Category: Public Policy

Public Policy student’s mission

Photo of Sane Haidara

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

2015 Great Debate finalists

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

Top U.S. Customs official speaks to Public Policy students

SPC Public Policy student Nicolas Louis interacting with Commissioner Kerlikowske.

SPC Public Policy students met United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner and St. Petersburg College alumnus R. Gil Kerlikowske at this week’s Public Policy Leadership Speakers Series luncheon. The 64 bachelor’s degree students in SPC’s Public Policy Administration program were the focus of the event, asking the commissioner questions about drug policy, human trafficking, … Continue reading Top U.S. Customs official speaks to Public Policy students

Public Policy Leadership Speaker Series draws national and local officials

The Public Policy Leadership Speaker Series luncheons, organized by SPC Professor Jeff Kronschnabl, gives students the opportunity to engage with highly acclaimed professionals from local, state and federal government in an intimate setting. Recently, United States Customs and Border Protection Commissioner and St. Petersburg College alumnus R. Gil Kerlikowske was the featured speaker. Read more … Continue reading Public Policy Leadership Speaker Series draws national and local officials

SPC and Seminole partner to train Public Policy students

The City of Seminole and St. Petersburg College signed an agreement today that will place one SPC public policy student or graduate in a one-year paid position with the city each year starting Aug. 1. Each year for 10 years a new student/graduate will be selected for a position with the city. Recently passed by … Continue reading SPC and Seminole partner to train Public Policy students

Public Policy student earns Cisco Certification, internship at Tech Data

St. Petersburg College’s Public Policy Administration program is not just about politics. Senior Rafael Murga will graduate this summer with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy but hopes to use the degree to pursue a career in technology. “My initial reaction is to say that this program changed the entire direction of my life — … Continue reading Public Policy student earns Cisco Certification, internship at Tech Data

Public Policy info session April 7

Join us on Tuesday, April 7, 5:30-7 p.m. to learn more about St. Petersburg College’s bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration. Held in the Seminole Campus Library, Room LI-270, during the event you can: Speak to faculty and an advisor Speak with students in the program Learn about course offerings Learn about careers that … Continue reading Public Policy info session April 7