HCC in the News

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal

    Hillsborough Community College has named Cheryl Gonzalez as the new chief diversity officer. 
    Gonzalez, who previously worked for the University of North Florida as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, joined HCC on Jan. 28.

    In her new role, Gonzalez will oversee the office of equity and special programs, which ensures that the school complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment.  

  • Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

    How Hillsborough Community College became a Tampa Bay art destination. 

  • Aspen Institute

    Washington, DC, September 24, 2018 – The Aspen Institute and the Siemens Foundation have named seven students of Hillsborough Community College as 20182019 Siemens Technical Scholars. The prestigious Siemens Technical Scholars awards recognize an exceptional group of diverse students from across the country who demonstrates the rewarding careers and opportunities that result from completing excellent STEM programs. This cycle’s 44 Scholars will go on to serve as ambassadors for

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal

    Tampa Bay area philanthropists and doctors Kiran and Pallavi Patel have donated $1 million to Hillsborough Community College for its Allied Health Building and scholarships for students, the school announced Thursday night. The gift is the largest from an individual in the school’s 50-year history.

  • 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.


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

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

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