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7/13/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of July 13, 2020

SPC industry expert available for interviews

Tara Newsom, JD, LLM, SPC’s Faculty & Director of the Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, can provide insight on the following topic:

  • Voter’s education

If you are working on a story and would like to schedule an interview with Tara Newsom, email shaw.marilyn@spcollege or call 727-341-4712.

News & Announcements

Win a free course during SPC’s Get It Done virtual event July 13-16

St Petersburg College will offer the chance to win a free three-credit course by attending the Get It Done virtual event with six sessions offered July 13 – 16 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. During these interactive sessions, participants can complete their college application, get help with the financial aid process, and learn how to find and register for the Fall 2020 term, which starts Aug. 17. Learn more here.

SPC President Tonjua Williams recently shared how to build “The Learning Experience”

St. Petersburg College created “The College Experience” to transform the way out-of-classroom is provided to significantly improve student success rates. Now President Tonjua Williams is moving that work inside the classroom. President Williams was recently interviewed on the Deep Dives Podcast and shared how she engaged faculty and staff to build “The Learning Experience” and the challenges she faced. She provides honest insight on how SPC used transparency and collaboration to engage every member of the College to complete the work, and the lessons learned along the way. Click here to listen to the episode here.

VISA offers scholarships to SPC Business Students

St. Petersburg College students interested in a career in Business may be able to earn a certification that will make them job-eligible in only two weeks. The college has partnered with Visa to offer 10 scholarships to SPC students for training for its inaugural Visa Dispute Resolution Certification program. Learn more here.

Fall registration is open

Current and future students can now register for the fall semester at St. Petersburg College. Classes offer a variety of schedules, including shorter six-, eight- or 10-week sessions. SPC’s full fall term and first eight-week session start on Aug. 17. For more information, visit here.

SPC scholarships available for St. Petersburg residents

St. Petersburg residents, whose jobs in the service, retail and hospitality sectors have been impacted or lost due to COVID-19, could be eligible for this opportunity to gain new skills at SPC and discover a new career path. Grow Smarter, in collaboration with the St. Petersburg College Foundation, is offering this scholarship, which covers full tuition, books and materials. Recipients will earn credentials that will make them eligible for jobs in the areas of: creative arts and design, data analytics, financial services, marine and life science, or specialized manufacturing. The application deadline is Friday, July 24. Participation is limited, so apply today at


Displaced workers can get fast training at SPC

When COVID-19 forced the closure of shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, and entertainment venues, many people found themselves without jobs. In response, the college has launched a new tool for people who are looking to earn credentials that will land them a job in a short amount of time – as little as 16 weeks, in some cases. The Get Job Ready at SPC webpage offers plenty of helpful information that will get people on the path to a new career. Learn more here.