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8/17/2020 Member News

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

SPC and UCF offer Transfer Connect program

St. Petersburg College and the University of Central Florida have partnered to offer the Transfer Connect program, starting Fall 2020. This partnership will allow students who are interested in staying in Pinellas County the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SPC and a bachelor’s degree from UCF Online. Interested students should contact Sheryl Mundorff at or meet with their advisor to fill out the UCF student survey Read more here.

Still time to register for Fall

The 2020-21 academic year is now underway, but it’s not too late to take Fall classes at SPC! The college is offering convenient shorter sessions, including weekend classes that start Aug. 21, a 12-week session beginning Sept. 14, and an 8-week session that opens Oct. 12. Students can choose from face-to-face and online classes, as well as our LIVE Online classes - SPC’s virtual classroom experience that uses Zoom video conferencing. For more information, visit here.

SPC Foundation to receive $90,000 in community investment funding from United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast will award the St. Petersburg College Foundation, Inc.  $90,000 in Community Investment funding for the college’s programs, FAFSA: Fill it out! and It’s MY FUTURE! These programs expand efforts to provide families in need one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA application process. They also provide financial literacy information to current students, with a goal of lowering borrowing levels for current students and lowering delinquency levels for students who have moved into repayment. Read more here.

Women on the Way program helps female college students during COVID-19

Since 1981, Women on the Way (WOW) has supported women in college – many of whom have children and families. With students now facing the COVID-19 crisis, it may be the program’s most challenging college term yet and the time when they are needed the most. WOW provides the skills and resources to help its members succeed in college, as well as wraparound services that fulfill basic needs in order to make it easier for students to concentrate on their studies. The group currently meets virtually and is accepting eligible SPC students as new members this Fall 2020. For more information, contact Ms. Shirley Crumbley at or 727-791-2555.

Ceremony marks completion of SPC’s new Student Success Center

St. Petersburg College celebrated the completion of the Joseph H. Lang, Sr. Student Success Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 14. This is SPC’s first-ever hub where students can receive all essential student services under one roof, including registration, financial aid, free tutoring and career advising. Read more here. (Click here for media assets.)

Virtual Advising Center runs through Aug. 21

SPC has launched its Fall Virtual Advising Center, which is open through Aug 21. The virtual advising center is designed to support Fall 2020 registration demands. Students can meet with advisors virtually, without scheduling an appointment. Advisors will be available online through Zoom for personal help and to provide quick answers about:

  • Registration
  • Course planning and scheduling
  • Degree program exploration
  • Transfer information
  • Registration holds
  • Financial aid

Learn more here.

Virtual dance classes will start in the fall

SPC will offer virtual dance classes this fall in ballet, modern, dance repertory and the Alexander Technique. Classes will be offered LIVE Online – SPC’s virtual classroom experience that uses Zoom video conferencing, a traditional online format, or in a blend of the two. No dance experience is necessary for the successful completion of most of these classes. Read more 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.