Meet our students


While our enrollment statistics provide a glimpse of our student population, at SPC you are more than a number. Our student stories provide the best references for future students.

Susan MishlerSusan Mishler
College of Education Alumna

Susan Mishler has lived in many countries throughout her life. And although she made various stops along the way, her journey eventually led to St. Petersburg College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. Read more of Susan's storyMore link arrow 

Justin Shea at Music CenterJustin Shea
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Music Industry Recording Arts, A.S. and A.A.

In the MIRA program on the Gibbs Campus I have come across a talent that I thought was only for seasoned professionals. However, being in a learning environment, I can test the waters and expand my interest in broadcast journalism and talk radio. Read more of Justin's storyMore link arrow 

Alexis SmithAlexis Smith
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Information Technology, A.A. Degree 

Alexis Smith has a college education and a promising career in her future thanks to Florida’s Bright Future Scholarship program. Read more of Alexis' storyMore link arrow 

Jamal BryantJamal Bryant
SPC Honors College Alumnus, 2012

Jamal Bryant presented research on Measuring Cytosolic Zn Ion Concentrations in Pancreatic Cancer Cells Using Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors at the 2012 Leadership Alliance National Symposium, July 27-29 in Hartford, Connecticut. Read more of Jamal's storyMore link arrow 

juan2Juan Otazu
Health Education Center
Bachelor's in Nursing

More than 10 years ago, Juan Otazu, 51, started on his path to obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Despite a variety of responsibilities and detours including military deployment to Central and South America, he finally finds himself days away from receiving his long-awaited diploma. Read more of Juan's storyMore link arrow 

Deniann GrantDeniann Grant
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Communications, A.A. Degree

Deniann Grant has pushed herself to achieve as a way to honor the sacrifice her parents made for her education. When she was 11, her parents moved from Antigua and Barbuda so that Grant and her three siblings would have the opportunity to go to college. Read more of Deniann's story. More link arrow 

AlistairAlistair Glover
Clearwater Campus
Chemistry student

For the second year in a row, an SPC student has won Florida’s 2012 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. Alistair Glover, 24, a chemistry student in the Honors College, will receive a $2,000 stipend with the award. Read more of Alistair's storyMore link arrow  

TaylorTaylor Howe
Tarpon Springs Campus
Seeking an Associate in Arts degree

Taylor Howe, an 18-year-old Honors College student at the Tarpon Springs Campus, was recently named a 2012 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team. Read more of Taylor's story. More link arrow  

CarelliJonathan Carelli
Pre-Engineering student

Sophomore Jonathan Carelli is reaching for the stars and finding that they are within reach. The pre-Engineering student has been selected as a NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholar, an accomplishment he deemed impossible just a few years ago. Read more of Jonathan's story.More link arrow  

OgilvieJill Kennedy
Bachelor's degree in Business

Jill Kennedy graduated in December 2011 with her bachelor’s degree in business and a renewed sense of confidence and motivation. Read more of Jill's storyMore link arrow  

Catherine Cervantes storyCatherine Cervantes
Women on the Way
Seeking a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration

Catherine Cervantes can attest to the support that can be found through the college's Women on the Way program. Read more of Catherine's story More link arrow 

Severn JacobJacob Severn
Honors College

SPC's Honors College helped prepare Jacob Severn for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Read more of Jacob's story. More link arrow 

QuimboJohn-Pierre Quimbo
Clearwater Campus
Working on an Bachelor's degree in Nursing

When John-Pierre Quimbo learned that he wouldn’t be able to pursue a medical degree at a prestigious Ivy League college, and instead would have to enroll at a community college near his home, he was crushed.  “I felt as though my life was ending,” he recalled. “I felt as though all my hard work was going down the drain.”  Read more of John-Pierre's storyMore link arrow 

Jacaar GreenlawJaCaar Greenlaw
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Seeking an Associate in Arts degree

JaCaar Greenlaw knew she wasn’t ready to attend a big university after high school, so she decided to attend a college that would allow her to stay at home and save money. Read more of JaCaar's storyMore link arrow