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    20th Annual Narrowing the Gulf Conference for Underrepresented Students in Postsecondary Education

    The 20th Annual Narrowing the Gulf for Underrepresented Students in Postsecondary Education Conference will be held April 4-5, 2019 at SPC's EpiCenter.

    Each year, the conference focuses on concepts, ideas and practical strategies that improve classroom instruction and support services for underrepresented students that, in turn, benefit all students. The conference is co-sponsored by SPC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Retention Services Department and the Florida Association of Higher Education and Disability (FL-AHEAD).

    This conference is held at St. Petersburg College’s EpiCenter, a joint-use facility between the college and Pinellas County where professionals from business, government and academia come together to provide a unique blend of information and services. The EpiCenter hosts SPC's Corporate Training Center, providing innovative business solutions and training to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. The Corporate Training Center offers credit and non-credit classes in professional development, technology, regulated industries, and business solutions. The facility also provides more than 10,000 square feet of innovative Collaborative Labs space where businesses can focus on planning, strategizing, problem-solving and business development. Additionally, instructional space for SPC's Technology Management bachelor’s degree program is housed at the EpiCenter.


    A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Holiday Inn Express, 13625 ICOT Blvd, Clearwater, FL. This newly renovated hotel is within walking distance of the conference site. Transportation will also be provided for those who prefer to ride. Room rates: Standard room $114.00 per night plus tax. King suite: $144.00 per night plus tax. Call 727-536-7275 and ask for a reservation with the St. Petersburg College Narrowing the Gulf group rate.

    Registration can be completed online: https://go.spcollege.edu/ntg/ 

    Please submit registration form with your check or money order to:

    Rita Ajazi
    Accessibility Services
    St. Petersburg College
    PO Box 13489
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733
    (727) 341-341-4510

    Purchase Orders may be submitted electronically with registration form to:
    ajazi.rita@spcollege.edu or stubbs.aimee@spcollege.edu