Hometown Hernando for July 14
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PHSC names outstanding student leaders:
Pasco-Hernando State College honored 11 students with the Dr. Felisha R. Barker Outstanding Student Leader Award at the recent student activities awards banquet. The awards are presented in memory of the late Barker, a former PHSC financial aid adviser, instructor and academic and club adviser. Also a former student leader at PHSC, Barker advocated and inspired students to excel and attain excellence in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Award recipients include: Monica Baione, Scott Howery and Richard Roberts II (West Campus, New Port Richey); Ashley Bozarth and Diana Castro Jaramillo (Spring Hill Campus); Devon Chavarria and Samantha Politano (Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel); Ashley King and Jennifer Scalf (North Campus, Brooksville); and Jessi Perez and Ashley Puckett (East Campus, Dade City). Additionally, one military veteran student who exemplifies student leadership from each campus was recognized: Dustin Thomas, East Campus; Jason Raynor, North Campus; Aryan Szczurowski, Porter Campus; Frankie Wilkins, Spring Hill Campus, and Michael Bradley II, West Campus. Community Service awards were presented to Phi Theta Kappa, East and Porter campus chapters, and Human Services clubs at the North, Spring Hill and West campuses.
Note of thanks:
My heart is full of gratitude as I say many thanks to the Hernando County fire inspectors and their friends (Joe Filippelli, Pete Montero, Barry Smith), who on their off time came to the Gifts From Home office and helped move it into its new location. What a terrific job they did so that we could continue to operate, giving our troops overseas "gifts from home."
Thank you also to the many volunteers who help sort, pack and mail those many boxes. Thanks to parish members of St. Theresa Catholic Church (Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus) in addition to all the Hernando County businesses that support this worthwhile cause.
Our community is full of people who open their hearts and pocketbooks to give to our service men and women, who continue to need our prayers and support. Without each and everyone's help, we would not be able to continue sending "a little bit of home" to our troops serving in a war zone.
Linda Kidwell, president and founder, Gifts From Home