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Bash at the Ranch Wrangles $35,000 for PHSC Foundation

Katherine Johnson, Ed.D., president, PHSC; and J.D. PorterL-R: Katherine Johnson, Ed.D., President, PHSC; and J.D. Porter

Proceeds from the Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Foundation Bash at the Ranch event exceeded $35,000, announced William Shustowski, Ph.D., the college’s dean of institutional advancement/executive director of the Foundation. The funds raised will create new scholarships, including an endowment established in honor of the Porter family. The family was recognized during the event for their generous contribution of 60 acres of land that was developed for PHSC’s new Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel.

Michele Baker, county administration, Pasco County; Ted Phillips, 4G+1 Ranch; Avis Phillips, 4G+1 Ranch; and Kathyrn Starkey, county commissioner, Pasco County.Michele Baker, county administration, Pasco County; Ted Phillips, 4G+1 Ranch; Avis Phillips, 4G+1 Ranch; and Kathyrn Starkey, county commissioner, Pasco County.

Presented by the foundation and the Musunuru family in April, the Bash was hosted by Ted and Avis Phillip—who once again opened their home, the 4G+1 Ranch, to PHSC supporters, staff and students. The Phillips were also honored at the event with a resolution by Pasco County, presented by Commissioner Kathryn Starkey and Pasco County Administrator, Michele Baker. The resolution underscored the couple’s support and dedication to Pasco County.

Guests enjoyed Pete Hunt & The Southern Branded Band, beer tasting by Cigar City Brewing and a live auction featuring an autographed Muhammad Ali glove. 

“Our guests always seem to enjoy the Bash at the Ranch,” said Shustowski, “knowing that the funds raised will benefit PHSC students for many years to come.”

For more information on the PHSC Foundation, please call 727-816-3410 or visit www.phsc.edu/foundation

Release date: 
June 4, 2014
Contact: 
Coordinator of Foundation Events and Marketing
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