NFC alumna Cheryl ( Deas ) McCall ’ s NFJC yearbook photo ( 1969-1971 ).
NFC alumnus Norman McCall ’ s NFJC yearbook photo ( 1969-1971 ). daughter all alumni of the College .
McCall attended NFC , then North Florida Junior College , from 1969-1971 along with her husband Norman . They both received an Associate in Arts degree at NFC and continued their education at the University of West Florida , marrying the summer after college . According to McCall , stepping foot on the UWF campus was the first time she had traveled further than Tallahassee at the time .
While at NFC , McCall was a member of Phi Theta Kappa ( PTK ), worked in the guidance office and made great friendships that continue to this day . “ My two years here were some of my best ,” said McCall . “ My college experience was during a golden age to attend college here [ at NFC ].” She received an academic scholarship to UWF and credits her NFC instructors for helping prepare her to excel at the university level .
“ The teachers here were excellent ,” said McCall . “ They were helpful and approachable – you knew them ; you could go to them for guidance .” According to McCall , NFC provided a strong foundation that helped her be successful in moving forward to a larger university and into her teaching career .
McCall always knew she wanted to be a teacher and that she would call Hamilton County home . “ There was never a question about returning home ,” said McCall . “ My husband and I were always drawn to go back home .”
Her work in education and commitment to the Hamilton County Community and NFC district is what makes NFC alumna Cheryl McCall the College ’ s 2020 Hamilton County Hometown Hero . When asked about the importance of NFC to our community today , McCall reiterated - “ education is key to a brighter future and to moving on in life .”
The NFC Foundation plans to feature a Hometown Hero in each county in the NFC district . For more information , contact Judy Lundell at 850-973-9416 or email foundation @ nfc . edu .
MCCALL ALWAYS KNEW SHE WANTED TO BE A TEACHER AND THAT SHE WOULD CALL HAMILTON COUNTY HOME .
There was never a question about returning home . My husband and I were always drawn to go back home .
Cheryl Deas McCall NFC Hometown Hero
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