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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

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