News Releases

(12-01-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Brain Bowl Team Places Third in Tournament
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Brain Bowl team Firebird came in third at the Delta Burke Tournament, held Nov. 11-12 at Valencia College in Orlando.
The SCF Firebird team is composed of SCF students Lacey Anderson and David Espinal, team captain, and State College of Florida Collegiate School student Damien Bobrek. Espinal placed fifth in individual standings, followed by Bobrek, 20th, and Anderson, 74th, out of 92 players in the tournament.
(12-01-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Model UN Brings Home Honors
The Model UN team for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has returned from participating in the largest Southern Region Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference held this month in Atlanta.
For the first time since 2011, SCF had a team composed entirely of students who had never done a Model UN conference prior to the opening gavel. Despite their inexperience, they managed to keep SCF's streak of winning at least one team-wide award alive at eight straight SRMUN conferences and at least one individual Outstanding Delegate award at seven straight SRMUN conferences.
(12-01-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Photography Student Published on Prestigious Photo Site
Thomas Prettyman, a photography student at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), has published one of his photographs with the prestigious Ilford Photo company of England.
In selecting Prettyman's photo, along with five other black-and-white portraits, Ilford Photo said: "We have been overwhelmed with the quality of portraits sent in this week. The ones that we have selected ... all had something about them that brought us back for a second look."
(11-30-2016) Give the Gift of Education
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) makes it possible for friends and family to give loved ones the gift of education through a gift certificate that can be used for tuition or fees at SCF. The certificates are available in amounts starting at $25.
Gift certificates can be purchased with a credit card by phone at 941-752-5370 or in person with cash, check or credit card at the cashier's office in Building 1 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., or in Building 100 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
(11-29-2016) Sundays at Neel Kick Off at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota with Jazz on Ice
Jazz groups at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will launch the 2016-17 Sundays at Neel series with Jazz on Ice - featuring music from "The Nutcracker Suite" and "Frozen" - at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
The SCF Big Band will revisit Duke Ellington's 1960 orchestration of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker," a masterpiece that placed Ellington's stamp on the holiday season. Arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, their approach to Tchaikovsky's ballet is a crossover between classical and jazz music. From the 2013 movie "Frozen," the band will present recent additions to the holiday seasons made famous by Idina Menzel as the ice princess Elsa. Going from cold to hot, the SCF Jazz Combo will travel to New Orleans to perform Wynton Marsalis' swinging arrangements of holiday carols with a Big Easy bounce.
(11-29-2016) Career Forum at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Focuses on Students' Success
The Career Resource Center at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) gave students an opportunity to "Focus on Success" during a Business Career Forum at SCF Venice Oct. 20.
Businesses and agencies included Brown Insurance, Inc.; Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota county; Englewood Bank; Herald-Tribune Media Group; Northstar Investment Group; Suncoast Business Technologies; Tervis Tumbler; Venice Area Young Professionals and Waffle House. Nearly 50 students attended the event and took time to network with representatives after their presentations.
(11-29-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Tennis Team Nationally Ranked No. 2
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Oracle has ranked State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Manatees tennis team second in the nation for Fall 2016.
Returning player Maria Medina garnered the top ranking in singles after her championship at the ITA JUCO Singles tournament. Teammate Iulia Sergheeva was ranked 16th among the top singles players. Medina and Sergheeva, doubles partners, won the doubles title at the ITA Oracle Cup and are the top ranked doubles team.
(11-29-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Offer Private Investigator Course
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Workforce Solutions will offer a Private Investigator course in December at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Room 832.
Classes in the 40-hour course will be held Friday, Dec. 2; Saturday, Dec. 3; Sunday, Dec. 4; Friday, Dec. 9; Saturday, Dec. 10; and Sunday, Dec. 11. Friday classes are 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday classes are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost of the six-day course is $395.
(11-29-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Nursing Faculty Member Earns National Certification
Diane Taylor, a nursing faculty member at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), has earned her national certification as a Maternal Newborn Nurse from the National Certification Corporation (NCC).
NCC is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors a national certification program in obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal specialties. To maintain the certification, Taylor must earn continuing education credits and provide a competency assessment every three years.
(11-17-2016) Hear Them Ring! SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Music Ensembles to Present Holiday Music
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) music students will present a holiday chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center.
Several of SCF's Music Ensembles, including the Guitar Ensemble, Presidential String Quartet, Presidential Jazz Quartet and Brass Quartet, will present a variety of holiday and seasonal music. General admission is $8; students and SCF employees $4. For information or tickets, contact SCF's Neel box office, 941-752-5252 or Tickets also can be purchased online at
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