In the past 45 years, Pasco-Hernando State College has graduated over 40,000 students. Many of you have continued to reside and work in Pasco and Hernando counties. Your support contributes to the growth and stability of the local economy while also upholding the PHSC vision and mission. Our alumni are leaders in a variety of fields including medical, business, nursing and law enforcement. PHSC alumni are making a difference and positive impact throughout the community.

Alumni, we want to hear from you! Keep us posted on your personal and professional accomplishments by submitting information and photos through our online update form. Connect with other PHSC alumni and learn about events, news and professional development opportunities through Facebook (PHSC Alumni) and LinkedIn (PHSC). You can also stay connected through the official Pasco-Hernando State College mobile application, PHSC Mobile.

Interested in providing support? Opportunities abound to assist PHSC in maintaining academic excellence, community outreach and institutional growth. Visit the PHSC Foundation page to learn more about the benefits of giving. 

Distinguished Alumni

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    Margarita Romo

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2018

    Founder/Executive Director of Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc.

    Margarita Romo completed the Certificate in General Studies from Pasco-Hernando State College in 1980. In 1982, Romo founded and still serves as the Executive Director of Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc. (FSH), an organization which facilitates the self-development of farmworkers…

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    John Legg

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2017

    Founder/CFO, Dayspring Academy

    2017 Distinguished Alumni

    John M. Legg has been a valuable asset to the education system not just in the community but also statewide. A Hernando County native, Legg attended Pasco-Hernando State College where he earned an Associate in Arts degree in…

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    Timothy Moore

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2016

    Founder/CEO, Diamond View Studios

    2016 Distinguished Alumni

    Tim Moore founded Diamond View Studios. Ltd., a professional video production business that produces over 450 videos annually. He has worked with the regional offices of Disney, Corona, Purina, Gatorade, and 5-…

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    Rebecca Young

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2015

    Director of Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Lab, Bayfront Health Dade City

    2015 Distinguished Alumni

    After going through a divorce, Becky Young found herself as a single parent with a 2-year-old to raise. Young was working as a legal secretary but knew this was the time to follow her call to the healthcare field. In preparation for that,…

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    Diana Joyner-Mattox

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

    Veterinarian and Founder of Spay Pasco, Inc.

    2014 Distinguished Alumni

    Diana Joyner-Mattox has had a lifelong love affair with animals. By the time she reached
    PHSC, she was a veterinary assistant dreaming of her own small animal practice. In 1997,
    just two years out of the University of Florida…

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    Geraldine Bishop

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2013

    Former Magistrate, Fifth Judicial Court, Hernando County, Florida

    2013 Distinguished Alumni

    Geraldine Bishop was the general magistrate of the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Hernando County for 13 years. Prior to her appointment she worked as a State of Florida law clerk/staff attorney for Hernando County. Bishop graduated, Magna Cum…

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    Jay Forry

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

    Award winning movie critic, columnist

    2012 Distinguished Alumni

    When Forry lost his vision at age 27, he turned to PHCC for a new career direction. While working for PHCC News, he jokingly suggested he become a movie critic. Students and staff agreed and thus, a new career was born. Since then, Forry has…

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    Anita Cruz

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2011

    Health Care Advocate for Disadvantaged Women and Children

    2011 Distinguished Alumni

    Thirty years ago, Anita Cruz was a young migrant worker who brought her infant son to the fields with her while she worked. Alarmed by the dangers she and her child encountered there and the harsh living conditions endured by farm workers,…

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    Kurt Browning

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2010

    Pasco County Superintendent of Schools, Former Florida Secretary of State

    2010 Distinguished Alumni

    Florida’s Secretary of State fell in love with the elections process during a high school summer internship at the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections office. At 22, Kurt Browning was elected Pasco County’s supervisor of elections, the…

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    Lucy Morgan

    Distinguished Alumni Award 2009

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

    2009 Distinguished Alumni

    The renowned Florida journalist started her career at the St. Petersburg Times in the early 1970s when women rarely worked in news rooms and never in investigative reporting. Her relentless pursuit of truth led to dangerous…