HCC in the News

  • Bay News 9

    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

    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

    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

  • Daytime TV/WFLA

    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

    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.

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal

    Hillsborough Community College received a $1 million corporate gift from JPMorgan Chase for its Advanced Transportation Technology Center, representing the largest corporate gift in HCC's history.

  • Tampa Bay Times

    Tatianna Rivers impressed the audience of Hillsborough Community College supporters with her story of courage, perserverance and determination. Today, Rivers graduates from HCC SouthShore thanks in part to the college's 2016 Presidential Achievement Award, which goes to a student who has overcome hardships and obstacles to succeed in academics, service and leadership.

  • Bay News 9

    Hillsborough Community College has become a tradition for one Bay Area family. Siblings Shahrzad and Shariar Zamani, are graduating from HCC next week. Shahrzad will be the commencement speaker at the ceremony.

  • ABC Action News

    For most high school students, they look forward to forwarding their education in college. For others it's a way to provide a better life for themselves. At Hillsborough Community College, a local family has studied together for the 2015-2016 school year. Shahriar and Shahrzad Zamani, a brother-sister duo, with three year age difference found themselves in the same chemistry class this past semester. Their mom, also now attends HCC.

  • Bay News 9

    A Hillsborough Community College student is proving that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. Caleb Baker, 23, was just accepted into three of the most prestigious summer dance programs in the country. It’s an achievement most dancers work their entire lives for but Baker just started dancing three years ago.

    Bay News 9, April 25, 2016:

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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
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Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
, 813.259.6567

Ashley Jeffery, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
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Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
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