News Releases

(07-12-2018) SCF Board Report: June 26, 2018
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its budget and regular monthly meeting June 26 at SCF Bradenton.
The board approved: • Nonfinancial and financial consent agenda items. • A contract with A-1 Access in the amount of $132,577 for access control to the SCF Venice exterior. • SCF's operating budget which included no changes in fees or tuition. • SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld's contract for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
(07-10-2018) SCF Business Students Excel on National Stage
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students brought home top awards from the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference held in Baltimore Maryland in June.
SCF students, Anne Miller, Jennifer Dolan, Mirco Susan, Ann Wright and Richard Wright, prepared well for the national competition and it showed in the results. These students competed against 1,250 others from colleges and universities across the country as they participated in the Institute for Leaders (IFL) workshops, seminars, conferences.
(07-10-2018) Radiography Graduates from SCF Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam
Graduates of the 2018 class from the two-year Radiography Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) took the Radiography National Certification Exam, and all 10 of them passed on their first attempt.
This is the fifth consecutive year that all of SCF's radiography graduates passed the national exam on their first attempt.
(07-05-2018) SCF Music Student Jumps Headlong into Professional Career
Jade Turner said her time at SCF gave her the confidence to perform and audition.
Jade Turner, a former music and theatre student at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, (SCF) had no plans to go to a small college to start her education. Her plan was to immediately go to a private university or a performing arts school. But her budget put her on the path to SCF.
(07-05-2018) Study Abroad Program Allows SCF Students to View History
Ten students from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) traveled to Western Europe in May to study European history as part of a study abroad summer term program at SCF.
Students visited Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre and the Anne Frank House. The students were able to squeeze in a historical tour of Windsor Castle and St. George's Chapel just days before Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, an American actress and humanitarian. Students in the Special Topics in Western Civilization class were required to keep journals of their 10-day trip, write a paper and conduct a class presentation on what they learned.
(07-03-2018) SCF Professor Selected to Serve on Civic Literacy Committee
Michael Rogers, associate professor of history and politics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was selected to serve on the state's Civic Literacy Competency bias and Sensitivity Review Committee as a subject matter expert.
The committee, organized by the board of governors for the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education, was tasked with reviewing, revising and confirming civic literacy questions to assist in setting standards for civics literacy competency for all students entering the Florida College System for the first time. The Florida Legislature called for the Civic Literacy requirement in House Bill 7069, its 2017 omnibus education act.
(07-03-2018) Foundation Awards $20,000 for SCF Studio for the Performing Arts
The Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the State College of Florida Foundation for an acoustically correct music practice studio in the new Studio for the Performing Arts at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF).
The practice studios, which allow for one-on-one tutoring as well as individual practice time, are essential for students to meet their coursework requirements. Plans for the new building include a total of 10 practice studios. The 13,400-square-foot building at SCF Bradenton will support the growth of music, art and theatre programs in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It also will provide an outreach to all populations, including those with limited access to such amenities, meeting a critical need for SCF and the community.
(06-28-2018) SCF's Weekend College Offers Flexibility for Students
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has created Weekend College to help working or busy adults who want a college degree.
More than 500 people responded to a community-wide survey, offering insights on how Weekend College could provide the balance needed to pursue an education. Classes are offered Friday night and Saturday and are available in person at SCF Lakewood Ranch, online or a combination of formats. SCF Lakewood Ranch was selected because of its proximity to I-75, offering convenience to residents across the region.
(06-26-2018) SCF to Offer Free Math, Writing and Reading Boot Camps for Students
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer free boot camps to students to help prepare them for required classes in math and writing and to assist them with reading skills.
The math boot camp will help prepare students for Intermediate Algebra, Topics in Mathematics and Liberal Arts Math. The writing boot camp is for students taking SCF's developmental writing courses or Written Communication I. Students entering college for the first time who have not previously had experience reading collegiate textbooks will benefit from the reading boot camp.
(06-21-2018) SCF Theatre Students Garner Awards
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) chapter of Delta Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary fraternity for community colleges, recognized eight theatre students during the 52nd annual awards banquet at the David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre.
Nick Catanzaro and Rosie Messina-Adam were named Outstanding Lead Actor and Lead Actress for their roles in "Christmastown." The holiday comedy also earned awards for Jack Heckler and Rachel Cook as Outstanding Ensemble Performers. Alex Wojtaszek and Kelsey Fisher received awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress for their roles in "All For One." Also honored were Megan Ianero and Mark Valeri for Outstanding Technical Achievement. Heckler was named Most Promising Newcomer. Jeremiah Gaertner, Thomasa Hagney and Nicole Miller were inducted into the SCF chapter of Delta Psi Omega along with Heckler, Ianero, Messina-Adam, Valeri and Wojtazsek.
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