News Releases

(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."
(09-20-2016) Faculty Recital Features American Music at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center
Music faculty members Felicia Brunelle on violin and Fred Gratta on cello will be joined by guest artist Cheryl Tschanz on piano to present "Coming to America."
The concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center will feature piano trios by Dvořák and other composers in America.
(09-15-2016) Violin/Piano Duo to Present Master Class and Concert at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
Alfonso Lopez, violinist, and Michelle Tabor, pianist, will give a master class and concert at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) in SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The master class, free and open to the public, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The concert, "Very Venezuelan," will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Tickets for the concert are $8 general admission, $4 for students and SCF employees.
(09-15-2016) Theatre Students Present One-Act Plays at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
Studio 84 Productions at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present two one-act plays to open the fall theatre season at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at SCF's Howard Studio Theatre, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The cast includes SCF and State College of Florida Collegiate School students Yeshe Breeze, Nick Catanzaro, Colby Fox, Debbie Echevarria, Samuel Echevarria, Alexandra Ladyzhensky, Emily Marrero, Jonathan Martinez, Vanessa Panelli, Veronica Powell, Roxanne Smith, Connee Marie Therieau and Melanie Waters.
(09-15-2016) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Music Program Welcomes New Faculty
The music program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) welcomes two new faculty members this fall. Don Bryn has joined the college to teach music theory and piano. Dr. Pete Carney is SCF's new jazz band director.
Bryn is a pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and musical director. He plays classical piano concerts, as well as performing with local pop and jazz bands. Dr. Carney, an award-winning classical and jazz saxophonist, recently received his doctorate degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana.
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