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TCC will hold a graduation ceremony for the last time before the TSC name change

As Tallahassee Community College prepares for an evening of pomp and splendor, the start of this spring marks its final graduation ceremony before it officially becomes Tallahassee State College in July.

Graduation will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Florida State University's Tucker Civic Center, where 1,375 graduates will receive their degrees.

“We are so proud of our graduates,” TCC President Jim Murdaugh said in a prepared statement. “It was an honor to be part of her educational journey. This graduating class marks a historic moment as it is the final graduating class of Tallahassee Community College.”

The graduation ceremony comes just weeks after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed state legislation allowing TCC to be renamed Tallahassee State College, ensuring the new name reflects its increasing national recognition.

TCC alumna Dana Brooks, partner at Fasig Brooks Law Offices, will deliver the keynote address as commencement speaker.

An attorney, women's advocate and small business mentor, Brooks was named one of Tallahassee's 25 Women You Need to Know in 2021.

Brooks has also been recognized in the past by the TCC for Women's History Month as “Persister: A Woman Who Fights all Forms of Discrimination” and is an active supporter of Springtime Tallahassee, 2-1-1 Big Bend, Wakulla County Senior Center and the Tallahassee Memorial Foundation.

In addition to Brooks addressing the graduating class Thursday night, TCC Student Government Association President Jullion Griffin — a Jacksonville native — will deliver student remarks.

Griffin will graduate with his classmates in the spring of 2024 and plans to transfer to Florida A&M University to study broadcast journalism and public relations.

While the TCC Commencement Ceremony will not be livestreamed, it is open to the public and no tickets are required to attend.

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