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St. Petersburg College marks 132nd commencement on Dec. 10
Date:  12/7/2016
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This is a press release from St. Petersburg College. For more information, contact
Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, 727- 302-6526, or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.


St. Petersburg College marks 132nd commencement on Dec. 10

St. Petersburg College will hold its 132nd commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Approximately 700 of the 1,806 fall graduates are expected to participate in the ceremonies.

The youngest graduate is 17 years old, the oldest is 68 years old and 17 graduates are over the age of 60. Sixty-seven percent of the graduates are female.

With this graduating class, St. Petersburg College will have awarded 158,775 degrees since the college – Florida’s first community college – was founded in 1927.

SPC will award:
• 800 Associate in Arts degrees
• 370 Associate in Science degrees
• 237 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees
• 314 Bachelor of Science degrees
• 85 certifications

Lindsey Velde and Samantha Spoto will address fellow graduates and guests during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Velde will earn an Associate in Arts and Spoto a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.

Jacob Thompson and Tara Hunter-Dexter will address fellow graduates and guests during the 1 p.m. ceremony. Thompson is a dual enrollment student who’s earning an Associate in Science in Digital Arts, Media and Interactive Web Design. Dexter will earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration

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