July 20, 2021
Tallahassee Community College is holding a graduation ceremony for more than 30 students receiving their GED diploma on Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on the College’s main campus.
Maria Mead is the President of the Keiser University Tallahassee Campus and will serve as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony. Keiser is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students across the state. Mead is a member of the CareerSource Capital Region Board of Directors for over 10 years where she provides valuable input related to the education and training of the local workforce and the economic development of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties. Her professional memberships include the Commission of Independent Education, the Greater Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce, The Career Pathway Council Member and a Florida/Georgia Workforce Alliance Council member.
GED graduate Ingrid Gomez is the student speaker. Gomez is a graduate of the College’s ESOL program. She is a single mother and a Dreamer who wants to create a better life for her son and herself. Gomez is steadfast in her efforts to continue her studies at TCC. For the upcoming spring term, Ingrid will start courses to earn her associate degree in Paralegal Studies.
Gomez is employed at a law firm that introduced her to the criminal justice system. The exposure allowed Gomez to gain interest in the paralegal field. She attributes her ambition to being a lifelong learner.
For more information, contact Jessica Griffin, Director of Continuing Workforce Education at Jessica.Griffin@tcc.fl.edu.