Despite the challenges of being a single mother to three young men, SPC student Iesha Spradley is forging ahead to transform her family’s life by earning a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Management and Organizational Leadership. In 2018, the 41-year-old became homeless but still had a desire to finish what she started about a decade ago – her college degree. She enrolled at St. Petersburg College, where she received support through the SPC Foundation for her tuition, books and supplies. Click here to view Iesha’s video.
“SPC is not just a college offering degrees - they’re a family,” Spradley said. “I had to take a leap of faith and not be ashamed of what I’ve been through. It’s made me who I am today and now I can inspire and motivate other people.”
Spradley is one of many SPC students whose life has been impacted through the generous support of the donors to SPC. To continue these efforts, take part the largest global giving day of the year - Giving Tuesday! Your gift to the SPC Titan Fund has the power to transform the lives of our students, helping them to realize and achieve academic success and economic mobility.
"When you give to St. Petersburg College, you're supporting more than just scholarships,” SPC VP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of The Foundation Jesse Turtle said. “Your generous donation helps champion the dreams of SPC students as they strive to achieve academic greatness and economic mobility."
The SPC Titan Fund is a way of giving that illustrates the powerful impact of the collective generosity of alumni, faculty and staff, friends and community partners in areas where the college needs it most—year after year. Your gift to the SPC Titan Fund helps to sustain academic programs, scholarships, innovative programming, student support services and every other aspect of the college. To donate to the fund, visit here.