SCF's Annual Math ACES Competition Winners Honored this Month
To compete, students from public and private high schools take a math exam created by the SCF math department faculty.
The exams are sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association Sun Coast Branch, Sunshine Realty Tampa, the State College of Florida Foundation, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, and the Sarasota Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Spring 2016 Commencement to be Held May 6
Of the 926 students who are eligible to graduate, 402 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony.
The overall graduate population includes 602 Associate in Arts degree graduates, 205 Associates in Science graduates, 79 baccalaureate graduates and 40 certificate graduates (several graduates are earning multiple degrees).
SCF Bradenton Celebrates Student Success at Honors Convocation
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), held its Honors Convocation Friday in Bradenton, honoring nearly 100 students for their achievements throughout the year and awarding more than $36,000 in scholarships and cash.
Dr. Michael Mears, vice president of strategic initiatives, served as Master of Ceremonies for the program. SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld welcomed the students and Gary Russell, vice president of academic affairs, closed the program with a charge to honorees.
SCF Venice Celebrates Student Success at Honors Convocation
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), held its Honors Convocation Friday in Venice, honoring more than 50 students for their achievements throughout the year and awarding more than $6,500 in scholarships and cash.
Darlene Wedler-Johnson, Venice campus executive officer, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the program. SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld welcomed the students and Gary Russell, vice president of academic affairs, closed the program with a charge to honorees.
SCF Libraries Partner with Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Alicia Long, library support specialist, was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Mind in the Making Facilitator Institute. She was one of only 30 selected to participate in the three-day institute in May.
SCF libraries will partner with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading to train facilitators for "Mind in the Making," an early learning initiative.
SCF to Host Information Session on Educator Preparation Institute
SCF will host an information session about its Educator Preparation Institute (EPI, formerly Alternative Certification Program). The program is for anyone with at least a bachelor's degree in a noneducation major or teachers with temporary certificates who need professional certification to teach.
The free hour-long information session starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Room 838. Participants will learn about the application process, the courses, how long they take to complete and what it takes to become certified to teach.
SCF Traffic Safety Institute Gets High Marks from State
In a recent site visit and audit of the SCF DUI program, auditors from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles driver education and DUI programs found the Traffic Safety Institute was compliant with the program in every section reviewed, including education, organizational structure, financial audit, client files, client evaluation, treatment referrals, personnel policies and special supervision services.
SCF's Traffic Safety Institute is one of the largest in the state and the only one affiliated with a college. In addition to the DUI program, which offers classes for both motor vehicle and boating offenses, the Traffic Safety Institute offers classes in advanced driver improvement, adult road refresher, red light safety, and a Florida mature driver course.
SCF Board Report: April 26, 2017
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting April 26 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
The Board recognized: • SCF's All-Florida Academic Team. • SCF's Tennis Team for its Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Tournament championship. The team heads to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship next month.
SCFCS Students Named National Financial Challenge Winners
Three State College of Florida Collegiate School students participating in Deane Western's economics/finance class each won $20,000 scholarships in a financial literacy challenge sponsored by H&R Block.
Melissa Guet, Celine Jiron and Hannah Royce finished among the top 22 in the nation.
Biotech Students Win STEM Poster Contest
Alicia Jennings and Alexandra Ladyzhensky took first place for their poster "Antibiotic Activity in Marine Bacteria." The summit was held at Channelside in Tampa to allow Tampa Bay area academic groups to present research. Jennings and Ladyzhensky presented their research as part of their microbiology class.
The research is part of the Small World Initiative (SWI), a project originated at Yale University to combine technology, science and innovation to make meaningful and measurable improvements in the global education and health care landscape. SCF was one of 25 colleges and universities selected for the Yale SWI pilot project.