News Releases

(10-27-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Collecting Pet Food to be delivered to Seniors with Pets
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is collecting dog and cat food for pets of seniors in need. The pet food, collected at SCF Lakewood Ranch, is distributed to seniors for their pets through Meals on Wheels.
Organizers at SCF Lakewood Ranch have collected more than 750 pounds of dog and cat food since January. The College began collecting the pet food after learning that many seniors were saving part of their Meals on Wheels deliveries for their pets because they couldn't afford pet food. Pets offer seniors several benefits including companionship that can help alleviate or prevent depression, reducing blood pressure and increasing physical activity.
(10-27-2016) Author Dave Zeltserman to Headline Arts and Letters Day at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
Dave Zeltserman, who has written 15 horror, crime and thriller novels, will headline Arts and Letters Day Nov. 15 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
The theme of this year's Arts and Letters Day is The Sublime, with special attention focused on the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus," so it is fitting that Zeltserman, who wrote "Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein" is the keynote speaker.
(10-25-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Online SAT/ACT Preparation Classes
Students who need to prepare for the SAT and ACT tests can take preparation classes online through State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.
The classes consist of two parts; cost is $100 for one part, or $174 for both. Interested students can register and view the syllabus at Start dates for upcoming classes are Nov. 9, Dec. 14 and Jan. 18.
(10-25-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Partners with MTC on Spring Course Offering
SCF is offering Written Communications 1 (ENC1101) 5:30-6:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9 at the MTC main campus, 6305 State Road 70 E.
The communications course is required for completion of an associate's degree and encompasses grammar and diction review, composition, expository writing and research instruction.
(10-25-2016) Author Charles Sobczak to Speak About Irrational Fear at SCF Venice
Charles Sobczak, a local novelist, will discuss our irrational fears of alligators and how we can overcome them in keeping with the Green Team's theme 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 27 in Selby Room 800 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
Sobczak lives on Sanibel Island and has written about Florida's scariest topics. Sobczak's book "Alligators, Sharks and Panthers: Deadly Encounters with Florida's Top Predator - Man," won a silver medal in 2008 from the Florida Publishers and Authors Association for both Best Adult Nonfiction and Best Young Adult Nonfiction.
(10-21-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosting Job Fair to Hire Adjunct Instructors
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will have an Adjunct Job Fair 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., in the Medical Technology Simulation Center lobby.
Applicants must have a master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline, and are asked to bring a resumé and transcripts to the job fair. Computers will be available to complete the required online application. Interested applicants can also apply online at
(10-20-2016) Dr. Richard Barnhouse Named VP for Strategic Enrollment Management
Dr. Richard Barnhouse, the new Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), is geared up for Spring enrollment, which begins Oct. 24, and wants to make sure students know SCF staff are available to help them explore their options.
Dr. Barnhouse, who took over his new role in July, is focused on providing a concierge experience for students and having more SCF liaisons in the community.
(10-20-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Participate in Sarasota GradNation Summit
Nicole Stablein, coordinator for recruitment and orientation at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is scheduled to appear on a panel at Sarasota GradNation set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Suncoast Technical College, 4748 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota.
GradNation's mission is to increase high school graduation rates and ultimately prepare young people for success in college and careers. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County has partnered with America's Promise Alliance, AT&T and Suncoast Technical College to host GradNation which will offer panel discussions and breakout sessions with community and industry leaders to help students understand their opportunities for college and beyond.
(10-20-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Adds Gator Engineering Info Session
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an additional information session in North Port for students interested in the University of Florida Gator Engineering at SCF program. Applications are due by Nov. 1 for the Fall 2017 semester. The information session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Blvd., North Port. It is open to the public.
The information session will be presented by representatives from SCF and UF. It will include an opportunity to check out plans for the Gator Den, a dedicated resource space for engineering students.
(10-19-2016) SCF Board Report: October 18, 2016
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Oct. 18 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The board received presentations on: • The Operational budget. • Student athletics, including scholar athletes and community service projects by the athletes. The Board approved: • Non-financial and financial consent agenda items.
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