Thursday, April 19, 2018
Education

Hernando school news

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Pasco-Hernando State College: The college was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, making it eligible to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Prize is awarded every two years. PHSC was selected as a top college in 2012 as well.

• Gov. Rick Scott recently announced the appointment of John Dougherty to the PHSC board of trustees. Scott also reappointed Morris Porton, who has served on the board since November 2011.

Dougherty, 55, of Spring Hill, has 25 years of experience as a certified public accountant and financial planner. He is managing member of Dougherty & Associates, an investment advisory company. He was elected to the college foundation's board of directors in June 1997 and served a two-year term as chairman from 2008 to 2010.

Porton, 67, of Spring Hill, is a senior vice president at Florida Traditions Bank with 44 years of banking experience. He has served on the board of directors for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce since 1995, as a member of the college foundation's board of directors from 2009 to 2011, and has participated in various community services.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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