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(05-24-2016) Physical Therapist Assistant Program Graduates "23 Strong"
The 2016 Physical Therapist Assistant graduating class is leaving State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) with a new nickname after realizing they are the largest graduating class (so far) of PTAs. The class, which graduated 23 students this month, dubbed themselves #23Strong.
The PTA program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, requires rigorous coursework and has limited acceptance. All students in the PTA program must meet the requirements for the Associate in Science degree. As part of their graduation PTA students attend a pinning ceremony in which they receive their Physical Therapist Assistant pins.
(05-19-2016) SCF to Offer Non-Credit Computer Classes through June
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering a variety of one-day computer classes ranging from helping beginners learn to use their computers or iPads to teaching the professional tools of Microsoft Word © and Excel©.
Classes will be offered through June 30 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
(05-19-2016) Admissions Express Offers "One-Stop Shop" for Students
Prospective students and parents are invited to learn more about State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) programs and services at an Admissions Express workshop 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 14, in the student union and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 100.
Staff from SCF's student services will answer questions about career choices, class registration and financial aid, and provide step-by-step assistance to complete an application.
(05-19-2016) SCF Partners with MTC to Offer Degree Courses
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has partnered with Manatee Technical College (MTC) to offer associate degree courses at the MTC campus, beginning Aug. 22.
Two core general education courses, sociology and environmental science, will be offered this fall on the MTC campus, 6305 State Road 70 E., Bradenton. By offering courses at the MTC campus, SCF is offering students an opportunity to earn credit hours for an associate degree, expanding their educational opportunities in a convenient setting.
(05-17-2016) SCF to Present Export Logistics Workshop
SCF is partnering with the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Enterprise Florida and U.S. Commercial Service to present an Export Logistics workshop June 2.
The workshop will cover issues such as quoting and negotiating purchase orders, getting products through customs, necessary licenses, necessary documents and certificates, special handling of certain items, insurance, transportation, customer brokers and bonded warehouses. There also will be a panel discussion featuring a freight forwarder and representatives from export companies.
(05-17-2016) SCF Fine Art Gallery Seeks Women's Career Uniforms
The extremely popular "Art of the Costume" is back at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Fine Art Gallery beginning this summer and exhibit organizers are seeking uniforms worn by women throughout the decades.
The exhibit, "Art of the Costume: Women in Uniform," will honor women in the workplace by showcasing fashions that have influenced current trends. This will be SCF's fourth costume exhibition in the past six years. The exhibit is a collaborative effort of the SCF Fine Art Gallery; SCF Theatre program; the department of Art, Design, Humanities; local organizations and private individuals.
(05-17-2016) SCF Theatre Department Presents 50th Annual Awards
The Bernie Awards, named in honor of former theatre professor M. Bernice Pepke, are given to the best theatre students at the end of the academic year. Connee Marie Therieau received the Director's Award, the theatre program's highest honor.
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) chapter of Delta Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary fraternity for community colleges, held its 50th annual Awards Banquet on stage at SCF's David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre.
(05-17-2016) SCF Foundation Awards Inaugural Myakka Research Scholarship
The State College of Florida Foundation has chosen a recipient for the inaugural Myakka Research Group Science Scholarship, funded through Ray Baden and the Manatee Community Foundation.
Zachary Michel, a freshman at SCF, received the $1,500 scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester. To qualify for the scholarship, recipients must be an active participant in the Myakka Research Internship program and have 40 hours of internship experience with the program.
(05-16-2016) SCF Gift Certificate a Perfect Gift for Graduates
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is helping you wrap up the perfect present for your high school graduates with gift certificates that will help them pay for tuition, fees and even text books.
Gift certificates are available in amounts starting at $25. Once purchased, the funds will be deposited into the student's SCF account and are available immediately. With classes priced at just above $100 per credit hour including fees for in-state enrollment, your gift can pay for part or all of a necessary course. The cost of tuition and fees can be found at
(05-16-2016) College Town Celebrates Nearly 3,000 Graduates
Sarasota and Manatee counties are already known for the arts and gorgeous natural settings, but the area is quickly becoming recognized as a "college town" as well.
With four colleges celebrating commencements for the 2015-16 academic year, the region's growing and diverse higher-education community is on full display. So far it's shaping up to be a robust picture.
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