The Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College sits in a rich, green setting off Falkenburg Road, between two…More boulevards, Brandon (State Road 60) and Martin Luther King (State Road 574).
The campus offers classes for credit, including those leading to an associate in arts degree. The 82-acre campus also features programs in aquaculture, engineering technology and biotechnology. The Brandon site serves mostly the central portion of Hillsborough County and the corporate-industrial corridor along Interstates 4 and 75. The Brandon campus is one of five primary HCC campuses. The other primary campuses are Dale Mabry, SouthShore, Ybor City and Plant City.
The HCC in January 2011 will be offering classes at the HCC at the Regent, formerly known as the Brandon Community Advantage Center. The Regent sits at the southeast corner of the Winthrop community in Riverview, off Providence and Bloomingdale roads. The address is 6437 Watson Road. Expected to be offered are courses in computers, continuing education, corporate training and liberal arts and sciences.
Brandon Jazzercise 755 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Brandon Jazzercise offers dance aerobics classes, kick boxing, Pilates, yoga and many other fitness classes. It…More is located on the Onething Prayer Campus at West Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue. Visit its website or call for class information.
Nativity Catholic Church 705 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL33511 Nativity Catholic Church and Christian School provides Catholic mass, social services and Catholic school for children…More from pre-K to 8th grade. It has a large campus and plenty of Bible studies, as well as Sunday mass in English and Spanish.
El Shaddai Christian Church 743a W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 El Shaddai meets on the Onething Prayer campus. It is a bilingual ministry and is part of a supportive community. To get…More more information, call the number provided.
The freshmen enrolled at Brandon High School for the 2010-11 school year are scheduled to graduate in the year the…More school celebrates its 100th anniversary. Actually, it was the Brandon School, from which the high school traces its roots, that opened in 1914 as the area's only school for students in grades one through eight. That school was housed on what is today the McLane Middle School campus. McLane's second of two original towers opened in 1919, which extended the Brandon School's offerings through grade 12. The first four Brandon High School graduates received their diplomas in 1923.
Today, McLane is a school for grades six through eight and Brandon High is on Victoria Rd., where it first opened in 1972. Its additions were built n 1975, 1979 and 2007. The school's colors are maroon and white; its mascot, the Eagle. The school's motto: "Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle." The school that mirrored the town's breakneck growth, growing large enough to warrant three sessions of students daily, has since seen the addition of seven high schools in the Greater Brandon area and its environs (Armwood, Bloomingdale, Durant, Riverview, Durant, Spoto and Strawberry Crest). Today Brandon High is described as a "small learning community" with career academies that expand each year.
History is rich and deep at Brandon, which sports a wrestling team that held what is considered a world-record streak; the team on January 25, 2007 snapped that streak with its first loss in 34 years. Russ Cozart's team, however, still holds the record for consecutive state championships. The 2010-11 team is competing for the school's eleventh straight state championship title.
Despite its age, Brandon High has had a relatively small number of principals. Serving in that position, from the early days on the McLane campus, were E.F. McLane, James Randall, Lyle Flagg, Orlan Briant, Linwood Nelson, Patrick Gregory, Rebecca Anderson, Denny Oest and Leslie Granich. The current principal is Carl Green.
The school has an alumni association deeply rooted in the school's history. The Brandon High School Alumni Association meets monthly in the school cafeteria and annually holds a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and an induction ceremony into the alumni association's Hall of Fame.
Onething Prayer Center 777 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Onething Prayer Center is a campus that houses many different churches and ministries, has a prayer room, a coffee shop,…More hosts seminars and has a Bible college. Meeting spaces are available for rent. The best way to find out more about Onething Prayer Center is to visit the campus or go to their website for a calendar of events and listings of the individual churches and ministries on their campus.
GameStop 217 Brandon Town Center Dr, Brandon, FL33511
GameStop is a video game retail shop that sells new games for PCs, Apple computers, the Nintendo Wii, the Nintendo…More DS, the Microsoft XBOX and XBOX 360 and the Sony Playstation consoles. This store, located near Sears and Radio Shack on the complex of the campus of the Westfield Brandon Mall (there are also two GameStop stores inside the mall), also buys, trades and sells used videos games for all of these systems.
GameStop also sells a full line of video game accessories, including walk-through guidebooks and controllers.
Toys R US 330 Brandon Town Center Dr, Brandon, FL33511 Toys R Us is an all-ages toy store located on the campus of the Westfield Brandon Mall (across the street from…More Dillard's, next to Peltz Shoes). In addition to items like dolls, action figures, toy cars and other childhood staples, Toys R Us carries a wide selection of video games for all major consoles and sporting goods (including bicycles) trading cards (Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and sports cards). The store also stocks some essential family items, such as diapers.
Tabernacle Bible College 735 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 This is an evangelical, non-denominational college specializing in teaching those interested in theology and ministry…More training. Whether you want to be a minister, a Bible study teacher, a layman or perform any type of Christian work, it offers educational courses both on its campus and online. See the website or call the offices for more information.
Ruach Ministries International 777b W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Ruach Ministries meets on the Onething Prayer Center campus and is a congregation of Jewish and non-Jewish members who…More believe in Jesus as the Messiah. The Ministry teaches the Hebraic Heritage of faith. Ruach is a Hebrew word meaning "wind", "breath" and "spirit". To learn more about the Ruach Ministries, please visit the website.
Living Word Christian Fellowship 755 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Living Word Christian Fellowship offers many programs including youth fellowship and Bible study. Its motto is "Redeem…More the lost. Disciple the saved. Set the captive free." It is located on the Onething Prayer campus. To find out more about the church and its many ministries, visit its website.
High Places 777 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 High Places is a Christian congregation that explores many spiritual and supernatural aspects of God. It supports other…More ministries in helping them meet their goals. This New Thought congregation meets on the campus of Onething Prayer.
Temple Christian Academy 2909 John Moore Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Temple Christian Academy is a ministry of Grace Baptist Temple and has a spacious five- acre campus. Its mission…More is to provide Christ- centered academics. It caters to grades pre-school through middle school and offers daycare for younger children. Transportation from schools is available at an additional cost.
Signature Church of Tampa 755 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Signature Church is a multi-cultural Christian church that focuses on building stronger families and helping those in…More need. This very spiritual congregation meets on the Onething Prayer Campus and is part of the John Stout Ministries.
New Day Church 777a W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 New Day Church is a place for fresh starts and new beginnings. It is a non-denominational church offering many programs…More and serves the community through its ministries. New Day Church can be found on the Onething Prayer campus located on W. Lumsden Road.
Garden of Grace Ministries 743 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL33511 Garden of Grace Ministries is a Bible-based, evangelical ministry. It offers online study groups and runs a weekly radio…More program. Garden of Grace Ministries is located on the campus of Onething Prayer, at the corner of W. Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue.
History rules at McLane Middle School, where in 1914 the campus was founded to house the community's only school for…More students in grades one through eight, the Brandon School. Noted for its twin towers, the second tower opened in 1919, which expanded the school's offerings to grade 12. Elementary school students were housed in the north campus, the high school students in the south tower. The first four high-school graduates received their diplomas in 1923.
Today the towers still house students, but only students in grades six through eight. The school's main building opened in 1928 with a north wing added 20 years later. The gymnasium, along with additional classrooms, opened in 1947. The first cafeteria, along with a separate agriculture building, opened in 1950. The school is named after E.F. McLane, who came to the school in 1930 and became its longest-serving principal. He was principal for 34 years.
In 1954, Walter S. Yates Elementary School was dedicated as the area's first standalone elementary school and the McLane campus remained a junior-senior high school. When Horace Mann Junior High School opened in 1962 to serve grades six through nine the Brandon School became a senior high school for grades 10 through 12. The current Brandon High opened on Victoria Street in 1972 and serves grades nine through 12.
McLane Middle School is home to the Vikings, and students come from 30 feeder elementary schools.
Immanuel Lutheran School 2913 John Moore Rd, Brandon, FL33511 The Immanuel Lutheran School is both a ministry and shared tenant of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and campus on John…More Moore Road in Brandon. For more than 30 years the school has been educating children with the mission "to equip our students and their families to share the love, joy and peace of Christ among themselves and with those around them." The school's accreditation is recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the school instructs students up to age 15, starting with a pre-k program for 3-year-olds. Many of the school's teachers have been with the school for more than 25 years. The school promotes family involvement at many of its annual events, including Grandparents' Day, Oktoberfest, the Christmas Shoppe and the Spring Fling dinner and auction.