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(07-19-2018) SCF Economics Professor Earns Scholarship to Federal Reserve Institute
Kristen L. Zaborski, associate professor of economics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), earned a scholarship to attend the Federal Reserve Institute held at the University of San Diego June 27-29 in San Diego, California.
The Federal Reserve Institute offered seminars on a range of topics, including working with data, investment in human capital, exploring careers in economics, all about the Fed, everyday economics, the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve, economic stability, international trade, gross domestic product and economic growth. Instructors who attended the Institute were given access to online personal finance and economics resources for their seminars.
(07-17-2018) Enrolled Agent Course and Exam for Tax Preparers Available at SCF
State College of Florida, Manatee Sarasota (SCF) will offer an enrolled agent course for tax preparers beginning in August at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota.
Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards tax preparers. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), have broad practice rights. The course is designed to help students pass a rigorous three-part exam covering the required aspects of taxation to earn the designation.
(07-17-2018) Biotechnology Program at SCF to Host Open House
The biotechnology program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an open house 4-6 p.m. Aug. 22, Building 26, Room 220, at SCF Bradenton 5840 26th St. W.
Visitors will be able to tour state-of-the-art labs; meet faculty, alumni, students in the program and industry professionals; see some of the hands-on techniques that make up this two-year degree program; and learn about SCF's biotechnology specialist certificate which can be earned in just two semesters. The degree and certificate program are designed to help graduates compete for life science positions.
(07-17-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Host "Welcome Back Bash"
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a "Welcome Back Bash" featuring music, food, giveaways and campus tours.
The events, which are open to the public, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at SCF Venice, Building 100, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail; and 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. Attendees will have a chance to win free or discounted books and tuition waivers. This also will be an opportunity for students to buy books and supplies, and get their IDs and parking passes.
(07-12-2018) SCF Board Report: June 26, 2018
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its budget and regular monthly meeting June 26 at SCF Bradenton.
The board approved: • Nonfinancial and financial consent agenda items. • A contract with A-1 Access in the amount of $132,577 for access control to the SCF Venice exterior. • SCF's operating budget which included no changes in fees or tuition. • SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld's contract for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
(07-10-2018) SCF Business Students Excel on National Stage
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students brought home top awards from the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference held in Baltimore Maryland in June.
SCF students, Anne Miller, Jennifer Dolan, Mirco Susan, Ann Wright and Richard Wright, prepared well for the national competition and it showed in the results. These students competed against 1,250 others from colleges and universities across the country as they participated in the Institute for Leaders (IFL) workshops, seminars, conferences.
(07-10-2018) Radiography Graduates from SCF Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam
Graduates of the 2018 class from the two-year Radiography Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) took the Radiography National Certification Exam, and all 10 of them passed on their first attempt.
This is the fifth consecutive year that all of SCF's radiography graduates passed the national exam on their first attempt.
(07-05-2018) SCF Music Student Jumps Headlong into Professional Career
Jade Turner said her time at SCF gave her the confidence to perform and audition.
Jade Turner, a former music and theatre student at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, (SCF) had no plans to go to a small college to start her education. Her plan was to immediately go to a private university or a performing arts school. But her budget put her on the path to SCF.
(07-05-2018) Study Abroad Program Allows SCF Students to View History
Ten students from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) traveled to Western Europe in May to study European history as part of a study abroad summer term program at SCF.
Students visited Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre and the Anne Frank House. The students were able to squeeze in a historical tour of Windsor Castle and St. George's Chapel just days before Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, an American actress and humanitarian. Students in the Special Topics in Western Civilization class were required to keep journals of their 10-day trip, write a paper and conduct a class presentation on what they learned.
(07-03-2018) SCF Professor Selected to Serve on Civic Literacy Committee
Michael Rogers, associate professor of history and politics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was selected to serve on the state's Civic Literacy Competency bias and Sensitivity Review Committee as a subject matter expert.
The committee, organized by the board of governors for the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education, was tasked with reviewing, revising and confirming civic literacy questions to assist in setting standards for civics literacy competency for all students entering the Florida College System for the first time. The Florida Legislature called for the Civic Literacy requirement in House Bill 7069, its 2017 omnibus education act.
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