For her accomplishments and contributions to the SPC community, Helen Gilbart was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus by the SPC Alumni Association.
Helen graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1964 with an AA degree. She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education with specializations in English, Speech and Journalism from the University of Florida.
Helen began her career at St. Petersburg College as a faculty member at the Clearwater Campus where her tireless dedication to her students and to her profession were widely recognized. Upon her retirement in 1998 Helen held the title of Program Director for Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications.
In 1997, Helen and her late husband Don Gilbart established an endowment to provide scholarships to SPC students. To-date, over 150 students have benefited through Helen’s and Don’s generosity!