January 28, 2013 - Fourteen individuals will be honored by Tallahassee Community College when the College unveils its13th annual Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar. The 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, Gadsden and/or Wakulla counties. The 2013 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.