Tallahassee Community College unveils African American History Calendar honoring leaders

Tallahassee Community College unveils African American History Calendar honoring leaders

Cover of 2019 Cherry Hall Alexander African American History Calendar presented by Tallahassee Community College.

(Photo: Special to the Democrat)

Sixteen people were honored Monday night as Tallahassee Community College unveiled its Cherry Hall Alexander African American History Calendar.

This is the 19th year for the calendar presentation, which is named after Cherry Alexander, retired director of library services at the college.

One name is featured for each month of the calendar, plus with three honorable mentions.

Tallahassee attorney honored by Tallahassee Community College during unveiling of its Cherry Alexander African American History Calendar.

In addition, Tallahassee attorney Sean Pittman was honored with the inaugural President’s Award given by the college. Pittman, founder and senior partner of the Pittman Law Group, is also president of the Orange Bowl Committee.

A committee of nine community members, chaired by Marcus Nicholas, associate dean for academic affairs at TCC, chose the calendar honorees.

The 12 calendar honorees are:

Tommy Mitchell Sr., executive director, Rattler Boosters Christic Henry, president/managing broker, Kingdom First RealtyRita Brown, founder, The Brownsville Preparatory Institute, LLC Pastor L.J. Jenkins, Griffin Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Pastor Gregory James, founder and chief executive officer, Reclaiming the Land, Inc.Audra Pittman, outgoing executive director of the Council on Culture & ArtsPastor Quincy Griffin, Family Worship and Praise ChurchBenny Bolden, assistant principal, Nims Middle SchoolAkin Akinyemi, Leon County Property AppraiserSamantha Vance, commissioner, Status of Women and Girls for the city of Tallahassee and Leon County; founder and executive director of Ladies Learning to LeadRasheen Jamison-Richardson, founder, Legacy School of Performing Ar ts Institute, Inc.Pastor Julius H. McAllister, Jr., senior pastor, Bethel AME Church

Honorable Mention:

Terrance L. Barber, founder of Working Class Wednesday, a business networking initiativeL. Yvonne Whitehead, program coordinator, Victims of Crime Act ProgramKathleen Rodgers, assistant superintendent for the Office of Prevention, Intervention, Equity and Support Services, Leon County Schools

The calendars are free of charge. For more information, contact Greg Williams at williagr@tcc.fl.edu or 850-201-8361.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at bdobson@tallahassee.com or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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