Wanda Shaw Wilson
Wanda Shaw Wilson was the first African American to teach at a school in Highlands County located in Florida. She unfortunately passed away on September 26, 2008 following a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Wanda Wilson was known as a humanitarian, champion, educator and advocate for the education of children. She was born in Lake Placid to John Shaw and Oceal McGahee.
Janice Marie Wilson
The late Janice Marie Jackson Wilson was 57 years old, living and tending to her family and students; she unfortunately departed this life onFriday, June 20,2014. JaniceWilson was awife, mother, teacher, and a devoted servant of the Lord. She was born in Daytona Beach and raised in Gifford, Florida before returning to Daytona Beach to attend the Great Bethune-Cookman University in 1976, graduating in class of 1980. She soon thereafter made Daytona Beach her permanent home, marrying Rufus L. Wilson, Sr. and raised her family.
CEO, Rufus L. Wilson, Sr.
Rufus L. Wilson is a native of Avon Park, Florida and graduated from Avon Park High School in 1978, as an All-American football player. Wilson accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend Bethune-Cookman College where he served as captain and a star running back for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. He later graduated from Bethune-Cookman with a degree in Physical Education in 1983, afterwards signing a free agent contract with the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL) now known as the Tennessee Titans. Rufus Wilson also played for the Pittsburgh Maulers of USFL.