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College notebook for May 16

Rice: Eckerd program launched my career

St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice, who says her bachelor's degree through Eckerd College's Program for Experienced Learners has made a major impact on her career, will talk about her experiences at an open house Wednesday for prospective students.

Rice graduated with distinction from the program in 2000 with a degree in American Studies. "My career took off after I graduated from Eckerd," said Rice, who took a position as National Conservation Organizer with the Sierra Club in 2001. She was elected to the council in 2013.

Rice will talk from noon to 1 p.m. in the President's Dining Room. The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PEL's offices in the Franklin Templeton building at Eckerd, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

The event is free and open to the public.

Eckerd's new Phi Beta Kappa members

Twenty-five students, two alumni and one faculty member were inducted into the Eckerd College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious honor society, during a ceremony this week. Besides undergraduates, a select number of alumni members who were students before the chapter was created may be elected based on their undergraduate academic record and their professional accomplishments.

The new alumni members are Eckerd board of trustees member Ian Johnson, class of 1989, Vice President of Product Development and Implementation for Pyramis Global Financial Advisor, and Susan Slaugenhaupt, class of 1985, also a member of the Eckerd board and a professor of neurology in the Center for Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Joel Thompson, professor of Marine and Geosciences, was inducted as an honorary faculty member.

The students inducted were: Ross Harrison Busch, Tierra Verde; Rachel Lee Beck, St. Petersburg; Dylan M. Gray, Uniondale, Ind.; Colleen Elizabeth O'Brien, Chardon, Ohio; Emma Rose Sheffield, Groton, Mass.; Kimberly Ellen Anderson, St. Paul, Minn.; Stephen Carl Bruce, South Dartmouth, Mass.; Ashleen Nicole Brydum, Denver, Colo.; Maria Julia Castro, Seminole; Larissa Chavez, Centennial, Colo.; Robin Elyn Dein, Madison, Wis.; Frank DiCicco, Sarasota; Julie Ellen Fisher, St. Petersburg; Tiffany Alynn Flor, Longwood, Fla.; Natasha Yamile Flores, St. Petersburg; Anthony Robert Hayes, Palm Harbor; Chloe Rose Holzinger, St. Petersburg; Kaitlyn Nicole Lantz, St. Petersburg; Wyatt Cameron McMurry, Prospect, Ky.; Christine Eliana Michael, Wyckoff, N.J.; April Iris Murphy, Orlando; Karyn Jo Rose Paradis, New Hartford, Conn.; Katherine Elise Pemberton, Boulder, Colo.; Solvig Hellgren Sayre, Vineyard Haven, Mass.; and Mara Emory Shingleton, Butler, Pa.

USFSP summit aimed at black male success

The USF St. Petersburg College of Education and Pinellas County Schools today will host an African-American Male Summit. Fifty students from Broward County will meet with students from all 17 Pinellas high schools.

"The Broward County school district has done an exceptional job with increasing the graduation rate while decreasing the out-of -school suspension and arrest rate," said Valerie Brimm, director of strategic partnerships for the school system. "Our goal is to listen to students' concerns and develop a course of action to improve the status of the African-American males in Pinellas and Broward." The event will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at USF St. Petersburg. Seminars and guest speakers will include topics such as "Education vs. the Streets" and "Soaring above Disparities." Tarpon Springs Mayor David Archie will be the keynote speaker.

College notebook for May 16 05/14/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:43pm]
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