It’s no secret that some really spectacular individuals attend and work at St. Petersburg Faculty (SPC). Two such people are Davon Miller, a second-year scholar, and Dr. Tashika Griffith, Provost for the Downtown and Midtown Facilities. Each Titans are finalists on this yr’s Good ‘Burger Awards.
The Good ‘Burger Awards is an annual competitors hosted by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce that acknowledges companies, organizations, and people making a optimistic impression in St. Pete and contribute to creating our neighborhood a particular one. Miller and Griffith actually meet these parameters.
Spreading Positivity By way of Books
When Miller’s not taking lessons on the SPC Clearwater Campus, he’s giving again to his neighborhood. He’s a broadcast kids’s creator and illustrator of 5 books within the collection titled Mr. Tickety-Toc Clock and donates a part of the proceeds from his e-book signings to Johns Hopkins All Youngsters’s Hospital in advantage of bronchial asthma. Miller additionally does e-book readings locally.
In 2020, Miller launched the #Imagine2020ChildrenStories marketing campaign with the target of serving to different African American authors. The marketing campaign resulted in a big variety of books being collected and donated to native faculties and middle.
Miller is a 2019 recipient of the Citizenship Award within the Tampa Bay’s Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement and a 2021 Sunshine Ambassador for the town of St. Petersburg.
Main With Resiliency
Along with being Provost for the SPC Downtown and Midtown Facilities in addition to the Palladium Theater, Griffith was additionally the 2020 Chair of the town of St. Petersburg’s Develop Smarter initiative, a complete financial growth technique that focuses on inclusive prosperity and equitable financial progress. The initiative is at present in its seventh yr.
Griffith has labored to carry the equitable beliefs of Develop Smarter to the SPC facilities she oversees by initiatives just like the 12 in 12 program, a singular Categorical Session on the school that enables college students to take 4 lessons, incomes 12 credit in simply 12 weeks. This system affords college students the comfort of a versatile schedule that works for his or her wants, particularly in the event that they’re balancing a job and household along with faculty.
Griffith was just lately awarded the “Passing the Torch in Management: A Legacy of Excellence Award” from The Nationwide Coalition of 100 Black Girls’s Tampa Bay chapter. She received within the Schooling-Put up Secondary class.
Voting Open Till October
Finalist voting run by September and finish on October 1, so you should definitely forged your vote for Miller and Griffith earlier than then. Miller is a finalist within the MVB – Most Precious ‘Burger class, whereas Griffith is up for the highest spot within the Trailblazers & Change Brokers class. Winners will likely be introduced on October 28 on the annual Good ‘Burger Awards ceremony.