News Releases

(09-29-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Schedules Information Sessions on Two-year Nursing Program
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer information sessions on its two-year A.S. Nursing /RN program. Prospective students can learn about the nursing entrance exam (TEAS), how to become eligible to apply to the program and when to apply.
Information sessions, which run about 90 minutes.
(09-29-2016) SCF Collegiate School Named National Blue Ribbon School
State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) has been recognized as one of the best schools in the country. U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced Sept. 28 that SCFCS has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. SCFCS is one of 279 public and 50 private schools to receive the honor this year.
The state departments of education nominate schools for the award. The schools are then tasked with completing a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing -- among the top schools in a state -- or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing -- schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. SCFCS was one of only four Florida schools to receive the honor.
(09-27-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosting Conference on Math Curriculum
The department of mathematics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association's Fall Retreat, "An Examination of the Curriculum in College-Level Mathematics Courses," Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, at 5840 26th St. W.
The Math in the Sun XIV Fall Retreat will explore how students and citizens in the 21st century are faced with different challenges when it comes to mathematics as we transition rapidly from an industrial society into a technology- and information-driven society.
(09-27-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Music Theatre Ensemble to Present "Grease"
The Music Theatre Ensemble at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present the musical "Grease" Oct. 21-23 in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, , 5840 26th St. W. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and 2 p.m. Oct. 23.
General admission is $12; students and SCF employees, $6. SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center box office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and one hour before each scheduled performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call SCF's Neel box office at 941-752-5252 or email A complete list of music events is available at
(09-22-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Music Students' Fall Festival of Music is Debut Concert of the Year
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) music students will present their first concert of the 2016-17 academic year at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center.
The Fall Festival of Music, presented by the SCF Music Ensembles, will feature a variety of selections from jazz to traditional to classical. The ensembles include the Concert and Chamber Choirs, directed by Melodie Dickerson, SCF's director of Music Program; Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Robyn Bell, director of Instrumental Studies; Guitar Ensemble, directed by Rex Willis, director of Guitar and Composition Studies; and the Jazz Combo and Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Pete Carney, SCF's new director of Jazz Studies.
(09-22-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosts Information Sessions for MLK Day of Service Grants
Through funding from the Florida Legislature, SCF will provide 2017 MLK Day of Service grants to organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties for service projects that will benefit Florida District 70. Up to $5,000 per project may be awarded.
Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. To learn how to apply for funding, community organizations must attend a mandatory information session at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., building 5, room 124. RSVP by contacting Rodney Jones, program manager, at or 941-752-5178.
(09-22-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Host Health and Benefits Fair for Employees
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), which was designated a Healthy Business Certified Leader earlier this year, is hosting a benefits and health fair Sept. 27 and 29 for its employees and has attracted a number of health providers, including the newly minted SightMobile.
This month the Eye Associates debuted its newly acquired and outfitted 25-foot fully-contained, air conditioned bus, which travels throughout Manatee, Sarasota and South Hillsborough counties providing complimentary eye screenings as a community service. The SightMobile travels to local organizations and performs vision screenings in fewer than 5 minutes. The company will bring the SightMobile to both the Bradenton and Venice campuses for the benefits fair.
(09-22-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Launches 60th Anniversary Celebration
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) this week kicks off a year-long celebration of its 60th anniversary. Established Sept. 17, 1957, SCF is an integral part of the community and a vital resource for students and their families in Manatee, Sarasota and surrounding counties. Also known as Manatee Junior College and Manatee Community College, SCF has graduated more than 47,000 students since its first commencement in 1959.
During its 60th anniversary year, the College will host community festivities open to the public on each of the campuses and will top off the year with a college-wide event. Recognition and celebration of the anniversary also will take place throughout the year during commencement ceremonies, employee events, and State College of Florida Foundation's community awareness events. SCF announcements for each event will be released as they draw closer including the Foundation's Scholarship Luncheon, Avenues and Evening Under the Stars.
(09-21-2016) SCF Board Report: September 20, 2016
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Sept. 20 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The Board approved: • Non-financial and financial consent agenda items. • Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld's 2016-17 goals. • Dr. Probstfeld's performance evaluation, noting she met all of her 2015-16 goals and two of her stretch goals.
(09-20-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Online Health Services Administration Program Ranked #4 in U.S.
A Healthcare Administration website has ranked State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) online bachelor's degree in Health Administration among the top five in the country based on a number of factors, including cost, student success and curriculum.
In ranking SCF number four on its list, the company said, "The State College of Florida has a BAS in Health Services Administration that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, from healthcare delivery to risk management to evidence-based research methods. And SCF's curriculum is particularly enticing for its unique elective courses, which include Biology of Aging, Dietary Influences on Disease, and Managing Cultural Diversity." It goes on to note, "SCF has partnered with the Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) to offer you a direct path from your BAS to a Master's in Health Services Administration."
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