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St. Petersburg College to Graduate 952 Today

Education | Graduation | Commencement

This will be St. Petersburg College’s 134th commencement.

PINELLAS COUNTY – St. Petersburg College is scheduled to award 1,039 degrees and certificates to 952 graduates during its 134th commencement ceremonies this morning (July 22).

The event will be at the  First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

The youngest graduate is 18 years old, the oldest is 68 years old and 10 graduates are older than 60. Fifty-eight percent of the graduates are female.

With this graduating class, St. Petersburg College will have awarded 164,366 degrees since the college – Florida’s first community college – was founded in 1927.


SPC will award

  • 611 Associate in Arts degrees
  • 150 Associate in Science degrees
  • 61 Bachelor of Applied Science degrees
  • 20 Bachelor of Science degrees
  • 175 certifications

Ann Donald and Karen Sanford will address fellow graduates and guests. Donald will earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership. Sanford will earn an Associates of Science.

Earlier this month, the college honored 37 of the best and the brightest students from across Pinellas County who had been chosen as the St. Petersburg College 2017 Presidential Scholars. They will receive a total of more than $248,000 in tuition scholarship awards.

The event was held July 18 at the Clearwater Campus Auditorium.

SPC’s Presidential Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement among Pinellas County high school students. Graduating seniors from public, private, parochial, and home school environments, who have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply.

The scholarship provides full tuition for 60 credit hours of study at SPC. As presidential scholars, these students are automatically accepted into the SPC Honors Program, which is committed to ensuring the optimal educational experience for dedicated and talented students.

Presidential Scholarship recipients are selected annually based on merit and test scores.

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