When I was young, fresh out of high school I attended a year at Hillsborough Community College the Dale Mabry Campus (back then the only HCC Campus). One of the classes I took was Women's Studies. My teacher was Lee DeCesare. The impact of that class was immeasurable. It was not only the content, it was also the teacher. The teachings that she so strongly believed in and was so knowledgeable in was such an embroiled important topic at the time. She showed me that yes women have always been held down but we have the power to lift ourselves up and fight for our rights. It made the most eye opening, lasting impact on my life, so much so, I always remembered her name and her message. Thanks for being a part of my life. Coffie
As a new HCC faculty member in early 1995, Lee was a role model for me, inspiring me to both work very hard and to not accept mediocrity on any level. I admired her for standing up for herself, this faculty and our students. She did it with flair and with gusto. I am grateful for her life and her example.
John Reffue, Ph.D.
I grieve with you, Shipmate.
Thank you for letting us know about your Moms passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. It’s never easy to let go of our loved ones. We hope all the memories that come to you as you reflect on your Mom will bring smiles.
Doris and David Swor