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TCC Celebrates Black History Month

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 8, 2010) -- Tallahassee Community College’s celebration of Black History Month continues this week with three events.

On Tuesday, February 9, TCC faculty and staff will enjoy an Organic Takeover. The event, a cooperative effort between TCC’s Center for Employee Enrichment and the College’s African-American History Month Committee, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 104 of the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

“Eating and Living a ‘Green’ Lifestyle” will educate attendees on how to be proactive in their health as well as the benefits of living an organic lifestyle. Seating is limited to 50 (the first 25 faculty and first 25 staff). Interested participants should sign up for any remaining spots on the CEE portal site.

Wednesday, February 10 will feature Open Mic, TCC’s highly successful student entertainment event. From 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Union Ballroom, TCC students’ musical talents will be on display for the campus community.

On Thursday, February 11, the College will welcome guests to the Student Union Lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Health Fair. Vendors representing various entities in the community will be on campus providing information that will ensure a healthier tomorrow. Blood pressure, sickle cell and wellness screenings will be available to all in attendance.

Confirmed vendors for the Health Fair include: Women’s World Gym, Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, TCC’s Dental Hygiene Program, TCC’s Health Program, Sickle Cell Foundation, National Hookup of Black Women, Southeastern Community Blood Center, Big Bend Hospice, Lupus Support Network, DISC Village, Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, Bond Community Health and Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida.

During the health fair, there will also be a nutrition presentation by TCC’s own Jennifer Zimmerman, assistant professor of nutrition in the College’s Division of Technology and Professional Programs. Zimmerman, who is a registered dietitian, will offer a forum titled “Healthy Eating on Campus.”

Zimmerman will specifically address how students can make healthy eating choices that fit their active lifestyles. During the dynamic, fast-paced hour, she will discuss the importance of breakfast, the perils of fast food and the benefits of cooking healthy meals. Additional topics will include food budgeting tips and avoiding the infamous “Freshman 15.”

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. For more information on TCC’s celebration of Black History Month, contact Rita Dickey by phone, (850) 201-6178, or email dickeyr@tcc.fl.edu.


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