Gene Whiddon, who was also president of Causeway Lumber Co., served as chairman of the BCC Foundation through his death in 1989. He was named the first recipient of the college's Distinguished Service Award in 1973 and the Seahawk Award in 1978. Whiddon Hall is home to Central Campus business programs.
Gene A. Whiddon Hall was named to honor the founding chairman of the BCC Foundation. Whiddon brought together a group of 15 prominent Broward citizens and college officials in 1971 for the purpose of creating an organization to assist the college in its mission of serving the community.
A college architect, Causeway Lumber president Gene Whiddon and Dr. Rushing discuss the president's office at the new Central Campus in Davie in November 1963. Whiddon, a supporter of the college from the start, provided paneling for the president's office. He later became the founding chairman of the Broward Community College Foundation.