Tacoma Historical Society: Author to discuss TCC’s 50th Anniversary

The Tacoma Historical Society will host the author of a new e-book celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Tacoma Community College during the organization’s monthly meeting in February.

The e-book, entitled The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College, was written by Tacoma Community College Alumnus Dale Coleman. It is a narrative history that shows how students, faculty, staff, and community leaders collaborated to create the college, which opened its doors on Sept. 13, 1965.

Coleman is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington Information School. He is also a reference specialist in the Tacoma Community College Library. Coleman and his e-book project were featured in the Tacoma Daily Index last year (see “History Maker: As TCC turns 50, one researcher will tell its story,” Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 18, 2014; and Tacoma Daily Index Top Stories — September 2014,” Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 1, 2014). The e-book was published earlier this month (see “Tacoma Community College: E-book release party begins 50th Anniversary celebration,” Tacoma Daily Index, Jan. 14, 2015) and is available online at tcc50.org.

Coleman will read excerpts from The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College during the Tacoma Historical Society event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 9, at the University of Puget Sound Wheelock Student Center (Murray Board Room), located at 1500 N. Warner St., in Tacoma. More information is available online here.


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