TCC Calendar Honors Prominent African-Americans in Community

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Tallahassee Community College Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 25, 2013) – Today, Tallahassee Community College released the names of the 14 individuals who will be honored on Monday, January 28 when the College unveils its 13th annual Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar.

Monday’s 7 p.m. ceremony, to be held in Turner Auditorium, will kick off TCC’s month-long celebration of Black History Month.

Turner Auditorium is located inside the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Each year, the calendar showcases African-Americans who have made significant contributions in Leon and surrounding counties. The 2012 calendar theme is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: 150 Years of Progression and Advancement.”

The 2013 calendar honorees are:

· Mrs. Everline Brown – board member of Big Bend Chattahoochee Boys and Girls Club, served on Gadsden County’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee

· Michael Edwards – sophomore architecture and civil engineering major at Tallahassee Community College, serves as chair of the Student Organization Council

· Mr. Rudolph (Rudy) Ferguson, Sr. – pastor of the New Birth Tabernacle of Praise in Tallahassee

· Dr. Irene and Mr. Roland Gaines – graduates of Florida A&M, both have spent their careers enriching the lives of others through the empowerment of education

· Mrs. Dilcy Hogan – well-known for her role with the newspaper/magazine People in the Community, and Nattash Graphics and Communications

· Mr. Delaitre Hollinger – civil rights advocate and journalist

· Mr. Spencer Ingram – managing principal of Ingram Accounting and Consulting, LLC

· Mr. Vincent Irving – mentor and motivator, S.W.A.T. coordinator at Leon County Health Department

· Dr. Clarence Jackson – pastor of Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee, Fla.

· Dr. Larry Robinson – interim president, Florida A&M University

· LTC. Robert L. Rollins – passed away in 2011, served his county, community and beloved alma mater – Florida A&M – in various capacities

· Mr. Ernest Sneed – recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in WW II under the executive order of President Barack Obama

· Rep. Alan Williams – represents District 8 in Florida’s House of Representatives

The calendar also includes key dates in African-American history.

Now in its 13th year, the calendar will be distributed to 20,000 area youth via schools, churches and other community institutions.

Prior to the calendar unveiling ceremony, a 5:45 p.m. reception will be held in the Fine and Performing Arts Center to recognize the calendar honorees.

For more information, call (850) 201-6178.

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