News Releases

(03-20-2018) SCF Manatees Third Baseman C.J. Alexander Named Player of the Week
C.J. Alexander, a sophomore playing third base for the Manatees of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was named the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Player of the Week for games played March 12-18.
Alexander batted .688 (11-for-16) with eight runs scored, including three doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs during the voting period, leading the Manatees to a perfect 4-0 week. Alexander also posted four straight multi-hit games and scored at least one run in each, including three games with two or more runs. He was 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs in the game against Polk State College. He also drew five walks and stole a base.
(03-20-2018) SCF is Making Math Entertaining
Join Dennis C. Runde for his faculty lecture series: "How Cool is That? Ten (or More) Entertaining Applications from First-Year College Math Classes" at 2 p.m. April 11, in Building 27, Room 140 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
Runde, who holds his doctorate in math education from the University of South Florida, will cover ten or more entertaining applications from first-year mathematics classes. His talk will give light treatment to the mathematics and will focus on the sometimes-surprising outcomes of some very interesting real-life problems. Want to be a millionaire? Runde can show you how to figure out how much to invest to have $1 million by the time you retire. A mathematics background is not necessary to enjoy this presentation, which is free and open to the public.
(03-20-2018) National Science Foundation Helps Fund STEM at SCF
The National Science Foundation, under its Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program, has awarded State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) nearly $350,000 designed to help increase the number of minority students taking part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.
The Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate grant will leverage connections through the University of South Florida's (USF) FUSE initiative, a guaranteed admission program for students who complete their associate degree. Faculty, staff and administrators will work with local school districts, representatives from industries using STEM, and other educational institutions to ensure that minority students have the support and engagement necessary to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree in a STEM field.
(03-20-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosting Job Fair to Hire Adjunct Instructors
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an Adjunct Job Fair 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., in the Medical Technology Simulation Center lobby.
SCF is hiring adjunct instructors for Fall 2018 classes at all campuses - Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice. Disciplines include algebra, American sign language, art, biology, building construction, ceramics, chemistry, developmental math, engineering, film, humanities, manufacturing, mass communications, philosophy, principals of athletic-training, psychology, religion, sculpture, statistics and theatre appreciation. Short-term positions are also available in Corporate and Community Development and Professional Development.
(03-15-2018) SCF is Venice Gondolier Sun Readers' Top Choice
Venice Gondolier Sun readers have chosen State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) as their top pick for a School-Technical Institution in the news publication's recent Reader's Choice Awards.
SCF is known for its Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) programs, such as nursing, biotechnology and Gator Engineering. High school students can apply to the accelerated dual enrollment program and graduate with their diploma and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. Credits earned at SCF are transferable to any public university in the state and the college is affordable and convenient. SCF offers six baccalaureate degrees and has a robust job placement program. Graduates have gone on to universities and jobs around the country or have stayed home to make an impact on the community where they grew up. SCF alumni prove you can get anywhere from here.
(03-15-2018) SCF Venice to Host Free Screening of "I Am a Girl"
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a free screening of the documentary "I Am a Girl" Wednesday, March 28, 6-8 p.m., Room 307 in the library at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
The 2014 documentary, directed by Rebecca Barry, follows six girls from countries around the world and the challenges they face because of their gender. The film was nominated for several Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
(03-15-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Communications and Marketing Department Wins Four Awards
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Communications and Marketing (CAM) department has won four awards in the 33rd annual Educational Advertising Awards competition.
More than 2,250 entries were received from over 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all fifty states and several foreign countries. Agencies representing educational organizations were also eligible. Entries came from a wide variety of schools, including community colleges and universities such as Stanford and Michigan State. Fewer than 10 percent of entries received awards.
(03-13-2018) Enjoy an Evening Under the Stars at SCF Venice April 7
The State College of Florida Foundation is hosting a fun-filled evening under the spring sky, featuring the SCF Big Band, The Venice Symphony and fabulous fireworks in honor of the 30th anniversary of Evening Under the Stars.
The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. April 7 at the Venice campus of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
(03-13-2018) Qualify for Personal Trainer Certification Through SCF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a personal trainer certification course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, April 28 through June 9 in the Center for Innovation and Technology at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E.
The fee for the course and certification exams, offered in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), is $749, not including the required textbook. Participants can expect hands-on practical labs and access to a national pool of employment opportunities upon completion. Program internships also are available. A free information session will be held April 14 at 10 a.m. at SCF Lakewood Ranch. No class will be held on May 26.
(03-13-2018) SCF Venice Students Help Inspire Change
The Student Government Association (SGA) for the Venice campus of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) partnered with student clubs and organizations to provide service and raise money for Reins Inspiring Change Equine Therapy, a nonprofit that primarily serves disabled veterans and children with special needs.
The SGA raised $200 for the charity during the Fall Festival on the Venice campus in November. Venice Students and staff also have visited the North Port therapeutic riding program to help with cleanup and rebuilding after Hurricane Irma.
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