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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT THE NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAGAZINE NFCC Connections Magazine is published by TouchPoint Innovative Services on behalf of the North Florida Community College. PRESIDENT John Grosskopf DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Michael R. Williams, Chair • Madison County Ricky N. Lyons, Vice Chair • Lafayette County Ann “Sharon” Benoit • Madison County J. Travis Coker • Taylor County Sandra Haas • Suwannee County David Howell • Hamilton County William “Billy” Washington • Madison County Alton Williams Jr. • Suwannee County Lloyd “Gary” Wright • Jefferson County MOVING FORWARD N orth Florida Community College had a great year. We reconnected with old friends and College alumni during our 60th anniversary and celebrated the proud history of our institution. In April, we enjoyed the NFCC Foundation’s spectacular anniversary gala. The event was full of entertainment and fellowship, but most importantly helped raise money for student scholarships. We shared stories, reconnected with friends and enjoyed a warm nostalgia while reflecting on how the College has served our communities over the past 60 years. While looking back has been quite enjoyable, we must move forward and forge new paths to success. We must challenge ourselves to be as accessible and as relevant as possible; this is vital to the lives of those we are designed to serve. EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Dr. Cheryl James Kim Scarboro Margaret Wilkerson Desiree James Johnathan Cooks The future of North Florida will certainly bring with it a number of new and intriguing challenges as our college reinvents itself to stay connected with the educational and career opportunities emerging over the next 60 years. None of us can predict with absolute certainty what those opportunities will be, PUBLISHING PARTNERS TouchPoint Innovative Solutions Advertising Sales, Concept Development, Layout and Design TouchPoint Management Services Printing and Distribution however, we can be certain that the NFCC mission and spirit will INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING? If you would like to advertise in CONNECTIONS, please contact TouchPoint Innovative Solutions, authorized advertising sales partner, at 386.283.5906 or [email protected] continually evolve and reshape itself in order to best serve remain steadfastly centered on providing a safe and welcoming place for anyone who wishes to build a better life for themselves and their family. Whatever the future brings we know that the College will whatever comes our way. Congratulations to North Florida Community College for 60 years of excellent service and our very best wishes to the generations of future students that will have a place that values them. Sincerely, All rights reserved. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. TouchPoint Innovative Solutions assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. © 2018 TouchPoint Innovative Solutions. All rights reserved. 4 NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE John Grosskopf John Grosskopf President North Florida Community College