TCC Announces Gifts in Wakulla County

April 17, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 17, 2019) — Tallahassee Community College announced four new gifts during the April 15 District Board of Trustees meeting at the College’s Wakulla Center.

Heather Mitchell, Executive Director of the TCC Foundation highlighted $110,000 worth of donations during the presentation. Each gift made is to provide support programming, facilities and scholarships in Wakulla County.

Mitchell announced that Inspired Technologies donated $25,000 to support TCC’s Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) Phase II project. The WEI Phase II project is focused on providing job training in aquaculture and maritime occupations and promoting regional tourism and recreation activity across the Big Bend.

Craig Goodson, Managing Partner for Inspired Technologies, said that this investment will support the Inspired Technologies Workforce Lab which will be located in the second building planned for the Wakulla Campus. “We are pleased to provide support to a project that can help provide training for our industry in Wakulla County, and build a strong pipeline of employees for our company.”

TCC officials with family

Mitchell also announced that the Brown family donated $25,000 to support this project. Edwin and Sharol Brown started their own business in Wakulla County, Edwin G. Brown and Associates. Their intent was to provide local jobs for residents to stay and work in Wakulla County. Traci Brown Cash, their daughter, said in their family “TCC is a family tradition and that all the siblings have come back to work in this area. To be able to leave a legacy in an institution that also supports local jobs was important to their family.”

Brian and Tanya English made a $25,000 investment to the College. The English family discussed their love of TCC and what it has done through the dual enrollment program at Wakulla High School for students over the last 40 years. “I was one of the first dual enrollment students at the high school before it was cool to be a dual enrollment student,” Tanya said. They announced their contribution will be used to honor Tanya’s mother, JoAnn Council.

The lasTCC officials with companyt gift announced was from the Panacea Waterfronts Partnership. They donated $35,000 that will be added to their endowed scholarship. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to two students from Panacea each academic year. Their goal is to grow their fund endow to $100,000 which will provide a full-tuition scholarship to one student each academic year. This scholarship is funded from their popular Rock the Dock Tournament.

For more information, contact Heather Mitchell at mitchelh@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-6067.