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Welcome to Fall 2022

Welcome to Fall 2022

Dear Students, I was so delighted to see so many new faces at our New Student Convocation last Friday. It was a tremendous event that allowed us to welcome you to TCC and introduce you to all the resources available here on campus. It reminded me that while those of us here at the College are quite familiar with the whole experience, new students are not. For many, you are the first in your family to attend college. Others may…

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2022-23 Budget

2022-23 Budget

I am pleased to share that the College’s 2022-23 operating budget was presented and approved at today’s District Board of Trustees meeting. Based on the level of state appropriation this year as well as our enrollment projections, we have been able to prioritize several significant measures that will directly benefit our employees and our College. These include: Providing a 5% pay raise, and a minimum pay of $15 per hour (whichever is greater), for all regular, established positions; Implementing a…

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Aspen 2023 Announcement

Aspen 2023 Announcement

Today, the Aspen Institute announced the top 10 finalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Though TCC was chosen as a top 25 semifinalist last month – a new part of the process this year – we were not chosen as a finalist for the prize. I am sending this to you because I also wanted to share that the Aspen leaders took the time to express how impressed they were with how we have been able…

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Class of 2022 Spring Commencment

Class of 2022 Spring Commencment

Dear Graduates, On behalf of the District Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff of Tallahassee Community College, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you, the Class of 2022. We are so glad to be celebrating with you! You have worked so hard to get here. You should be proud, as should your family, friends, and anyone who helped you along your educational journey. I share your pride and excitement, and am confident that the experience and…

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New Vice President for Communications Named

New Vice President for Communications Named

I wish to share with you that at Monday’s District Board of Trustees meeting, we announced that Al Moran is retiring June 30 as Vice President for Communications and Marketing. I am incredibly grateful to Al for his eight years of service to the College. He has contributed tremendously to the success of TCC in that time, and I hope you will all join with me in wishing him a very happy retirement. Having known Al’s retirement was on the…

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Recognition

Recognition

What a great time for Tallahassee Community College! This month, we presented to our District Board of Trustees a Strategic Plan Year Three update. We have a lot to celebrate, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t receive an email, a phone call or text, or am pulled aside by a member of the community so that they can express their support and pride in our College. Just in the past few months: TCC was once…

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In Honor of Dr. James H. Hinson, Jr.

In Honor of Dr. James H. Hinson, Jr.

The entire Tallahassee Community College family was saddened this past month to hear of the passing of Dr. Hinson, our third president, who served this college with distinction from 1983 to 1995. Dr. Hinson is remembered as a loving husband, father, great-grandfather, and friend; an accomplished professional educator; and a great leader who served his country and his community with integrity. A decorated World War II veteran, Dr. Hinson received the Bronze Star Medal for Bravery for shooting down a…

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Charter School Announcement

Charter School Announcement

Dear Colleagues, This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis announced TCC was named as one of only five colleges in the state selected to create a charter school because of our track record of preparing our community’s workforce. I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to create a charter school at our College. There are many details still left to be resolved, and we will be engaging our campus community to help inform our decisions. In the coming days, Provost Stringer will…

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Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

It’s Thanksgiving week and I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for our faculty, staff, administrators and students. I am thankful for our faculty and staff who serve our students with passion and dedication each and every day, who choose to work and teach here at TCC because they believe in what we do, and have even dedicated their careers to ensuring everyone who walks through our doors has the opportunity to a great education and…

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Welcome to a New Academic Year 2021

Welcome to a New Academic Year 2021

Dear Students, Welcome, and thank you for choosing Tallahassee Community College! You have taken a significant step in your own personal journey by prioritizing your education despite the many challenges you may be facing. That’s incredibly important. Now more than ever before, the world needs people with grit and imagination, who are innovative and want to contribute to their communities. At TCC, we produce graduates who are critical thinkers and problem-solvers. We produce talent. We offer a high-quality education to…

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