News Releases

(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Foundation Welcomes Alumni Coordinator
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Foundation has hired Erica Wuorio to serve as its alumni coordinator to help continue building relationships with SCF's graduates.
Wuorio joined the Foundation in June. She was previously with the Alumni Relations department at the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She also has experience with fundraising for High Point University in North Carolina.
(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee Sarasota Biotech Graduate has Internship Research Published
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) biotech graduate Megan Orlando accomplished something few associate degree students can: She is a published author on a scientific paper done while she was a student intern.
Orlando, who was an Outstanding Graduate Award finalist when she graduated in 2015, had an internship with the Roskamp Institute and was involved in research on mild brain injuries, such as concussions received during sports, and their effects on vision. The article can be seen at
(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Personal Trainer Certification Course
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering personal trainer certification course in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.).
The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from Sept. 17 through Nov. 12 at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E. The fee for the course is $749, not including the required text book.
(06-21-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Information Sessions on Two-year Nursing Program
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering information sessions on its two-year A.S. Nursing /RN program throughout the summer.
The sessions will offer information about the nursing entrance exam (TEAS), how to become eligible to apply to the program and when to apply.
(06-16-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Librarian Named to Council on Library Services
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) librarian Mark Marino has been appointed to serve on the committee for Collection Management and E-Resources for the Members Council on Library Services.
This appointment is for three and a half years beginning July 1. The committee is charged with recommending which e-resources will be licensed for all college and university libraries, budgeting for subscriptions, recommending ways to help build the Florida College System and the State University System, and coordinating with state Academic Library Service staff and other committees.
(06-16-2016) MLB Drafts Three SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Students
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) baseball coach Tim Hill II stayed glued to the Major League Baseball draft over the weekend. He was pretty confident two of his baseball players were going to be drafted and had more than an inkling a third player would be signed, too.
SCF, Manatee-Sarasota congratulates three of its baseball players who have been drafted into Major League Baseball. The Seattle Mariners drafted right-handed pitcher Reggie McClain, who graduated from SCF and went on to play at the University of Missouri in the 13th round of the draft. The San Diego Padres drafted short stop Ethan Skender in the 28th round. The Atlanta Braves drafted Michael Gizzi, who played outfield for SCF, as a pitcher. SCF has had 221 baseball players sign professional contracts over the baseball program's 57 years. Of those players, 29 have been called up to the major leagues.
(06-10-2016) SCF Music Department to Host Open House
The Music Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an open house for students and any interested parents 4-6 p.m. June 14 in Building 11, 5840 26th St. W., during the college's Admissions Express event.
Anyone interested in auditioning for the music program during the open house may make an appointment. Vocalists should memorize one classical song or hymn and bring sheet music in their key. Instrumentalists and/or pianists should prepare two contrasting solos and be able to demonstrate knowledge of scales.
(06-09-2016) SCF Music Theatre Department to Hold Auditions for Grease
If Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie conjure up "Summer Nights" for you, then you may be the one that the Music Theatre Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) wants for its October production of the musical Grease.
Open auditions will be held Aug. 22 for the musical set in a high school in the 1950s. It is the story of two teenagers who fall in love over the summer and then end up in different cliques when they return to school. The creative team producing Grease will be introduced during an information session held at 6:30 p.m. June 16 in building 11 west, Room 189, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. Audition packets also will be available.
(06-09-2016) SCF Financial Aid Director Elected President of FASFAA
Thomas Vo, Financial Aid Director for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been elected president of the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA). The not-for-profit educational corporation is made up of more than 700 financial aid professionals.
FASFAA helps develop and maintain professional standards of financial aid administration and promotes student financial aid programs that are consistent with good professional practice. The organization's programs and services are designed to promote an awareness of financial aid to students, parents and the education community. It also helps foster professional competency among financial aid administrators and guidance counselors.
(06-07-2016) SCF Collegiate School Student Spends the Summer Performing
Kaitlin Folsom, a rising senior at State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS), has spent much of the spring performing her speech on what it means to be an American. The speech intertwines a poem she wrote with stanzas from the national anthem that she sings a capella.
Folsom took first place in the state for her Americanism Speech at the Florida Exchange Club competition earlier this year, winning $3,500 in scholarships. Since then she has given her moving speech to several organizations. Folsom is scheduled to give her speech again June 9 at the SCFCS Awards night.
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