News Releases

(05-22-2018) Private Investigator Course to be Offered at SCF Venice
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Workforce Solutions will offer a private investigator course June 15-17 and June 22-24 at SCF Venice.
The course provides the basic information on becoming a licensed private investigator, including industry regulations, department rules, licensing criteria and investigation techniques. Cost of the six-day, 40-hour course is $395.
(05-22-2018) SCF Paralegal Program Collects Donations for Children
The paralegal program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has joined the Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida to collect new teddy bears, coloring books and other items for donation to the State Attorney's Office of the 12th Judicial Circuit.
The bears and toys will be given to children to comfort them as they testify or wait to testify in difficult court cases in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. The project will continue through the year and is made possible by members of the paralegal association. Sandra Barkeloo, who serves on the SCF Paralegal Program Advisory Committee and who works for the law firm of Boyer and Boyer, P.A., Sarasota, led a drive at the firm to begin collecting items for donation. The teddy bear project is chaired by Barbara J. Strode from the Boone Law Firm in Venice.
(05-22-2018) SCF Biotech Students to Present at Environmental Conference
Two students from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) have received full scholarships to attend and present their research at the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) conference at the Sand Key Resort in Clearwater May 23-25.
Jessica Dobbs and Seth Hale won scholarships to present their research: "Fighting Fire with Fire in the Uprising of Antibiotic Resistance: Extracting Secondary Metabolites from Marine Bacterium, Zooshikella sp., for Antibiotic Isolation and Purification." Their project is part of the Small World Initiative housed at Yale University that SCF has partnered on for the past five years.
(05-17-2018) SCF Student Takes Second in World Speech Competition
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) student Trace Gerber brought home a second-place win in the prepared speech competition at PTK Catalyst 2018 held in Kansas City, Missouri.
He competed against 40 PTK members from around the world, winning a $250 scholarship and PTK recognition pin. He was recognized during a ceremony at the national convention last month. Gerber, who is a nationally ranked competitor in speech, debate and moot court, graduated from SCF this month and plans to transfer to the University of Tampa where he has been accepted in the honors program and will major in math and political science.
(05-17-2018) SCF Collegiate School Headed to Odyssey of the Mind World Competition
State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) is sending a team to the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition after winning regionals and finishing in first place at the state competition.
The team will compete in the World Competition at Iowa State University over Memorial Day weekend. Competing for the second consecutive time are SCFCS seniors Kyra Farinas, Pedro Garcia, Rayhanah Waldin, Alexis Whalen and Laura Whalen. They are joined by senior Mateus Urbanski. SCFCS instructor Lisa Lacey is the team's coach. Karen Peck, SCFCS academic administrator, will accompany the team to the competition.
(05-17-2018) SCF Film Students Win Award at Sarasota Film Festival
Two digital cinema students from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) brought home the Best Cinematography award for "Film at 11" at the Sarasota Film Festival's 20 Hour Film Competition last month.
The contest, which ran from April 13 to 15, required participants to create a five-minute short film based on randomly assigned themes and a common given element of "sunscreen." Immediately after being assigned topics participants had 20 hours to film and 20 hours to edit.
(05-17-2018) History and Political Science Club at SCF Contributes to Wounded Warriors
The History and Political Science Club at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) raised $150 for the Wounded Warrior Project to help injured and disabled veterans during a recent free performance of "Give 'Em Hell Harry."
Veteran actor Jack Rabito put on a one-person act about the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman. The performance was free and open to the public. Afterwards, the students in the club announced they were accepting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project from anyone who wanted pizza.
(05-15-2018) Students in SCF's College Reach-Out Program Recognized
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) honored graduating seniors from area high schools and other students in the College Reach-Out Program (CROP) at the 20th annual CROP Awards ceremony at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center.
Of the 43 seniors in this year's program, 41 plan to continue their education, and two will join the military. Twenty-one will start college in June through SCF's Summer Bridge Program. The seniors have qualified to each receive $1,000 scholarships to attend SCF in the summer. CROP graduates who attend SCF also are eligible to receive tuition and book scholarships.
(05-11-2018) SCF Manatee C.J. Alexander Named Baseball Player of the Year
C.J. Alexander, third baseman for the SCF Manatees was named the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Player of the Year during a banquet Thursday night.
Alexander, and teammates Zach Attianese, left-handed pitcher, and Austin James, shortstop, were named First Team All-State. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) baseball team followed Thursday night's honors by winning its first game of the state tournament 6-2.
(05-10-2018) SCF Manatees Head to State Tournament
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), home to the state's top-ranked baseball team, is cheering the SCF Manatees as they head to the state tournament at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.
It has been a successful season for the Manatees as they head into the state tournament with a 42-12-1 record and the Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year, Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
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