St. Petersburg College and Duke Energy are joining forces to stimulate the workforce and community.
Duke Energy is helping to develop the area’s workforce by providing $30,000 in scholarship support to SPC students.
The gift to the SPC Foundation will benefit students who are the first in their family to pursue a college credential and will be specifically earmarked for students attending SPC’s Midtown or Downtown campuses.
“Duke highly values this partnership with St. Petersburg College and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students in St. Petersburg,” said Melissa Seixas, Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy Florida, at a recent recognition by the College Board of Trustees.
Seixas described the partnership as “a multi-layered relationship.”
In August, Duke provided $10,000 and a team of volunteers to help support the grand opening of the college’s Douglas L. Jamerson Midtown Campus.
A long list of local dignitaries and more than 1,500 area residents joined the event to celebrate the opening of the 49,000-square-foot, state-of-the art center.
Located at 1300 22nd Street, South in St. Petersburg, the Jamerson Center was named in honor of the longtime legislator, Florida Education Commissioner and St. Petersburg Junior College alum.
“We appreciate all Duke does for St. Petersburg College and for the entire community,” said College Trustee Deveron Gibbons.
Learn more about Duke Energy Foundation.