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10/24/2016 Member News
Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of October 24, 2016

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of October 24, 2016

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events and items 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.

SPC Vet Tech program will host annual open house Oct. 26

SPC’s School of Veterinary Technology will host its fifth annual open house event from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Vet Tech Center, 12376 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Members of the public are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, learn about programs options and career opportunities, meet the program’s dean, faculty, staff and advisors, experience veterinary technician activities and visit vendor tables to learn about services available to pet owners. Attendees can RSVP online at or call 727-302-6720.

SPC Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions (ISPS) to host dinner forum on 2016 election on Oct. 26

SPC Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions (ISPS) will host a Dinner Forum program titled The Future of Civil Discourse: Millennials and Politics in 2016, featuring special guest Alexander Heffner, a millennial crusader for robust political debate and free speech. The forum will be from 6 to 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 26 at SPC’s Seminole campus, 9200 113th St. N. and is co-sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television. Tickets to this event, which includes a buffet dinner, are $20 for students and educators and $25 for the general public. Advance registration is required at

Four job fairs hosted on SPC campuses
St. Petersburg College will host four job fairs this fall for full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities in a wide-range of fields. The fairs will be hosted:

• 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at SPC Downtown Campus, Student Lounge, 244 2nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg
• 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at SPC Seminole Campus, University Partnership Center, 9200 113 St. N.
• 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at SPC Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Rd.
Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and prepare for on-the-spot interviews. Read more here.

SPC will host Women in Technology event
The College of Computer and Information Technology at St. Petersburg College will host their first Women in Technology Career Exploration event from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at SPC’s St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SS building, 6605 Fifth Ave. N. The event will include a panel discussion featuring some of the Tampa Bay area’s most influential women in the technology industry. The event will be moderated by state Rep. Kathleen Peters. After the panel discussion, participants will have an opportunity to network and speak with employers and non-profits, including Women Who Code, Girls Develop it, Power Design, Netwolves, Tech Data, Cisco, TekSystems and more. For more information, contact Joy Carta at or 727-341-3681.

Family-Friendly Halloween Open House at SPC Oct. 28
Last year more than 250 brave souls experienced a spooky, ghoul time at St. Petersburg College’s Halloween Open House. This year’s third annual open house event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at SPC Allstate Campus, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. For more information about how you can sponsor or participate, please contact Rebecca Sarver at 727-341-4480. Read more here.

Author Rick Kilby speaks Nov. 1 at West St. Petersburg Community Library
Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth: Florida's Waters, from Kitsch to Catastrophe, will speak about how Ponce de Leon's fabled quest for the mythic Fountain of Youth helped shape the image of Florida. The talk will at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the West St. Petersburg Community Library in room LI101, 6700 8th Ave. N. Kilby is committed to spreading the gospel about the preservation of Florida's natural and historic resources and hopes to motivate others to appreciate the wonders of our state. You can follow him on Twitter at @OldFLA.

Fall STEM Festival at SPC Saturday, Nov. 5
St. Petersburg College will host a Fall STEM Festival from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. The entire family can experience first-hand exploratory activities within the STEM field. Industry employers, alongside SPC career advisors, will be available to answer questions. Learn about Pinellas County Schools K-12 STEM academies and SPC’s degree and certification programs. Read more here.

Musical instrument drive for Pinellas County Schools Nov. 14-18
St. Petersburg College is partnering with the Gasparilla Music Foundation to support music and education through the community outreach program, Recycled Tunes. Gently used instruments can be donated from Nov. 14-18 at SPC locations. The instruments will be refurbished by Recycled Tunes and then donated to Pinellas County Schools’ music programs. To learn more about drop-off times and locations read here.

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

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
10 to 10:45 a.m.
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 5th Ave N. 

College of Public Safety Tours
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
10 to 11 a.m.
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. S. St. Petersburg

Marilyn Shaw
Public Relations Specialist
Marketing and Strategic Communications
St. Petersburg College
(727) 341-4712