TCC Celebrates Women Who Tell Our Stories

March 9, 2023

Celebrating Women Who Tell Our StoriesTallahassee Community College honored ten community women and five TCC students in its annual Women’s History Month event on Wednesday evening, March 8. Each year during Women’s History Month, TCC recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women in the Big Bend community. This year’s theme was Women Who Tell Our Stories.

This year’s keynote speaker was Julie Montanaro, award-winning journalist who anchor’s WCTV’s Eyewitness News at 5 and Eyewitness News at 6 each weeknight. TCC’s award-winning Forensics Team members Grace Duvet, Aliyah Salce, and Elizabeth Blair performed a reading of “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou. Hannah Nolting read her poem “Absolution” from the upcoming edition of Eyrie, TCC’s literary magazine.

Community honorees are:

  • Sally Bradshaw, owner and operator of Midtown Reader
  • Berneice Cox, president and CEO of United Way of the Big Bend
  • Felicia Dilbert, founder of Beautiful Healing and author of two Amazon best-selling books
  • Kathryn Gladwell, community volunteer with Guardian ad Litem
  • Jordan Jacobs, senior vice president at Moore
  • Pricilla Jean-Louis, owner and CEO of K&D Kreative Designs & Marketing Solutions and Alzheimer’s advocate
  • Audrey Kidwell, grants manager at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Dr. Michelle Mitcham, CEO and publisher of Tallahassee Woman, associate professor at FAMU, and CEO of Courageous Conversations
  • Sarojanie “Ro” Samlal, exceptional student education teacher at Shadeville Elementary
  • Shaqualyn Shedrick, founder and executive Director of She Academy

Student honorees are:

  • Grace Toole Duncan, member of the national-championship TCC Brain Bowl team, member of the Honors program, and receptionist at the Learning Commons
  • Eriel Henton, vice president of Sister to Sister
  • Kalle Herring, president of Sister to Sister and vice president of Black Student Union
  • Elizabeth Kemp, captain of the national-championship TCC Brain Bowl Team and member of the Honors program
  • Delana Sowell, Class of 2022 honors graduate and success coach in the Learning Commons