Silverberg Family Honored at SPC Bay Pines STEM Center
Jane Silverberg (seated) is joined by members of her family at the
SPC Bay Pines STEM Center following a reception to honor Jane
and recognize her contributions.
St. Petersburg College Foundation Board of Directors, family and friends gathered at the new SPC Bay Pines STEM Center on November 16 to honor the Silverberg Family for their long-time support. Jane Silverberg designated $150,000 earlier this year to name the Community Center at the college's newest facility.
Jane Silverberg and her late husband Donald have been ardent supporters of St. Petersburg College and created the Silverberg Endowment for Academic Excellence Award in 1982 to help support, enrich and develop programs that benefit SPC, its students, and the broader community. Over the years, the Silverberg family has taken great pride in providing funding for a broad range of projects that enhance the learning experience for students of St. Petersburg College.
Verizon Supports Minority Students at SPC
L-R: Eric Wingard of Verizon, SPC President Tonjua Williams and SPC Trustee Nathan Stonecipher.
Verizon joins a growing number of SPC Foundation business partners with a grant of $50,000 to establish a scholarship to benefit minority and other under-represented students attending St. Petersburg College.
The number of Foundation business and corporate partners has grown from a small handful six or seven years ago to over 70 business partnerships today. These alliances support scholarships as well as an impressive range of other college programs.
The Verizon Scholarship will also give special preference to SPC students interested in attending Florida A & M University (FAMU) after receiving their Associates degree at SPC.
Suncoast Credit Union Returns to SPC Discovery Day
Suncoast Credit Union's booth at SPC Discovery Day
The Foundation was pleased to welcome back Suncoast Credit Union for a second year as the Lead Sponsor of SPC Discovery Day. New sponsors Howard Technology Solutions and Lenovo joined Suncoast as supporting sponsors this year. Held in October and formerly known as All College
Howard Technology Solutions and Lenovo's booth at SPC Discovery Da
Day, Discovery Day is an opportunity for faculty and staff to attend professional and personal development sessions. President Williams thanked the event sponsors and encouraged attendees to visit their booths and attend one of Suncoast Credit Union's personal finance sessions.
Women on the Way Program Recognizes Supporters
L-R: Aimee Tesoro Transamerica Senior Director Sales Support & Customer Advocacy, Steven Shepard St. Petersburg College Foundation Board Member, Shirley Crumbley WOW Program Coordinator
An "amazing support system", "a sisterhood" and "the best part of coming back to college" are just a few of the ways WOW participants describe the program. As six-time sponsor of the Annual Women on the Way Appreciation Breakfast, Transamerica understands the impact WOW has on students, their families and the community. The annual event recognizes the dedicated supporters of WOW who have made it possible for the program to grow over the past three decades. During the program WOW participants shared their moving stories and demonstrated how WOW changes lives. WOW Coordinator, Shirley Crumbley thanked all those in attendance for their years of generous support.
SPCHS Receives National Blue Ribbon Award
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School was presented the 2017 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School Award at the National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC on November 7, 2017.
Pictured L-R: Sally Hoogewerf SPCHS Instructor, Deborah Boyle SPC President's Chief of Staff, Representative Charlie Crist, Starla Metz SPCHS principal.
Two SPC Alumni Reunite!
SPC Alumni Helen Leslie (L) and
SPC Alumni Helen Leslie and Forrest Athey reunited this month at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. It was more than 15 years ago that the two first met. Ms. Leslie was attending the U.S. Tennis Open in New York with another SPJC Alum, Ed Turville. After visiting the concession stand Ms. Leslie was looking for a spot to perch her hotdog and soda. She met Mr. Athey who was in search of the same. They started talking and learned they both attended SPJC back in the 1940's. "Out of 22,000 in attendance, what was the chance of that meeting" said Ms. Leslie. Both life-long Titans still recognize SPC for laying the foundation for their future successes.
SPC Foundation Board Member Recognized by Million Women Mentors
Congratulations to Foundation Board Member Angie Beltz McCourt for being selected for Million Women Mentors'
100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM list.
#GivingTuesday is November 28
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