Lady Quistas Qualify for the District P/Region 8,10 Tournament
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.
Governor Scott Congratulates Freshmen
Basketball and Cheerleading Teams Join Coastal Cleanup
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.
5K Run with the Quistas
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
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
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.
Annual 5k Race to Benefit Women’s Cross Country Team
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
Cross Country Off to Good Start at USF Invitational
The 2014 season is off to a great start for the women’s cross country team. On Friday they participated in the USF Invitational on “The Claw” golf course in Tampa. The team ran well and freshman Elise Cedre led the way on the muddy course finishing in a time of 21:17. The next four runners were within 44 seconds of her with Roxanna Caballero (21:29), Melody Yero (21:45), Kristen Dunlap (21:46) and Angela Cruz (22:01) completing the scoring. Results were sent to the NJCAA and should put the Quistas in position to be ranked in the top 10 to start of the season.
Next up for the team is the University of Tampa Invitational on September 12 at Sydney Dover Trails in Brandon. The team runs at 6:40 p.m.
Pasco County Community Awareness Series
PHSC has developed a Community Awareness Series for students, faculty, staff and the community to learn about services provided by local agencies. The sessions highlight health and human services programs available in Pasco County, including social, child welfare and health services offered by local agencies.
The first seminar will be presented by Natasha Martin, Human Services Manager, Pasco County Community Services, and will be held on Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m.
Additional seminar presentations include Florida Department of Health in Pasco County on September 19, Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center on October 10, American Cancer Society Florida Division on October 24, Pasco County Community Services Veteran Services on November 14, and Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County on November 21.
There is a critical need for the community to better understand social service programs and services available in Pasco County. These seminars are offered at no charge and will provide the College community with access to a number of agencies and organizations designed to assist the residents of Pasco County.
All sessions will be held at PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Conference Center, Building B, and will begin at 10 a.m. and run approximately 90 minutes.
PHSC and Pasco Sheriff's Office Reach Academy Agreement
PHSC and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office have reached an agreement relating to the operations of PHSC’s law enforcement program.
The Interlocal Agreement was approved by a vote of PHSC’s District Board of Trustees at a special meeting held on August 26 at the College’s West Campus in New Port Richey. The agreement had been previously signed on August 18 by Sheriff Chris Nocco.
“While it took time to work through details, we feel this agreement is in the best interests of everyone concerned.” said PHSC Board Chair Len Johnson. “With this understanding in place, we can continue PHSC’s long tradition of educating cadets who are prepared to meet the demands of employment in law enforcement and advancing the education of those members of the community currently serving in law enforcement.” Chair Johnson continued, “I would like to thank Speaker Will Weatherford, Sheriff Chris Nocco and PHSC President Kathy Johnson for the time each contributed to reach this successful conclusion.”
The academy will continue to operate in conformance with College policies and procedures and the applicable Rules and Standards established by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
The new agreement provides for the appointment of a director employed by the PCSO, providing the sheriff with an enhanced role in the selection process of law enforcement instructors. Under the agreement, the PHSC Law Enforcement programs will continue to meet the needs of all law enforcement agencies in Pasco County through advanced and specialized training and provide an avenue for members of the community to receive training to become law enforcement officers.
“We are pleased to have forged a clear and mutually beneficial agreement with the Pasco County Sheriff,” said Katherine Johnson, Ed.D., PHSC President. “The college and the sheriff’s office have enjoyed a positive and collaborative relationship for decades. With this agreement in place, we look forward to continuing and enhancing our relationships with the sheriff’s office and all the other law enforcement agencies PHSC serves.”