SCF Graduates Featured in Videos

(Bradenton, Fla., May 10, 2013) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recently released three videos of Spring graduates and All-Florida Academic First Team members Christine Gambino, Madeline Heath and Lidia O'Shields who discussed their journeys at SCF and how the SCF community changed their lives and helped them realize their dreams.

The videos highlight the students' various perspectives and interests including:

  • Coca-Cola Silver Scholar Christine Gambino, an aspiring engineer who touted SCF's academic quality and state-of-the-art technology;
  • Coca-Cola Silver Scholar Madeline Heath, a young artsy student who loved the clubs at SCF and the "family" she built by connecting with other SCF students and the faculty; and
  • SCF May 2013 Outstanding Associate Graduate Lidia O'Shields, a Russian immigrant who credits SCF faculty and staff with helping her achieve her dream of higher education.

These compelling new videos are posted on the SCF YouTube channel and the SCF website at

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