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9/1/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Aug. 31, 2020

SPC closed on Sept. 7

St. Petersburg College will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day. The college will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8. For more information about applying and registering, visit

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.

SPC Foundation application period open for college’s spring term

SPC Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until Sept. 23 for the Spring 2021 term. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $2 million in student scholarships to fund tuition, books and supplies. Not all Foundation scholarships are based on financial need. Students are also awarded scholarships for academic achievement in specific areas of study, community involvement, and a variety of other factors. For more information and to apply, visit 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 are available online through Zoom for personal help and to provide quick answers. Learn more here.

SPC nursing professor on the frontline of COVID

As the COVID-19 numbers spiked in Pinellas County, testing centers were in need of nurse volunteers to swab the long lines of people seeking tests. So when the Pinellas County Urban League reached out to St. Petersburg College’s nursing program, Gina McCabe, a Level IV Clinical SPC Nursing Adjunct, jumped on the chance to be a helper. Read more here.

Fast-track your degree at SPC

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

Career Summit: Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Human Services

SPC will host a career summit for individuals who are interested in social and behavioral sciences or human services. This virtual event will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Participants can learn more about jobs in fields such as healthcare support, social and human service assistance, and more. To register for the event, click here.

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 this fall term. This partnership allows students 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.

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.