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Published Aug. 8

Several faculty and staff at St. Petersburg College have received The League for Innovation in the Community College award in the leadership and organization category. The college was recognized for developing a leadership structure that supports SPC's Guided Pathways initiative. The initiative is a effort designed to create a unified student experience, take the guesswork out of course selection, offer personalized support, deliver relevant and clear communication, and provide students with a concise guideline to graduation and economic opportunity.

St. Petersburg Elks Lodge Donates $500 to MYcroSchool Pinellas

Just in time for school, St. Petersburg Elks Lodge 1224 raised $500 for MYcroSchool Pinellas to help with uniform shirt expenses for students. MYcroSchool. are charter high schools that are tuition-free in Florida. MYcroSchool offers flexible schedules, so students can work at their own pace and finish high school on time, under any situation.

Clearwater Police Honor Orlando Woman With CPD Samaritan Award

The Clearwater Police Department Samaritan Award is presented to those who go above and beyond to serve those in need in the community, and recently the department paid tribute to Shadricka Myers, an Orlando resident, for her role in saving the life of a 9-year-old girl at a Clearwater Beach hotel pool. On May 25, the girl was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water. Myers, who works in Orlando as an emergency room nurse, saw what was happening and stepped in to perform CPR until fire rescue crews could arrive on scene. Thanks to her prompt response, the child became responsive and was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

St. Petersburg College receives grant to continue Guided Pathways initiative

The Association of American Colleges & Universities awarded St. Petersburg College with a $30,000 grant to scale the college's current involvement with the American Association of Community College's Guided Pathways initiative. Through the grant, SPC will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Association of American Colleges & Universities and the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin to beta test a research-based, scalable prototype to ensure students are learning, an important component of the Guided Pathways framework. Grantees will also contribute to the development of a research design for studying the effects of teaching and learning practices within the pathways framework.

Compiled by Monique Welch, Times Staff Writer. Contact at or Follow mo_unique_.


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