May 22, 2008
Capital Health Plan announces investment in nursing
Earlier this month, Capital Health Plan
(CHP) announced that it will invest a total
of $1.5 million, over the next five years, in
nursing education programs at Tallahassee
TODAY at Community College, Florida State
University and Florida A&M University.
The initiative is aimed at alleviating a
growing nursing shortage in this area and
throughout Florida. Demand for new
nurses in Florida is expected to grow by
nearly one quarter or more than 36,000
View new jobs by 2014.
TCC’s online calendar According to a 2007 study by the
of events & activities. Florida Center for Nursing, 40 percent of nurses in Florida are 51 or older. Many will retire in
the next 10 years, while the state’s aging population will continue to require a growing number
Inside this issue of nurses. For years the medical community has tried to fill this gap by searching around the
country and the world to recruit nurses for this area. At the same time nursing schools have had
New exhibit on display at 2 to turn away qualified applicants because of capacity limits. CHP’s investments are intended to
TCC Fine Art Gallery improve that situation for both patients and area residents who want to pursue nursing.
Former Eagles excel after 3 “Capital Health Plan is proud to invest in nursing education,” said Dr. Nancy Van Vessem,
TCC Please see NURSING, page 2
TCC Softball at national 4
TCC opens doors to Tallahassee Film Festival
Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium opened its doors to a pair of events
during last weekend’s Tallahassee Film Festival, presented by Florida Commerce Credit Union.
Around Campus On May 16, TCC served as host for “A Report from the Trenches,” a panel discussion on
is a publication of the the art of filmmaking. The same day, the College hosted a screening of Eric Nichols’ film, Alone
Office of Communications
& Public Information With Her.
The panel discussion, sponsored by the TCC Foundation, featured a stellar lineup of
Alice Maxwell professionals in the filmmaking industry: Blue Ridge Motion Pictures chief Lee Ann Campbell,
Director of Communications Oscar-winning sound mixer Richard Portman, Florida State University film school artist-in-
& Public Information residence Chip Chalmers, Tallahassee filmmaker Kenneth Jones and Tim McNeal, Vice President,
Susie Hall Talent Development & Diversity, Disney-ABC Television Group.
Director of Communications “We are proud to have sponsored an event that brought experts in the fields of writing, film
& Public Information direction and studio operations,” said Robin Johnston, TCC Vice President of Development and
Executive Director of the TCC Foundation.
Publications Coordinator Nichols, over the past ten years, has worked for some of the top production companies in
Hollywood, including Warner Brothers-based Alcon Entertainment and Sony-based Escape
Rob Chaney Artists, where his script Diary is currently set up to star Jennifer Aniston. In 2005, he wrote and
Communications Specialist directed the psychological thriller, Alone With Her. The film premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film
Raven Davis Festival in New York City, where it was picked up for worldwide distribution by IFC Films and
Communications Specialist The Weinstein Company. The movie was released in 2007 to excellent reviews, including raves
by the Los Angeles Times, New York Post and Entertainment Weekly.
Margie Menzel Please see FILM, page 2
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Alone With Her is the harrowing story of a disturbed young man’s attempts to win the affections of an unsuspecting young
woman. When Doug, played by Colin Hanks, son of two-time Oscar Winner Tom Hanks, first sees Amy, played by Ana Claudia
Talancon, he instantly falls for her and begins to watch her every move, going so far as to set up spy cameras in her
apartment. However, as his fascination grows into obsession he’s no longer satisfied with just watching.
The film contains adult situations and language not appropriate for a young audience.
Following the film, a question and answer session was held with Nicholas by phone.
NURSING, continued from page 1 nursing program for students who have a
bachelor’s degree in another field and have
CHP’s Chief Medical Officer, speaking completed prerequisite courses. The
at a news conference held on National program is the first of its kind in the Big
Nurses Day. “Today’s nursing students are Bend area. It will commence in the fall of
the professionals who’ll care for CHP 2009 with an initial class of 16 students and
members and the community for years to will allow students to gain a nursing degree
come.” in half the usual time.
The grants will total $100,000 a year "Talk about a winning combination,"
for five years for each school. The State of said FSU President T.K. Wetherell. "With
Florida might match 50 percent, potentially FSU's longstanding success in educating
increasing the total investment to $2.25 nurses to meet the complex and changing
million. healthcare needs of our society and Capital
CHP’s investment will help reduce the Health Plan's investment in our new
shortage by making nursing education more accelerated program, everyone's needs, Earn a bachelor’s degree
affordable and efficient. The funding will including the patient's, will be met much without leaving TCC’s campus.
increase the number of nurses in Florida more quickly." Continue your education with
and, more specifically, in the capital region – At FAMU, CHP’s investment will create one of TCC’s
Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla and Jefferson the Capital Health Plan/Edwin Thorpe
counties – where CHP provides care for its Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will
members. provide scholarships for undergraduate, For more information call
The money will impact each nursing upper-division students who are graduates Barry University
program differently. TCC President Bill of high schools in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla (850) 385-2279
Law said his college will use the funds to and Jefferson counties. The scholarship will
expand its cutting-edge technology allowing pay up to full tuition for recipients for a Embry-Riddle
students to respond to emergencies in maximum of four semesters. Aeronautical University
simulated real-time settings. “The cost of college is a barrier that (850) 201-8330
“CHP’s generous donation will help many of our students face,” said FAMU
nursing students gain experience with real- President James H. Ammons. “With CHP’s Flagler College
life clinical situations simulated in the safety generous investment, we will break down (850) 201-8070
of a learning environment,” said President that barrier for local students who are
Saint Leo University
Law. “These simulators will enable students interested in nursing. We believe that these
to repeat procedures to achieve better students are likely to stay and fill the need
patient outcomes.” for nurses in the capital region.”
At FSU, the funding will create a 12-
month accelerated bachelor’s of science in
TCC Fine Art Gallery set to unveil new exhibit
The Tallahassee Community College Fine Art Gallery is displaying “Story Art,” a K-12
Student Art Exhibit through June 6.
The exhibit is in conjunction with Florida State University’s Story Project and is the
culmination of a K-12 art and story-telling project with schools in Leon, Gadsden and Wa-
kulla Counties. The art display exemplifies a range of narrative art created in a variety of
Included in the works are quilts, fiber art, painting and photography.
To celebrate the exhibit, the TCC Fine Art Gallery will honor the exhibit’s contribu-
tors during a public reception on May 23 from 4-6 p.m.
The Fine Art Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is lo-
cated in the Fine & Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.
For more information, contact Julie Baroody by phone, (850) 201-8713, or email
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Former Eagles excel at the four-year level
More than 30 of Tallahassee Community College’s former student-athletes participated at the four-year level in 2007-08. The
following is a list of accolades earned by former Eagles.
• Andrew Franco, Appalachian State University (pictured) – ESPN/CoSIDa Third-Team
Academic All-District 3 Team. Franco, a finance and banking major, earned a 3.29 GPA while
batting .271 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 35 games.
• Glen Lemke, Valdosta State University – All-Gulf South Conference first-team. Lemke tallied a 9-
3 record on the mound for VSU in 2008, including a record of 4-1 in GSC play. Earlier in the
season, he earned Pitcher of the Week honors from the GSC.
• Brandon Sizemore, College of Charleston – All-Southern Conference first-team. Sizemore, a
second baseman, played in all 55 regular season games, posting a .333 batting average with 18
home runs and 78 RBI. He led the SoCon with 23 doubles.
• Jeremie Tice, College of Charleston – Southern Conference Player of the Year, All-Southern
Conference first-team. Tice, a third baseman, led the SoCon with 79 RBI and finished second
with a .410 batting average and 22 home runs. He was one of 50 players named to the Dick
Howser Trophy Watch List. He earned SoCon and national Player of the Week honors
during the final week of the regular season.
Photo courtesy of Appalachian State University
Fast Pitch Softball
• Mary Greenway, University of North Carolina-Greensboro – All-Southern Conference first-team. Greenway, an
outfielder, led UNCG with a .323 batting average, 33 runs scored and 63 hits. She also ranks third nationally with 49
stolen bases, a new single-season record for both UNCG and the Southern Conference.
• Heather Hyde, University of North Florida – All-Atlantic Sun Conference second-team. Hyde, an infielder, led the Lady
Ospreys in batting (.361), doubles (15), runs (50), hits (65) and walks (30). She also hit a career-high 12 home runs, tying
UNF’s previous single-season home run record. Hyde earned Atlantic Sun Co-Player of the Week honors on March 31.
• Andy Buechert, Winthrop University (pictured) – Big South All-Tournament Team. Buechert
averaged 4.3 points and 7.0 rebounds during the Big South Tournament, helping Winthrop
capture its fourth straight conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
• Lucas Evangelista, University of West Florida – Gulf South Conference East Division All-
Academic Team. Evangelista, an exercise science major, earned his spot on the all-academic
squad with a solid 3.69 GPA. Evangelista appeared in 27 games in 2007-08 and averaged 1.8
points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
• Dustin Scott, College of Charleston – Second-Team All-Southern Conference Tournament,
Jim ‘N Nick’s Classic All-Tournament Team. Scott led the Cougars to the Southern
Conference Tournament semifinals, averaging 13.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in three games.
Earlier in the season, he helped the Cougars claim the Jim ‘N Nick’s Classic Championship
for the tenth straight season. In two games, he averaged 13.0 points and 9.5 rebounds. Scott
also garnered Play of the Day honors from ESPN on November 16 when his three-pointer at
the buzzer beat Temple University.
Photo courtesy of Winthrop University
• Diane Frost, Martin Methodist College – TranSouth Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete
Team. Frost averaged 10.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the RedHawks.
• Lisa Jackson, Clayton State University (pictured) – NCAA Division II South Regional All-
Tournament Team. Jackson helped lead the Lakers to within one victory of a trip to the
NCAA Division II’s Elite Eight. She averaged 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in Clayton State’s
two South Regional games.
Keep up with all of TCC’s former student-athletes online at www.TCCeagles.com.
Photo courtesy of Clayton State University
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TCC announces 2008-09 signing class
Tallahassee Community College athletics director Brian Anweiler has announced the signing of 24 high school student-athletes
to National Letters of Intent for the 2008-09 academic year.
The 2008-09 class features 12 players from the state of Florida, including three from Tallahassee – Brooke Borecky (fast pitch
softball, Lincoln High School), Jordan Hoffman (baseball, Leon High School) and Samantha Phillips (women’s basketball, North Flor-
ida Christian School). Of the remaining twelve signees, four hail from Georgia, two each from Pennsylvania and Virginia and one
each from Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.
The breakdown of signees per team is as follows: baseball, four; fast pitch softball, 13; men’s basketball, three and women’s
TCC will release an updated list of signees during the summer.
Tallahassee Community College’s 2008-09 signing class
Baseball Fast Pitch Softball
• Marcus Grimaldi – Duluth, Ga./Northview HS • Miranda Ashworth – Crosby, Texas/Crosby HS
• Tyler Hibbs – Odenton, Md./Arundel HS • Emily Atkinson – Danville, Va./Turnstall HS
• Jordan Hoffman – Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS • Brooke Borecky – Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln HS
• Robin Rothenback – Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota HS • Deannale Fecca – Fairless Hills, Pa./Pennsbury HS
• Danielle Fecca – Fairless Hills, Pa./Bensalem HS
Men’s Basketball • Morgan Grove – Tampa, Fla./Gaither HS
• Terrell Barrett – Farmville, N.C./Farmville Central HS • Jordan Martin – Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta HS
• Jamel Brazeal – Mobile, Ala./Blount HS • Paige Martin – Newnan, Ga./Northgate HS
• Hugh Robertson – Macon, Ga./Northeast HS • Rebecca Mills – Quinton, Va./New Kent HS
• Destinea Schneider – Jacksonville, Fla./Ed White HS
• Gwendolyn Chappell – Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola HS • Mikaela Strickland – Bonifay, Fla./Holmes County HS
• Olivia Nino – Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland HS • Lindsay Taylor – Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach HS
• Anne Tragesser – Satellite Beach, Fla./Satellite HS
• Samantha Phillips – Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian
• Renee’ Washington – Sanford, Fla./Seminole HS
TCC Softball one of the last 12 standing at the NJCAA Tournament
Tallahassee Community College’s softball season didn’t result in a national
championship, but the Eagles went down fighting in their elimination game against the
College of Southern Idaho at the NJCAA’s Division I Fast Pitch Championships.
Trailing 1-0, TCC delivered another rally in its final at-bat to send the game to
extra innings tied at one. In the bottom of the eighth, however, CSI’s Anna Sorrell led
off the inning with a home run to end the game and TCC’s stay at the tournament.
After winning three extra inning games at the FCCAA’s Gulf District Tournament,
TCC was on the short end in Plant City. The Eagles fell to San Jacinto (Texas) College-
South, 5-2 in eight innings, in Thursday’s opening game before earning an 8-0 victory
over Western Nebraska Community College later on Thursday.
“It’s nationals and it’s always going to be close,” said TCC head coach Patti
Townsend. “The kids fought their hearts out; things just didn’t go our way.”
In defeat, the Eagles, perhaps, solidified what will certainly be this team’s legacy: a penchant for delivering with their backs
against the wall.
Down to its final three outs for the sixth time in the postseason, TCC, just as it had the five previous times, extended its
With one out in the seventh, pinch hitter Lela Land singled. Briana Leverett, who entered the game as a pinch runner,
advanced to second on a ground out then scored when Becky Smith’s two-out double snuck inside the right field line.
Smith added a pair of infield hits to go 3-for-4.
TCC missed a couple of golden opportunities in the early stages against CSI’s Jody Zillner. The Eagles stranded two runners in
the first, left the bases loaded in the second and had a runner thrown out at third base in the third.
TCC’s Amanda Reyes (17-17) was equally impressive. Pitching in her third straight game, Reyes, a Florida A&M signee, went
the distance and struck out five. She allowed only a third-inning run prior to Sorrell’s home run in the eighth.
“I told them (the players) to hold their heads high and walk out of this park proud of their accomplishments,” added
TCC, seeded fifth in the 16-team tournament, finished as one of the final 12 teams in contention for the national title. It was
the Eagles’ (29-24) best finish during 14 years of fast pitch softball.
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