TCC honors women in community

March 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 29, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College honored several women in the community during Women’s History Month in March. This year’s national theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women.”

On Tuesday, the College recognized TCC students and women in the community during the annual Women’s History Month celebration at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education. Susan Blessing, director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program at Florida State University, served as the guest speaker.

The student honorees include Hannah Cake, Elisa Cecchetti, Christian Doyle, Rebekah Thompson and Miminih Tuma. Community honorees include Tiffany Baker, Kim Barnhill, Mildred Petty Brickler, Betsy Couch, Paula DeBoles-Johnson, JoAnne Maltese, Kathryn McCoy, Ericka McKibbin, Deborah Moore and Kimberly Thomas.

“It is important to celebrate Women’s History Month,” said Brickler. “Women need to be celebrated for all of the important contributions we make in society at every single level.”

Three women at FPSI's Women's History Month EventTCC also hosted the 11th annual Women in History Month Breakfast for criminal justice personnel on March 28 at the Florida Public Safety Institute. Gwen Graham, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, served as the keynote speaker.

Honorees for this event included Chief Linda Butler of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Colonel Heather Hamlin of the Jefferson Correctional Institution, and Trooper Chantale Jones of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

For information, contact Katie Williams at or (850) 201-6217.