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Meet and Greet Mrs. America at Meridian College!

August 12, 2011 Comments off

Mrs. America, April Lufriu, will be at The Prime Salon at Meridian College for a public meet and greet to include pictures on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from noon until 4:00 pm. A portion of proceeds from salon sales on this day will go to Mrs. America’s favorite charity, The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Donations can also be made directly to Mrs. America.

Categories: Mrs. America

Cosmetology State Board Exam

July 20, 2011 Comments off

Cosmo Students – is it almost time for you to take the State Board Exam? Click THIS LINK and read to make sure you qualify.  Click on “Apply Using Online Services” and you can upload the required documents, which will allow you to fully complete and submit an application online.

Remember, the fee for the initial examination application is $78.  Additional fees must be paid to the testing vendor, PEARSON VUE for each part:

1)  Written Theory ($30)

2)  Written Clinical ($30)

Locating the Test Schedule requires a few steps.  First, click HERE

  • Under “Category” select “State Regulated.”
  • Under “Choose Testing Program” select “Florida Cosmetology.”
  • On the new screen, Select “Florida.” A list of cities in Florida appears.  Click on “Test Site Schedule” Under “Sarasota.”

Happy studying!

Categories: Cosmetology


July 20, 2011 Comments off

Cosmo students – You must take this HIV/AIDS Course in order to qualify to take your State Board Exam.

The exam has a section for a “Referral Code” – please enter the School Code 2801.  Thanks, and good luck!

Categories: Cosmetology

Graduation Photos – Sarasota campus

July 5, 2011 Comments off

Categories: Graduation, Sarasota

Graduation Photos – Tampa campus

June 22, 2011 Comments off

Here are a few photos from June 17th – you can see more on Facebook!

Categories: Graduation, Tampa

Practice State Board Exam for Cosmo Students

June 21, 2011 Comments off

Categories: Cosmetology

Upcoming Graduations!

June 15, 2011 Comments off

It’s graduation time! 

The Meridian Career Institute Graduation Ceremony in Tampa is June 17th, 2011 at:

The Crowne Plaza
10221 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL  33610

Students should arrive at 5:30
Program begins at 6:00 pm

The Meridian College Graduation ceremony in Sarasota is June 24th at :

The Manatee Civic Center
1 Haben Boulevard
Palmetto, FL 34221 

Students should arrive at 5:30
Program begins at 6:00 pm

Categories: Graduation, Sarasota, Tampa

Hispanic Dental Association Scholarships

June 13, 2011 Comments off


The Hispanic Dental Association offers $1000 scholarships to student members of the HDA who have been accepted into an accredited dental assisting program. The applicant must have permanent residence status in the U.S. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Categories: Dental, Scholarships

Academic Calendar

May 25, 2011 Comments off

 No, you’re not seeing double.  This is a screenshot of the blog with the Academic Calendar circled. 

The online ACADEMIC CALENDAR will help you keep track of term starts, term ends, holidays, breaks, as well as campus events!

Categories: Academic Calendar

Florida Beach Safety

May 21, 2011 Comments off

Students – here’s an informative, free EBOOK for you to read to help you keep safe on our beautiful Florida beaches!

Thanks to author David McRee for making this available from his Website:

Categories: ebook, Florida Beaches, Safety