Classroom are the most critical place for student learning. Improved spaces allow students to experience enhanced instruction, integrated technology, and improved academic performance. The TCC Foundation is helping to shape this campus and the lives of students.

Dr. Lei Wang STEM Center

profile of Dr. Lei Wang

Dr. Lei Wang, TCC's associate vice president for institutional effectiveness, donated an undisclosed amount to support renovation of TCC's STEM Center. The center, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, received a $100,000 renovation. Wang's donation will be matched by the TCC President's Circle, of which she is a member.

Dr. Wang chose to support the STEM Center in particular because STEM jobs are growing rapidly and offer important opportunities for the region and for TCC's students.

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First Class Project

For a half a century, Tallahassee Community College has stood as a cornerstone for higher education in Florida's Big Bend as an ideal place to study and learn. The learning environment we provide our students defines their success at the next level, and we work to continually elevate that experience for the student of the 21st Century. But to do so, we need your help.

Learn more about how you can leave a legacy by investing in the First Class Project

Although graduation is always a special time and every class celebrates, those students who completed the dental hygiene and dental assisting programs in April and July of 2015 were unique. These young students were the first to graduate in TCC’s newly renovated dental hygiene laboratories.   Funded with $1.25M from the TCC Foundation, the focus of the renovation was to allow the department to offer updated lab experiences that matched what was being taught in the classroom. Computers were added to each work station so that students can work with electronic heath records and each dental chair was equipped with digital radiography software allowing students to read x-rays on computers.  “With this renovation funded by the TCC Foundation, we are able to offer our students an educational experience that matches what is expected of them as employees in the field. In short, they are better prepared, and for that we thank the Foundation” noted Ginny Wager, chair of TCC’s Dental Health Programs.


Pankowski Honors Lounge

Whether it is to get assistance with a sticky math problem, to work together on a history project, or just to find a quiet place to study between classes, the Pankowski Honors Lounge has become the place to be for TCC Honors students since the doors reopened just before the start of the fall semester. The lounge underwent extensive renovations recently funded by long time donors Mary and Joe Pankowski in collaboration with members of the TCC Foundation President’s Circle.

The choice to help fund this project has also had an influence on the donors that made it possible. “For us, it was important to partner with our President’s Circle members to enhance the TCC Honors Lounge to help attract and retain the best and brightest to TCC, commented Mary Pankowski. Furthermore, we hope our gift will inspire others who care deeply about the future of TCC to become a part of the TCC Capital Gift Campaign by making a donation to TCC and/or making TCC a part of their estate plan.”