News Releases

(06-28-2016) SCF Board Report: June 21, 2016
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting June 21 at SCF Bradenton.
The Board recognized SCF's retiring Venice Campus Executive Officer, Darlene C. Wedler-Johnson before taking up business.
(06-28-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Prep Classes for Essential Academic Skills Test
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Corporate and Community Development is offering preparation classes for the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam.
Two three-hour classes will be held at SCF Lakewood Ranch, Center for Innovation and Technology, 7131 Professional Pkwy., Room 215.
(06-28-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Computer Students Win Poster Contest
Two State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students won a poster contest sponsored by Transition Venice, a grassroots organization concerned with sustainability and making Venice more self-reliant when it comes to food, energy and commerce.
Ashley McGuire won first place for her poster on development and Dakotah Cranford took second place for a poster on eating locally grown organic food. Both were students in Katrina Grey's computer graphics class at SCF Venice. The students were asked to design posters that educate the public about sustainability.
(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Foundation Welcomes Alumni Coordinator
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Foundation has hired Erica Wuorio to serve as its alumni coordinator to help continue building relationships with SCF's graduates.
Wuorio joined the Foundation in June. She was previously with the Alumni Relations department at the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She also has experience with fundraising for High Point University in North Carolina.
(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee Sarasota Biotech Graduate has Internship Research Published
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) biotech graduate Megan Orlando accomplished something few associate degree students can: She is a published author on a scientific paper done while she was a student intern.
Orlando, who was an Outstanding Graduate Award finalist when she graduated in 2015, had an internship with the Roskamp Institute and was involved in research on mild brain injuries, such as concussions received during sports, and their effects on vision. The article can be seen at
(06-23-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Personal Trainer Certification Course
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering personal trainer certification course in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.).
The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from Sept. 17 through Nov. 12 at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E. The fee for the course is $749, not including the required text book.
(06-21-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Information Sessions on Two-year Nursing Program
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering information sessions on its two-year A.S. Nursing /RN program throughout the summer.
The sessions will offer information about the nursing entrance exam (TEAS), how to become eligible to apply to the program and when to apply.
(06-16-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Librarian Named to Council on Library Services
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) librarian Mark Marino has been appointed to serve on the committee for Collection Management and E-Resources for the Members Council on Library Services.
This appointment is for three and a half years beginning July 1. The committee is charged with recommending which e-resources will be licensed for all college and university libraries, budgeting for subscriptions, recommending ways to help build the Florida College System and the State University System, and coordinating with state Academic Library Service staff and other committees.
(06-16-2016) MLB Drafts Three SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Students
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) baseball coach Tim Hill II stayed glued to the Major League Baseball draft over the weekend. He was pretty confident two of his baseball players were going to be drafted and had more than an inkling a third player would be signed, too.
SCF, Manatee-Sarasota congratulates three of its baseball players who have been drafted into Major League Baseball. The Seattle Mariners drafted right-handed pitcher Reggie McClain, who graduated from SCF and went on to play at the University of Missouri in the 13th round of the draft. The San Diego Padres drafted short stop Ethan Skender in the 28th round. The Atlanta Braves drafted Michael Gizzi, who played outfield for SCF, as a pitcher. SCF has had 221 baseball players sign professional contracts over the baseball program's 57 years. Of those players, 29 have been called up to the major leagues.
(06-10-2016) SCF Music Department to Host Open House
The Music Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an open house for students and any interested parents 4-6 p.m. June 14 in Building 11, 5840 26th St. W., during the college's Admissions Express event.
Anyone interested in auditioning for the music program during the open house may make an appointment. Vocalists should memorize one classical song or hymn and bring sheet music in their key. Instrumentalists and/or pianists should prepare two contrasting solos and be able to demonstrate knowledge of scales.
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