HCC in the News

  • 83 Degrees Media
    09/19/17

    Cognizant Technology Solutions has opened its fourth Tampa facility, with plans to hire an additional 75 employees.

    The latest Cognizant expansion follows a 2014 commitment to invest $5.7 million in Tampa area facilities and hire 412 employees here. “We’re now increasing that commitment, investing approximately $500,000 more in capital expenditures and creating 75 additional jobs over the next 4 years,” says Eric Westphal, Cognizant’s Senior Director in Global

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  • Tampa Bay Times
    08/18/17

    Without aid of glasses, contact lenses or Lasik surgery, Hiroko Kato has clearer vision — when it comes to her career.

    Kato is working in the local manufacturing industry, a prospect she struggled to reach until she took a special course offered in a partnership between the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women and Hillsborough Community College.

    Now she knows manufacturing isn't solely rooted in grimy jobs. Now she knows she can make something.

    Now she knows women have a place in

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  • Wausau Daily Herald
    07/28/17

    Orsen Josephina has a repertoire of four pitches he can throw over the plate for a strike — an arsenal that has helped him become one of the top closers in the Northwoods League this season.

    Josephina's success in changing the rotation and speed of the baseball also earned him the chance to close out the league’s All-Star Game at Athletic Park last week. He struck out both batters he faced to end the contest.

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    Hillsborough County Government
    06/26/17

    Twenty Hillsborough County teens are learning about 3D printing, prototyping, manipulation of robotic arms, and computer programming at Engineering Technology Camp this summer.

    The week-long camp offered by FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center) takes place at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College (HCC). It is partly sponsored by the County-supported Manufacturing Alliance.

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  • 83 Degrees
    06/13/17

    A project celebrating the history of Ruskin, Wimauma, Gibsonton and other communities in south Hillsborough County is building momentum at the SouthShore campus of Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

    The HCC campus in Ruskin is an historically appropriate place for the project to unfold, given that Ruskin was founded more than a century ago on the principles of higher education and intellectual expression.

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  • Burton Mail
    06/12/17

    Burton and South Derbyshire College played home to budding business students from across the pond for a week last month. Students and teachers from Hillsborough Community College, in Tampa, Florida stayed in Burton from Monday, May 22 until Friday, May 26 as part of their visit to the country.

    The group joined business students from the college in lessons throughout the week, with both sets of students and teachers having the change to exchange thoughts and opinions.

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  • Fox 13
    06/09/17

    Charley visited Hillsborough Community College's Brandon campus Friday to get an inside look at robotics camp hosted by Florida Technological Education Center (FLATE).

    FLATE hosts robotics summer camps for all ages and skill levels. Campers get to build and program their own robots, participate in team challenges, tour manufacturing facilities, and even use 3D modeling and printing. 

    For more information, visit fl-ate.org.

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  • WTSP 10 News
    05/16/17

    With more than 50 wildfires burning across the state, it's important to find well-trained men and women who are ready to do this tough job.

    Some 150 students in Hillsborough Community College's Fire Academy are on their way to certification with some intense training.

    These cadets are done with their bookwork and finally getting hands on, gearing up, pulling hoses, working a ladder and even practicing saving a life.

    "It's tough. It's definitely tough

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  • NBA India
    05/14/17

    The sweltering heat inside the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi made even sitting uncomfortable, let alone competing in a high-intensity game of basketball. But one young girl in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state team — a short-haired, strongly-built point guard — was going about her business like a seasoned professional.

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  • ABC Action News - WFTS
    05/10/17

    Fred Jaeger, manager of the Hospitality and Restaurant Management at Hillsborough Community College describes the program as a hidden gem.

    "Oh yes! Absolutely!" Jaeger told ABC Action News.

    It's literally one of the best in the country among two-year colleges. Students at HCC are given real world experience from the gourmet dining room, to the kitchen and restaurant operations.

    "I think that says an awful lot about the program," said student Nancy Summit.

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Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
acarl@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7158

Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
awalters13@hccfl.edu, 813.259.6589

Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
cdemanche@hccfl.edu
, 813.259.6567

Ashley Jeffery, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
ajeffery4@hccfl.edu, 813.259.6591

Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
dordaz@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7066   

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