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SCF launches 60th anniversary celebration

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State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The college was established Sept. 17, 1957, and has also been known as Manatee Junior College and Manatee Community College. SCF has graduated more than 47,000 students since its first commencement in 1959, according to officials.

During its 60th anniversary year, the college will host community festivities open to the public on each of the campuses and will top off the year with a college-wide event. SCF announcements for each event will be released as they draw closer including the Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon, Avenues and Evening Under the Stars.

Serving more than 15,000 students each year, SCF offers a complete college experience that includes athletics, more than 40 student clubs and organizations, honors programs and student-centered academics.

For more information and to follow the year-long celebration, visit or follow SCF via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.