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(02-20-2018) SCF Future Business Leaders Bring Home Awards From Leadership Conference
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) brought home nine awards from the Florida FBLA-PBL District IV Leadership Conference held Jan. 27 at University of South Florida, Tampa.
Nine SCF students will compete at the 68th Annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference March 22-25 in Orlando.
(02-20-2018) SCF and Business Leaders Offer Tips on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will partner with Connect Bradenton to offer an entrepreneurship program for anyone who is interested in owning their own business. "Entrepreneurship - Is It For You?" will be offered March 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Connect Bradenton, 600 Old Main Street.
Bring your lunch and join Nancy Brown, SCF's entrepreneurship program manager, to find out more about becoming an entrepreneur.
(02-20-2018) Four SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Professors Receive National Awards
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) congratulates four SCF professors who have received leadership excellence awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
Daniel Fuerstman, associate professor social and behavioral science, Jaquelyn McNeil, dean of students, Andrew Swanson, professor, natural science and Matthew Thomas, associate professor natural science, all received the NISOD Excellence Awards. NISOD is an organization committed to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. The organization began its excellence award program in 1978 to recognize exemplary faculty, staff and administrators at community colleges across the country.
(02-15-2018) SCF Venice to Present Monologues to Benefit SPARCC
SCF Venice will present "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in Studio 307 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The college will present "A Monologue, A Memory, A Rant and A Prayer" at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 also in Studio 307.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in Studio 307 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The college will present "A Monologue, A Memory, A Rant and A Prayer" at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 also in Studio 307. Both performances are part of V-Day 2018 and will benefit Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) in Venice.
(02-15-2018) Explore "New Horizons" in Music with SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Choirs
The concert will feature improvisational and aleatoric methods of singing.
Taking the audience on an exploration into the unknown, the SCF Concert and Chamber Choirs will explore "New Horizons" in music at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
(02-13-2018) Brain Bowl Team Qualifies for State Tournament
The Brain Bowl Team at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has qualified for the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Brain Bowl State Tournament to be held March 16-17 at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida.
The team earned a 4-2 record in the West Central Regional Tournament held Saturday at SCF. The tournament featured four teams from three West Central Florida colleges. Each team played six rounds during the tournament. As a team, SCF scored an average of 188 points per game. Individually, veteran and team captain Austin Goode ranked second, averaging 49 points per round. Veteran Lacey Anderson ranked seventh scoring 16 points per round, Ariel Rodriguez ranked tenth, scoring 50 points, while Justin Reitwiesner ranked 15th, scoring 10 points.
(02-13-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Leadership Boot Camp
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and Leadership Simplified will offer business leaders an opportunity to enhance their skills, expand communication techniques, manage their time and increase effectiveness through a leadership boot camp.
Doug Van Dyke, CEO of Leadership Simplified, will facilitate the day-long session. Learn about working agreements, priority management, building a powerful day and the art of moving groups. Registration is $299 per person and each participant will receive a copy of Van Dyke's book "Leadership Simplified - The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders."
(02-13-2018) Find Out How to Get Your Teacher Certification at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has scheduled information sessions about its Educator Preparation Institute (EPI). 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.
Participants will learn about the application process, the courses, how long they take to complete and what it takes to become certified to teach.
(02-13-2018) Private Investigator Course to be Offered at SCF Bradenton
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Workforce Solutions will offer a private investigator course March 16-18 and March 23-25. The course provides the basic information on becoming a licensed private investigator, including industry regulations, department rules, licensing criteria and investigation techniques.
This course meets the state licensing requirements to earn the Private Investigator Class CC intern license and qualifies those who pass the course to apply for a private investigator's internship through the Florida Division of Licensing. For more information, contact Lee Kotwicki, director of Workforce Solutions, at 941-363-7218, or email To register, visit
(02-08-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Club Collecting Toiletries for Women in Shelters
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Club are collecting travel-size toiletries - including shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste and lotion or sunscreen - for women in need.
The OTA Club will bring the gift bags to shelters in Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Donations may be dropped off through April 29 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., at a donation box inside Building 28.
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