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2/18/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Feb. 17, 2020

People Magazine features 19-year-old SPC student who’s had two heart transplants

Life is so precious for SPC student Maddie Price, who’s undergone two heart transplants and more than 100 surgeries for a congenital heart defect she’s had since birth. To raise awareness about heart disease for February’s American Heart Health Month, People featured her story. Price is studying communications at SPC and wants to work for the American Heart Association. Read more here.

SPC President honored as a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Paragon President

Congratulations to SPC President Tonjua Williams for being named a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Paragon President! This award recognizes new college presidents, CEOs and chancellors for their outstanding support of student success. Read more here.

SPC collaborates with the University of the Aegean

St. Petersburg College is expanding its international footprint by announcing its newest partnership with the University of Aegean in Rhodes, Greece. Over the next five years, SPC and UA are collaborating to promote an exchange of experiences and staff in the fields of business, education, humanities and culture. The two institutions will officially sign the agreement at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the SPC Tarpon Springs Campus Interactive Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. The University of the Aegean Rector, Chryssi Vitsilaki and Dean, Ioannis Seimenis will be present via Skype.

SPC’s annual Moving the Needle Conference begins April 1

The barriers that continue to hinder students from maximizing their career and academic potential will be at the forefront of SPC’s Moving the Needle Conference: Narrowing the Achievement Gap. The sixth annual conference will be hosted from April 1-2, 2020 at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St.

Experts are encouraged to submit proposals on best practices for: strengthening 504 Compliance and enriching accessibility services; community engagement opportunities; and next steps ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of student and community success plans for 2020. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit 

Keys to Manhood – Path to My Best Life seminar set for Feb. 21

Young men in Pinellas County will be gathering for the Keys to Manhood Seminar with 5000 Role Models. This free seminar, presented by Transamerica, will be hosted from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 21 at the SPC Seminole Campus, Conference Center, 9200 113th St.  Young men will explore educational and career opportunities, plus learn more about best practices and choices to make as a young man in today’s society. For more information, visit

The Community Concert Band & Wind Symphony March 5

SPC will host The Community Concert Band and Wind Symphony to highlight SPC’s Veterinary Technology program. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College. Joël Vaïsse, principal trombonist of the Florida Orchestra, is featured as a guest soloist. Music includes several animal-themed works such as Noisy Wheels of Joy by Eric Whitacre, Old Ben’s Farm by Andrew Boysen, and more. For information, contact Nathan Muehl at

Student artists needed for Art & Music Festival

Share your talent with the community at the Good Vibes Only Art & Music Festival on Saturday, April 25. The festival, a joint venture between St. Petersburg College and USF St. Petersburg, is a celebration of student art and music. Student musicians, bands and visual artists will participate in the one-day event from 3-7 p.m. at Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg. Artist applicants must apply by April 10. To apply, visit

SPC’s Career and Academic Community Events

Network, explore and learn about careers and degrees offered in all of our SPC communities. With more than 4?0 events covering all 10 of our learning communities, there will be something for everyone. Learn more here.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Human Services Career Summit

Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6-8:30 p.m.

SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SS Lobby

Math Fusion

Thursday, Feb. 27 from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

SPC Seminole Campus, UP-233

Upcoming information sessions and webinars

Prospective students can learn more about our programs at this upcoming information session:  

FAMU Ignite Day

Thursday, Feb. 27 from Noon – 3 p.m.

SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

Come join us as we provide SPC/FAMU IGNITE students with information on researching Bachelor Programs with our partnership with Florida A&M University.