NFC Connections Spring 2021 - Page 5

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
TOGETHER WE ARE HELPING STUDENTS & OUR COMMUNITY MOVE FORWARD

H ope for a Better Future is the theme for this issue of North Florida College ’ s Connections magazine . This thread runs throughout the features in this issue and is truly the foundational belief upon which our entire institution functions . Colleges exist for the sole purpose of serving the needs of their communities and the pandemic has created hardships and challenges that no one could have anticipated ; but as with all things , Sentinels stand together and find ways to continue to provide service and outstanding educational and career training opportunities to those who need us .

TURNING HOPE INTO REALITY

The good work of the North Florida College Foundation is helping to meet the financial needs of students in record-breaking numbers . New initiatives like the Last Mile Scholarships and awards from donors like the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are opening doors to a better future for families that might not have had any other way of completing their educational dreams .
The fulfillment of our mission has been sustained by stunningly enthusiastic efforts from the NFC family to adapt to the needs of our displaced students . The NFC Advising Department has developed new strategies to
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ensure that all our students remain connected and supported , no matter where they are . You will also read an example of some of the remarkable ways our dedicated faculty have evolved their courses to meet student needs .
In this issue , you will see how our partners in hope have provided us with additional tools and support to expand the career training opportunities for first responders and healthcare workers . You will have the pleasure of meeting some of the very students and community heroes who will be serving you on the frontlines as essential workers .
From expanding internet access across the district to increasing awareness of STEM pathways for future Sentinels , your North Florida College continues to step-up to whatever your needs are and to work as your partner in turning your hope for a better future into the reality of a better future .
Respectfully ,

John Grosskopf

John Grosskopf President North Florida College
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