News Releases

(04-28-2016) SCF Libraries Partner with Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Alicia Long, library support specialist, was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Mind in the Making Facilitator Institute. She was one of only 30 selected to participate in the three-day institute in May.
SCF libraries will partner with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading to train facilitators for "Mind in the Making," an early learning initiative.
(04-28-2016) SCF to Host Information Session on Educator Preparation Institute
SCF will host an information session about its Educator Preparation Institute (EPI, formerly Alternative Certification Program). The program is for anyone with at least a bachelor's degree in a noneducation major or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional certification to teach.
The free hour-long information session starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Room 838. Participants will learn about the application process, the courses, how long they take to complete and what it takes to become certified to teach.
(04-28-2016) SCF Traffic Safety Institute Gets High Marks from State
In a recent site visit and audit of the SCF DUI program, auditors from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles driver education and DUI programs found the Traffic Safety Institute was compliant with the program in every section reviewed, including education, organizational structure, financial audit, client files, client evaluation, treatment referrals, personnel policies and special supervision services.
SCF's Traffic Safety Institute is one of the largest in the state and the only one affiliated with a college. In addition to the DUI program, which offers classes for both motor vehicle and boating offenses, the Traffic Safety Institute offers classes in advanced driver improvement, adult road refresher, red light safety, and a Florida mature driver course.
(04-27-2016) SCF Board Report: April 26, 2017
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting April 26 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The Board recognized: • SCF's All-Florida Academic Team. • SCF's Tennis Team for its Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Tournament championship. The team heads to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship next month.
(04-26-2016) SCFCS Students Named National Financial Challenge Winners
Three State College of Florida Collegiate School students participating in Deane Western's economics/finance class each won $20,000 scholarships in a financial literacy challenge sponsored by H&R Block.
Melissa Guet, Celine Jiron and Hannah Royce finished among the top 22 in the nation.
(04-26-2016) Biotech Students Win STEM Poster Contest
Alicia Jennings and Alexandra Ladyzhensky took first place for their poster "Antibiotic Activity in Marine Bacteria." The summit was held at Channelside in Tampa to allow Tampa Bay area academic groups to present research. Jennings and Ladyzhensky presented their research as part of their microbiology class.
The research is part of the Small World Initiative (SWI), a project originated at Yale University to combine technology, science and innovation to make meaningful and measurable improvements in the global education and health care landscape. SCF was one of 25 colleges and universities selected for the Yale SWI pilot project.
(04-21-2016) Dance Students to Present Recital at Neel Performing Arts Center
Dance students from SCF and State College of Florida Collegiate School stage one performance each semester. They perform solos, duets and group pieces, and include a range of dance styles from modern to classical.
SCF dance students will present a recital at 5:30 p.m. April 26 at the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The recital is free and open to the public.
(04-21-2016) Celebrate the Season with SCF's Spring Fling Outdoor Concert
SCF will celebrate spring with an end of the semester musical performance "With a Little Help From My Friends" at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Performance Pavilion at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
All SCF music ensembles will perform at the Spring Fling Concert, which features songs about friendship. This will be a memorable farewell concert for Marc Mannino and Dr. Charles Turon, two long-time SCF faculty members, as they retire from SCF.
(04-21-2016) Four SCF Students Named to the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team
Four State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), students were honored Thursday as members of the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team. Katherine Brown, Jacob Johnston, Karla Reyes and Sofia Sirocchi were among 128 students in the state recognized for their achievements.
The award recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, leadership and service to their communities. The team competition is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and USA Today, as well as the Florida College System Foundation, Coca-Cola, RBC and Capital City Trust Company.
(04-21-2016) SCF to Offer Summer Camp Program for Students Ages 7-15
Registration is open now for Kids' Summer Spectrum, an educational enrichment day camp for children 7-15. Classes are offered at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., and SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E.
Sessions include such activities and topics as arts and crafts, cooking, Florida adventures, fitness, chemistry, the environment, puppetry, space, teamwork and sports. There are even STEM and computer and technical classes that allow students to create their own video games, capture stop-motion animation, bringing this like clay models to life, and to use Legos to design, test and build engineering projects.
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