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The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

Public Events


Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Jeffrey P. Brandes
Florida State Senator


Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio:  A Preview with Members of the Cast
Mark Sforzini, Executive and Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Opera Company

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
The State of Eckerd College
Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President, Eckerd College

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
St. Petersburg:  City of Opportunity
Chris Steinocher, President and CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Highlights of the New St. Petersburg Pier
Kenneth Cowart, Pier Park Design Team

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Previous Speakers and Events

Monday, October 5, 5:00 pm, Lewis House
David W. Jolly, U.S. Congressman

Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
The Hon. Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg

Wednesday, October 28, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Mike Deeson, Senior Investigative Reporter
WTSP (CBS) 10 News Tampa Bay


Mysteries:  Whodunit?

Saturday, November 7, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Lewis House

ASPEC presented its 4th Annual Literary Symposium and explored the history of whodunits with some of the more famous authors, memorable detectives and dastardly deeds that made us fall in love with murder.  Auguste Dupin, Jane Marple, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and others were featured, and our special guest was New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa Unger. 


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Is ASPEC the Place for You?

Enrich your retirement in a welcoming, supportive community while you:

  • engage in peer led learning
  • work with college students
  • volunteer in the community
  • have fun and make friends

Come and try us out and see if ASPEC is the place you want to be.

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