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TCC holds 50th commencement ceremony at end of month

​TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 20, 2016) – Tallahassee Community College will present its 50th commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

TCC will recognize over 2,500 students earning an associate’s degree or a certificate from the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms. More than 400 graduates are expected to participate in Saturday’s ceremony.

The evening will include remarks from TCC president Jim Murdaugh, TCC Foundation director Heather Mitchell and student speaker Cheire Cook. The guest speaker will be Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System.

Cook began at Tallahassee Community College in Fall 2014, pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree. During her time at TCC, she volunteered in the Peer Leader Program (formerly known as Connect2Complete), a program coordinated through the College’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement Office. She also worked closely with TCC professor Brenda Reid, both in the Peer Leader Program and as an intern. Cook will attend Florida State University to pursue a degree in language and literature.

Pumariega became the FCS chancellor in August 2015. She recently served as president of Take Stock in Children, a state-wide non-profit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education that leads to well-paying jobs. Pumariega was instrumental in establishing Take Stock in Children’s largest affiliate, which is currently serving over 600 youth at Miami Dade College. Prior to that, Pumariega worked for 20 years at MDC and served as president of the college’s Wolfson campus.

For information, contact Terry Folsom at (850) 201-6147 or
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