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9/29/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Sept. 28, 2020

Celebration for Spring and Summer 2020 graduates on Oct. 10

St. Petersburg College’s Spring and Summer 2020 graduates will have the opportunity to commemorate their success with family and friends when the college hosts a celebration at two of its campuses on Oct. 10.

Celebration times and locations:

  • Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium | 9 a.m. - Noon
  • St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus Music Center | 1 - 4 p.m.

Learn more at: 

SPC offer scholarships to obtain Google certificate

St. Petersburg College has received a $100,000 grant from Jobs for the Future, Inc. (JFF) to provide unemployed and underemployed residents a scholarship to earn a Google IT Support Professional Certificate. In as little as three months, students can complete the self-paced program fully online.

This flexible certificate prepares completers for an entry-level role as an Information Technology Support Specialist. They will gain job-ready skills to start or advance their career in IT, which offers opportunities to work remotely or in person. For more information, contact Dan Fumano at

City of Dunedin virtual candidate forum set for Sept. 29

City of Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski will defend her seat against Vice-Mayor Heather Gracy during a virtual candidate forum on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Moderated by former news anchor Al Ruechel, the forum will focus on the mayoral and City Commission Seat 3 races.

This virtual event is from 7-8:30 p.m. and is a collaboration involving the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC, the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, the Dunedin Council of Organizations and the Downtown Merchants Association. To register and view forum information, visit

SPC offers training for Pinellas County residents unemployed, furloughed due to COVID-19

The area’s workforce continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether through lost jobs or a shrinking income. St. Petersburg College is offering short-term training so Pinellas County residents can get back on their feet in high-demand industries. Learn more here:

Still time to register for fall, classes start Oct. 12

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 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’s Career and Academic Community Events

Join us to network, explore and learn about careers and degrees offered in all of SPC’s Career and Academic Communities. Our 10 communities group similar majors into concentrations so you’ll benefit from advisors dedicated solely to your program, a closer connection to experienced faculty, collaboration with like-minded students, and a path toward your chosen profession. Learn more at

College of Education Open House/Information Session

5:30 p.m. Oct. 1

The College of Education (COE) is hosting an interactive Virtual Open House to allow participants to engage with COE faculty, staff, and students. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about COE programs, student clubs and activities, and admission requirements. Door prizes and science activities included.

Keith Goree Lecture Series: Todd May

7-8 p.m. Oct. 5

The Applied Ethics Institute of St. Petersburg College is proud to present this year’s Keith Goree Memorial Ethics Lecture, delivered by distinguished philosopher Todd May. Professor May will shed light on our current era of political crisis, discuss what such times require of us, and show how our response reveals our moral character.