The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence was officially dedicated on March 12, 2016. It is named after Jolene Avant, Lawyer, Wife and Mother. Jolene Avant was a native of Pensacola, Florida and was also a product of the Escambia County Public School System. Wife of Dr. Calvin Avant and mother to Amy Avant. Jolene was a Human Resource Specialist and Attorney. Jolene Avant left Pensacola and relocated to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the 1970's and resided in the Washington, DC area until 1995.
In 1995 Jolene, Dr. Avant and daughter Amy relocated to Brevard County, Florida (Space Coast). In 2001, Jolene passed suddenly of an aneurysm. The Jolene Avant Center for Excellence is a testament to her life, accomplishments and achievements.