Mobile Vet Center to Provide Free Services to Veterans and Families

(Bradenton, Fla., March 9, 2011) —State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Veterans Collegiate Association will host a Mobile Vet Center from the U.S. Veterans’ Department of Affairs to provide free services for veterans and their families from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, near the Library at SCF Bradenton, 5480 26th Street West.

The Mobile Vet Center, which assists veterans in making the transition between military and civilian life, will provide community resource information and education, individual and group counseling, and referrals for substance abuse, sexual trauma, employment assessment and veterans' benefits.

Workshops for persons with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury and their families will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Student Union, room 147/148. The workshops will be presented by a BayCare Health System professional who has an understanding of military culture and experience working with veterans who are returning to school. 

SCF advisers will be available to provide information about the college and answer questions about services for veterans and their family members who are interested in enrolling.

SCF was named a 2012 Military-Friendly School by G. I. Jobs Magazine based on SCF’s ranking in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. The honor is based on nonfinancial efforts to recruit and retain veteran students, financial commitment through tuition benefits and other program benefits and academic accreditations.

More than 400 veterans from all branches of the military are enrolled at SCF.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Nolting, SCF Veterans Collegiate Association adviser, at 941-752-5239. Maps and directions are online at

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