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Welcome to Fall 2018

Welcome to Fall 2018

Each August, as we prepare for the new academic year, TCC suspends operations for professional development and a campus-wide welcome back event, Eagles RISE.  This year, the theme of the event centered around WHAT, HOW, and WHY – what we do, how we do it and why we do it – based on a popular TED Talk by Simon Sinek. While the “what” and “how” of TCC is fairly straightforward, it’s the “why” that makes any organization special and our…

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Welcome to Fall 2017

Welcome to Fall 2017

It’s hard to believe that this fall marks the start of my eighth academic year as president of Tallahassee Community College. Time flies when you’re doing meaningful work and each year becomes more exciting to me as students, sometimes, accompanied by their parents, begin their academic journey toward their career goals. This fall, we will have more students marking their first semester in college than we have had in many years. To them, the single greatest piece of advice I…

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Welcome Back, Eagles!

Welcome Back, Eagles!

The start of fall is always a great time to be at Tallahassee Community College. The campus is busy with students again! Some of you are returning and, hopefully, ready to get back in the swing of things. Some of you are taking your first steps onto a college campus and starting a new chapter in your life. Either way, we are excited you chose TCC as part of your journey and can’t wait to see how far you’ll go….

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Welcome to a New Academic Year

Welcome to a New Academic Year

It’s Welcome Week at Tallahassee Community College, when we get to greet a new class of thousands of new and returning students to our College and get excited about beginning another new academic year. I want to thank each of our students, faculty and staff for choosing TCC. This will be my sixteenth year employed at the College, and my fifth year as President, and yet the enthusiasm from our campus family for what we do here still continues to…

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Welcome Back 2014

Welcome Back 2014

What makes us successful? Is it the number of students we enroll or the number of students we graduate? Is it how many faculty who have Ph.D.’s or how many awards our faculty have won? Is it the percentage of the state budget we receive or the percentage of the community who support us? The faculty and staff of TCC have been asking these and other questions and having a lot of conversations about our values and how we can…

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