This committee works with the Academics chair to select the Club’s scholarship recipients and plan the Annual Scholarship Reception (in June), which recognizes two Distinguished Gators (community leaders who have shown dedication to the Club) and awards TGC scholarships to selected incoming freshmen from Hillsborough County. This event is one of the signature events of the Club and typically includes a dinner, entertainment, and an awards program.
Help us celebrate our awe-inspiring local Gators, who have displayed an outstanding commitment to both our community and our beloved University, as well as welcoming the next generation of Gators, our scholarship recipients!
STAY TUNED FOR OUR UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS OF TGC’s 2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
The honor of awarding the title of “Distinguished Gator” is given by the Club to individuals who have supported, not only the University of Florida, but also the Tampa community. Below please find the list of this exclusive group:
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
1995- T. Paine Kelly & Tom McEwen
1996- Warren Cason & Shirley Ryals
1997- Ray Graves & Reece Smith
1998- George & Leonard Levy, George Steinbrenner & George Edmondson, Jr.
1999 - Albert C. O’Neill, Jr. & Jim Shimberg
2001 - Cope Newburn & Norman Stallings
2002- Bill Poe & Terrell Sessums
2003 – Dr. Adrienne Garcia & Tom McDonald
2004 - Larry Bevis & Bill McBride
2005 – Ben Hill, III & Jeff Warren
2006 – Bob Wilson & Tom Shannon
2007- Robert Stern & Andrea Zelman
2008 - Victor DiMaio, Sr. & Jane Edmondson
2009- Frank Campisi & Terri Parnell
2010- Scot Brantley & Fareed Ossi