Pasco-Hernando State College’s (PHSC) Office of Disabilities Services raised more than $2,200 at its third annual Run, Walk, Roll 5K event held on Saturday, February 11 at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. To date, this event has raised $4,200 to benefit the PHSC Access to Success scholarship which helps absorb the cost of psychological evaluations for PHSC students who may have undiagnosed learning difficulties.
The 5K event exceeded last year’s number of participants with approximately 111 runners, walkers and “rollers,” students and supporters who participated in the 5K in wheelchairs. Community partners donated gift cards, race t-shirts, and giveaways, while PHSC staff volunteered and participated in the spirit of assisting students with disabilities.
“We are pleased with the success of this annual event and the impact it has on our students,” said Sarah Brunet, coordinator, disabilities services. “At the race a student shared how he received the Access to Success scholarship, qualified for academic accommodations, and the positive difference it made in his educational experience at PHSC.”
For more information about PHSC’s Office of Disabilities Services, visit phsc.edu or call 727-816-3240.
Photo caption: PHSC student Paulina Reyes takes first place in the wheelchair division at the annual Run, Walk, Roll 5K event held at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.