|Hillsborough Community College|
|Motto||The Community College of Tampa Bay|
|President||Dr. Ken Atwater|
|Location||Hillsborough County, Florida, United States|
HCC was one of the last community colleges to be created in Florida, founded in 1968. Only Pasco–Hernando Community College, out of the 28-school Florida community college system, was founded later.
In January 2008 the school opened its first residence hall, Hawk's Landing, named after the school mascot. This marks HCC as one of the few community colleges with its own residence hall.
The college has six campuses located throughout the county. Locations include: Brandon, Dale Mabry, Plant City, Ybor City, MacDill AFB, and South Shore (on the south shore of Tampa Bay in Ruskin). Administrative offices and headquarters are located on Davis Islands, near downtown Tampa.
The college president is Dr. Ken Atwater.
HCC houses the prestigious Honors Institute. In 2007, Dr. Lydia Lyons, Director of the Honors Institute was elected to the office of Vice-President of the National Collegiate Honors Council. In 2009, she served as the President of that organization. The Honors coordinator, Lauren Furry, currently serves as the Vice President of the Southern Regional Honors Council. Every year the graduating students from the Honors Institute transfer to universities and colleges such as Boston University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Mount Holyoke College, UCLA, Virginia Tech, and Yale.
There is a small sports program at HCC, with the school having a handful of sports teams that compete against other colleges. The college teams are nicknamed the Hawks.
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|Name||Known for||Relationship to Hillsborough Community College|
|Percival Davis||American author, a young earth creationist, and activist in the intelligent design movement||Professor of Life Science, since 1968.|
|Lydia Lyons||President of the National Collegiate Honors Council||Director of the Honors Program|
Alumni Status is open to all graduates of Hillsborough Community College, all former students of HCC who regularly matriculated and left the College in good standing.
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