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Two Volleyball Players Named All-Americans


The NJCAA released their 2014-15 Div II All-Americans. Sophomore Jordan Bickett, outside hitter, was named second team All-American and sophomore Logan Miller, opposite hitter, was named Honorable Mention All-American.

Jordan recorded 470 kills, .236 hitting efficiency, 19 aces, 418 digs, and 73 blocks for the season and Logan recorded 502 kills, averaging 3.32 kills per set, .268 hitting efficiency and 68 blocks for the season.

NJCAA All-Americans

The Photographic Art of Clyde Butcher Comes to PHSC


The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will exhibit Visions of Florida: The Photographic Art of Clyde Butcher from January 8–29, 2015. This exhibit is part of the Museum of Florida History’s Traveling Exhibit (TREX) program. The community is invited to an opening reception sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, on Thursday, January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery located on our West Campus.

Butcher is famous for his large scale black-and-white landscape photography of the untouched Florida Everglades that highlights the exquisite beauty of the natural environment. Butcher will discuss his work in a special presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on West Campus.

Art gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Art exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information about exhibits at the gallery, call 727-816-3231.

Winter Commencement Ceremonies - Live Stream


PHSC campuses will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 due to winter commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies are being held in the Physical Education Center (gym) at the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Two ceremonies will accommodate the growing number of graduates earning their Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree, Applied Technology diploma, certificate or GED. The morning ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon commencement will begin at 4 p.m. The events will be streamed live online.

Among this year’s winter graduates are many students who have endured remarkable adversity in pursuit of a higher education.

Graduation speakers will include: District Board of Trustees Vice Chair Morris Porton in the morning session, District Board of Trustees Chair Leonard Johnson in the afternoon session; Regina Mirabella, Professor, Nursing (ADN) and Faculty Senate President; Reflections speaker, Randall Stovall, Ph.D, Provost, East Campus; and student speakers Nicole Beverley (afternoon session) and Joseph LaValle (morning session). Approximately 391 degrees and certificates will be conferred at the ceremonies. An estimated total of 1275 summer and winter graduates are eligible to participate.

Basketball Endures Loss to Manatee-Sarasota


On Tuesday November 25, the Quistas competed against State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and lost:  PHSC 84, SCF 98.  Top scorers of the game were, Terrance Briggs with 16 points and five rebounds;  Daemon Ashley with 15 points and four assists;   and Victor Davila with 13 points and 11 assists. 

The Quistas will face Santa Fe College at home on December 3 at 7 p.m.  The team's current record is now 4-8.

"Downton Abbey" Season 5 Premiere


Pasco-Hernando State College will host a preview screening of the Downton Abbey, Season 5 premiere on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. The event will be held at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel in the conference center, building B. Presented by WEDU, Downton Abbey will return for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate—an entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history.

Dennis Feltwell, Ph.D., PHSC Humanities Instructor, will briefly discuss 1920’s England as it relates to Downton Abbey prior to the screening.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for general admission seating. The screening event is free and open to the public, however seats are limited and registration is required. Downton Abbey, Season 5, airs Sundays, January 4 through March 1, 2015 on Masterpiece on WEDU PBS.

Basketball Overcome by Gulf State


On Friday, November 11, the Quistas played tough against Gulf Coast State College, but lost, PHSC 57, Gulf Coast 72.  Top scorers of the game were Taylor Breck 18 points and Daemon Ashley 19 points.

The team will play Northwest Florida State College tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College. NWFSC is one of the top NJCAA basketball schools in the country. The Quista's record is now 4-6.

Volleyball Finishes Eighth in the National Tournament


The PHSC volleyball team finished eighth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament falling to Illinois Central College in five sets 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26 and 10-15. The eighth place finish was the second best in the College's history.  

The team finished 39-8 on the season, which was also the team's second best finish in the College's history.

For complete information, see the media release.

Half Marathon Team Places Sixth At Nationals


The PHSC half marathon team placed sixth at the NJCAA Half Marathon championship in Topeka, Kansas for the second consecutive year. Freshman Alyssa Deligio finished in 1:37:11 to lead a group of eight PHSC runners. Sophomores Samantha Martinez (1:39:39) and Melody Yero (1:41:39) rounded out the top runners who scored in the event. Sophomores Katie Monds (1:42:06) and Elaine Gavallas (1:43:34) also ran a strong race. Other runners included freshmen Elise Cedre (1:45:39), Roxanna Cabellero (1:53:12) and Ava Thompson (2:01:19). El Paso Community College won the race.

PHSC Splits Matches On Opening Day of National Tournament


Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night.

PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be play for seventh place. You can watch the tournament at

PHSC Will Play for Seventh Place In NJCAA Tournament


Pasco-Hernando State College (39-7) lost to Des Moines Area Community College 3-1 (14-25, 16-25, 25-17, 18-25) on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona.  The loss sends the Conquistadors into a Saturday morning match against Illinois Central Community College.  Match time is 12 p.m. (EST). The match will be for seventh place in the NJCAA National Tournament.  Watch the match live on