HCC in the News

  • Community College Journal

    Community colleges play a key role in training the nation’s police officers and other public safety employees, such as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). And much of this training takes place outside the classroom, in role-playing exercises and other simulations that thoroughly prepare students for what they’re apt to encounter in the field.

    Some of these situations involve live actors. Others involve sophisticated technologies, such as immersive virtual environments or

  • WTSP
    Hillsborough Community College is gearing up for its 11th annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit on February 22 – 25. The summit is aimed at helping minority males succeed in college. “Why is it needed? Minority males are a disappearing breed in higher education,” said HCC President Ken Atwater.

    WTSP, February 2, 2017: http://www.wtsp.com/news/summit-helps-minority-males-succeed-in-college/395844165
  • ABC Action News

    At the Centre for Women, Barbara Griffin is learning more about a manufacturing career she's always had an interest in.

    “There was no opportunities for manufacturing, you always saw men in manufacturing jobs so now I’m looking for change,” Griffin said.

    Now she has a chance with free training through Hillsborough Community College and a grant with the Manufacturing Alliance.

  • ABC Action News

    The U.S. Department of Education released the first debt-to-earnings rates for career training programs as required by the landmark Gainful Employment regulations.

    Hillsborough Community College's VP of Workforce Training, Dr. Ginger Clark, spoke with ABC Action News on how HCC is providing manageable debt-to-earning potential for graduates.

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal

    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.

  • 83 Degrees Media

    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.

  • 83 Degrees Media

    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

  • ABC Action News

    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

    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

    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!"

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
, 813.259.6567

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

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