News Releases

(03-22-2018) SCF Manatees Ranked in Baseball and Softball Polls
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) baseball team has been ranked 10th in the country by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in its March 20 Division I baseball poll.
SCF Baseball is ranked second in the NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Coaches' Poll for this week and SCF Softball is ranked seventh with a 28-12 record. The next Coaches" Poll will be taken March 27.
(03-22-2018) Student Exhibit Opens at SCF Fine Art Gallery
The Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a reception 5-7 p.m. on April 6 for a new student art exhibit.
The juried exhibit, which includes two- and three-dimensional art by SCF's students, will continue through April 27. Sean Carey, founder and CEO of HD Interactive, a software development company specializing in virtual reality and augmented reality hologram applications, serves as the distinguished guest juror.
(03-22-2018) SCF Leadership Academy Visits Tallahassee
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Leadership Academy spent three days in Tallahassee in February learning how the state legislative process impacts the college.
Academy members learned how budgets and policy are developed and become law in the state legislature. The group also met with five members of the Manatee and Sarasota County legislative delegation, receiving updates on budget and legislative issues that could affect SCF.
(03-22-2018) SCF to Provide Family Guardianship Training
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), in collaboration with Lutheran Services Florida Guardianship Program, will offer guardianship training approved by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court which covers Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties.
Attorneys and local service providers teach this 8-hour class which includes content on legal duties, guardian responsibilities, the rights of incapacitated wards and the availability of local resources. A written test is required. The cost is $110.
(03-22-2018) National Speech and Debate Education Day Highlighted at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
National Speech and Debate Education Day took place earlier this month, and the Language and Literature Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is highlighting the important role of speech and debate at SCF.
SCF offers face-to-face, blended and fully online speech communications courses. Face-to-face classes are available at all three SCF campuses and include courses such as Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. To stay on top of current trends, faculty members are involved in several academic organizations and professional groups such as the National Communication Association, Florida Communication Association, American Association of University Professors, Association of Florida Colleges and the Florida Bar Association.
(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.
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