SCF Board Report - December 1, 2015
December Board Report
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held a special meeting December 1 at SCF Bradenton.
SCF Collegiate School to Hold School Advisory Council Meeting
School Advisory Council meetings are a chance for parents and other participants to have a voice for creating, implementing and assessing the school improvement plan at SCFCS.
The organizational meeting of the School Advisory Council (SAC) of State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at SCFCS Learning Studio, Building 19, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
SCF Collegiate School Information Sessions Scheduled
State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) will hold information sessions for parents interested in enrolling their children in grades six through 10 at SCFCS.
Sessions for students entering grades six through 10 are set for 6 p.m. Jan. 20 and 28 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. A short presentation in Neel Performing Arts Center, Building 11 East, will be followed by a self-guided tour of SCFCS, Building 19. A session in Spanish will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at SCFCS only
SCF's Brain Bowl Team Places 2nd in Tournament
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Brain Bowl "A Team" took second place in the Delta Burke Brain Bowl Tournament at Valencia College Nov. 14-15.
SCF's Brain Bowl is a competitive academic team that participates in tournaments with teams from state colleges throughout Florida.
Grant to Enhance SCF Nursing Education
Students using the new medical dispensing tower will learn safe procedures for administering the prescribed medication in the proper dosage and at the right time on equipment used in a hospital setting.
The State College of Florida Foundation was awarded a $4,310 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota for a new medical dispensing tower for the Medical Technology and Simulation Center at SCF Lakewood Ranch, where SCF faculty educate and train nursing students.
Venice American Legion Post Helps Fund Scholarships for Veterans
The contribution, generated by the post's Veterans Golf Open (VGO) on Oct. 24, will complete the endowment of the SCF Foundation Veterans' Scholarship Fund and establish the American Legion NO-VEL Post 159 Remedial Education Fund for veterans enrolled at SCF Venice.
Officers from American Legion NO-VEL Post 159 in Venice presented William Graydon, advisor of veterans services at the Venice campus of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), with a check for $9,706 to help fund SCF's first scholarships for veterans.
7th-Graders at SCF Collegiate School Take on Childhood Hunger
This year, 7th-graders at the State College of Florida Collegiate School are learning more about this "food insecurity" both at home and abroad and making strides to help eradicate childhood hunger in their own communities.
In Manatee and Sarasota counties, more than 100,000 individuals are among 795 million children and adults world-wide who lack sustainable, adequate access to nutritious food. This year, 7th-graders at the State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) are learning more about this health crisis both at home and abroad and making strides to help eradicate childhood hunger in their own communities. The effort is part of the school's 2015-16 Global Citizenship Initiative, in which students in each grade embrace their roles as global citizens and identify, study and act on issues that affect the world community.
SCF Offers a Tuition Payment Plan
Payment plans allow students to pay their tuition balance for credit courses in two to five monthly interest-free installments. Secure payments can be made by automatic bank drafts or with a debit or credit card.
In an effort to make college more affordable, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) now offers the option of paying for tuition and fees over time. A payment plan is available for the Spring term, which begins Jan. 11 and runs through April 29.
Specialty in Risk Management and Insurance Offered in Spring at SCF
Graduates of the new program can qualify for three professional licenses.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering a new program in risk management and insurance for the Spring 2016 term. Students pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Business with a specialty in Risk Management and Insurance will qualify for three professional licenses upon graduation. An information session regarding the program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 18, Room 210.
"Looking for a Career? Discover our Degrees"
"Many two-year associate degrees have a high return on investment and, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs available to students who complete either the Engineering Technology or Construction Management programs at SCF fall in that category. Positions within those fields have a median annual salary of at least $40,000," said John Montoya, SCF Business and Technology program director.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an information session for prospective students interested in the Engineering Technology, Alternative Energy and Construction Management programs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800 in the Selby Community Room. The presentations also will link current students with prospective internships and job opportunities in the area.