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Barancik Foundation Awards $100,000 to Support Early Childhood Education at SCF

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to State College of Florida Foundation (SCFF) to start the Barancik Early Education Pilot Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). The program is designed to ensure more people working with children ages three to five have bachelor’s degrees. SCF has been working

20 Nov 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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State College of Florida Foundation Presents 2018-19 Sundays at Neel

Now in its 17th year, the State College of Florida Foundation will host the 2018-19 Sundays at Neel entertainment series at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. Six shows will take place between Dec. 9 and March 24. All concerts begin at 2 p.m. Sundays at Neel is a series of

16 Nov 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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SCF Students Receive Scholarships from Sertoma Club of Bradenton

Sertoma Club of Bradenton presented scholarships to two State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students. The scholarship committee for the Sertoma Club participated in scholarship essay reading in August and was impressed with the need for scholarships at SCF. As a result, the club gave a total of $7,000. Brooke Jones and Yavonne Bain thanked

1 Nov 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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Robyn Bell Takes Helm of SCF’s Music Program

A powerhouse pair of women have been working for nearly a decade at SCF to elevate the music program and promote students who shine. The pair have switched roles this year as Robyn Bell has taken over the duties of program director for the college’s music department. Melodie Dickerson, director of vocal studies, helped hire

17 Oct 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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SCF Foundation Set to Highlight Health Care at Scholarship Luncheon

In response to a shortage of local health care workers, the State College of Florida Foundation will showcase health care programs at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) during its annual scholarship luncheon to be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota. Manatee, Sarasota and

27 Sep 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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SCF Nursing in Top 5 Percent of State Programs

The Registered Nursing Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is in the top 5 percent of the state’s 160 Associate in Science in nursing (ASN) programs after graduates achieved a 98.94 percent pass rate on the nursing licensure exam for 2017. SCF graduates ranked eighth in passing rates among the ASN programs in

23 Aug 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates from SCF Gather to Celebrate Success

It was 19-years in the making: 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. About 300 PTAs have graduated from the program since 1999. The reunion included

2 Aug 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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Music Scholarships Help SCF Students Meet Their Goals

Beverly Wright saw exactly what she was looking for in Devon Chiodo, a bright music student heading to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Wright, who created a memorial music scholarship in her husband’s memory, looks for students with a positive attitude, a lifelong commitment to music and, of course, talent. For the third time

31 Jul 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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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

30 Jul 2018 posted by Brandon Mand

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Foundation Awards $20,000 for SCF Studio for the Performing Arts

The Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to the State College of Florida Foundation for an acoustically correct music practice studio in the new Studio for the Performing Arts at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). The practice studios, which allow for one-on-one tutoring as well as individual practice time, are

3 Jul 2018 posted by Brandon Mand