HCC in the News

  • Tampa Bay Times
    07/15/16

    Thanks to years of work by a local coalition, more students will be able to complete their applications for federal aid and enroll in Hillsborough Community College with a clear plan for graduating later from the University of South Florida within six years.

  • Tampa Bay Times
    06/29/16

    In teams of two, the girls' final project was to program their Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots to quickly traverse an obstacle course of about 50 water bottles. The robots need to make five turns, pick up a small Lego piece and then get back into the finish line. Every move is calculated in advance and the teams lose points for each water bottle knocked over.

    The girls built the robots from a kit into a vehicle resembling a dump truck, with four wheels and a part to carry the Lego piece at the

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  • WTSP 10 News
    06/21/16

    Forget campfires and tents, some Bay area girls are programming robots for their summer camp. Instructors say the robotics camp is designed to ignite girls' passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They say a “girls only” camp is needed because boys and girls respond differently to engineering.

    The event is hosted by Hillsborough Community College Brandon and FLATE. Organizers say by the end of the week the girls will have a solid introduction to programming and

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  • News Talk Florida
    06/20/16

    The seventh President of Hillsborough Community College Dr. Ken Atwater discusses the expansion of the school, its relationships with local universities and putting students in the best area to succeed.

    "We react to change a lot quicker. Hillsborough county 85% of our graduates stay in Hillsborough county. That equates $1.1b in local economic impact." Dr. Atwater continues, "Thats defined by productivity with our students staying here."

  • Tampa Bay Times
    06/15/16

    The child care offered by Hillsborough Community College's Early Childhood Development Program at Hillsborough Community College represents so much more than a place the college's students can find someone to watch their kids during the day. The program's child development lab schools, located on the Ybor City and Dale Mabry campuses, serve as an early childhood educational program that creates structured learning environments and meets the highest educational standards and practices.

  • Bay News 9
    06/08/16

    Freedom High School’s 2016 valedictorian is celebrating a double achievement. On June 4, 18-year-old Maya Patel graduated from both Freedom High School and Hillsborough Community College. It was part of the school district’s dual enrollment program. It was a lot of work, but Patel said she’s happy she did it. By graduating from Hillsborough Community College and Freedom High School, Patel made history for her school.

  • Bay News 9
    06/04/16

    Students at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus are planting seeds for a sustainable future. The Students for the Environment Club has transformed an overgrown plot of land on campus into a thriving, sustainable food forest.

  • The Observer News
    06/02/16

    When Hillsborough Community College opened a new Ruskin campus less than eight years ago, Allen Witt never imagined how fast it would grow. But by the end of its inaugural school year, there were definite signs of things to come.

    HCC SouthShore had held classes in leased office space at the Sun Point Shopping Center since 2003. Enrollment there had grown to about 600 students per school year, said Witt, then academic dean and now campus president. Once the college’s new academic building at 551

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  • Daytime TV/WFLA
    05/11/16

    Caleb Baker is a 23-year old dance major at Hillsborough Community College. He's only been dancing for three years, but his natural talent is evident. In fact, he's been invited to attend three summer dance programs: The Alvin Ailey Professional Division Summer Dance Intensive Program, American Dance Festival Summer Program and the Alonzo King Lines Summer Intensive Program.

  • WTSP
    05/04/16

    Florida will see an increase of 50,000 jobs over the next few years, jobs that require specific skills. That's where Hillsborough Community College is stepping up, with new classes starting in the fall.

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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