News Releases

(02-27-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Mourns Passing of Bob Bartz
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, community is saddened by the passing Bob Bartz. As President of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Bob was an advocate for education and strong supporter of the college.
He made immeasurable contributions to our region and his leadership and friendship will be greatly missed. At this time our thoughts and prayers go to his family.
(02-23-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Students in Phi Beta Lambda Win Big at Leadership Conference
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota students recently brought home honors from the 2017 Florida District IV Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference and will be heading to the 67th Annual PBL State Leadership Conference March 16-19 in Orlando.
The conference was made up of students from FL PBL Division IV colleges/university, which includes USF Tampa; Pasco-Hernando State College-North, West, Spring Hill and New Port Richey campuses; South Florida State College; Pinellas Technical College and Hillsborough Community College. PBL coaches in Venice and Bradenton are Louis Okonkwo, Judy Hangartner and Amy Santos. For more information on PBL, contact Okonkwo at
(02-23-2017) Daisy Vulovich Named Dean of SCF Lakewood Ranch
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has named Daisy Vulovich its dean for SCF Lakewood Ranch. Vulovich, who took over the dean position in July, has been with the College since 2001 when she began as an executive director.
As dean, Vulovich will continue to promote lifelong learning and workforce development in our region and continue to build partnerships in the community.
(02-23-2017) Community Invited to Celebrate SCF's 60th Anniversary with Fireworks
The community is invited to attend a free fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), 5840 26th St. W.
Gates will open to the public at 7:30 p.m.; parking will be in Lot B off 57th Avenue West. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Cupcakes will be served.
(02-21-2017) SCF Board Meeting Scheduled for February 21, 2017 is Cancelled
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees has cancelled its regular monthly meeting Feb. 21 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The next board meeting will be March 21 at 6 p.m. at SCF Venice.
(02-16-2017) Dental Hygiene Clinic at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Seeking New Patients
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Dental Hygiene Clinic is accepting new patients. SCF's Dental Hygiene Clinic at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 2, provides teeth cleanings, oral examinations, dental X-rays, fluoride and sealants to individuals 6 and older.
Care is provided by SCF students under the supervision of licensed dental hygiene instructors and dentists who check the services provided to patients. The clinic gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience so they are prepared to work as dental hygienists after graduation. The cost ranges from $10 per quadrant for sealants to $37 for adult complex cleanings with medicaments. No insurance is required.
(02-16-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Brain Bowl Team Headed to State Tournament
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Brain Bowl team Firebird recently took first place in the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) regional tournament against Valencia College and South Florida State College. The win qualified the team for the state tournament March 30 in Panama City.
Team Firebird, made up of David Espinal (captain), Lacey Anderson, Nathanael Havlik and Damien Bobrek, a State College of Florida Collegiate School student, is the third SCF Brain Bowl team to take first place at the regional tournament. But for the first time this year, two of the team members - Espinal and Bobreck - took first and second respectively for individual points scored.
(02-16-2017) Singer-impressionist to Perform in Sundays at Neel Concert at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
The State College of Florida Foundation will host singer-impressionist Paul Tanner at its next Sundays at Neel performance at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
Tanner has performed for audiences from Las Vegas to Broadway and around the world. He did his first impression when he was 7, and went on to train in classical music at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He combines his talents into a must-see show with impressions of Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more that have made him one of the most sought-after acts in live entertainment.
(02-16-2017) Paralegal Program at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota To Host Open House
The Paralegal Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an open house 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy E., Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 116/117.
SCF's Paralegal Program provides instruction from experienced attorneys and paralegals. Paralegals perform substantive and procedural legal work. Lawyers delegate many tasks to the paralegals who assist them with their work, which may include helping to prepare for real estate closings, interviews, hearings, mediation, trials and corporate meetings, and draft discovery, correspondence, and pleadings.
(02-14-2017) SCF Foundation Receives $125,000 for Library and Learning Center
The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation has awarded $125,000 to the State College of Florida Foundation to equip the Library and Learning Center's Knowledge Commons at SCF Bradenton with the latest technology to help students faculty and the community access vital educational and training tools.
Access to the technology at SCF will help the community create a pipeline of talent, enabling businesses to grow; help create new start-ups and allow them to flourish; and support our local economy. Employers have said that education and job training are needed to help the area's population advance skills and have access to high-skill, high-wage jobs.
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