Alumni Association Awards for Students

2016 Apollo Award Recipient: Courtney S. Kent

courtney kentMr. Kent is a 2016 A.A. degree graduate. He served as President of the Clearwater Campus Student Government Association and was St. Petersburg College’s first Financial Assistance Services Peer-Advisor. He participated in Phi Theta Kappa and is a Student National Education Association member. Mr. Kent has a 3.69 G.P.A.

As a Pinellas County School Board Mentor, Mr. Kent mentored 4th and 5th grade students at Belleair Elementary School. He also was a 5th grade math and science classroom volunteer. He has volunteered for numerous community events, including: Step-Out 5k, Paint-Your-Heart-Out, Human Trafficking Awareness 5k, SVA Beach Clean-Up and Bellaire Elementary School Open house. Mr. Kent was a Field Advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a volunteer with Alcoholics Anonymous: Tri-County.

Mr. Kent received multiple Clearwater Campus Awards, including: Most Dedicated Student of the Year 2014, Student Veteran of Exceptional Character Award 2015, Faculty Governance Organization Award 2015 and Provost Leadership Award 2015.

Clearwater Campus Associate Provost Matt Brown said: “Courtney is a student with passion, who constantly strives to do the right thing. He truly is one who puts the needs of others before his own.”

Mr. Kent's goals are to graduate from SPC with a B.A.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership and obtain a budgeted position within the education community of Pinellas County.

“As a benefactor of the institutional strengths promoting student development and success, the student centered pedagogy of SPC was fundamental in assisting me to overcoming my own shortcomings to excel as a husband, a student, an employee, and a leader in our community. These experiences have equipped me with knowledge and confidence previously uncultivated that will continue to promote my will to succeed in all my future endeavors.”

Apollo Award

The Apollo Award, given each year since 1966, is presented by the St. Petersburg College Alumni Association to the outstanding associate degree graduate. Winners are chosen for their leadership, scholastic standing, community service, honors and awards. 

Applicants must have:

  • Graduated from SPC in July or December of 2016, or will be graduating in May of 2017
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities                                          
  • Been involved in college activities
  • Participated in community service 

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Apollo Award. Please click the "Apply Now" button below to access the application form. Deadline to apply 11:59pm, Friday, February 17, 2017.

 

Apollo Award Recipients

1960s
1966 - William A. Neron
1967 - Harvey R. Johnson
1968 - Elizabeth Ann McGee
1969 - Rory Anne Stott

1970s
1970 - Linda W. Lyons
1971 - Connie Baxter
1972 - Michael McGarry
1973 - Jeff Starr
1974 - Walter Moon III
1975 - Barbara Lasater
1976 - Christine Tsotsos
1977 - Jerald Carlson
1978 - Pamela Ann Moser
1979 - Carol Lynn Smith

1980s
1980 - Stephen Charles Luben
1981 - Patricia M. Carroll
1982 - Diane Sue Fleming
1983 - Darlene Louise Barr 
1984 - Tonya Scott Amankwatia
1985 - David Michael McKalip 
1986 - Stephen Robert Cooley 
1987 - Carl Henry Heidenreich 
1988 - Hazel Ann Creveling
1989 - Penethia "Psalms" Mack


 

1990s
1990 - Gregory H. Elam
1991 - Alfredo E. Barquin 
1992 - Anne Marie Ertsgaard
1993 - Michelle Ruth Piccione
1994 - Joseph Hale
1995 - Jon Derek Lawler
1996 - Linda Diane Chase
1997 - Margaret Mary Revette
1998 - Robert Antonio Wright Sr.
1999 - Novelle Burney

2000s
2000 - Matthew Jay Stinson 
2001 - Lee Palmer 
2002 - Anthony Michael Priestas
2003 - Xudan Chen
2004 - Rode Louisa 
2005 - Jean Barritt Welch
2006 - Aeisha Y. Perez 
2007 - Kaitlin Dawn Reif
2008 - Adam Goch
2009 - Melinda Thackrah

2010s
2010 - Samantha Mitchell
2011 - Nhi Do
2012 - Alistair Glover
2013 - Brandon Fong
2014 - Oldrin Bataku
2015 - Amy Bhatt

 

 

2016 Alumni Achievement Award Recipeint: Amy Bhatt

amy bhatt Ms. Bhatt will receive her B.A.S. degree in paralegal studies. She has a 4.0 G.P.A.

Ms. Bhatt is Vice President of the SPC Legal Studies Society, President of the Honors College Student Consortium, a National Model United Nations Delegate, an Acting Representative for the Florida Model Legislator and a Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Also, as Co-Chair of the SPC Pre-Law Committee, Ms. Bhatt organized an interactive visit to Stetson University College of Law for fellow students.

She volunteered for the Teen Court Arbitration Program and mentored the Model United Nations Team at Countryside High School. Ms. Bhatt coordinated the annual Legal Clinic hosted by SPC’s Legal Studies Society that offers free legal advice to students.

Ms. Bhatt received numerous awards, including: the SPC Alumni Association Apollo Award, the All-Florida Academic Award, the Dr. Theodore J. Mazzu Scholar of the Year Award and the Honors College Student of the Year Award.

Interim Director for the SPC Honors Program Earl Fratus said: “Amy Bhatt is the type of extraordinary student who faculty only get the honor of interacting with a few times in their career.”

Her goal is to earn her J.D. at Florida State University College of Law and then L.L.M degree from Harvard University College of Law. Her hope is to work her way up from Attorney to Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

“I am an embodiment of SPC’s mission of Student success through education, career development, and self-discovery’.”

Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award honors an outstanding baccalaureate graduate who exhibits leadership, good scholastic standing and involvement in the community.

Applicants must have:

  • Graduated from SPC in July or December of 2016, or will be graduating in May of 2017
  • Minimum GPA of 3.50 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities                                                      
  • Been involved in college activities
  • Participated in community service
  • Must have attended SPC for all 4 years of their college career. Transfer students are not eligible.

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. Please click the "Apply Now" button below to access the application form. Deadline to apply 11:59pm, Friday, February 17, 2017.

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Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

 

2010s
2010 - Julie Barnes
2011 - Linaea Floden
2013 - Elizabeth Van Scoyoc
2014 - Eunmi Ko
2015 - James Lenas
2016 - Amy Bhatt