TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - For the second year in a row, Tallahassee Community College has won the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Award from Florida Campus Compact. This year, the award recognizes TCC's Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement office. The award is open to all institutions of higher education in Florida.
The SLICE office, which was created less than a year ago, is dedicated to inspiring the growth of the whole student by facilitating extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support students' engagement, leadership involvement, teamwork, retention and lifelong learning opportunities.
In 2013, TCC's Connect2Complete program won the same award. Connect2Complete connects students in developmental and college success classes with peer leaders, experienced students who attend the classes and help C2C students set goals, engage with college life, navigate college systems, access college resources, and develop a commitment to leadership and service.
According to Michael Coleman, TCC's director of campus and civic engagement, the creation of the SLICE office was the next step in strengthening the relationship between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
The College is also a finalist for the Engaged Campus of the Year Award, which recognizes exemplary commitment to "advancing the public purposes of higher education, improving community life, and educating students for civic and social responsibility."
The winner of that award will be announced at the Florida Campus Compact 2014 Awards Gala, held on October 15 at the University of North Florida.