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2013 Press Releases

Tunnicliffs Give Additional $50,000 to the Florida State Law School

Mar 01, 2013

Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff

Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff

Florida State University College of Law alumni couple Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff, 1971 and 1972 graduates, respectively, have pledged an additional $50,000, over time, to the law school to supplement the existing Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff Endowment for Excellence. This latest gift follows a $50,000 gift made by the Tunnicliffs in 2009 to establish the endowment. The income from the endowment is used, at the discretion of the law school, for academic purposes, including student scholarships and faculty support, with special attention given to education in trial practice and the needs of the Mock Trial Team. In recognition of the new gift, an interview room in the law school’s Advocacy Center will be named the Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff Interview Room.

“Charles and I are very proud of the education that is being provided to law students at Florida State,” said Cynthia Tunnicliff. “Being able to give back to the institution that has done so much for us is fulfilling because it’s something we have always wanted to do.”

“We are all extremely grateful to Cynthia and Charles for their generous philanthropy,” said Dean Don Weidner. “They are members of our Board of Visitors who help us in many ways.”

Cynthia is a shareholder with Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar in Tallahassee, where her practice focuses on the areas of administrative and appellate law, including both administrative and judicial litigation involving administrative agencies. Charles retired from his position as the chief attorney of the Professions Section at the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and is a consultant for the agency.

March 2013