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PHSC Named a Finalist for AACC Exemplary CEO/Board Award


PHSC was named a finalist for the 2015 Awards of Excellence by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in the Exemplary CEO/Board Award category. This award recognizes a community college whose CEO/Board of Trustees collaboration and working relationship are exemplary in promoting effectiveness in community college governance.

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the AACC Award of Excellence,” said Katherine Johnson, Ed.D., President, PHSC. “This nomination is a testament to the strong, yet resilient bond between administration and our trustees, keeping college operations running smoothly while laying the groundwork for progress. I am grateful to PHSC’s board members for their continued efforts that demonstrate and exemplify PHSC’s core values of excellence, integrity, success, community, safety and stewardship.”

Leonard Johnson, Chair, PHSC District Board of Trustees said, “In the last decade, the College’s graduation rate increased by 43 percent, faculty and staff positions expanded by 56 percent, the operating budget grew by 102 percent and the college established two new campuses. This phenomenal growth is sustained by a mutually respectful, positive and collaborative trustee-CEO relationship. We are so proud that PHSC has been designated as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

The winners of each 2015 Awards of Excellence category will be announced at the annual AACC convention scheduled for April 18-21 in San Antonio, Texas.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series


Pasco-Hernando State College’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series will feature professor, speaker, author, inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Calvin Mackie, who will discuss “From Remedial to Outstanding.”

Five presentations are scheduled over a two-day period:

Wednesday, January 21

  • 10 a.m. – Room B-303, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel, 2727 Mansfield Blvd.
  • 6 p.m. – Room B-104/105, North Campus, Brooksville, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

Thursday, January 22

  • 9:45 a.m. – Room A-240, East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd., via Web telecast
  • 9:45 a.m. – Performing Arts Center, West Campus, New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road
  • 7 p.m. – Room B-105, Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court

These presentations are offered at no charge and the public is invited to attend.

Mackie holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and is an award-winning mentor, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and a successful entrepreneur. His message as a mentor, speaker and entrepreneur continues to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, religion and time. Mackie is the author of Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom and A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business and also the founder of the Channel ZerO, an educational and motivational consulting company.

“Calvin is a dynamic lecturer who speaks with wisdom and honesty about winning personally and professionally,” said Imani Asukile, PHSC’s Director of Multicultural Student Affairs and Equity Services.

School and organization groups are welcome. For more information, contact PHSC’s Information Center at 1-855-NOW-PHSC.

Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery Announces 2014-15 Schedule


The 2014-15 Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery’s Elemental Grandeur exhibit line-up has been announced and opens with The Creative Works, presented by The Red Apple School, on August 21. This year’s fine art exhibits will provide gallery visitors the opportunity to experience art in its most simplistic form and art that influences the world and offers insight into human diversity. The exhibits will be displayed in PHSC's art gallery in the Alric C.T. Pottberg Library building on the College's West Campus in New Port Richey. All exhibits are offered at no charge and open to the public.

Refer to the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery page for hours of operation and an exhibit schedule. For additional information, please call 727-816-3231.