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7/28/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of July 27, 2020

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of July 27, 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 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

 Coca-Cola and Walgreens award two SPC students with scholarships

SPC students and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members Donna Nestor and Khanh Le have been selected to receive scholarships from Coca-Cola and Walgreens.

Nestor was selected as the 2020 Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Leaders of Promise Scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, awards 200 scholarships annually – 25 of which are earmarked for Phi Theta Kappa members who are active personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military – for total awards of $200,000. Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential and were selected by a panel of independent judges from nearly 700 applicants.

Le has been selected as one of only 35 students to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s Spring 2020 Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship. She will receive a $130 scholarship award to pay for Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fees. 


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.  

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.