News Releases

(01-11-2018) SCF to Host Manatees for Kids Dance Marathon
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host the Manatees for Kids Dance Marathon 4:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 14. SCF's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is sponsoring the event in partnership with University of South Florida's Bulls for Kids.
Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college, secondary and elementary school students in more than 250 schools across the country. Students spend a year raising funds for their local Shriner's Hospital for Children or Children's Miracle Network hospitals while learning leadership and life skills as they interact with children's hospital patients and families. The year culminates with an event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games, and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year.
(01-11-2018) CROP Students to Investigate SCF's Biotechnology Program
Students in the College Reach-Out Program (CROP) at four Manatee and Sarasota county high schools will take up microscopes, Bunsen burners and test tubes during a visit to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) where they will investigate the Biotechnology program.
The high school students will explore Crime Scene Investigation methods in this Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) experience beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19.
(01-11-2018) SCF Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Service Projects
Through funding from the Florida Legislature, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will sponsor its fifth annual MLK Day of Service, joining a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day on which people make a difference in their communities.
SCF has awarded 25 service grants totaling $146,000 for projects throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. Many of the projects will take place on Jan. 15. Projects began Jan. 6.
(01-10-2018) SCF Criminal Justice Program Lauds Law Enforcement
The Criminal Justice Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) took time to recognize law enforcement officers and their agencies on Tuesday, Jan. 9 as part of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
The Criminal Justice Program at SCF includes areas of study on police administration, criminology, criminal evidence investigation, juvenile delinquency and rehabilitation. Greg Arnold, program director, served in various roles in law enforcement after he graduated from college, including with a police department, a sheriff's office and a state attorney's office. Nearly every adjunct professor at SCF either has served in or is employed full-time in law enforcement.
(01-09-2018) SCF Music Students Showcased in Popular Concert
The music faculty for the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) have selected their top students to compete in a statewide competition for a $2,000 scholarship provided by the Florida College System Activities Association. In preparation for this competition, these students will perform their competition pieces at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center in a Music Student Showcase concert.
The concert, one of the most popular of the year, will be followed by a reception in the lobby of SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., so audience members can meet the best of SCF's Music Program students and encourage them through to the competition. Refreshments will be provided.
(01-09-2018) Swift Family Foundation Gives $7,500 for Gator Engineering Den at SCF
The Swift Family Foundation has awarded State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) a $7,500 grant for its Gator Engineering Den at SCF Venice.
The Swift Family Foundation provides grants for educational endeavors in medicine and technology areas. After a successful practice in Iowa, Dr. Frederick Swift moved to Gainesville in 1970.
(01-09-2018) Radiography Graduates from SCF Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam
Graduates of the Radiography Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) took the Radiography National Certification Exam and all seven from the class of 2017 passed on their first attempt.
The Radiography Program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, will accept applications through Jan. 31 and is a limited enrollment program. All successful applicants to the Radiography Program must meet the requirements for the Associate in Science degree. Anyone wishing to apply must register and attend a Radiography Program information session as a part of the application process. The next information session is at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
(01-04-2018) SCF Music Professor to Appear in Shakespeare in Love at the Asolo
Rex Willis, director of guitar and composition studies at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), will make his debut appearance at the Asolo Repertory Theatre as a performer in "Shakespeare in Love," a romantic comedy opening in preview at 8 p.m. Jan. 10.
Willis, the music director-conductor for musicals produced by the SCF Musical Theatre department, will play a musician in the production, playing the lute and a steel guitar in both street and tavern scenes. Willis, who also is writing his third musical, said he's had only a few opportunities in the past to perform on stage and he was excited to "expand his horizons" by appearing in a production at the Asolo.
(01-04-2018) Learn More About SCF's Computer Technology Programs on National Technology Day
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is highlighting its computer technology programs on National Technology Day Jan. 6. As the community's college focused on workforce degrees requiring up-to-date computer skills, computer technology programs have long been an integral part of SCF's offerings.
For degree-seeking students interested in computer technology, SCF offers Associate in Science degrees in computer information technology, computer programming and analysis, network systems technology and technology project management. Students can continue their education at SCF toward a bachelor's degree in technology management.
(01-04-2018) Discover a Potential Career in Early Childhood Education at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer an online information session on a career in Early Childhood Education. The session, which will show the pathway to an Early Childhood Education degree, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 24 via Skype.
Connect to the virtual information session at This link is only available during the Jan. 24 event. For more information, contact Linda Baxter-Plank at or 941-408-1412.
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