Let’s celebrate!

We are proud to announce that HCC and the HCC Foundation are celebrating the College’s 50th Anniversary in 2018-2019! Join us to commemorate five decades of innovation and inspiration!

On September 13, 2018, we kicked off our golden year with the annual Presidential Showcase at Armature Works. Click here to see the Tampa Bay Times article about the event and the impact of HCC.

Now through March 2019, we are opening our doors to the community for special campus-based celebrations that reflect the spirit and unique identity of each of our locations and the communities they serve. Each campus will have its own month to shine: October was Ybor, November is Plant City, January will highlight SouthShore, February will be at Dale Mabry, and March is Brandon’s moment (see below for dates and more information). Then on Saturday, April 27, 2019, we conclude this milestone year with a community celebration that will invite all Tampa Bay residents to see the momentous impact of HCC, past, present, and future.

The HCC Foundation will also help blaze a trail to our future, commemorating the anniversary and helping us rise together, supporting the College through a comprehensive funding campaign: HCC Rising: Together We Lift Our Community.

HCC was founded by the community to serve the community, and the College and our over 1,000,000 alumni have made a profound impact on our region. Check back on this page for more information, or click here to make sure we have your contact information so you are first to hear more!

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Campus Signature Celebrations

Ybor City: Ybor Festival
Thursday, October 11, 2018, All Day
Throughout the Ybor City Campus

An array of events celebrating the history of the Ybor Campus and the historic district it calls home, and highlighting our talented faculty and students. Program displays and entertainment will take place throughout the day, and a variety-type show is scheduled for the evening, with a reception.

Plant City: Giving Thanks To The Community
Thursday, November 15, 2018, Evening
Trinkle Center, Plant City Campus

A festive recognition event for all of the donors and community members who have had a significant influence in the development and success of the Plant City Campus, including retired faculty and staff and alumni.

SouthShore: Come to the Shore
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
SouthShore Campus Community Room

A recognition event to acknowledge members of the community who have contributed to the development of the campus and celebrate outstanding students, faculty, and alumni. Food, entertainment, display tables and awards will be part of the event.

Dale Mabry:  Come Home Week
Tuesday – Saturday, February 19 through 23, 2019, Various Times
Throughout the Dale Mabry Campus

Tuesday:  Pep Rally to kick off the celebration
Wednesday: Carnival sponsored by Student Government Association
Thursday: Alumni-focused dinner “under the sails”
Friday: Complimentary guitar recital for the community
Saturday: Double-header basketball game against rival St. Petersburg College for the inaugural “Howard Frankland Cup”

Brandon: Celebrating Action in Leadership: Women Who Make a Difference
Friday, March 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brandon Campus Conference Center

Celebration of 50 female community leaders, in a day to include an inspiring keynote speaker, lively panel discussions, and mentorship opportunities.

Community Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 2019: Water Works Park