Learn about the inductees for 2015

Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley

Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley, Tampa native, retired Hillsborough Community College administrator and current President and CEO of Marion & Associates, continues to enhance our community. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Bethune-Cookman University; Master's Degree from Clark Atlanta University; Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Florida; and a certificate in Higher Education Management from Harvard University.

Matilda Martinez Garcia

Matilda Martinez Garcia, devoted human rights advocate, was born in Tampa and is a second-generation Floridian. She has led an extraordinary life, witnessing both injustice and acceptance firsthand. Her resolve and energy for the welfare of others is legendary.

Josephine Howard Stafford

Josephine Howard Stafford was born in Jacksonville, Texas, and grew up in Fayetteville, N.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 1941 from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) in 1952, from the University of North Carolina Law School, Chapel Hill. She was inducted, as a Private, into the United States Marine Corps. During WWII, she wrote a newspaper column, "The Voice of Femininity" while aboard the U.S.S. Heintzelman.

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