NFC Connections Summer 2020 - Page 23

Dr. Pope Duncan, 1967 commencement speaker, congratulates Mary Elizabeth White and Darvin Boothe for graduating with honors. Florida. For 29 years Darvin was principal of Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, after first serving as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal. Later he became a district office administrator, labor negotiator, state lobbyist and executive director of an educational administrative association. He received numerous awards and honors and was recognized in Washington, D.C. as Florida High School Principal of the Year. He attributes his success to his parents’ belief and encouragement of his efforts and aspirations. Darvin Boothe emphasizes, “NFJC changed the trajectory of my life and the lives of my children. I hope the Boothe Family Scholarship will do the same for other deserving students.” The Boothe Family Scholarship is awarded in the Fall and Spring semesters at NFC. To be eligible, students must be a resident of NFC's six-county service area, be a graduate of a public high school, be the first member of their family to attend post-secondary education and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Preference is given to students seeking their A.A. or A.S. degree; may be enrolled part-time or full-time. For more information about The Boothe Family Scholarships and other scholarships available through the NFC Foundation, call 850-973-9414 or email Foundation@nfc.edu. SENTINELS STAND TOGETHER Across Generations The North Florida College Foundation is proud to have employees and members of its Board of Directors that are NFC alumni. Interestingly, the staff and board members currently represent the college from its beginnings to current day. Pictured, left to right, with their original college diplomas are NFC Scholarships Coordinator Annabelle Scott, a 2017 graduate of then North Florida Community College; Foundation Board Member Elesta Pritchett, a 1963 graduate of Suwannee River Junior College (merged with NFC in 1966) and former NFC District Board of Trustees member; and Director of Resource Development Judy Lundell who graduated from then North Florida Junior College in 1982. The college officially changed its name to North Florida College in 2019. The NFC Foundation looks forward to helping the next generation of NFC graduates. We are here to help! SUMMER 2020 | CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE 21