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2010 Press Releases

Tallahassee couple creates law school endowment

Jan 01, 2010

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee attorneys Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff, wife  and husband graduates of Florida State University College of Law, have pledged $50,000  to create the Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff Endowment for Excellence at the law school.

The income generated by the endowment will be used at the discretion of the law school for academic purposes, with special attention given to the trial practice and  appellate practice programs and the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams.

“Everyone at the law school is very grateful for this generous financial support,”  said Dean Don Weidner. “Cynthia and Charles’ gift will help our students hone the  advocacy skills they need to be outstanding litigators.” 

“Charles and  I have  always been active  in support  of the  university through  involvement in the  Alumni Association  –  I am  a  past national chair –  and  Seminole  Boosters,” said  Cynthia  Tunnicliff. “This year  it became  possible  for us to extend  that  support to the law school. We both graduated from the Florida State University law school  and think it only appropriate that we contribute to the college that gave us the tools to have successful careers.” 

Cynthia Tunnicliff is a shareholder with the Tallahassee  law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell &  Dunbar. She  concentrates her  practice in  the  areas of administrative and appellate law, including administrative and judicial litigation involving  administrative agencies. Charles Tunnicliff is chief attorney for the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Professions Section.

January 2010