May 8, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 8, 2017)—Family and friends gathered on the Tallahassee Community College campus on May 5, to witness the dedication of the entrance to the Student Union in the names of long-time TCC supporters Tom and Nesta Cumbie.
Sheri Rowland, vice president for student affairs, opened the event by reminding attendees of the role of the student union as the center of the community and as the “living room” of the campus.
The Cumbies have been involved with TCC for many years. Tom served on the TCC Foundation board of directors for 12 years, including a stint as president. He also served on a presidential search committee and was inducted into the Alumni & Friends Hall of Fame last fall.
“This is our opportunity to thank the Cumbie family for their love and support through the generations, and to honor their legacy,” said Jim Murdaugh, TCC president.
Pam Butler, Nesta’s daughter, who followed in her stepfather’s footsteps and served as a TCC Foundation board president, thanked her parents for passing along the importance of philanthropy and partnership.
“This is important to me because it highlights the partnership between Nesta and Tom, who worked throughout their marriage to support the community.”
Closing out the event, Nesta Cumbie added “Tom thought that TCC meant so much to this region because it provides opportunities for so many students.”