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(08-14-2018) SCF Communications and Marketing Hosts Design Intern
The Communications and Marketing department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been working with Megan Stermer, a summer intern, who has spent her time working on a redesign project for the college's website.
Stermer, a student at SCF, is new to graphic design after a career in the service industry. She decided to enroll in college because she had a desire to create. She plans to graduate in the spring.
(08-14-2018) SCF Students Lauded for Summer Bridge Program Success
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognized 19 students who completed the 2018 Summer Bridge Program at a special ceremony Aug. 2.
The program gives students in the College Reach-Out Program (CROP) a jumpstart on their college education by giving them the opportunity to take two courses over the summer and other experiences to help them prepare for the fall term.
(08-09-2018) SCF Student-Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Team
For the eighth year running, athletes at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 3.0, when athletes during the 2017-18 school year achieved a 3.14 GPA.
The academic achievements of SCF's student-athletes led to four teams being named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Honorable Mention Academic Team of the Year. The four teams were: • Softball, with a 3.31 GPA. • Tennis, with a 3.55 GPA. • Baseball, with a 3.18 GPA. • Volleyball, with a 3.17 GPA.
(08-09-2018) Finishing a Degree at SCF Makes Financial Sense
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is celebrating National Financial Awareness Day August 14 by welcoming new and prospective students to campus that week.
In Manatee and Sarasota counties more than 121,000 people over the age of 25 have some college experience but no associate degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Studies show that finishing a degree or completing a certificate program can help boost economic opportunities for those individuals.
(08-07-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Offers Florida Home Inspection Training
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a Florida applied home inspection course. American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), in partnership with SCF, works with home inspection trainers to present the courses.
The course provides hands-on experience, including two field inspections. It also provides information about the software used in the business, professional report forms and the tools needed. It is a first step in becoming a licensed home inspector in Florida.
(08-07-2018) SCF Offers Connections for National Book Lovers Day
SCF students and staff have access to e-books and audiobooks to read on their tablets or other devices, or to listen to on their ride to work or school, making it even easier to celebrate National Book Lovers Day, recognized on Aug. 9.
Overdrive, a platform made available through SCF's collaboration with the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), is free to SCF students and staff. E-books and audiobooks in Overdrive are checked out on loan and can be downloaded to personal devices through the Overdrive app.
(08-02-2018) Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates from SCF Gather to Celebrate Success
More than 70 alumni from the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) gathered in the Together Manatee room at SCF's Library & Learning Center to celebrate the relationships they made.
The reunion included both faculty and alumni. Four recent graduates - Derrick Hawkins, Jose Sanchez, Victoria Kolbach and Joanna Hennessey - decided to put together an alumni reunion as their community service project. The group was reluctant at first, offering other community service ideas, but when they saw their success, they realized it was a worthwhile project. The group exceeded their own expectations by bringing in dozens of alumni and raising money for scholarships. They also realized it was the perfect warmup to next year's reunion when the program will be celebrating 20 years of graduates.
(07-31-2018) Radiography Program at SCF to Host Information Sessions
The Radiography Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host information sessions to educate prospective students about the radiography program, a career in radiologic technology, and to allow them to meet the program instructors.
The next two information sessions will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. Sessions are two hours and class size is limited to 35 seats.
(07-31-2018) Music Scholarships Help SCF Students Meet Their Goals
For the third time in the seven years the Andy Wright Scholarship has been awarded, it will go to an SCF student. Chiodo, a percussionist, instrumentalist and singer who plans to devote her career to students with disabilities, won the scholarship based not only on her talent, but also on her positive attitude and her plans to continue in music once she graduates from college.
The Music Program at SCF offers a solid music foundation for a student to successfully transition to a four-year college music program. It is more affordable than other music programs and offers a full array of music credits, including music theory, music history, music therapy, music composition, vocal studies, jazz studies and ensemble.
(07-26-2018) Dental Hygiene Program Receives Grant for Equipment
The Dental Hygiene Program and Clinic at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recently purchased two VELscopes, which help detect oral cancer early, with a grant from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
The two VELscopes, purchased with the $3,990 grant, will help students learn how to use the equipment integral to many dentist offices and will be a critical tool in patient screenings at the dental clinic.
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