The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

We Have Fun, Too!

ASPEC is a social community with many opportunities to make friends and have fun:-

Pat Baldwin

-Social Hour every Thursday afternoon.

-Bridge every week.

-Lunch with ''Women speak'' interest group once a month.

-Dinner Out once a month at an interesting restaurant.

-Foreign films at the Lewis House center,  every Wednesday night.

-International film series hosted  by Eckerd college. Notable films, introduced by professors and guest film directors.

-Readers Theater performed and directed by ASPEC members.

-Group subscriptions to American Stage theater.

-Special Outings to museums (such as Ringling and the Museum of Fine Arts), to shopping emporiums, to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball stadium and to the race track.

-Special Events such as the New Year's Day Reception, a Valentine celebration, the Fourth of July Picnic, Autumn Lunch with the Eckerd College freshmen, a Halloween Party and the December Holiday Brunch.

lifelong learining sailing-Waterfront activities at Eckerd College on Boca Ciega Bay. Members can use sailboats and kayaks and enroll in adult classes that range from Beginning on Small Boats to Advanced and Cruising, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Navigation. For more information Eckerd Waterfront facilities.

Intercollegiate games on campus.

Members are encouraged to expand these social activities.  A bike tour to Fort DeSoto or on the Pinellas bike trails? A trip to the circus? A hike in a nature preserve?  A Photo Safari?  Wine tasting? A cruise? Just float the idea and you're likely to find fellow enthusiasts.

Is ASPEC the Place for You?

Are you excited by the idea of enriching 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. Click here for membership information.

Click here for ASPEC membership information

The Academy

The Academy is a life long learning organization for adults on the Eckerd College campus. Our members, whether working, retired, regular visitors to Florida or seasonal "Snowbirds" seek a lifestyle that provides intellectual exploration and stimulation, meaningful productivity and an active social life.