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8/22/2016 Member News
Best-selling Author David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation Distinguished Speaker Event

Best-selling Author David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation Distinguished Speaker Event

Best-selling author and op-ed columnist David Brooks will be speaking at the Second Annual St. Petersburg College Foundation Distinguished Speaker Event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at The Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N. St. Petersburg.

As a widely acclaimed political and social analyst, David Brooks is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy commentator on present-day politics and foreign affairs. He has a gift for bringing audiences face-to-face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion.

“We are very pleased to host Mr. Brooks at our second annual distinguished speaker event,” said SPC VP of Institutional Advancement Frances Neu. “Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships at SPC,” she said. “With more than 60 percent of our students relying on tuition assistance, attending this event is a particularly good investment – it’s the chance to hear one of the nation’s top commentators while helping to support the education of hard-working students. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

Brooks holds several prestigious positions including op-ed columnist for The New York Times and analyst on the PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. Additionally, he appears regularly on NBC’s Meet the Press. His latest best-seller, The Road to Character, tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.

Event tickets are $65 for orchestra seating and $55 for balcony seating. Tickets available at or by calling the Palladium box office at 727-822-3590. For more information contact the SPC Foundation at 727-341-3302 or email

Event sponsors are: Raymond James; Bright House Networks; Cisco; Duke Energy; Merrill Lynch; LEMA Construction; Carroll Family Foundation; Ken and Sandee Cherven; John and JoAnn Nestor; Rothman Family Foundation; Creative Contractors Inc.; Gregory, Sharer and Stuart; Biltmore Construction; Jagged Peak. Media partners: Tampa Bay Times; WEDU; WUSF Public Media and Tampa Bay Business Journal.