TCC Celebrates 50 Years of Educating the Community

TCC 50 Years
Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 09:00:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tallahassee Community College is celebrating half a century of education.

The school first started offering classes in the fall of 1966, under the name Tallahassee Junior College.

Now, TCC serves more than 37,000 students year year across severn campuses in three counties. 

TCC President Jim Murdaugh joined us on WTXL Sunrise to talk about how far the school has come. 

"We are excited to celebrate our golden anniversary in 2016," said Murdaugh. "TCC has seen some of the most hardworking, most dedicated people come through its doors over the last 50 years, students and employees alike. Each of them have shaped the College in their own way." 

TCC's 50th anniversary events kicked off at the beginning of January and continue all year long. 

On Thursday, January 14, the college is hosting a preview party for its "50 for 50" alumni profile series. It's a special showcase of students who have attended TCC and a profile of some successful grads. It's from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education. 

For more information and the complete schedule of events, call (850) 201-6049 or click here.