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This content hub is a home for the stories that make us #SCFProud. This page will highlight the outstanding students, faculty and alumni who make SCF special.


  • SCF Mathematics Instructor Wins Early Career Teaching Award
    (Bradenton, Fla., June 20, 2024) — Robert Shollar, a mathematics department instructor at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), has won the Early Career Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America-Florida Section (MAA). Shollar is … Continued
  • TRIO Student Support Services Helped 12 SCF Spring Graduates Earn a College Education
    (Bradenton, Fla., June 7, 2024) — The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program assisted 12 students with achieving their college educational goals and graduating this spring at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Bradenton. Since 2021, … Continued
  • SCF Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Convocation 2024
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 16, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognized SCF Venice and SCF Bradenton Spring 2024 graduates for their exceptional academic initiative and drive and dedicated service and impact to the College … Continued
  • SCF Occupational Therapy Graduates Poised to Pass National Exam and Join Field
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 6, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Occupational Therapy Program graduated 19 students during its Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. The students were honored with a pinning ceremony on May 2 at … Continued
  • 1,090 Degrees and Certificates Bestowed at SCF Spring 2024 Commencement
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 3, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated its Spring 2024 graduation with a pair of commencement ceremonies on Friday at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. The college awarded more … Continued
  • 128 Nursing Students Celebrated at SCF 2024 Spring Pinning Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 3, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) awarded 86 nursing students their nursing pins May 3 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center. The pinning ceremony included welcome remarks from SCF President … Continued
  • White Coats and Pins Presented to 15 SCF Dental Hygiene Students
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 3, 2024) — Fifteen dental hygiene students from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), were honored with their white coats and dental hygiene pins on May 1 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center. … Continued
  • 20 Aspiring Physical Therapist Assistants Awarded Pins at SCF Spring Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 3, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), awarded 20 Physical Therapist Assistant pins to graduating students during a ceremony on May 1 at SCF’s 26 West Center, located at SCF Bradenton. … Continued
  • SCF Communications and Government Relations Takes Two Silver Awards at National Competition
    (Bradenton, Fla., March 1, 2024) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Communications and Government Relations department has won two silver awards in the 39th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition. More than 2,000 entries were received … Continued
  • Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave at SCF Bradenton is free and open to the public
    (Bradenton, Fla., February 1, 2024) —State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the State College of Florida Foundation are hosting a free Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave party on Friday, Feb. 9 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., … Continued
  • Winter Graduation Celebrated at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
    (Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 8, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated its Winter 2023 graduation with a pair of commencement ceremonies on December 8 at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. Nearly 1,000 degrees and certificates … Continued
  • SCF Nursing Celebrates Fall 2023 Pinning Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 8, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) awarded 168 nursing students their nursing pins Dec. 8 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center. The pinning ceremony included welcome remarks from Dr. Tammy Sawmelle, SCF’s … Continued
  • SCF American Government Instructor Publishes Second Novel
    (Bradenton, Fla., October 31, 2023) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) American Government instructor Mike “Mig” Gallagher recently published his second novel, “California Rifles: the Major, the Marshal, and la Mujer.”  The work of historical … Continued
  • SCF Collegiate School Graduate to Receive Youth Volunteer Award as a Champion of Health Care
    (Bradenton, Fla., June 14, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) congratulates 2023 SCF Collegiate School (SCFCS) graduate Gabriella Cortes-Alban, who will receive the Youth Volunteer Award at the ninth annual Manatee Chamber of Commerce Champions of … Continued
  • Future Business Leaders Display Excellence at State Conference
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 11, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students earned high honors at the Florida State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference in Orlando. Competing against students from colleges and universities across Florida, … Continued
  • SCFCS Bradenton Salutes 66 Students in Graduation Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 9, 2023) — State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) Bradenton held its 10th commencement ceremony with 66 students receiving high school diplomas and most also earning associate in arts degrees. More than two-thirds of … Continued
  • SCFCS Venice Holds Graduation Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 9, 2023) — State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) Venice held its third commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 4. Sixteen graduates were awarded their high school diplomas and associate in arts degrees. The graduates … Continued
  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Celebrates Spring Graduation
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 5, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated its Spring 2023 graduation with a pair of commencement ceremonies on Friday at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. The college awarded more than 700 … Continued
  • Nursing Pins Bestowed to 88 SCF Nursing Graduates
    (Bradenton, Fla., May 5, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) awarded 88 nursing students their nursing pins May 5 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center. The pinning ceremony included welcome remarks from Dr. Tammy Sawmelle, SCF’s … Continued
  • Four SCF Employees Receive National Leadership Excellence Awards
    (Bradenton, Fla., March 21, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) congratulates four faculty and staff members who have received leadership excellence awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Katherine DeBerry, coordinator, natural … Continued
  • SCF Brain Bowl Thrives in State and National Competitions
    (Bradenton, Fla., March 14, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Brain Bowl team competed in the Community College Championship National Tournament for the first time since 2019, placing seventh out of 24 competing schools. … Continued
  • SCF to Showcase Newly Renovated Dental Hygiene Clinic
    (Bradenton, Fla., March 7, 2023) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a grand reopening celebration for its newly renovated dental hygiene clinic 3-7 p.m. Monday, March 13, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. … Continued
  • TRIO Student Support Services Celebrates Graduates and Successful Career Navigation Event
    (Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 16, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) continues to utilize TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant funding to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Nine TRIO students graduated in December … Continued
  • Lamont Leading the Way at Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
    Brittany Lamont ’08 has lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida for nearly her entire life and is proud of the economic growth emerging across the region she calls home. As president of the Lakewood Ranch … Continued
  • SCF Recognizes Key Health Care Industry and Local Foundation Supporters of Nursing Program
    (Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 17, 2023) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) hosted a reception to recognize key supporters whose contributions to the SCF Nursing Program have allowed for growth and sustainability to combat the critical shortage of … Continued
  • Winter Graduation Celebrated at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
    (Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 9, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated its Winter 2022 graduation with a pair of commencement ceremonies on December 9 at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. More than 1,000 degrees and … Continued
  • SCF Nursing Celebrates Fall 2022 Pinning Ceremony
    (Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 9, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) awarded 84 nursing students their nursing pins Dec. 9 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center. The pinning ceremony included welcome remarks from Dr. Tammy Sawmelle, SCF’s … Continued
  • Science and Technology Building Groundbreaking Marks SCF Venice Milestone
    (Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 29, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the SCF Venice Science and Technology Building, the first new construction on SCF’s south county campus since 1995. SCF faculty … Continued
  • SCF’s ASN Program Ranked Top Five in Florida
    (Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 22, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Associate in Science in nursing (ASN) program has been ranked number four by RegisteredNursing.org on their list of “Best RN Programs in Florida” entering 2023. The … Continued
  • SCF Celebrates 65 Years of Serving Community with Higher Education and Workforce Development
    (Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 16, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) embarks on a year-long celebration of its 65th anniversary on Sept. 17. The Florida Legislature established Manatee Junior College, later known as Manatee Community College and … Continued