HCC in the News

  • ABC Action News

    August isn't just back-to-school season for kids. It's also for adults looking to return to school or start a new career.

  • Plant City Observer

    Hillsborough Community College and the SPCA teamed up for the sixth time to spay and neuter local feral cats Saturday, July 16. From 8 a.m. to noon, 25 cats were spayed and neutered, vaccinated and given physical checkups in Hillsborough Community College’s veterinarian technology room at the Plant City campus. 

    The team of volunteers was made up of veterinarians, seasoned technicians and students in HCC’s veterinary technology program.

  • Bay News 9

    Hillsborough Community College is responding to the call to produce more graduates in both engineering technology and welding technology.

  • Tampa Bay Times

    Thanks to years of work by a local coalition, more students will be able to complete their applications for federal aid and enroll in Hillsborough Community College with a clear plan for graduating later from the University of South Florida within six years.

  • Tampa Bay Times

    In teams of two, the girls' final project was to program their Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots to quickly traverse an obstacle course of about 50 water bottles. The robots need to make five turns, pick up a small Lego piece and then get back into the finish line. Every move is calculated in advance and the teams lose points for each water bottle knocked over.

    The girls built the robots from a kit into a vehicle resembling a dump truck, with four wheels and a part to carry the Lego piece at the

  • WTSP 10 News

    Forget campfires and tents, some Bay area girls are programming robots for their summer camp. Instructors say the robotics camp is designed to ignite girls' passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They say a “girls only” camp is needed because boys and girls respond differently to engineering.

    The event is hosted by Hillsborough Community College Brandon and FLATE. Organizers say by the end of the week the girls will have a solid introduction to programming and

  • News Talk Florida

    The seventh President of Hillsborough Community College Dr. Ken Atwater discusses the expansion of the school, its relationships with local universities and putting students in the best area to succeed.

    "We react to change a lot quicker. Hillsborough county 85% of our graduates stay in Hillsborough county. That equates $1.1b in local economic impact." Dr. Atwater continues, "Thats defined by productivity with our students staying here."

  • Tampa Bay Times

    The child care offered by Hillsborough Community College's Early Childhood Development Program at Hillsborough Community College represents so much more than a place the college's students can find someone to watch their kids during the day. The program's child development lab schools, located on the Ybor City and Dale Mabry campuses, serve as an early childhood educational program that creates structured learning environments and meets the highest educational standards and practices.

  • 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.

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

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