Bill Hall, a longtime Senior Instructional Specialist at the Clearwater Campus, was found dead at age 49 on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Hall, who began working at St. Petersburg Junior College in 1988 as a part-time Instructional Assistant in the Learning Support Center, became a full-time employee in 1990 teaching writing and reading labs.
An alumnus of SPJC, Hall was a finalist for the college’s prestigious Apollo Award in 1989.
“He was excellent instructor and tutor,” said Matt Bowen, Associate Provost at the Clearwater Campus who worked in the LSC with Hall for 18 years. “He was a master at teaching students to think critically.”
Students often would drop by the LSC to talk with him and play with the puzzle and mind-teaser games he kept around his desk.
“He was very beloved by students,” Bowen said, describing Hall as an intellectual and philosopher with a great sense of humor.
Hall received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of South Florida in 1992. He completed additional graduate course work in reading and philosophy.
Funeral services are pending.