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Starbucks Replaces Jazzman’s!

The new and improved café in the Social Sciences Building features the best of Starbucks drinks and coffees. This is just the beginning of other great improvements around the Dale Mabry Campus. The cafeteria will be undergoing a major renovation that will update the space up to a more modern and customer-friendly environment for students to gather, study, socialize, and yes, eat!

Students in Free Enterprise awarded $1,000 for Empowering Generation Y Project

TIAA-CREF has announced the winners of the firm's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) "Financially Empowering Gen Y" project partnership. Through this program, 25 colleges and universities from across the U.S. competed to design and deliver financial literacy programs in their local communities, targeted at Gen Y. A number of innovative and impactful ideas - ranging from financial education mobile apps and web-based video series, to peer-to-peer workshops and college seminars - were submitted.

Betsy Palmer, senior vice president, TIAA-CREF Enterprise Communications, attended the SIFE National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo., to recognize the top teams. "As a financial services organization with deep roots in education, we are committed to helping individuals gain a better understanding of their finances at every life stage," said Palmer. "Our goal in partnering with SIFE over this past year was to address a critical education gap facing Gen Y and to arm them with tools and education they need to help put them on a path toward financial well-being."

Six finalists were also awarded $1,000. These teams include: Briar Cliff University, Gainesville State College, Hillsborough Community College, Lorain County Community College, San Diego City College and Morehead State University.

Since 1975, SIFE has hosted a series of competitions among colleges and universities focused on promoting specific social causes. These initiatives touch industries including market economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, personal success skills, environmental sustainability, and business ethics.

Student Excellence Awards

The Dale Mabry Campus Student Excellence Awards were held on April 26, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel. Emceed by Campus President, Dr. Robert Chunn, students received awards in academic areas as well as student government, honors and clubs and organizations. Academic excellence awards were awarded in the areas of health, wellness and sports technologies, humanities, math and sciences and associate in science programs.

International Students Graduate Luncheon
On April 4, 2012, the Center for International Education hosted their program gradates at the Dale Mabry Campus Hospitality Room for a celebration lunch. Students, faculty and staff gathered for fellowship and well-wishes for the future of this promising group of students representing nations from all over the world.

HCC Student Awarded American Dental Association Foundation Scholarship

Barbara Krafcik, a dental assisting student, received the American Dental Foundation Scholarship. She is a married mother of a son who hopes to be employed in the Spring Hill area, where her husband is opening a locksmith business. This coveted $1,000 scholarship is awarded to only 10 students nationwide for students entering their first year of study in a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association from the ADAF. This is a great opportunity awarded to a promising student!

NJCCA Student Athletes Award Winners from HCC

The 2011-2012 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards have been announced. Over 1,680 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors. Nearly 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA for the 2011-2012 academic year on over 3,500 teams in 28 different sports. The 2011-2012 season marks the 29th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.
Congrats to these student athletes! We are very proud of you!

Toronto Blue Jays Sign HCC Student Athlete

The Toronto Blue Jays singed 22 players from the 2012 MLB Draft, the team announced on June 11th. Congratulations to Dennis Jones for his accomplishments!