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6/9/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of June 8, 2020

SPC industry expert available for interviews

Michael Ramsey, SPC’s Dean of Workforce Development, can provide insight on the following topics:

  • How furloughed or laid off individuals can reskill or upskill
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce

To learn more about Dean Ramsey’s expertise, read this article: SPC Dean Serves as Panelist in Job Webinar

News & Announcements

Summer and fall registration is open

Current and future students can now register for the summer and fall semesters at St. Petersburg College. Classes are offered over six, eight or 10 weeks. SPC’s summer Express Session starts on June 15. For more information, visit here.

Info Session: College of Nursing LPN-RN Transitional Program on June 18

Are you interested in learning more about the LPN-RN Transitional Nursing Program at St. Petersburg College? Join SPC’s Dean of Nursing Dr. Louisana Louis for a virtual meeting from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. Dean Louis will share an overview of the program, admission requirements, the application process and more. To register for the Zoom meeting, click here. For more information, contact Katie Marceron at 727-302-6654 or For accessibility services, contact Stefanie Silvers at 727-341-3721 or

EMS and nursing students will receive scholarships from Suncoast Credit Union

Suncoast Credit Union is helping honor nurses and emergency medical services professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting students in St. Petersburg College’s nursing and EMS programs. The credit union has pledged to match all gifts up to $20,000 that support scholarships for students working hard in these programs. To support students in SPC’s nursing and EMS programs, make a gift at

Attorney Benjamin Crump to speak virtually at SPC on June 23

Criminal justice attorney Benjamin Crump will be featured on a virtual program called Criminal Justice Reform: Progress and Challenges hosted by Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC.  The event will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. on June 23 on Zoom.

Crump, who is currently representing the families of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, will offer glimpses of the disturbing accounts revealed in his book Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People.  He will discuss civil rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Breonna Taylor, Pamela Turner, Arbery and Floyd cases. Also offering a look at local statistics, progress and efforts for reform will be Sixth Judicial Circuit Public Defender-Elect Sara Mollo. Click here to register for the event.

SPC Theater performances from a distance

Over the summer, St. Petersburg College’s theater department will offer performances virtually on Zoom. The following productions will be available:

When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet and The Actor’s Nightmare

The Rimers of Eldridge

  • June 25 - 27 (three performances; performance times TBA)

From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at SPC empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft. For more information about the performance, contact Scott Cooper at

Upcoming online summer program at St. Petersburg College

SPC’s Summer of Success online program starts June 15

SPC’s Summer of Success is a six-week "introduction to college" online program for graduating seniors from Pinellas County and Pasco County high schools. Students enrolled in the program have the chance to earn college credits, explore different career opportunities, make new friends and more. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon! The program kicks off on June 15. For more information, visit here.