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Register Now for Summer Athletic Camps


PHSC is offering several summer athletic camps:  basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball and volleyball. All athletic camps will be held at the West Campus in New Port Richey

The camps are directed by PHSC head coaches with assistant coaches and college athletes. Sessions include fundamental skills, individual player development and team competitions. Fees include registration, camp T-shirts and instruction.

Boys and Girls Basketball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Basketball Coach Micheal Jones)

  • General Session: June 8–10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 7–17; $75
  • Skills Session: June 8–10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 7–17; $50
  • Both camps: $120

Boys Baseball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Baseball Coach Steve Winterling)

  • June 8–10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Ages: 7–13; $75

Girls Fastpitch Softball Camp (Directed by PHSC Head Softball Coach Tom Ryan)

  • June 8–11 from 9 noon. Ages: 8–17; $65, team discount available.

Girls Volleyball Camps (Directed by PHSC Head Volleyball Coach Kim Whitney)

  • Individual Skills Session: June 15–17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 8–1; $100
  • Specialty Session: June 15–17 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Ages 12–18; $100
  • Both camps: $175

The summer athletic camps are open to the public. For registration forms and more information, visit the sports camps page.

Danny Rodriguez Breaks School's Pitching Record


PHSC's men’s baseball pitcher Danny Rodriguez surpassed Frankie Sanders (1994-95) as the college’s all-time leader for wins in a career with 18, on March 30. The 5'8", 140 lb. sophomore from Tampa Steinbrenner High School pitched a 5 hitter complete game in the 1-0 win at the College of Central Florida.

“Danny has been very instrumental in our success the past two years. He loves to play the game and it shows when he is on the mound,” said Steve Winterling, Head Men’s Baseball Coach and Athletic Director.

Rodriguez walked one and struck out four in his fourth complete game of the season, also lowering the team leading earned run average to 0.74. He has allowed only 44 hits in 73 innings of work while walking 15 and striking out 59.

PHSC scored their only run in the top of the ninth on Jordan Ding’s sacrifice fly ball to right field scoring Kevin Faulkner. The win improved the team to 23-7 on the season (as of April 7, 24-10).  

To learn more about the PHSC men’s baseball team or review the full 2015 game schedule visit

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.

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

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.

Women's History Month—Women's Leadership Panel


PHSC will celebrate Women’s History Month with a panel-led discussion on the topic “Taking the stage, how to communicate with courage and confidence.” The event will be held on Friday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in rooms B104/105 at the North Campus in Brooksville.

In keeping with the National Women’s History Project’s theme “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” prominent Hernando County women will discuss their personal career journeys and the popular book Taking the Stage: How Women Can Speak Up, Stand Out, and Succeed by Judith Humphrey.

The event is sponsored by the North Campus Student Government Association and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Equity Services. The panel discussion is open to students, faculty, staff and the community free of charge.

PHSC’s celebration of Women’s History Month features numerous opportunities collegewide for faculty, staff, students and the community to participate in presentations and performances throughout the month of March. Additional activities, times, dates and locations can be found on the PHSC event calendar. For more information call 1-855-NOW-PHSC.

Photographer Joseph Gamble "Moments in Place" Exhibit


PHSC's Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery will exhibit Moments in Place by photographer Joseph Gamble from March 17 through April 16, 2015. The community is invited to an opening reception sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, on Tuesday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery located on PHSC’s West Campus in New Port Richey.

Gamble grasps a moment in time and portrays it with great depth and truth through his architectural perspective of places and people stateside and abroad. Gamble will discuss his work in a special presentation, followed by a Q&A on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Conference Center on West Campus.

The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is located in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library on the West Campus in New Port Richey. Art gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Art exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information about exhibits at the gallery, call 727-816-3231.

Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Walter Smith


PHSC has selected Walter L. Smith, Ph.D., recipient of the National Human and Civil Rights Award and author of The Magnificent Twelve: Florida’s Black Junior Colleges, as keynote speaker in recognition of Black History Month.

Four presentations on Smith’s book, The Magnificent Twelve: Florida’s Black Junior Colleges, are scheduled over a two-day period:

Tuesday, February 24

Wednesday, February 25

A high school dropout who received his GED, Smith went on to attend and graduate from one of the Magnificent Twelve: Gibbs Junior College in St. Petersburg. Smith earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida A&M University and his doctorate in higher education at Florida State University. He was president of FAMU from 1977-1985. Smith was named International Team Leader for Education in the Republic of South Africa. While in South Africa, Smith helped establish the first American-style, community college. Since 2002, Smith founded the Dr. Walter L. Smith Library to serve the community and provide students a place to learn.

Other Black History Month activities include a panel discussion featuring PHSC African-American alumni to be held on Wednesday, February 25, 6 p.m. at East Campus, Dade City, Building A-240.

These presentations are offered at no charge and the public is invited to attend. Schools and organizations are welcome. The schedule of activities, times, dates and locations can be found on the PHSC event calendar.

PHSC Trustees Select Presidential Finalists


Pasco-Hernando State College’s presidential search continued this week with two consecutive days of video conferencing interviews of the top 12 candidates. Following the interviews, PHSC’s District Board of Trustees met Wednesday evening, February 11, 2015 to discuss and select the four finalists for the position of PHSC president.

“All 12 candidates are qualified, impressive leaders in higher education,” said Len Johnson, Chair of the District Board of Trustees. “Choosing the finalists among such an accomplished slate of candidates was a difficult task indeed—especially to succeed Dr. Katherine Johnson, who has served PHSC as an exemplary president for more than a decade.”

After careful deliberation, the board selected Timothy Beard, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management, Pasco-Hernando State College, New Port Richey, Fla.; Roberto Gutierrez, President, Klamath Community College, Klamath Falls, Ore.; Rhonda Tracy, Interim President/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Tonjua Williams, Senior Vice President,Student Services, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla.

The four finalists will advance to on-campus interviews, to be scheduled through March. The board hopes to announce the fourth president of PHSC later this spring.

Katherine Johnson, Ed.D, will retire on June 30, 2015 and the new president is expected to take office on July 1.

PHSC Offers Health and Human Services Seminars


PHSC has developed a new Community Awareness Series in the spring term 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 public benefit, nutrition and pregnancy services.

Alice Delgardo, Manager of Community Outreach, United Way of Pasco County, will present the first seminar in the series on Friday, February 6 at 10 a.m.

Additional seminars include: Big Brother, Big Sisters on February 27; Pasco County Community Services, Elderly Nutrition Division, on March 6; Department of Health in Pasco County, Nutrition Services, on March 27; Oasis Pregnancy Care Center on April 3; and Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco County on April 24.

The Health and Human Services seminars meet the critical need for the community to better understand social service programs and services available to them. The seminars are offered at no cost 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,in Wesley Chapel and will begin at 10 a.m. and run approximately 90 minutes. For more information call 1.855.NOW.PHSC, or visit the College's event calendar.