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TCC announces $1 million gift for advanced manufacturing

PSP check.jpgTallahassee, Fla. (May 18, 2016) –Tallahassee Community College has received a gift valued at $1 million to boost its advanced manufacturing programs. The gift is part of the TCC Foundation’s “TCC. We Rise.” campaign.

 

According to Heather Mitchell, executive director of the TCC Foundation, the gift will significantly enhance the opportunities TCC is able to offer students at its Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

 

The gift comes from the Pensacola Street Partners group, which includes Kim B. Williams, president of Marpan supply and recycling company, William E. Boyette, chair of construction company PSBI, and architect Kenneth A. Sweeney.

 

The facility will be renamed in honor of Williams, who was a leader of the original private/public partnership that created the manufacturing center in 2010. A special event to celebrate the renaming will be held on June 9 at the facility, which is located on the west side of TCC’s main campus.

 

Karen Moore, CEO of Moore Communications Group and a member of the TCC District Board of Trustees, called Williams a visionary.

 

“He recognized early on that for our community to have a vibrant manufacturing sector, we needed a place where manufacturers could train their workforce.”

 

Williams was chair of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County when the original work on developing the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center was done.

 

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“Having worked on this project from the outset and walked through the building when it was an abandoned warehouse, and now to see the wonderful classrooms and training space in the building, it makes me really proud,” said Williams. “There’s no building that I’d more appreciate having named after me.”

 

The gift was presented at TCC’s District Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 16.

 

For information, contact Heather Mitchell at (850) 201-6067 or MITCHELH@tcc.fl.edu.

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