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5/16/2016 Member News
Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of May 16, 2016

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events you may find of interest. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, at 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

2016 Public Utilities Career Expo will be held Tuesday
As part of its Career Exploration Series, St. Petersburg College is hosting an event for those interested in the public utilities fields on Tuesday, May 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Conference Center, 9200 113th St. N., Seminole, FL. The event will feature several information sessions about career planning, water treatment and distribution, and other relative topics to the industry as well as a networking opportunities with local municipalities, educators and members of public works related professional organizations. Attendees will learn about current and future career opportunities and training requirements, salary expectations salaries and scholarship opportunities.

Underwater Cleanup to be held May 21
The Clearwater Campus Scuba Club and Science Adventures Club will host a cleanup to remove old fishing gear and crab trap ropes that can be harmful to marine life. The clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach.

SPC Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships
St. Petersburg College Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. During the 2015-16 academic year, the college awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students. Not all Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need. To qualify for a scholarship:
1. Apply to SPC
2. Apply for Foundation Scholarships
The deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. May 20, 2016. Learn more here.

Family-friendly Touch-a-Truck event
St. Petersburg College’s Allstate Center will honor National Armed Forces Day with its Second Annual “Touch-a-Truck” event on Saturday, May 21. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. “Touch-a-Truck” is a fun and affordable, family-friendly event where children, teens and parents can see impressive vehicles up close, learn about their functions and the exciting careers associated with those vehicles. For more information about how you can sponsor or participate in “Touch-a-Truck,” please contact Dee Mortellaro at 727-614-7019 or use this survey to RSVP for the event: http://web.spcollege.edu/survey/20785  

Upcoming information sessions
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at one of our upcoming information sessions:

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 5th Ave N. St. Petersburg 33710