WCW January 2015

In This Issue
West Coast Woman

USF Sarasota/Manatee (USFSM) has a new Chancellor and her name is Dr. Sandra Stone. While her story is unique, she was not the first woman in that job. Dr. Lori Stryker was USFSM’s Chancellor when the campus literally came out of the ground in 2006 and, naturally, we profiled her. USFSM was actually founded in 1975, but kept a low profile here and shared space with New College. Dr. Stryker was its first female CEO, however.

Over the years, after leaving the safe confines of New College where USFSM operated for two decades, USFSM has grown so much that it now offers over 40 bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and certificate programs in four colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Hospitality and Technology Leadership. Day, evening, weekend and online classes serve more than 4,500 students annually, according to their web site.

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Also In This Issue:

Feast for the Mind and a Boost for the Body

Feast for the Mind and a Boost for the Body

“Lifelong learning keeps the mind active and the spirit young,” says executive director Susan Goldfarb, who started out as the public relations and marketing director the second year after its opening in 1985, taking over the reins in 1997.

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Keep Your Resolutions

Low-Cal Meals

Avocado is still thought of in some circles to be a diet no-no food. Actually, they’re not. Fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Avocado’s fat is mostly beneficial monounsaturated fat.

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News from SPARCC

Your News

After eight years as President and CEO of Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), Olivia Thomas announced that she will be resigning at the end of the year to join her husband in Dallas, where he has relocated with his job.

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