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Lake Sumter Game Rained Out


Today's softball game with Lake Sumter State College has been rained out and will not be rescheduled.

Open House Events


PHSC is hosting open houses at each of its five campuses in April. The events are aimed at 2015 and 2016 high school graduates who are undecided on college plans and any potential students seeking higher education opportunities at PHSC.

Attendees will learn about the variety of certificate, associate and bachelor degree programs offered through the College. In addition, attendees will learn about the new bachelor’s degree programs now available at PHSC.The events also will provide opportunity for campus tours and offer information on admissions, financial aid, scholarships and the more than 50 clubs and organizations available.

Open house dates and locations include:

North Campus in Brooksville, Wednesday, April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in B104/105.
East Campus in Dade City, Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Center, A240.
Spring Hill Campus, Wednesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conference center, B105.
Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Tuesday, April 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Building B.
West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Rd., on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in R151.

For more information or to reserve your space, visit our RSVP page

South Florida State Game Rescheduled


Today's baseball game at South Florida State College has been cancelled due to wet grounds and has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Avon Park.

Disabilities Services Run, Walk, Roll 5K - Wesley Chapel


PHSC's Office of Disabilities Services will host a Run, Walk, Roll 5K on Sunday, April 26 at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The race starts at 8 a.m. with a fun run for children beginning at 8:45 a.m. Community members as well as faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in the family friendly 5K event. All proceeds will benefit students seeking disabilities services at PHSC.

Following the race and fun run, an award presentation will be held with overall prizes to be awarded to top three in each category—male, female and wheelchair finishers.

Register no later than Monday, April 13 to receive race T-shirt and goody bag. Registration fee is $25 for the public and $15 for PHSC students; Fun Run event fee is $15. For more information call 727-816-3473.

PHSC Wins Eighth Straight Game


Pasco-Hernando State defeated the University of Tampa JV 5-0 on Sunday afternoon in Tampa. It was the eighth straight win for the Conquistadors who improved to 22-7 on the season. Starter Chris McCormick (5-1) picked up the win by pitching six shutout innings allowing six hits, walking two and striking out five. Danny Rodriguez pitched the final three innings to record the save. Aderly Perez and Alex Kranick each had two hits in the game. Perez also stole three bases. The team will return to action next Friday at South Florida State College in Avon Park. Game time is 2:00 p.m. and Danny Rodriguez is the starting pitcher.

PHSC Clinches District Tournament Spot


Pasco-Hernando State secured a spot in the NJCAA District Baseball Tournament in Kinston, NC with their 6-1 win over Tampa JV at the West Campus. The tournament runs May 8-12 with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.  It's the fifth straight year the team has advanced to the tournament. PHSC won the tournament last season and finished fourth at the World Series.

Sophomore Bob Peck pitched eight strong innings allowing only one run on two hits. He walked four and struck out a season high eleven. Sophomore Errol Whinnen pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Sophomores Kevin Faulkner and Alex Kranick each had three hits in the game. Freshman Jordan Ding hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. The team will travel to Tampa JV tomorrow for a noon game. Sophomore Chris McCormick is the scheduled starter.

Rodriguez Ties Career Wins Mark


Sophomore pitcher Danny Rodriguez (7-1) tied Frankie Sanders (1994-95) career mark of seventeen wins as Pasco-Hernando State defeated Seminole State 10-0 at the West Campus. Rodriguez pitched seven innings allowing six hits, walking one and striking out five. Adam Arrowood pitched a scoreless eighth and Sean Fluke struck out two of the three hitters he faced in the ninth. Christian Alicea went four for five with a double and 3 RBIs to lead a thirteen hit attack. Michael Faul also went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. The team will host the University of Tampa JV on Saturday. Game time is 12:00 p.m.

PHSC Trustees Select Timothy Beard as Next President


The Pasco-Hernando State College District Board of Trustees concluded its presidential search this evening by voting to extend an offer to Timothy Beard, Ph.D., to become the college’s fourth president effective July 1, 2015.

Timothy Beard, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management at PHSC, has worked for the college since 2007. Previously, he worked as vice president and dean of student affairs at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and director of student affairs and enrollment management at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Beard earned his doctoral degree in rehabilitation counseling with a special emphasis in higher education administration from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University.

"We are pleased to extend an offer for the presidential position to Dr. Beard,” said Ed Blommel, PHSC District Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee Chair. “As a senior administrator at PHSC for the past eight years, he is already familiar with the college and has an understanding of its strategic goals and mission.”

Current PHSC President Katherine Johnson, Ed.D, will retire on June 30, 2015 and, pending the successful outcome of contract negotiations, Tim Beard is expected to begin his presidency on July 1, 2015.

Rodriguez Named FCSAA Pitcher Of The Week


Pasco-Hernando State College’s Danny Rodriguez is this week’s NJCAA Region8/FCSAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Rodriguez, a sophomore from Lutz, Fla., was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in two appearances during the voting period. Rodriguez picked up two complete-game victories, including a five-hit shutout against Three Rivers on March 10, in which he struck out nine. On March 14, he allowed only four hits and struck out nine in an 8-1 win over NJCAA (DII) No. 19 Lincoln Land. For the week, he struck out 18 and allowed only four walks in 18 innings of work and held opponents to a .153 batting average. With the two victories, Rodriguez is also just one win away from tying Pasco-Hernando State’s career record of 17.

PHSC Wins On Road


Pasco-Hernando State defeated Seminole State College 8-3 in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon. Starter Chris McCormick (4-1) picked up the win pitching eight innings allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits while striking out six. Errol Whinnen pitched the ninth inning to close out the game. Danny Raynor went 2 for 2 with a double and 3 RBIs to lead a 10 hit attack. Zach Hessinger and Justin Ortiz each had two hits in the game. The win improved PHSC to 19-7 on the season. The two teams will meet in New Port Richey at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.