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In appreciation of a life well lived, we are hosted the 3rd Annual Honors Program to celebrate the life and generational legacy of TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley. During the event, we honored four outstanding citizens for their diligent service to the Fort Worth community. They have truly embodied Mrs. Hadley’s mantra that “Everyone has what it takes to be a leader. You must lead from where you are.” 


Mrs. Hadley was a part of the inaugural staff of TCJC in 1968 as an instructor on the Northwest Campus and worked in various positions in the district including Human Resources where she was the first Equal Opportunity Officer preparing the first Affirmative Action Plan for the District. She was the Assistant Director of Personnel and eventually the first African American female Chancellor of Tarrant County College.


You can watch a rebroadcast of the program here soon.   



We are proud that Ardenia Gould and the Chancellor's Promise will provide

the $1000 scholarships to this year's winners


Jackson Roblow Rachel Kellum              
Fort Worth Fine Arts Academy Chisolm Trail High School        




Dr. Joseph Guinn

A physician by vocation, but a healer by calling, Dr. Guinn delivers pointed anecdotes about the human experience that cause you to think and examine what is the common bond that joins us all. He's had a rich and colorful upbringing with both his father, Edward Guinn and grandfather, James E. Guinn serving as physicians in Fort Worth that shaped the man he is today that cares about the human condition and seeks to help make it better wherever he can. He made the world of medicine plain so that we can see how healthcare disparities can originate before a patient is even seen. 



Martha Leonard

Fort Worth native Marty V. Leonard has been a vital impact to the DFW community for over 60 years. She has dedicated her life to supporting the community and various initiatives throughout the Fort Worth community. Some of her most notable contributions have been sitting on boards for community organizations such as the Tarrant Regional Water District, Susan G. Komen, Kids Who Care, Baylor All Saints Foundation, United Way of Tarrant County, Texas Bank:  Board of Directors, and a host of many others.



Dee Jennings

A native of Fort Worth, Devoyd Jennings grew up supporting the gold and blue at I.M. Terrell High School graduating in 1966.  Having grown up in the city, Devoyd has taken the leadership role in several community and civic issues.  He has served on numerous boards including: The Texas Association of Business – 1995 to 2015,  and is a past chairman for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber 1986 to 1992 and Chairman of the Texas Association of African American Chambers,1992 to 2000. He was most recently  the  Chairman of the Business Diversity Advisory Council of the North Texas Toll Authority and presently serves as Vice Chairman of the MBE Committee for Ft. Worth.



Neil Williams & Channing Peoples

Neil Creque Williams and Channing Godfrey Peoples-Williams are both MFA graduates of USC School of Cinematic Arts and 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellows. Most recently, their feature film debut, Miss Juneteenth, premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  It won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival and has produced original content for Refinery29 and Level Forward.



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