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SPC volunteers help paws shine bright at Belleair Elementary

SPC volunteers representing the Tau Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) on the Clearwater Campus, volunteered their time Saturday, Sept. 17, to give a face lift to the student “Paw Print” path at Belleair Elementary School in Clearwater.

SPC volunteers repaint 100 paw prints at local elementary school.

“This a project that has simply been neglected due to available resources,” said Courtney Kent, a student in SPC’s College of Business Baccalaureate Program, who has had this idea for months. He approached the president of the PTK Tau Zeta Chapter at Clearwater, Jill Armstrong, and together they set a date and time and rounded up fellow Tau Zeta members to make it happen.

SPC volunteers paint 100 paw prints

They refurbished and painted 100 paw prints that run the perimeter of the Elementary Campus. The difference was stunning.

“The teachers and students will be so surprised and inspired when they return to class on Monday,” stated Principal Griffin.

Courtney is a mentor and one of the SPC volunteers at Belleair Elementary. He would like to see all children have the opportunity to learn and grow from others. He is the 2016 Apollo Award Recipient and has received multiple awards and praise for his dedication and work with children and families. Courtney is an alum with the PTK Tau Zeta Chapter and hopes to encourage all honor students to participate in projects that make a difference in our community.

If you would like information on how to become a mentor or join other SPC volunteers at Belleair Elementary, call ­­their Family Community Liaison Debbie Gilberto at 727-469-5983 ext. 2013.­

Insurance Services $700 Scholarship available

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SPC students enrolled in our Business Administration A.S. Insurance Services track who have a 2.0 GPA are eligible to apply for a $700 per term Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship was established by the Good Works Fund of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.

Insurance services careers rank #7 in top business jobs

This track prepares you to become a professional in the insurance field for careers in these high wage jobs:

  • Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Insurance Sales Agents

Recently, U.S. News and World Report ranked Insurance Agent as #7 in a list of 2015 Top Business Jobs with a median salary of $48,210 in 2013. Completion of SPC’s Insurance Services A.S. degree includes receipt of your 440 license through the State of Florida.

Job Outlook
“Employment of insurance sales agents is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. An aging population and changes in federal regulation may increase demand for agents who sell health and long-term care insurance.” – Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Apply for Scholarship online today
Our step-by-step Foundation Scholarship application instructions make applying a breeze. When you complete the Foundation Scholarship Application, our system will automatically match you with qualifying scholarships like this one. The sooner you apply, the more options you have. Apply by May 29 for 2015-16 academic year scholarships.

Prepare for top paying business jobs at SPC

SPC prepares you for top paying business jobs. Picture of serious business people on left and two men shaking hands on the right

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the 100 Best Jobs. From that list, they pick out the top 20 highest paying occupations.

SPC Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree prepares you for these top paying business jobs:

  • #3 – Marketing Manger – 12.7 % job growth, average salary $133,700
  • #9 – Business Operations Manager – 12.4% job growth, average salary $116,090

Degrees for top paying business jobs

At St. Petersburg College you can learn what it takes to turn a business into a success in our general business and business administration program. Our business certificates give you specific skills to prepare you for top paying business jobs. SPC Business Certificates are part of our Associate in Science degrees, which can help you earn more money. Our A.S. business degrees transfer to our bachelor’s degrees.

Learn more about earning a degree or certification at SPC College of Business.

SPC Business Capstone presentations April 27-29

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St. Petersburg College’s Business presentations for Spring term Capstone projects are scheduled for April 27-29, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Petersburg College’s Epi Center, Room 2-302. Get a front seat to how SPC College of Business students pull together all they have learned during their bachelor’s degree programs  in these academic programs:

New teams present every 45 minutes using a simulated company/industry with the Business Strategy Game. Presentations are open to the public and students planning to take capstone Fall 2015 are encouraged to attend to learn more about capstone expectations and to pick up helpful tips to support your own planning for success in this challenging course. To avoid distractions, please enter the room only between presentations.

Capstone projects for the B.A.S. Sustainability Management will be presented on Friday May 1.  Please contact Dr. Grinnell for the student project presentation schedule at