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(12-11-2018) SCF Communications and Marketing Department Wins Seven State Awards
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Communications and Marketing (CAM) department has won seven awards from the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Communications and Marketing Commission (CMC).
SCF brought home five first-place awards, a second-place award and a third-place award. First place awards were for SCF's Annual Report; publication of an article about SCF alumnus and inventor Sean Chan; an admissions marketing brochure designed to look like a graduation cap; a marketing campaign for the college's new Weekend College; and a poster advertising music and theatre scholarship auditions. SCF also took home a second-place award for a marketing campaign for the new "BSN in 4" nursing program and a third-place award for an admissions direct-mail piece.
(12-11-2018) SCF Manatees Volunteer Throughout the Community
Athletes from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) took an opportunity this month to give the gift of their time to those in need.
Students from across SCF's five sports participated in a "Day of Champions," contributing 340 community service hours to projects across the region.
(12-11-2018) SCF History Professor Promoted to Associate Professor
Historian Philip Travis has been promoted to an associate professor of history at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) after serving as an assistant professor for three years.
Travis, who holds a doctorate in history from Washington State University specializing in U.S. international relations and world history, has launched a public access television program "Lectures in History" since joining the faculty at SCF.
(12-06-2018) SCF Manatees Basketball Coach to Offer Holiday Clinic for Ages 6-14
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) head basketball coach Tom Parks will offer a holiday basketball clinic 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 29 in the Hal Chasey Gymnasium at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
The clinic is for boys and girls ages 6-14. The cost is $40 per student, and participants should bring their own basketball.
(11-29-2018) SCF Students Get a Head Start on Their Careers at Job Event
The Career Resource Center at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) joined with the Cross College Alliance and the Gulf Coast CEO Forum to host its annual Mind the Gap networking event last month.
Mind the Gap is a premier networking opportunity for students who are introduced to nearly 60 local businesses.
(11-29-2018) SCF "Stop the Bleed" Put to the Test
Days after State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) offered its "Stop the Bleed" classes in conjunction with Blake Medical Center and Manatee County Emergency Services, one of the class participants was able to help a badly bleeding woman who had been in a bicycle accident.
Remembering lessons from the "Stop the Bleed" class, Shehorn grabbed a towel and sweatshirt so she could staunch the bleeding. She pushed the towel into the gaping wound and then applied pressure while instructing her 11-year-old daughter to call 911 and the park ranger. Shehorn talked to the woman about her medical history and how she was feeling as she applied pressure and waited for EMS and the park ranger to arrive.
(11-29-2018) Wawa Awards $1,500 Grant for SCF's Dental Hygiene Program
Wawa has awarded the State College of Florida Foundation a $1,500 grant to support the dental hygiene program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF).
The grant will allow SCF to purchase equipment enabling SCF's Dental Hygiene Clinic to take intra-oral images on-site, enhancing the clinic's radiology labs and its ability to identify potential dental issues.
(11-29-2018) SCF Model UN Team Wins Distinguished Delegation Award
The fall Model United Nations group from State College of Florida, Manatee Sarasota (SCF) recently brought home several top awards from the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta.
SCF won for Best Position Paper and the Distinguished Delegation Award for team-wide performance at the conference. The conference included 550 students from 40 two-year and four-year colleges and universities from around the country. SCF, which represented the Republic of South Africa, sent ten students, the biggest delegation the college has ever sent. SCF's award for best position paper was the 12th consecutive win for having one of the highest average position paper scores.
(11-27-2018) Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 for Collegiate School in Venice
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded the State College of Florida Foundation (SCFF) a $40,000 grant for the new State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) opening in the Fall of 2019 in Venice.
The grant will help the Collegiate school recruit and support first-generation college students and their families, obtain full enrollment of 400 students in grades 9-12 in the 2022-23 academic year, and assist the Collegiate school in obtaining postsecondary partnerships with colleges such as Florida Gulf Coast University and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
(11-27-2018) Alumnus Returns to SCF to Teach Mathematics
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) alumnus Robert Shollar has returned to SCF to teach mathematics.
Shollar, who earned his associate in arts degree from SCF, transferred to the University of Florida (UF), where he earned his bachelor's degree. He later earned his master's degree at University of West Florida (UWF).
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