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The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

Public Events




Shakespeare--A Celebration of the 450th Anniversary of his Birth

Saturday, November 15, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, with registration at 8:45 am, Lewis House

Join ASPEC for our 3rd Annual Literary Symposium featuring the life and works of “the Bard,” the world’s most celebrated playwright and poet. Included will be readings and film clips of his wonderful plays, commentaries on Shakespeare, his times and his messages.

Refreshments will be served. 


The Barber of Seville:  A Preview with Members of the Cast

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Mark Sforzini, Executive and Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Opera Company

Race Relations in St. Petersburg

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Chief Anthony Holloway, Chief of Police, St. Petersburg Police Department

Highlights of the Florida Orchestra Season

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Michael Pastreich, President and CEO, Florida Orchestra

The State of Eckerd College

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Dr. Donald R. Eastman III, President, Eckerd College

ASPEC Forums are free and graciously funded by Northern Trust


Dr. Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 19, 2015, 2:00 pm, Lewis House

Join ASPEC as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.  Our featured speaker will be Frank Peterman, Jr., former member of the Florida House of Representatives.

12th Annual Science Day:  The Science of the Seas
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, with registration at 9:00 am, Lewis House

Join ASPEC for our 12th Annual Science Day where we will address the amazing variety of Marine Life in the area and the efforts to conserve and protect these resources.

$5 per person, lunch included.  Wine and cheese reception following event.
RSVP to 727-864-8836 or aspecrsvp@eckerd.edu


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.

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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.