Tiger Nation Family Day
September 1, 2023
SPC hosts a successful Tiger Nation Family Day
At Tiger Nation Family Day, nearly 300 St. Philip’s College students and their 200 family members were officially inducted into the Tiger Nation. The event began at 9 a.m. on campus in the Watson Fine Arts Auditorium on Friday, August 25.
Tiger Nation Family Day is an all-day event designed to introduce students to college leadership, highlight programs and services, inspire students, welcome families, and orient everyone to the beautiful MLK Campus. This semester’s event was about resilience and strength as SPC celebrates its 125th Anniversary.
Since 2014, this signature event has held a special place in the college’s tradition, serving as a kick-off for the next semester and promoting a sense of unity and enthusiasm among the SPC community. The event featured a range of activities designed to build connections. Building a support structure with other students, faculty and staff is critical to success. Students who engage in college outside of the classroom are more likely to persist and graduate.
“Success looks different for each person and that’s what this event is about. We help students identify people who will help them reach success and give them a glimpse of what their future at SPC will look like,” said Committee Co-Chair and Director of Student Success Liz Castillo.
Highlights of the event included; welcome remarks by SPC leadership, a special session for student support systems, campus tours, a student service support expo, financial literacy family feud and a student job fair. Every part of the event was carefully orchestrated to create an environment of success for our students. At the event, two iPad packages and three $500 scholarships were given to future SPC students.