HCC in the News

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
    01/06/17

    Tampa, FL - Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is proud to announce President Dr. Ken Atwater has been recognized as a member of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Power 100 list. The list recognizes Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders.

    Between his commitment to education and service on a multitude of local and national organizations, it is evident that Dr. Atwater and the college community are deeply invested in seeing the region elevated to new heights.
     

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  • 83 Degrees Media
    12/20/16

    There was a time when “shop” classes were as much a part of the school curriculum as math, science and English, especially for boys. Shop was where students learned to use tools -- and their hands -- to build everything from wooden furniture to electric lamps.

    The class was an introduction to skilled trades that made schools a pipeline of ready-made employees for manufacturing recruiters.

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  • 83 Degrees Media
    12/13/16

    In any town where close to 40 percent of the population lives in poverty, there are always challenges.

    But in Wimauma, a rural area of South Hillsborough County about 30 miles southeast of downtown Tampa, there is great potential for positive change and new opportunities, especially as greater attention is paid to the needs of residents and how they fit in with the larger community.

    Dr. Allen Witt, President of the Hillsborough Community College (HCC) SouthShore Campus, discussed his

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  • ABC Action News
    12/09/16

    An adjunct welding instructor at Hillsborough Community College spent the past year helping create and implement Shanghai Disney. Jason Shiver, has worked on the construction of Disney for the past 13 months, before returning home to help instruct students in a growing industry.

    Shiver will be returning to China in March to showcase some of his own welding art that he has made from his own studio in Valrico. 

    The show, Transcendence will be on display at the the Tokyo Pan Gallery for 45

  • El Nacional
    12/07/16

    Business leaders belonging to the Tampa Bay Export Alliance, a public-private regional alliance, focused on building trade links abroad.

    Dr. Ken Atwater is the newly-elected chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Dr. Atwater accepted his position during the 2016 annual meeting where the Tampa Hillsborough EDC celebrated another great year of exciting economic growth and community success.

  • Fox 13
    11/30/16

    HCC baseball surprised one of their own with a roundtrip ticket home for the holidays!

    "I'm proud to say that all HCC baseball players came together to buy a flight for one of our players, Orsen Josephina, to go home to Curacao for winter break," said head coach Michael Wrenn. "It lets me know that we still have great kids with character. Congrats for coming together as a team by doing such a great deed!"

  • Tampa Bay Times
    11/16/16

    At a time when many jobs are going online and offshore, Armwood High School has brought back the old school shop class with a new hi-tech edge.

    Teaming with the Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough Community College, CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County, the school district launched a new in-school manufacturing program at Armwood last week. Officials described the "Machining Technology Lab" as cutting edge with the potential to impact the entire district.
  • 83 Degrees
    11/15/16

    Veterans can get start-up assistance at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City through Hillsborough Community College's Operation Startup. 

    The program offers free services to honorably discharged veterans, active-duty military personnel preparing to transition to civilian life within a year, and current Reserve or National Guard members living in Florida. Spouses and civilian business partners also are eligible. The program allows these future entrepreneurs to develop

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  • ABC Action News
    11/02/16

    Right now, more than 500 veterans are leaving the service every single day. And for many, it can be tough to transition for the military to civilian life, and find a job. That's why a new effort is focused on helping veterans be their own boss. The rows of treats inside Bakery Boutique will make your mouth water. "We have a chocolate cake. It's filled with a rich fudge," said Dianne Miller, co-owner of the bakery.

    Miller's spent her career in sales and finance.

    "We knew what we

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  • Tampa Bay Times
    10/24/16

    The rejection letter came mid-summer. Without a shot at his dream school, the University of South Florida, Logan Emerson's plans fell apart. Despondent, the Tampa teenager enrolled at Hillsborough Community College, hoping a path would materialize.He felt like he was holding his breath. Then Emerson, 18, got a phone call that seemed too enticing to be real. How would he like to be part of a new program that would guarantee him admission to USF?

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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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