HCC in the News: Honoring exceptional colleges

Publish Date:

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:28 pm EDT

News Organization:

Community College Daily

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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.

HCC also developed the HOPE Scholars program that was designed to improve retention, graduation and the four-year college transfer rate of African-American and Hispanic males. HOPE Scholars benefit from faculty mentors, targeted workshops and seminars, tutorial services and tours of four-year colleges and universities. In the last four years, more than 85 percent of students enrolled as HOPE Scholars have graduated from HCC and transferred to four-year institutions.

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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