Category: Public Policy

International student hopes to better his community

international student

Growing up in Timbuktu When St. Petersburg College International Student Sane Haidara was an 11-year-old boy growing up in Timbuktu, Mali, he liked to hang out around the hotels in what was then a tourist destination. He enjoyed practicing his English and talking to the visitors from faraway places. In 2001, he met Floridians Tony … Continue reading International student hopes to better his community

Widely Acclaimed Political and Social Analyst David Brooks comes to SPC

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from David Brooks – one of today’s savviest analysts of politics and foreign affairs! All students, faculty and friends are invited to join the SPC Foundation on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the Palladium Theater for its Second Annual Distinguished Speaker Event featuring New York Times op-ed … Continue reading Widely Acclaimed Political and Social Analyst David Brooks comes to SPC

Dream Catcher: SPC Public Policy grad lands dream job #SPCInspires

Public Policy grad Mecca Bellmore Serfustini wrapped up the first year of SPC’s partnership with the City of Seminole by scoring her dream job. When Seminole City Manager Frank Edmunds was getting ready to retire last year, Public Policy and Administration’s Professor in Charge Jeff Kronschnabl wanted to know how St. Petersburg College could honor … Continue reading Dream Catcher: SPC Public Policy grad lands dream job #SPCInspires

Public Policy student’s mission

St. Petersburg College’s Public Policy and Administration student Sane Haidara came to the United States from Timbuktu, Mali with an ambitious goal: improve human rights, including equal rights for men and women, educational opportunities, sanitation, health, and reduce malnutrition in his homeland. Growing up in this West African nation, Sane has witnessed first-hand starvation, lack … Continue reading Public Policy student’s mission

St. Pete/Gibbs student wins 2015 Great Debate competition

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and family members attended the 2015 Great Debate, sponsored by the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. Iliana Yanes from the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus was the winner and took home prizes worth $1,000. Competitors in this final round of the competition were first- and second-place winners of preliminary rounds held at the five participating St. Petersburg College … Continue reading St. Pete/Gibbs student wins 2015 Great Debate competition

Public Policy grads featured in SPC’s 150,000th graduate celebration #WeAreSPC

This December, we will celebrate an historical occasion – SPC’s 150,000th graduate. What does an SPC graduate look like? Check out our graduates’ stories and be prepared to be inspired. Help us spread the word and share your own story today on social media by adding the hashtag #WeAreSPC to your posts and tweets on … Continue reading Public Policy grads featured in SPC’s 150,000th graduate celebration #WeAreSPC

SPC Great Debate Finals set for Nov. 18

Which St. Petersburg College student will be crowned The Greatest Debater of 2015? Mark your calendars for the SPC Great Debate Finals to find out! Join the college on Nov. 18 as ten student finalists, selected from preliminary competitions held around the college in October, compete in the Great Debate Finals at the Seminole Campus Digitorium … Continue reading SPC Great Debate Finals set for Nov. 18

Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree Info Session on June 16

Learn about St. Petersburg College’s Public Policy Bachelor’s degree at an info. session on Tuesday, June 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 40 percent of all Public Policy graduates work in government positions. A large number of these graduates work in the private sector for businesses and … Continue reading Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree Info Session on June 16