Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

SPC's Midtown Center to honor Doug Jamerson and Cecil Keene

St. Petersburg College has announced that its soon-to-be-built Midtown Center will be named after the late Douglas L. Jamerson Jr., the former state legislator, Florida education commissioner and St. Petersburg native who died in 2001. The $14 million three-story building at 22nd Street and 13th Avenue S is designed to attract students from the Midtown area. It will have seven classrooms, a library with a children's area, two labs and two computer classrooms. The college's existing building at 1048 22nd St. S will be renamed the Cecil B. Keene Sr. Student Achievement Center. Keene, who died in 2008, grew up in Clearwater and worked for Pinellas County schools before starting a long career at SPC, then known as St. Petersburg Junior College. He served on the Board of Regents, which used to oversee the state university system, and was a member of the SPC Board of Trustees. A ceremony naming the two buildings after Jamerson and Keene was set for Saturday. The new building, already under construction, is set to open in mid 2015. Times staff

SPC's Midtown Center to honor Doug Jamerson and Cecil Keene 02/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 4:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Before Janessa Shannon's death, parents traded accusations of abuse

    Crime

    TAMPA — Long before Janessa Shannon's remains were discovered in a Hillsborough County nature preserve, her parents tried to convince court officials that she was in danger.

    From her own family.

    Janessa Shannon, 13, was found dead July 12 in the Triple Creek Nature Preserve in Hillsborough County. [National Center for Missing and Exploited Children]
  2. Ronde Barber: Want intimidation? Look at past Bucs teams

    Bucs

    Ronde Barber says these days "it's hard to find throwbacks, where you go, 'That guy is a badass.' Where do you find that now? It's such a show-off sport." (Times 2012)
  3. ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of July 16, 2017

    Blogs

    Seems like Broward County has started a domino effect. It was the first school board to commit to filing a lawsuit against the state and its controversial education bill, House Bill 7069. Then, the St. Lucie County School Board signed on, too. A running tally of school boards that have reportedly expressed interested in …

    Kali Davis (left), training director for Springboard to Success, helps to coach Justin Black (center), who will be starting his third year of teaching PE at Melrose Elementary, as he works to instruct students in a math lesson during the Spring Board program of Summer Bridge at Woodlawn Elementary School in St. Petersburg.
  4. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally

    Business

    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.