“HCC changed my life and perspective.”

— Jorge Polanco, Hope Scholar, HCC Honors graduate

HCC Alumni Give Back Every Day.

When Jorge received a Hope Scholarship to HCC, he was the first in his family to attend college and a little unsure of his direction. He joined the Student Government Association and began to unlock his leadership potential. Then a faculty member suggested that Jorge apply for the Honors Program to put his academic and leadership talents to work.

“I started looking above and beyond my circumstances and realized I could do more,” said Jorge. “I gained a sense of community.” Grateful for the scholarship and college experience that changed his life, today he gives back to his community through volunteer service.

Jorge is just one of the alumni who continue to make a difference in his community after attending HCC. The Foundation connects alumni with potential employers, mentors, and fellow alums to create a network of engaged, empowered individuals with an affinity for the college. The Foundation also connects with retired faculty and staff for reunions and creates opportunities for students to continue to receive their expertise and mentorship. To learn more, contact Shameka Conwell, Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager, by email or at 813.253.7018, or click here to go to our Alumni page. Follow HCC Alumni on Facebook by clicking here.