TCC receives two new gifts to support scholarships

April 17, 2018

Tallahassee, Fla. (April 17, 2018)—Tallahassee Community College has received two new gifts from local organizations to support student scholarships. The gifts were presented at the April 16 meeting of the TCC District Board of Trustees.

Derrick Stephens and Heather MitchellHeather Mitchell, executive director of the TCC Foundation, recognized long-time community partner Refreshment Services Pepsi & Vending for a gift to support the Dr. Pepper, Snapple, SunKist Scholarship. Student Anthony Love won the $500 scholarship when he participated in a text competition on TCC’s campus in January.

Refreshment Services Pepsi & Vending is also a major supporter of TCC Athletics and sponsored last year’s renovation of TCC’s athletic training facility, which was renamed in the company’s honor. The company was represented by Derrick Stephens.

Panacea Partnership and TCC officialsMitchell also recognized the Panacea Waterfronts Partnership, which made a gift of $10,000 to create the Panacea Waterfronts Partnership Endowed Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students from Panacea who want to enroll in a degree or certificate program at TCC.

The scholarship fund was the beneficiary of proceeds from the group’s popular Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament, an annual event held at Woolley Park in Panacea that attracts anglers from all over North Florida. The 10th annual Rock the Dock tournament will be held on April 28 and 29. The group was represented by Mark Mitchell, chair of the Panacea Waterfronts Partnership, and several other members.

“We see this as an investment in the future of Panacea,” said Mitchell.

For information, contact Heather Mitchell at or (850) 201-6067.