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8/21/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Aug. 24, 2020

SPC ranked “Best of the Best” by Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg College received two gold awards as the “Best of the Best,” according to the Tampa Bay Times 2020 rankings. SPC was voted best local college and best nursing college. The Best of the Best Awards celebrate businesses and organizations loved by the Tampa Bay and North Suncoast communities. Learn more here.

Founded in 1927, SPC is Florida's first two-year college and the first to offer bachelor’s degrees. The college offers more than 110 degree and certificate programs, including many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications.

Fast-track your degree at SPC

SPC’s Downtown and Midtown Centers are offering a unique Express Session that allows student to take four classes and earn 12 credits in just 12 weeks. For more information, email Angela Trujillo at or Takita Cuthbertson at

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 727-791-2763. 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 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 SPC LIVE Online classes –the college’s virtual classroom experience that uses Zoom video conferencing. For more information, visit here.

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. Learn more here.

SPC Last Mile Scholarship available for returning students

St. Petersburg College is removing financial barriers for their students who are close to achieving their academic goals. Through SPC’s Last Mile Scholarship, students who left college with 12 or fewer credit hours remaining to complete their first associate or baccalaureate degrees could receive a scholarship to help them finish strong. The SPC Last Mile Scholarship is a collaborative initiative to support Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ Last Mile Program at the 28 Florida colleges and the Florida Department of Education. The program accelerates the pathway for returning students to earn their degree and strengthens the talent pipeline for Florida’s workforce. 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.

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.