Stan Vittetoe, Provost of St. Petersburg College, Described Opportunities in Education at a Meeting of the Rotary Club of Clearwater
Stan Vittetoe, Provost at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, opened eyes and minds of members of the Rotary Club of Clearwater recently at the Belleair Country Club, as he described the wide range of opportunities offered by the College to our local community. The College is now designated as one of Florida's State Colleges, has multiple four-year degree selections and many opportunities to study in a wide array of varied occupational training. A four year degree can be obtained from another University, in-state or from other states, by never leaving Pinellas County. An individual who wants to study to be a nurse, physician's assistant, engineer, or an orthodontist can find a way at SPC. Someone interested in the arts, science, police work, broadcasting can find opportunities at SPC. Expenses are lower than many Universities with prestigious names, but the opportunities after graduation are essentially the same.
A student can take college courses at SPC, while still in High School,
Helping to make it easier to later adapt to the faster pace of college life, and perhaps helping to ensure that the student will go on to graduate. St. Petersburg College has the largest Online program in Florida; students can take classes from their home. Anyone seeking a higher education in Pinellas County, is fortunate in these economic slow times, to have SPC in our community.
Christian Roeder and Matthew Worner, High School Senior students, were also introduced at the Rotary meeting, and related their impressions of a week-long Rotary sponsored leadership training program entitled S4TL, or Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders. They were taught leadership skills, participated in group discussions, debates, and associated with nationally known speakers, coaches and volunteer Rotarians. They were taught how to make good decisions, to be responsible for their decisions and to give back to their community.
Rotarians know that the week-long session can provide life-changing attitudes in the students. Some students have been known to begin the week, shy and quiet, but at the conclusion of the week are speaking with excitement about what they have learned, about ideas that will serve them well upon graduation from High School and into adult life. Rotary memberships are available to individuals world-wide, those who believe in Service to others for a better world.
Rotarian Glenn Martin welcomed Matthew Worner, (left) and Christian Roeder, Senior High School students, speaking to the Rotary Club of Clearwater about their week's experience in Rotary sponsored S4TL, Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders.
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