Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson District Administration Center

 Helping Black/Brown Men with Opportunities in Programs that will advance their Education.

2011 Group 
 Inaugural Class of HOPE Scholars

HOPE is a targeted pilot program designed to improve retention, graduation and the four year college transfer rate of African American and Hispanic males.  Current national and regional data highlight the appallingly low enrollment and completion rate of this population and Hillsborough Community College is committed to altering this trend.

Program Highlights:   
  • Initially established on the Dale Mabry & Ybor City Campuses
  • 30 young men chosen as the initial cohort
  • 23 diverse faculty members serve as mentors
Program Benefits:   
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Personal Faculty Mentoring
  • Seminars
  • College Tours, Lodging and Travel
  • Financial Stipends
  • Paid Admittance to the Nationally Recognized Black, Brown & College Bound Conference
  • Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

If you are an African American or Hispanic male who is currently enrolled in at least 9 credit hours at HCC, has completed at least 12 credit hours at HCC, and maintains a GPA of at least 2.3,we encourage you to consider this exciting opportunity.


Michael Odu, Faculty Coordinator
Office: (813) 253-7851
Email: modu@hccfl.edu  


Mr. Patrick Sneed, HOPE Advisor
Office: (813) 253-7041
Email: psneed@hccfl.edu