Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and it is a time to recognize and celebrate the lives and contributions of American women. Throughout history, women have experienced intimidation and adversities with which few modern women are familiar. Through their steadfastness and courage, women have fought for change, such as gaining women's basic right to vote, reproductive freedom, and equal pay. Many of today's women show tremendous courage in their everyday lives. They have forged change, socially and personally, as well as in their local communities. In accordance with the national organization, Tallahassee Community College holds an annual celebration during which 10 community women and five current TCC female students are recognized for their outstanding leadership skills as well as their service to the community. 

The 2019 theme is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence

For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.

The Women's History Month Committee is currently accepting nominees for this year's theme. The nominees should have achieved significant success in areas related to this year's theme, women's issues, transforming culture or society, history or politics, or as educators, leaders, writers, scientists, or others.

The Honoree ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education. The address is 1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, please contact Jarrett Phipps at phippsj@tcc.fl.edu or Melissa Scalzi at scalzim@tcc.fl.edu.

Public Nominations

2019 Nominations are open until Monday, November 26, 2018.

The Tallahassee Community College Women’s History Month committee accepts nominations of special women who have lived for at least two years in Leon, Wakulla, or Gadsden counties. The 2019 theme is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." Nominees should have achieved significant success in areas related to this year’s theme, women’s issues, transforming culture or society, history or politics, or as educators, leaders, writers, scientists, or others. A committee will screen the nominations.

Please complete the WHM Nomination Form.

Congratulations 2018 Honorees

Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination

Honorees

  • Karinda Barrett
  • Dana Brooks Cooper
  • Janeia Daniels Ingram
  • Gina Giacomo
  • Sha'Ron James
  • Andrea Jones
  • Sheila Labissiere
  • Elizabeth Ricci
  • Anitra Thomas
  • Marcia Warfel

Student Honorees

  • Alisha Ash
  • Monica Garcia Vega
  • Sameera Shaik
  • Samira Taylor
  • Claire Toman

 

Past Honorees