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Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Dear Graduates, On behalf of the District Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff of Tallahassee Community College, I would like to congratulate you on your graduation. While we are unable to hold our annual commencement ceremony this year to celebrate with you and your family and friends in person, we are no less proud of what you have achieved to reach this important milestone in your life. I commend you for the time and effort you have put forth…

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To the Class of 2018

To the Class of 2018

You may or may not remember your high school graduation speaker. However, I hope this year’s TCC commencement speaker sticks with you. James Arinaitwe is from rural Western Uganda, where HIV/AIDS orphaned him at the age of 10. He was raised by his grandmother and was able to attend high school thanks to his own persistence and belief that education could change his life. Then he met the Drs. Cheri and Russell Rainey from Tallahassee, who offered to sponsor his college…

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To the Class of 2017

To the Class of 2017

This Saturday we will host our 2017 commencement ceremony. Commencement is a distinguished tradition that honors the hard work and dedication of our students, and is, without a doubt, my favorite time of the year as a president of a higher education institution. I get the opportunity to shake our graduates’ hands and congratulate them on a job well done. It is truly an experience that I treasure. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t also take the…

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To the Class of 2016

To the Class of 2016

One day last week I happened to look out my office window and saw a familiar sight for this time of year – a student dressed in full graduation regalia taking pictures with her friends in front of the Tallahassee Community College sign. That day had been a particularly demanding one, but as I witnessed the soon-to-be-graduate’s pride in her achievement and her alma mater all my concerns were momentarily set aside. She didn’t know it, but she had instantly…

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To the Class of 2015

To the Class of 2015

Graduation represents one of the most important times of the year here at TCC. It also happens to be one of my personal favorites. This is when we gather together and celebrate the successes of our wonderful graduates, the class of 2015. It is also an opportunity to reflect on individual accomplishments. Students, as well as the instructors who teach them and the staff who support them, have spent the last several months and years working steadily toward this moment….

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