NFC Connections Spring 2021 - Page 16

Natasha Mitchell takes Fall 2020 graduate photo , with NFC President John Grosskopf physically distanced in the background , at NFC in December .


Since Governor Ron DeSantis established the

Last Mile College Completion Program last year , the NFC Foundation has helped 10 “ Last Mile
Scholar ” graduates complete degrees .
NFC ’ s Last Mile Scholarship assists students who are less than 12 credit hours away from completing their first college program and were not enrolled for at least one semester . NFC Foundation Director Judy Lundell is excited by the initiative ' s success .
“ For Last Mile students who have been absent from college for one semester or more , it often seems like an insurmountable effort to return to college , complete their required credits and finish their Last Mile . Life often gets in the way - circumstances , lack of funds and other issues arise in their lives . This is such an incredible waste for these students who are so very close to completing their degree ."
The NFC Foundation is proud to congratulate four Last Mile Scholars who graduated in December at the conclusion of the fall term . They are Kerria Livingston of Greenville , Jonathan Coker of Perry , Natasha Mitchell of Madison and Breondra Jackson of Perry .
“ The Last Mile initiative has created an exceptional conduit of financial and social support for these students ,” said Lundell . “ Spread the word ! The NFC Foundation seeks to help more students . If you are on the Last Mile of your degree at NFC or know someone who is , let ’ s talk !” Visit www . nfc . edu / foundationgiving / scholarships or contact the NFC Foundation at 850-973-9414 or Foundation @ nfc . edu for information .