HCC in the News

  • Plant City Observer
    05/04/17

    In the fall of 2015, Kaitlyn Van Lenten enrolled in Hillsborough Community College’s veterinary technology program. In addition to graduating from the program next week, Van Lenten is also the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Spotlight Award for the Plant City campus, awarded to students who excel in the face of adversity. 

    But Van Lenten, while grateful to receive the award, doesn’t view her disability as something meant to overcome. 

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  • Community College Daily
    04/28/17

    Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Florida, led by President Kenneth Atwater, serves as a preeminent national voice in addressing issues facing black and Hispanic/Latino males through its Black, Brown, and College Bound National Summit. The summit draws more than 1,000 higher education professionals, faculty and students from more than 25 states.

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  • WFLA
    04/28/17

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Scholarships are up for grabs for students who love building robots!

    Robotics and engineering camps are happening across the Tampa Bay area, giving kids a chance to have fun while learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    The hope is to teach kids about manufacturing jobs at an early age

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  • Bay News 9
    04/28/17

    A Tampa grandmother is celebrating a personal milestone -- graduating from college.

    Debra Morris, 60, will graduate from Hillsborough Community College on May 5. It's an accomplishment four decades in the making.
     
    Like many in her generation, Morris didn't go straight to college after high school. She enrolled in a technical school, she got a job and then raised a family instead.
     
    But four years ago, Morris decided to go to Hillsborough Community College for an associate

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  • WTVT Fox 13
    04/26/17

    Petra Manderson set out in the world when she left her New Zealand home to play volleyball at Hillsborough Community College. Now she's preparing to hit a new level, as captain of the U23 New Zealand team.

    "Yeah, I'm very proud to represent my country," said Manderson. "I think it's like a really cool opportunity, and to be the captain of the team, I think it's really cool."

    Her squad will compete in the Asian U23 Volleyball

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  • ABC Action News
    04/25/17

    Debra Morris is 60 years old.  Instead of easing into retirement, she's working full-time and cramming for college finals.

    "With the economic dive, I found myself without a job, and my daughter said to me, 'Well mom, you're always saying you wish you could go back to school. Go back to school!'" said Morris.

    As a young woman, she worked and raised a family. Her children are grown now and she has nine grandkids. But after all those years, she couldn't help

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  • Vern Buchanan
    04/25/17

    Congressman Vern Buchanan today toured Hillsborough Community College’s campus in Ruskin and was briefed on the college’s work to raise educational attainment levels. 

    Buchanan, far right, talks with leaders from Hillsborough Community College’s SouthShore campus

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  • Florida College Access Network
    04/25/17

    College-bound star athletes aren’t the only ones who deserve a little hype and hoopla when they announce their postsecondary plans.

    To that end, George S. Middleton High School in Tampa recently hosted its second annual National College Signing Day. The event is a spinoff of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which seeks to inspire students to pursue and complete their education past high school.

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  • Creative Loafing
    04/24/17

    As the school semester wraps up and summertime is just out of reach, a lot of student work is available to see in the Tampa Bay area. It’s been refreshing checking out the student work here, and seeing more and more exhibition spaces showcasing emerging artists is an encouraging gesture in an area that an increasing amount of young people are calling home. The art gallery at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor campus is a perfect example of this, which makes sense — it’

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  • 83 Degrees
    04/11/17

    Job seekers can connect to area employers at job fairs in the coming weeks, including two fairs at Hillsborough Community College April 18 and 19.

    “Usually if a company is here, they have positions available,” says Lorraine Canalejo, Career Resource Center Manager at HCC’s Dale Mabry Campus. “I have a gym. It fills up.”

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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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