SCF to Host Mobile Vet Center

Plus Roundtable Discussion at SCF Venice 

(Bradenton, Fla., May 10, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton Veterans Collegiate Association and SCF Venice Veterans Exchange will host a Mobile Vet Center from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide free services for veterans and their families.

The Vet Center will be on campus from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 13, near Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5480 26th St. West, and from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, near building 800.

The Mobile Vet Center, which assists veterans in making the transition between military and civilian life, will provide counseling, outreach and referral services to combat veterans and their families.

SCF advisers also 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.

In addition, the SCF Venice Veterans Exchange will host a veteran roundtable discussion 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, that focuses on bringing together community resources to improve outreach to local veterans. Maryann Terry, community outreach director for Habitat for Humanity Sarasota County Inc., will facilitate the discussion, which will include representatives from 40 local veteran services agencies. 

SCF was named a 2013 Military-Friendly School by G. I. Jobs Magazine based on SCF’s ranking in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for exhibiting leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience and ensuring the success of military service members, veterans and spouses as college students. More than 400 veterans from all branches of the military are enrolled at SCF.

For more information, contact Herschel Johnson, SCF Bradenton student life coordinator, at 941-752-5607, or Bill Graydon, SCF veterans benefits adviser, at 941-408-1446. Maps and directions are online at

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