Quick Contact

Lewis House
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-8834

Send a message

Join our email newsletter

Facebook Visit us on Flickr 

The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

Public Events


Public Service Dialogue on Greenlight Pinellas

Crossroads:  A Conversation on the Future of Pinellas County

This November voters in Pinellas County will decide whether to approve this initiative which includes increased bus service and new light rail.  Prominent representatives of both sides of the issue will share their different views.

Moderator: Tim Nickens, Editor of Editorials, Tampa Bay Times
Pro Speaker: Ken Welch, District 7, Pinellas County Commissioner
Con Speaker: Tom Rask, Candidate for Pinellas County Commissioner District 6

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Lewis House, Eckerd College

The State of the Bay: Tampa Bay Estuary Reflects Great Progress

Wednesday, October 15, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
Holly S. Greening, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Estuary Program


The Sunshine Here:  St. Petersburg is a City on the Cusp

Wednesday, October 29, 4:00 pm, Lewis House
The Hon. Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg


Breaking Down the Gubernatorial and Midterm Elections

Wednesday, November 12, 2:30 pm, Lewis House
Dr. Susan A. MacManus, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, and
Adam C. Smith, Political Editor, Tampa Bay Times


ASPEC Forums are free and graciously funded by Northern Trust


ASPEC Special Event

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. 


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.