television Awardswhich recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs from colleges and universities nationwide. Ringling College students Beth David and Esteban Bravo won an award for “Best Animation Series” for their In a Heartbeat, and took home a $3,000 prize. 

In a Heartbeat follows the adolescent struggles of Sherwin, a shy boy with a crush on the smooth, popular Jonathan. Sherwin feels Jonathan is way out of his league, but all bets are off when Sherwin’s heart literally leaps out of his chest and starts making all the decisions. What follows is a funny, awkward and touching chain of events as Sherwin is forced to confront his hidden crush. 

Emulating the Emmy Awards selection process, entries for the College Television Awards were judged by Television Academy members. Eight teams in total took home awards.  The 2019 winners were presented awards by television stars including Alaska (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jaime Camil (Jane The Virgin/My Boyfriend’s Meds), Giselle Fernandez (Spectrum News 1), Jason George (Station 19), Ryan Guzman (9-1-1), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico), Kelly McCreary (Grey’s Anatomy), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Mishel Prada (Vida), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons/Small Town Dicks) and Michelle Visage (RuPaul’s Drag Race).

Apr 15

North Trail's SRQ Airport Reports Continued Traffic

Posted by ntadmin in SRQ Airport , Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport , North Trail

SRQ Airport Reports Continued Traffic Growth Through March

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic for the month of March was up 33% over March 2018 with 197,889 passengers traveling through the airport. This follows 13 straight months of traffic increases with year-to-date traffic up 36.5%. Passenger traffic is expected to show continued growth through the remainder of 2019. Over the past 12 months, the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has added two new air carriers, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, 23 new routes and 18 new destinations including Ashville (AVL), Baltimore (BWI), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (LCK), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Grand Rapids (GRR), Harrisburg (MDT), Indianapolis (IND), Melbourne (MLB), Nashville (BNA), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Richmond (RIC), Syracuse (SYR), Traverse City (TVC) and Washington, D.C. 

Original article published April 15, 2019, by SRQ Daily.

Feb 18

North Trail Named "Opportunity Zone" for Investment

Posted by ntadmin in Opportunity Zone , North Trail , City of Sarasota


Four Areas of City Named "Opportunity Zones" for Investment

Four economically distressed areas of the City could soon see long-term investment and job creation after being designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” under the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The program helps to revitalize low-income communities by providing tax advantages for private individuals and corporations who invest in an Opportunity Zone Fund. It encourages the private sector to reinvest capital gains from other investments into businesses and start-ups located in these Qualified Opportunity Zones. The four zones, outlined on the website below, mirror U.S. Census Tracts and were selected based on poverty rate, family income, unemployment and other factors. The City identified and recommended six Census Tracts in the City limits for consideration by former Florida Gov. Rick Scott. About 8,700 Census Tracts around the country qualified. 

Feb 08

North Trail's New College Named Best Value

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , New College

New College Named a ‘Best Value College’ by The Princeton Review

In the book’s profile of New College, editors praise the school for its “unique collaborative curriculum and emphasis on independent learning.”

New College of Florida is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles New College in the 2019 edition of its annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.

In the book’s profile of New College, editors praise the school for its “unique collaborative curriculum and emphasis on independent learning.” The profile also quotes current New College students who described the college as a place of “deep and stimulating academics” with a “small, intimate atmosphere” that “has been tailored to us.” The career information section of the profile cites figures, which report that New College graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $45,800 and median mid-career salary of $91,500.

As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty. The college offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in data science. Tuition for Florida residents starts at $6,916.