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Dec 30

North Trail's USFSM Established Office of Community Engagement

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , North Trail

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently established an Office of Community Engagement and appointed an administrator and program coordinator. Amy Farrington has been named administrator of the office and Katie O’Connor has been hired as coordinator of service learning and community engagement for academic and student affairs. The college says the move will bring it closer to being recognized as a community engaged campus, a classification accorded to colleges and universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation is a goal outlined in the school’s recent strategic plan, “Focus on Quality 2020.”

Original article published by 941CEO December 21, 2016.

Dec 20

North Trail's New College Makes Kiplinger’s Best Value

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , New College , Kiplinger

For the 14th consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has recognized New College of Florida as one of the nation’s best values in higher education. The magazine ranked New College 19th on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2017. New College ranked 7th among the nation’s public colleges for the lowest total cost to in-state students after awarding need-based financial aid. New College ranked 6th among public colleges for lowest total debt at graduation, and 11th among all colleges, public and private.  The complete rankings are now available online at and will appear in print in the February 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands Jan. 3.

Original article published by 941CEO on December 20, 2016.

Dec 14

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting Minutes

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership , North Tamiami Trail

Thanks to those who joined us December 9th!     Please click on the following to see the minutes!

Oct 12

North Trail's New College to Break Ground on Expansion

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , New College

New College to Break Ground on $9.7 Million Science Complex Expansion

New College of Florida is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its $9.7 million Heiser Natural Sciences Complex expansion next Tuesday, Oct. 18.

New College of Florida is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its $9.7 million Heiser Natural Sciences Complex expansion at noon next Tuesday, Oct. 18. The project will add 50 percent more space to the Heiser complex, including cutting-edge laboratories and classrooms, and facilities for the College’s new master’s degree program in data science.
Original article published October 12, 2016, in 941CEO.

Sep 17

Great Places to Eat, Drink, & Play on the North Trail

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Great Places , Best Spots

9 Great Places to Eat, Drink and Play Along the North Trail in Sarasota!

Wednesday Posted Sep 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Best spots for beer, pizza and other fun essentials.

By Jennifer Wells, Correspondent


Sep 16

North Trail's New College Ranked Among Best

Posted by ntadmin in US News & World Report , Universities , New College


U.S. News Ranks New College Among Nation’s Best

New College Ranked No. 5 Best Public Liberal Arts College

  • 9/14/2016 AT 12:23PM


Sep 15

North Trail's USF Sarasota-Manatee Hits Record Enrollment

Posted by ntadmin in USF , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , North Trail


USF Sarasota-Manatee Hits Record Enrollment

The four-year institution saw growth in undergraduate and graduate students.


  • 9/14/2016 AT 2:47PM

  • USF Sarasota-Manatee enrollment for fall 2016 totaled 2,071 students, above the record of 2,038 students set last fall. Undergraduate enrollment rose 2.2 percent and the number of graduate students increased 4 percent compared with fall 2015. The newly released numbers, which include non-degree seeking student registrations, reflect USFSM’s growth after becoming a four-year institution in 2013. In addition to the enrollment gains, USFSM’s freshman class had a combined 3.9 GPA that exceeds the 3.77 and 3.78 GPAs of the previous two years. 
Original article published September 15, 2016, by 941CEO.
Sep 12

North Trail's New College Earns High Marks

Posted by ntadmin in North Tamiami Trail , New College

New College Earns High Marks for Public Service, Assistance to Low-Income Students

New College of Florida was ranked 20th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States—and first among public liberal arts colleges—in the new Washington Monthly “2016 College Rankings” issue.

New College of Florida was ranked 20th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States—and first among public liberal arts colleges—in the new Washington Monthly“2016 College Rankings” issue. The magazine ranked college “not on what they did for themselves, but on what they did for their country,” paraphrasing President John F. Kennedy. The magazine examined how much colleges help low-income students and how many students perform public service or pursue higher degrees.
Original article published September 12, 2016, by 941CEO.
Sep 01

North Trail's C4 Presents New Student Opportunities

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Consortium , Colleges

C4 Presents New Student Opportunities, Degree Flexibility
Thomas Schwarz,

Students are flocking back in record numbers to the Sarasota-Manatee area this semester with the ability to gain new post-secondary opportunities presented by a collaborative effort between area colleges and universities. The Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast, or C4, connects with local colleges on a mission to maximize student and community benefits presented by the mix of colleges in the area, including New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. The academic year promises to be big, showing record-shattering numbers across many campuses in the local area. The USFSM campus boasts more than 1,900 students this semester, Ringling College, with 1,400 students, has a record 450 new incoming freshmen, while the State College of Florida hosts nearly 9,300 students this semester.

C4 cultivates numerous student-orientated ideas toward an expansion of the high quality education already available at these area institutions. Dr. Laurey T. Stryker, initiative manager for C4, has direct oversight to the integration of cross-registration within area schools. The cross-registration system is designed for those students whose specific academic paths veer from those courses available at the student’s home campus, allowing students the option to achieve their academic goals with greater ease by enrolling in courses available at different campuses while pursuing one composite degree. “It helps the students so they don’t have to leave the area in search of available courses and it helps the local state colleges become more competitive with its students who might try to leave, so it’s a win-win,” says Stryker.

Aug 23

North Trail's Ringling College Moves Up

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling , North Trail

Ringling Film Program Moves Up in Nationwide Ranking


The Hollywood Reporter recently ranked Ringling College of Art and Design as the nation’s 16th best film school.

The Hollywood Reporter recently ranked Ringling College of Art and Design as the nation’s 16th best film school, up from No. 17 last year. The publication cited the college’s new “30,000-square-foot soundstage and postproduction complex, the Gulf Coast’s first such professional film facility,” as well as its Studio Lab program in ranking it highly.

Original article published August 23, 2016, by SRQ Daily and 941CEO.