St Petersburg College – College of Veterinary Nursing
December 14, 2019 St. Petersburg College celebrated its 140th commencement. Three graduation ceremonies were held to accommodate some 2000 graduates. The Health Sciences and Veterinary Technology and Public Safety, Public Policy and Legal Studies degrees were conferred at the 9 a.m. ceremony.
State Representative Chris Latvala spoke at the 9 a.m. celebration and shared some personal successes and struggles in his life. He also highlighted other notable SPC graduates, including Douglas Jamerson who was the first African American to be elected to the Florida Legislature, astronaut Nicole Stott, and U.S. House of Representatives member Gus Bilirakis. He also urged the graduates to keep learning and be active in their community. “Let me be the first of many to say to you today that I am proud of you,” he said. “Enjoy this day, but don’t stop here. Continue to set goals. Consider how you can use your education and knowledge to make an impact in your community.”
Vet Tech AS and BAS graduates walked at the 9 a.m. ceremony on December 14th. Bachelor of Science graduates in Veterinary Technology Amber Galla and Anaily Gonzalez change their tassels from right to left as their degree is conferred.
Cynthia Grey, DM
College of Veterinary Nursing
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