Source: TCC Today
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 24, 2006) - Today, Tallahassee Community
College (TCC) announced that it has received a $2 million gift, the largest,
non-corporate individual gift in the college's history. Contributed by the
Ghazvini family, this gift will enable TCC to enhance its soon-to-be-built
Center for Health Education into a state-of-the-art training facility.
"We are thrilled with this gift from the Ghazvini family and would like
to thank them for their generous and valuable contribution," said Dr. Bill Law,
President of Tallahassee Community College. "This new center will help to bring
TCC to the forefront of college health care programs and establish our students
as the top in their field."
As a result of the gift, the new
65,000-square-foot Center for Health Education will feature cutting-edge
technology, such as a simulated patient care unit with highly sophisticated
equipment that will give students valuable practice prior to their clinical
assignments. The center has the potential to drastically impact and improve
TCC's ability to meet critical shortages of health care professionals, while
advancing the delivery of regional health care education. Plans include
increasing enrollment capacity in TCC's health education programs by nearly 100
percent within the next five years.
|TCC's New Center for Health Education
will be named after Tallahassee's Ghazvini
Married for 50 years, Mina and
Hossein Ghazvini have raised three sons, instilling in them a strong work ethic
and commitment to family and community. With the strong support of his wife, Mr.
Ghazvini served in executive banking positions for more than 30 years before
joining their sons in Tallahassee in 1989. Their eldest son, Mehrdad, operates
Premier Construction/Capital Property Consultants and is married to Dr. Alisa
Ghazvini, an early childhood consultant. Their second son, Behzdad, is an
engineer who runs Sandco, an excavating and road development company, and is
married to Dr. Patty Ghazvini, a pharmacy professor at FAMU. The Ghazvini's
youngest son, Mehran, is a chiropractor who owns Premier Health Clinic and Rehab
Rather than build its Center for Health Education on
campus, far from the medical corridor, TCC worked with local health care
partners, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and Capital Regional Medical Center,
to find the ideal location adjacent to nearly all health care providers in the
Capital City. The center will allow TCC to work directly with closely affiliated
health care providers to offer the highest quality and state-of-the-art, applied
health education program in North Florida.
"We share in TCC's excitement
about its Center for Health Education, which will be located adjacent to the TMH
campus. TCC will be the first to develop on this land gift, provided by TMH,
that we hope will serve as a collaborative campus for health education and
research," said Mark O'Bryant, President and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare. "Our strategic plan specifically speaks to the value of educational
partnerships and this represents a major step in achieving that direction."
"TCC has been instrumental in developing a vibrant health care workforce
in Leon County. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful health care program in
our community," said Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Regional
Medical Center. "Dr. Law and the leadership of TCC have been very receptive to
our feedback on the growing need for health care professionals. The students
graduating from TCC are an asset to our hospital and this demonstrates the high
caliber of programming at TCC."
Since 1966, Tallahassee Community
College has offered high-quality, post-secondary education for the citizens of
Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties, along with students from throughout the
state, nation and abroad. The College's traditionally strong faculty provides an
excellent foundation for its many graduates entering the workforce and moving on
to four-year colleges and universities.