PHSC's Remarkable Graduates


This year’s spring graduates include many ambitious students, and some who have encountered adversity in pursuit of a higher education. Heather Tuck, 38, of Spring Hill, speaker for the morning commencement, is visually impaired and Hilesca Hidalgo, 47, of Wesley Chapel is one of 20 who will graduate in the first class of PHSC’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. To read all of the inspiring graduate stories, check out the full article here.

PHSC Students are Future Business Leaders


Pasco-Hernando State College students participated in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference and competition held in Orlando, Fla. in March. PHSC West Campus student Leslie Barnwell placed first in the Job Interview competition, qualifying for National competition. Barnwell also placed third in the Administrative Technology competition and received the prestigious Christopher J. Heider Scholarship award.

Others qualifying for the national competition include West Campus student Joy Jordan who placed second in Personal Finance and North Campus student Alyssa Bohnsack who placed second in Job Interview. Additionally, the West Campus Parliamentary Procedure competition team, consisting of Tayler Carlson, Jaime Zapote-Pach, Marcella Thurman, and Norman Widamen Jr, took first place and will be headed to the national competition as well.

A special thanks to all of the Phi Beta Lambda advisors for their dedication to these future business leaders. Congratulations and good luck at the national competition!
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Oppose Mental Health Stigma via Flash Mob


The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Human Services, PRIDE, PTK, and Psi Beta Psychology clubs joined a national movement spearheaded by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and challenge the community to take a stand against the stigma surrounding mental health. The clubs will host a mental health awareness event at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, on Thursday, March 3, 4-7 p.m.
The event, held during the college’s annual Peace Week, will kick off with a flash mob at 4 p.m. in the quad. Faculty, staff, students and community members wishing to show support in response to the stigma associated with mental health are invited to participate. View the video below to practice the flash mob dance using the student-produced tutorial. Persons participating in the flash mob should arrive at the West Campus quad by 3 p.m. to receive a free PHSC Students Opposing Stigma-Peace Week 2016 t-shirt. Following the flash mob dance, join the clubs and NAMI in the PHSC conference center for refreshments, conversation, and a special announcement
For additional information call 1-855-NOW-PHSC, or visit

Join PHSC in Support of At-Risk Youth


Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Take Stock in Children (TSIC) for Hernando County will hold its annual Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, February 27 at 9:45 a.m. at the PHSC Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court. The event is part of a statewide effort to raise college funds for Hernando’s low-income and at-risk youth. Proceeds from the annual TSIC 5K support the Hernando Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. More than 50 Hernando County children have earned a life-changing scholarship.

Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. The event will feature family-friendly activities, giveaways, and much more. Registration is free for current TSIC scholars, and $25 per person for all other participants. Please use this online registration page.

Are You Ready for the Future of Nursing?


A report by the Institute of Medicine released in 2010 calls for 80% of the nursing workforce to hold at least a bachelor’s degree by 2020. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported in October 2015 that more than 83% of healthcare industry employers are exhibiting a strong preference for BSN program graduates, and nearly 50% are requiring new hires to have a bachelor's degree in nursing. Are you planning for your future?

Current registered nurses can advance their careers and increase their wages with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.  Learn more about the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at PHSC on Wednesday, February 10 at the Spring Hill campus beginning at 6 p.m. in B105. Program faculty and advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about admission requirements and prerequisite courses that can be taken at any of the five PHSC campuses. The deadline to RSVP is approaching quickly so take the next step forward in your future right now.  This event is free and open to anyone interested in the BSN program at PHSC. For more information call 727.816.3274.