TCC unveils 17th African-American History Calendar

February 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 1, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College officially unveiled the 17th annual Cherry Hall Alexander African-American History Calendar on Monday, January 30, in Turner Auditorium on the College’s main campus.

The calendar honors local individuals who have made significant contributions to the African-American community. The theme for the 2017 calendar is African-American Champions of Education.

Honorees include:

  • LaMonica Butler, teacher, mentor to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students, and School Advisory Council committee president
  • Wilbert Butler, TCC STEM professor and creator of the STEM Gym model
  • Sonia Clark-Rosier, associate dean at Wakulla High School
  • Desmond Cole, principal at Nims Middle School
  • Bishop Titus B. Deas, senior pastor at Deliverance Temple Ministries First Born Church.
  • Cynthia Gaines, teacher and speech and language pathologist
  • Tamika Jenkins, counselor with Florida State University Schools
  • Lenita Joe, retired educator and mentor
  • Karlisa Johnson, teacher at W. T. Moore Elementary School
  • Isaac Manning, building maintenance supervisor at W. T. Moore Elementary School
  • Iris C. Wilson, former teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent, and former Florida Department of Education deputy chancellor
  • Vivian Wright Wilson, former employee at Leon County Schools

In addition, Lillie Jackson and April Knight received honorable mention recognitions. Jackson is a former teacher, assistant principal, principal and director of dropout prevention, while Knight is currently the assistant principal for curriculum at Griffin Middle School.

The 14 honorees and honorable mentions were recognized and presented with commemorative plaques by TCC President Jim Murdaugh, TCC Provost Feleccia Moore-Davis, and members of the TCC District Board of Trustees. Murdaugh also hosted a luncheon for the honorees earlier in the day.

The ceremony was energized by a performance from TCC’s African Drum and Dance Ensemble and an invocation from Pastor Joe Davis of Truth Gatherers Community Church. WCTV anchors Shonda Knight and Alicia Turner served as emcees.

For information, contact Gregory Williams at (850) 201-6070 or williagr@tcc.fl.edu.