Barancik Foundation Awards $60,000 Grant to Support Gator Engineering at SCF
The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation has awarded a two-year $60,000 grant to State College of Florida Foundation to support students enrolled in Gator Engineering at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF).
The new program develops pathways for students to be admitted to UF's Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering while starting their education at SCF. The students take their coursework at SCF until they complete their necessary math and science courses and then move to the UF campus to continue their engineering education.
SCF Alumna Has Work Published in Scientific Journal
Fine Focus, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research, has published an article based on a student's work at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). The paper, "Characterization of Prodiginine Compounds Produced by a Vibrio Species Isolated from Salt Flat Sediment Along the Florida Gulf Coast," is the first peer-reviewed scientific paper based on student research at SCF's natural sciences department.
The authors of the article published in the Spring 2017 issue of Fine Focus are Stephanie Morgan, Matthew J. Thomas, Katherine M. Walstrom, Eric C. Warrick and Brittany J. Gasper. Fine Focus is an international microbiology journal for undergraduate research. The SCF research involved a unique organism Morgan discovered off Leffis Key.
SCF Board Report: April 18, 2017
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting April 18 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The next board meeting will be May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
SCF Manatees' Jackson Tetreault Named NJCAA Region 8 Pitcher of the Week
Jackson Tetreault, a right-handed pitcher for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was named the NJCAA Region 8 Pitcher of the Week for April 3-9.
Tetreault, a sophomore who appeared in two games during the voting period, was 1-0 on the week with an impressive 0.00 ERA. He threw a scoreless inning in relief against Florida SouthWestern. In his only start of the voting period, Tetreault pitched 8.1 shutout innings against St. Petersburg College; struck out twelve players and allowed only five hits.
Free Dance Recital to Feature SCF and MSA Students
The public is invited to a free performance by dance students at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
SCF students and dual-enrollment high school students from Manatee School for the Arts (MSA) will perform dances they have choreographed along with group numbers designed by Kelly Burnette, dance instructor at MSA. Dance styles can vary, as the class studies jazz, ballet, modern, tap and ballroom. The recital counts as the students' final exams.
SCF's Bradenton Symphony Orchestra to "Pull Out All the Stops"
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton Symphony Orchestra will "Pull Out All the Stops" with organ and piano performances at 8 p.m. April 21 in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
John Lucado, music director at Redeemer Lutheran Church and an SCF faculty member in Business & Technology, will perform the organ part for Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3, the "Organ Symphony." Also on the program are the Grieg Piano Concerto, performed by SCF piano faculty member Aza Torshkoeva, and Shostakovich's "Festive Overture."
Annual Spring Fling Concert Salutes SCF's 60th Anniversary
Music students at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will give their annual Spring Fling concert at 7 p.m. April 27 at the outdoor Performance Pavilion, 5840 26th St. W.
This year's theme is "Down Through the Decades" in a salute to SCF's 60th Anniversary and the many popular styles of music from 1957 to the present. Featured ensembles will include the Chamber and Concert choirs under the direction of Melodie Dickerson, the Jazz Big Band and Jazz Combo under the direction of Dr. Pete Carney, the Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Robyn Bell, and the Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Rex Willis.
SCF Venice to Host Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainability
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability from noon to 1 p.m. April 21 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The free workshop, which will be held on Earth Day in the Selby Room, Building 800, is open to the public as well as students, faculty and administrators.
William "Coty" Keller and volunteers from the local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby will present the workshop. A short video will be shown at the beginning of the session to frame the climate change discussion. Participants will break into three groups to brainstorm solutions to the problem using federal government processes, economic processes and psychology to motivate change. Participants will return after 25 minutes to share their group's ideas and solutions.
Habitat for Humanity's Women Build 2017 to Benefit SCF Student
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity will participate in National Women Build 2017 May 6 - May 14, to help build a home for a State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) student who has qualified for the Habitat Homeownership program.
Brittany Holley qualified for the program in March 2016 and is working hard to complete the requirements of the program, which including saving money for escrow, a financial literacy course and home maintenance classes. She is a working single mother of three and is going to school to pursue her Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Holley received a scholarship from SCF specifically targeted for a Habitat homebuyer, and SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld attended the groundbreaking for Holley's new home.
SCF Manatees Brendon Little Named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week
Brendon Little, a left-handed pitcher for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was named the NJCAA Pitcher of the Week, just two days after being voted the Region 8 Pitcher of the Week for March 27-April 2.
The NJCAA named Little the national Pitcher of the Week while he was on the mound against Florida Southwestern State College on Wednesday. Little pitched the SCF Manatees to a 7-5 victory Wednesday evening. Little finished Wednesday's game with seven innings pitched, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out ten and didn't allow a walk. He learned about the NJCAA Pitcher of the Week honors in the team huddle after the game.