June 2018
In Memory of Mark W. Mazurek
Karen and Bill Mazurek established an endowed scholarship on May 19 in loving memory of their son Mark, who passed away on June 6, 2017. Mark attended St. Petersburg College and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. 

His ambition was to attend law school and become a Lawyer. Mark truly loved the SPC experience along with the professional staff of educators that always challenged and motivated him during his educational journey. Throughout his life Mark experienced numerous hardships and medical challenges resulting from a brain tumor twice removed at the age of eleven. Against all odds, Mark persevered with a positive, caring outlook. He gravitated toward helping the underdog, stood up for victims of bullying and uplifted spirits with a helping hand, a smile or a corny joke.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to help a Paralegal Studies student offset some of the costs of attending SPC. In a small way, Mark's contagiously positive spirit and loving memory will always remain part of the College for years to come as this memorial scholarship continues to lend a helping hand to students in need.
Health Students Learn from Virtual Dissection Table
Dr. Sridharan Manavalan, NUHS Chair of Basic Sciences, demonstrates the features of the new Anatomage Table at SPC's Health Education Center
The SPC Health Education Center received a one-of-a-kind Anatomage Table in partnership with the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). "It gives our students a rich understanding of anatomy and physiology and to be able to understand subjects such as pathophysiology, the disease process and be able to see in a virtual-type environment what a cadaver-type experience would be like," said Provost Dr. Eric Carver.

The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced virtual dissection table available for anatomy education. The Table's life-size display, clinical content and renowned imaging software separates it from any other anatomy education tool on the market.

Students are excited about the interactive, in-depth technology."I think it's pretty incredible. It's something that explains the body in-depth," said paramedic student Kevin Fisher. "What it provides for us is a more in-depth look at the human body and maybe more hands-on training."

The technology is taking students out of the textbook. "You can start at the very surface level and view the skin all the way down to the neurological level and to be able to use all the various body systems in between," said Dr. Carver.
SPC Students of Mexican Descent Receive Support
Provost Stan Vittetoe with Jaclyn Boland (R) and Joanna Boruk (L) from the Hispanic Outreach Center
On May 21st, the Mexican Consulate in Orlando awarded the Foundation $12,000 to support scholarships for students of Mexican origin or descent. The Foundation matched the grant funds to total $24,000 that will be awarded to 24 students in the 2018-19 academic year. Clearwater Campus Provost Stan Vittetoe traveled to Orlando to thank the Consulate for their partnership which began in 2016.

Scholarship recipient Ruth Peña Vaquero
Two SPC Mexican Consulate Scholarship recipients addressed the attendees of the 8th Annual InterCultural Advocacy Institute Luncheon giving thanks for community support and sharing the challenges they face as children of immigrants. After the students spoke to attendees, Veronica Cintron of Spectrum Bay News 9 addressed the students to share her story of overcoming obstacles and life circumstances to pursue a successful career. 

Mexican Consulate Scholarship recipient Ruth Peña Vaquero says as a first generation student every bit of support will help her stay on track to graduate. "It means a lot to know that I have, not only my parents, but also other people supporting me throughout this whole college journey."
Students Gain Access to Additional Basic Necessities
A new way to support SPC students was created with the grand opening of the Titan's Belly food pantry on the Midtown Campus. The pantry is open to all SPC students and is designed to feel like a small grocery store. Titan's Belly joins Women on the Way (WOW) and a variety of other services offered by SPC that give relief to students who are struggling financially. Your donations are most welcome, see below for details.

Titan's Belly Food Pantry
What is needed: Non-perishable food donations

Drop Off: SPC Midtown Campus, 1300 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL
OR the Student Life/Student Services Office on any SPC campus

Contact Info: Yolanda Tearett (727) 341-4303 or volunteer@spcollege.edu

Women on the Way Program
What is needed:
Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories
Toiletries (feminine supplies, soap, toothpaste, etc.)
Sundries (paper products, laundry detergent, etc.)

Drop Off: SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, FL
SS Building, Room 107

Donation Hours:
Monday 2-5PM
Tuesday 10AM-3PM
Thursday 10AM-3PM

Contact Info: (727) 791-2533
Upcoming Events
SPC Theater Presents: Urinetown The Musical
June 29, June 30 at 7:30PM and June 30, July 1 at 2:00PM
SPC Arts Auditorium- Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL

Urinetown the Musical is based on a water shortage caused by a drought that has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission. Deciding he has had enough, a hero plans a revolution! Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Obie Awards, this hilarious musical is a satire on capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, politics, greed, and musical theater! Tickets available at the door: $10 general admission. FREE for SPC Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Embracing Our Changing Community: Brave Conversations
Friday, July 27 8:00AM-4:00PM
ES Building- Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL

Building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community is increasingly complicated in today's world. Personal views, social media, national events and other elements often polarize our communities, our places of work and even our families. Having the ability to engage in effective and brave conversations about current and diverse topics is an essential first step towards achieving collective goals. At this conference, participants will learn about current impactful issues, remedies to address difference of opinions, and potential risks that could compromise opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and productivity, by having one conversation at a time. Register HERE.
St. Petersburg College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment. For additional information visit www.spcollege.edu/eaeo.