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8/4/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Aug. 3, 2020

Virtual Advising Center begins Aug. 3

SPC has launched its Fall Virtual Advising Center, which runs through Aug. 21. The center is designed to support Fall 2020 registration demands. Students or those with questions about attending SPC can talk with advisors online through Zoom. No appointment is necessary. Connect with SPC’s advising team at Advisors can offer personalized assistance and provide quick answers to questions about:


• Registration

• Course planning and scheduling

• Degree program exploration

• Transfer information

• Registration holds

• Financial aid


Learn more here.


SPC LIVE Online classes offer true classroom experience

SPC is offering hundreds of LIVE Online classes during the college’s six upcoming Fall 2020 sessions. This new type of online learning format uses video conferencing through Zoom to offer a virtual classroom. Unlike self-paced online courses, LIVE Online students can interact with faculty and peers and access class resources in real time, just as if they were in a face-to-face course. Learn more at


SPC receives workforce grant from Duke Energy Florida

St. Petersburg College is a 2020 recipient of a $100,000 award to support the launch of the Diversity in Energy Initiative in partnership with Duke Energy Florida. The program will target and recruit historically underserved lower-income, minority and female populations for careers in the energy field and connect them to related educational pathways. Learn more here.


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.