Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) recently distributed $96,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to assist 30 students at private colleges and universities in Florida. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment. Nationally, CIC provided … Read more

Bob Boyd, president and CEO of Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), is among 16 industry leaders who were appointed by CareerSource Florida to serve on the state’s newly created Credentials Review Committee.  As president and CEO of ICUF, Boyd represents 30 independent, non-profit, higher education institutions across Florida.  The Credentials Review Committee was … Read more

Recently, Beacon College and President George Hagerty welcomed 3 new trustees to its board of trustees. The new members are: Dr. Jennifer Braaten, a long-time professor, former college president and nonprofit educational executive; John R. Rogers, former executive vice president of The Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., and founding member of KPMG Consulting in Washington; … Read more

As the pandemic exacerbates food insecurity across the country and around the world, Barry University is working to support one group that is often disproportionately impacted by the problem: college students. Recently, the university celebrated the opening of its new Barry Community Food Pantry during a ribbon cutting event on its main campus. The food … Read more

Members of the inaugural graduating class of the Florida Southern College Doctor of Nursing Practice program presented their capstone scholarly project posters in the Joe K. and Alberta Blanton Nursing Building, on August 11, 2021. The seven-member cohort completed four community- and practice-based health care improvement projects. Dissemination of these projects at Florida Southern College and … Read more

Florida Tech seniors Brian Murphy and Brooke Hursh have been named 2021 Astronaut Scholars, the prestigious recognition from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation that signifies they are among the best and brightest STEM students in the country. This year ASF awarded 60 scholarships to students from 44 different U.S. universities. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students … Read more

The Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees, the administration, the faculty and staff, are all pleased to announce a new designation for the once, School Of Nursing at B-CU. The board voted and approved the creation of the College Of Nursing & Health Sciences led by Dean, Dr. Sandra Tucker. The College will be dedicated to … Read more

Mechanical Engineering students are impacting the field of healthcare with newly designed 3D-printed models that may help babies with hip dysplasia, a condition where the hip socket is shallow or ill-shaped, resulting in pain and worn out joints. Six undergraduates and one Ph.D. student from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are working on the project, combining their efforts … Read more

The NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative awarded Flagler College and the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) a $600,000 grant for their project “From Past to Present: Ecosystem Services and People at the Guana River,” led by Sarah Miller (Project Lead), Emily Jane Murray (Collaborative Lead), and Lori Lee (Technical Lead). The … Read more

Francis Hidalgo Flores, a sophomore majoring in forensic psychology, has been selected to receive a $3,200 CIC/UPS Scholarship provided by the Florida Independent College Fund and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Flores, a first-generation student whose parents are Nicaraguan immigrants, said the scholarship will help her fulfill her goal of helping … Read more

Freshman Destiny Young is a young woman with a purpose. Four days after starting classes at PBA, Young, a management major with a dance minor, can articulate what she wants to do when she graduates: open a dance studio. Or rather, dance studios, she adds. “I would like to leave a legacy behind,” Young said. Young, of Leesburg, Florida, … Read more

Hodges University Nursing Student, Bryan Quintana, (center) won a $3200 scholarship from ICUF courtesy of the UPS Foundation! Congratulations Bryan – Well Deserved!

Stetson University student Alariell Satcher, a junior health sciences major, has received the prestigious United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation Scholarship Award.  Satcher of Buffalo, New York, received a $3,200 scholarship award for her academic achievements, commitment as a Resident Assistant, who is a peer leader that helps students while they are living on Stetson’s campus, and financial need. … Read more

Everglades University is proud to announce Mr. Carlos Martinez has been awarded the 2021 International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation Scholarship. The ISTAT Foundation supports individuals that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The application for the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship is by invitation only and open to a select number of qualified universities. Students must secure … Read more

Ten Ringling College of Art and Design students were chosen to create biographical sketches of under-celebrated women artists for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The project was a collaboration between the Smithsonian and Ringling College’s INDEX program. The students created short comics 12 to 16 frames apiece to celebrate women artists who didn’t receive the recognition they … Read more

Keiser University was once again named one of the best colleges and universities in the country in providing social mobility to its students according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranking. Keiser earned the No. 5 spot in the Top Performers in Social Mobility subcategory and was the No. 1 rated university … Read more

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor association, voted to establish a new chapter at Rollins College on August 5 at the meeting of its 46th Triennial Council.Founded on Dec. 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society has chapters at 290 colleges and universities in the United States, nearly 50 … Read more

Saint Leo University was named as one of the best regional universities in the South in the 2022U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. In addition, Saint Leo was named to the Top Performers on Social Mobility list. The latest edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges assessed 1,466 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures … Read more

In honor of world missionaries Bob and Hazel Hoskins, Southeastern University has announced that they will be launching the Bob and Hazel Hoskins School of Mission within the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology this fall. In partnership with OneHope, the Hoskins School of Mission aims to provide interdisciplinary degree programs with a combination of … Read more

St. Thomas University has announced Michelle Johnson-Garcia, Ed.D. as Dean of St. Thomas University’s Gus Machado College of Business and Associate Vice Provost of the university. Dr. Johnson-Garcia will be responsible for the appointment of faculty and staff, growth of world-class academic programs, business student recruitment and retention, and the development and implementation of STU’s mission to transform students into ethical leaders who go on to impact our community, and our … Read more

St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Kanika Tomalin will lend her transformative expertise to yet another community institution as the new vice president for strategy and chief operating officer at Eckerd College. Since 2014, she has served as deputy mayor of the city her family has called home for five generations. “Dr. Tomalin has a … Read more