Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XIV, Issue II Fall 2020 - Page 28
SPOTLIGHT: HOPE COR
Charles E. Conger Top Ten GED Scholarship
Hometown: Wesley Chapel, FL
What influenced your decision to attend PHSC?
My original plan was to attend another local college
my mother attended. I changed my mind after
being awarded the Foundation scholarship at
my graduation. I could not pass up this amazing
opportunity to attend PHSC.
What are you studying? I am enrolled in the
Associate in Arts program and plan to
What is your fondest PHSC memory? I do not
have a specific favorite memory, but when I look
back at these past two years, I am grateful for the
lasting bonds I have with my classmates, staff
Is there someone at PHSC that you admire and
why? I admire everyone at PHSC. The faculty
and staff are dedicated and down to earth. Rafael
Hernandez is someone I admire who you can
count on and does what he says he will. Ursula
Petherbridge is one of the sweetest people I have
had the chance to meet and gives the best advice.
Dr. Kevin O’Farrell, Glynis Williams, Sarah Fede,
Rick Kay, Helen Oderine, Luz Himelhoch, Natalie
Epo, Dr. Timothy Beard and all my SGA advisors.
These people and more have made the biggest
impact on my life. I am grateful for them.
What did receiving this PHSC Foundation
scholarship mean to you? The scholarship
allowed me to afford being a full-time student. It
opened the door to meeting amazing people and
being a part of SGA, FCSGGA, and many other
clubs. Thanks to this scholarship I did not have to
bear so much of the weight of student loans.
What does the future hold for you? The future is
something I look forward to. It will be an adventure!
Currently, I want to be an Anesthesia Assistant. I do
not know what doors will open for me in the future,
but I am prepared to walk through all of them.
Why do you think philanthropy matters?
To be a philanthropist takes a special person.
Donors generously provide their hard-earned
money in order to help others. If it were not for
philanthropists, many could not earn an education.
I would have been less involved without this
scholarship. It would have meant taking fewer
classes and more work hours.
Would you like to say anything to those who
make scholarship opportunities happen for the
students at PHSC? Thank you for helping me and
many other students grow. Your faith in PHSC’s
ability to make a difference in student’s lives has
helped students achieve their dreams. I know you
have not met me, but I hope you can understand
how honored and grateful I am—You have changed
To support a deserving student, visit foundation.phsc.edu