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The youngest graduate was 17 years old, the oldest was 68 years old and 15 graduates were more than 60. Sixty-eight percent of the graduates were women.

PINELLAS COUNTY – St. Petersburg College held its 133rd commencement ceremony this morning (May 13) at Tropicana Field.

About 1,200 of the 1,982 spring graduates were expected to participate.

At the ceremony, the Hon. George W. Greer was named the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus.

The youngest graduate was 17 years old, the oldest was 68 years old and 15 graduates were more than 60. Sixty-eight percent of the graduates were female.

With this graduating class, St. Petersburg College will have awarded 162,262 degrees since the college – Florida’s first community college – was founded in 1927.

SPC awarded:

  • 1,014 associate in arts degrees
  • 404 associate in science degrees
  • 215 bachelor of applied science degrees
  • 268 bachelor of science degrees
  • 81 certifications

Theodore E. Martin, Jr., winner of the 2016-17 Apollo Award, and Alexis Gagliardotto, recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, addressed their fellow graduates and guests.

Martin served as the Student Government Association representative for Phi Theta Kappa and was also an active member of Men Achieving Excellence and the SPC Health and Fitness Club.  Martin received an ssociate degree in engineering and had a 3.35 GPA.

“I know at 28 I’m off to a late start, but if the dream can still live in me, think of how many people I can inspire along the way,” Martin said.

Gagliardotto graduated with a bachelor of applied science degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics and had a 4.0 GPA. She was president of the SPC Orthotic and Prosthetic Student Society and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, as well as the Golden Key International Honor Society. Gagliardotto also was St. Petersburg College’s Honors College Ambassador for the Tarpon Springs campus and Early College Club Historian.

“SPC has been the training ground where I discovered my purpose in life and built the foundation of my career. Upon that foundation, I will continue to construct my future,” Gagliardotto said.

For information about St. Petersburg College, go to gospcollege.edu.

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