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Provost Giannet Named Business Leader of the Year

10/03/2014

Stanley Giannet, Ph.D., Provost, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, was awarded the prestigious honor of Business Leader of the Year and Honorary Mayor at the 2014 Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Celebrating Excellence in Business Banquet.

“We congratulate Dr. Giannet as the 2014-2015 Business Leader of the Year and Honorary Mayor as he deservedly represents the Wesley Chapel business community. In this role, he will represent our chamber by being intimately involved in business expansion planning in Wesley Chapel,” said Hope Allen, President, Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

Giannet was dean of arts and sciences, then provost at PHSC’s North Campus prior to taking on the role of provost at PHSC’s fifth full-service campus, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, in Wesley Chapel, which opened in January 2014.

Additionally, Giannet began as an adjunct instructor in 1992, transitioning to full-time psychology faculty in 1997. Giannet earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Regents College, University of the State of NY, Albany, N.Y., and a Master of Psychology from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Peru. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., and completed post-doctoral training in psycho-immunology at University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, where he also held an affiliate assistant professor post.

Giannet holds a graduate certificate in theology from the Australian Catholic University, professional certificates in human resource management and information systems management from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a certificate in executive leadership from Cornell University. Also, Giannet is the published author of “Love is Stronger Than Death: Encountering Our Struggle with Grief,” and “The Dysfunctional Relationship Manual: A Checklist and Workbook.”

Each year the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of local community members, businesses and organizations. The Business Leader of the Year and Honorary Mayor is awarded to a business owner or manager who best exemplifies generosity in giving for community benefit.

Seventh Annual Peace Week Celebration

09/30/2014

PHSC will host keynote speakers, guest lecturers, exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops, peace and religion festivals, and musical performances for the seventh annual Peace Week, October 6–9. Peace Week events will be held on PHSC’s West Campus in New Port Richey, East Campus in Dade City, North Campus in Brooksville, Spring Hill Campus, and Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel.

The opening ceremony will feature a musical performance by Lorri Hafer at the West Campus. Hafer is best known as lead vocalist with The Hillside Singers—most famous for their recording of the ‘Coca-Cola Song,’ “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”

Keynote presentations include a variety of topics:

Finding Peace in Nature by Daniel Caron, creator of Original Play®

Our Water, Our Future by John Moran, nature photographer

Sustenance, Sovereignty, and the Sacred by Dell deChant, Master Instructor, Department of Religious Studies at University of South Florida and William Schanbacher, Instructor and Undergraduate Director at the University of South Florida

Environmental Citizen Activism by Scott Camil, political activist, Vietnam veteran

When my Husband Became my Wife by Linda and Karen Schrader, transgender couple

Building Your Community—Lessons from Africa by Steve Turner, drum circle leader

Wellness Techniques for Resilience by Erin Senack-Daum, CEO and founder, Productive Visions

Climate Change as a National Security Threat by Gene Jones, founding member and current president of Florida Veterans for Common Sense and John E. Darovec, Jr., retired Air Force physician assistant and biologist   

In addition to keynote speakers, a variety of guest lecturers and faculty presenters will host sessions throughout Peace Week. At the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala, a circular mural created from colored sand. Tibetans refer to the mandala as the “architecture of enlightenment” with meanings on many spiritual and artistic levels.

Resilience and Peace on Earth festivals, with drum circles, exhibits and displays, will be held at each campus. Those interested in expressing ideas about peace may enjoy creating scarf art, tie dye and sand art.

See the Peace Week page for a daily agenda of activities, times and room locations at the various campus locations or call 1-855-NOW-PHSC for more information. Peace Week 2014–Resilience is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and PHSC’s Student Activities department. All Peace Week events are free and open to the community.

Lady Quistas Qualify for the District P/Region 8,10 Tournament

09/29/2014

The Lady Quistas went 3-1 at the South Florida State Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. They defeated Webber university JV, St. John's River State College and Clearwater Christian College and lost to Indian River State College.

The Quistas were led by captain Jordan Bickett who recorded 60 kills with a .315 hitting efficiency, four aces and 38 digs.  The team's overall record of 20-4 has officially qualified them for the District P/Region 8,10 tournament which will be held in Wilmington, N.C. at Cape Fear Community College.

This week the team hosts a home match on Tuesday against Florida College and travels this weekend to North Carolina to Catawba Valley Community College's Tournament.

Volleyball Team to Host Dig Pink Event

09/29/2014

The women's volleyball team will host a Dig Pink match against Elizabethtown College (Pa.) on Tuesday, October 7 at the West Campus.

Dig Pink T-shirts will be sold by PHSC’s volleyball team members through the month of October and at the game for $10 each. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prize baskets at the event for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds from T-shirt sales and raffle ticket sales will go to the Sideout Foundation. This foundation awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families.

For information on the Dig Pink event or purchasing Dig Pink T-shirts or raffle tickets, call Coach Kim Whitney at 727-816-3341 or email whitnek@phsc.edu.

Basketball and Cheerleading Teams Join Coastal Cleanup

09/25/2014

The basketball and cheerleading teams teamed up for a day of community service at the Pasco Coastal Cleanup on September 20. All athletic teams commit to doing one community service event each year. This year, Coastal Clean Up in Pasco County was chosen by the basketball and cheerleading teams.

The basketball players pulled 35 tires out of the gulf at the Palms Preserve area as well as picking up trash in the area. The cheerleaders picked up trash in the same area.

Governor Scott Congratulates Freshmen

09/25/2014

In a letter directed to PHSC freshmen, Governor Rick Scott offers congratulations and encouraging words for a bright future filled with opportunity. Please read the letter from the Governor.

5K Run with the Quistas

09/16/2014

PHSC will host the 10th Annual 5K Run with the Quistas on Sunday, October 19 at its West Campus in New Port Richey. Race start is 8 a.m. with a Fun Run for children starting at 8:50 a.m. Community members as well as faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in the 10th annual family centered 5K event. All proceeds will benefit the nationally ranked PHSC Women’s Cross Country team.

Award presentation will begin at 9:15 a.m. on race day with overall prizes to be awarded to top male/female finishers and master male/female. Top finishers in each age group also will receive awards. Post-race festivities will include refreshments, games, goodie bags, photos and more.

Registration fee is $25 through October 15 and $30 on race day. Event registration is available online. Use the keyword ‘PHSC.’ Race Day registration will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Cross Country Team Endures Tough Course at UT Invitational

09/12/2014

The 20th ranked PHSC Cross Country team raced on a tough course for the second meet of the season at the University of Tampa Early Bird Invitational. The team was led by freshman Roxanna Caballero with a 38th place finish in 21:27. She was followed closely by sophomore Melody Yero (42nd) who finished in a time of 21:36. Rounding out the scoring for the team was Kristen Dunlap (55th) 22:01, Angela Cruz (58th) 22:09 and Alyssa DeLigio (62nd) 22:18. The team placed sixth among nine teams. 

The ladies have an off week before heading to the College of DuPage Invitational in Warrenville, Ill. on September 26. They will face their first NJCAA competition at this race.

The team encourages everyone to sign up for the Tenth Annual Run with the Quistas which takes place on Sunday,October 19 at 8 a.m.
 

Online, Noncredit Courses Offered to Community

09/10/2014

PHSC Corporate Training in partnership with Ed2Go offers hundreds of instructor-led, noncredit, online courses to the community. Ed2Go courses allow students to study at their own pace with 24/7 online classroom access, well-crafted lessons, expert instruction, and interaction with fellow students.

The following six-week courses begin on September 17:

Writing Effective Grant Proposals – Participants will learn how to prepare successful grant proposals to receive funding from corporations or foundations.

Teaching Math (Grades 4-6) – Teachers will learn how to reinvent math instruction for grades 4–6 by bringing hands-on learning and real-world connections into the classroom.

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing – Individuals will learn the various stages of health and illness and will discover why true health means wholeness of the mind, body and spirit. Students will evaluate their own health by keeping a journal of daily habits over a period of time.

The fee for each six-week course is $104. Visit the PHSC ed2go site to view a complete list of courses or to register. To learn more, please call 727-816-3123 or email Corporate Training.

Annual 5k Race to Benefit Women’s Cross Country Team

09/09/2014

PHSC will host the tenth annual PHSC 5K Race on Sunday, October 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. All proceeds will benefit the College’s women’s cross country team.

Registration fees include a free race T-shirt and are $25 prior to October 15. A free Family Fun Run will also be offered for all children 12 and under. All fun run participants receive a goodie bag and an award to remember the day. T-shirts are available for purchase. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and pre-registered participants are encouraged to arrive at 7 a.m. Awards will be given by age group and to the top male and female finishers. The event will also feature free post-race refreshments, games, goodie bags, photos, and opportunity drawings. In order to participate, you may register in advance online

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