Central Florida Community College Celebrates Black History Month
Central Florida Community College in Ocala honored all 49 of it's full-time African-American employees.
Among them are professors, deans, administration, and support staff.
Also in attendance at the luncheon were several members of the original faculty after the school was integrated in 1966.
For former cosmotology instructor Girtha Bouie, it was a day to reflect on how she opened the doors for other black employees at the school.
"My first graduating class that I sent to Tallahassee was an integrated class. They all made 100 percent. They all passed the state board examination with flying colors, and I'm so proud that I was able to help somebody. Race, color, nothing didn't mater to me. I saw them as my students," said Bouie.
C.F.C.C. is continuing to try and attract more minorities to join their staff.
Last year, they formed a diversity initiative task force, and hope it will help them accomplish their goal.
By David Hamilton, WCJB TV 20 News
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