HCC in the News

  • SAS International
    Analytics turns near-graduates into graduates and puts them on the path to bachelor’s degrees

    Cary, NC (Jun 19, 2018)

  • Fox 13 Tampa Bay

    TAMPA (FOX 13) - With a mask and torch, Edgar Owens is building experience toward his next chapter as a welder. 

    "I'm 30 years old. I needed to find something that I could do for a career that I could support myself and possibly a future family and that's why I chose this program," said Owens.

    He's about to complete a one-year program at Hillsborough Community College.


  • The Observer News

    Don Marotta enjoys serving the community. The 80-year-old Kings Point resident is an emergency medical technician with the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, and he absolutely loves it.

    “I joined the squad 10 years ago, after seeing a truck (ambulance) with a sign on it calling for volunteers,” he said. “I decided to give it a shot and become an emergency medical responder. I thought that would be as far as I would go.”

  • President to President

    Hillsborough Community College (HCC), a two-year public institution with five campuses in Hillsborough County, Tampa, is one of 28 community colleges in Florida. Currently, HCC ranks fifth in the nation in size as measured by full-time student enrollment (FTE) and seventh in the number of associate degrees awarded in all disciplines. It ranks 12th in the number of degrees awarded to minority students and 22nd in the number of associate degrees awarded to Black students.

  • Fox 13 Tampa

    TAMPA (FOX 13) - When Hillsborough Community College women's tennis coach Jennifer Gelhaus took over the Lady Hawks program, she went far and wide searching for some of game's best junior players. 

    The roster includes nine players from nine different countries.

    "We have some eastern Europeans, we have a girl from Canada, we have a girl from England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia; literally from everywhere," said Gelhaus. 

    The language barrier made

  • Tampa Bay Times

    TAMPA — At 2.6 million square feet, the new rental car center at Tampa International Airport is big — bigger, even, than International Plaza.

    And it is just one of three airport projects scheduled to open to the public on Feb. 14. There’s a 1.4-mile-long SkyConnect people mover (dubbed the #LoveTrain, since it will debut on Valentine’s Day). And the main terminal will be emerging from three years of heavy construction.

  • 83 Media Degrees

    As companies moved jobs overseas to cut costs years ago, and then brought them back to provide better service in more recent times, outsourcing became an ugly word to describe what not to do in corporate America. But tomorrow’s job threat is potentially much closer to home with smart computers and responsive technology in robots that can do almost anything a human can do.

    The transition is already underway. Computers with touch screen menus in restaurants. Robots performing repetitious

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

    A dilemma for CDOs

    While strides are being made to increase the number of chief diversity officers hired at community colleges in the U.S., many current officers worry that the role as it is now does not have the executive or presidential ties that it needs to make effective changes.

  • 01/04/18

    Estefany Rivas Ortiz is a student at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) pursuing a degree in pre-med. Rivas Ortiz is an international student from South America, raised in Cali, Colombia. Rivas Ortiz remembers family members facing hardships in Colombia and her father deciding to leave the country for a better life in the United States. After migrating to Tampa, Florida, her sister was soon diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Rivas Ortiz is convinced that her sister would have died without access

  • The Observer News

    Come Jan. 2, Dr. Jennifer China will become president of Hillsborough Community College SouthShore. The nine-year-old campus has played a pivotal role in the community’s growth, and China expects that role to continue.

    “I’m truly dedicated to what I do and very committed to student success,” said China, who most recently was dean of student services at HCC’s Brandon campus before being appointed to SouthShore. “I’m honored to be entrusted with the


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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