State College of Florida cracks national rankings

July 5, 2013 

State College of Florida ranks among top schools

BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, was named among the top 50 and top 100 associate degree producers for two-year and four-year institutions, respectively, nationwide in a special report published in June by Community College Week magazine.

In the Top 50 associate degree producers ranking, SCF was No. 32 in arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, which reflects SCF's standing as a strong associate in arts transfer degree-granting college.

SCF ranked No. 80 in the four-year institutions "all disciplines - total non-minority" category and No. 90 in the "all disciplines" listing of two-year and four-year institutions for awarding 1,714 degrees in the 2011-12 academic year.

The national biweekly magazine for community, technical and junior colleges listed two- and four-year institutions. Results are based on data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Established in 1957, SCF is the region's first and largest public college. More than 41,000 students have graduated from SCF in its 56-year history.

Jewish Federation tops $60,000 in scholarships

MANATEE -- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's College Scholarship Program has awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships to 31 students from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Howard Tevlowitz, JFSM executive director, said scholarships are based on financial need, academic merit, civic engagement, and involvement in the Jewish community. Scholarship recipients are: Alexander Balno, Guy Bean, Joshua Brin, Alina Chevtsov, Tali Cohen, Valerie Daniel, Evan Glazer, Brianna Golden, Nicholas Green, Crystal Greenberg, Brandon Ikeman, Dana Kulbersh, Flana Levando, Jay Manson, Haven Miller, Melody Mishkin, Jesare Morano, Nick Pasternack, Amanda Russo, Rebecca Schild, Ryan Shifman, Sam Silverberg, Julianne Simson, Lauren Singer, Maxwell Strauss, Hannah Tishman, Livvy Tishman, Leo Tuck, Erin Weinberger, Emily Woolf and Abby Wright.

Kid's Summer Spectrum enrollment slots open

There is still time to enroll in Kids' Summer Spectrum, a State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota summer camp provided by Corporate and Community Development for children ages 7 through 15.

Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 5 p.m. are held weekdays through Aug. 9 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., and SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota; sessions at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, will be held July 22-26 only.

Early morning drop-off is available at SCF Bradenton and SCF Lakewood Ranch for a fee.

Kids' Summer Spectrum classes cover a variety of topics such as puppetry, jewelry design, safari, science, gross chemistry, writing, dancing and cooking.

Hands-on computer and technology classes for ages 10-15 are offered in engineering, blogging, clay animation, video game design and creative robotics at SCF Venice and SCF Lakewood Ranch.

For more information, go to or call SCF Bradenton at 941-752-5203; SCF Lakewood Ranch at 941-363-7199; or SCF Venice at 941-408-1412. Maps and directions are online at

-- Herald staff report

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