NFC Connections Summer 2020 - Page 8

Dawso STUDENT OF THE YEAR Dawson Jackson Each April, North Florida College honors its outstanding students during Honors Convocation and, with the input of faculty and staff, selects a student for the highest honor of Student of the Year. Receiving the prestigious 2020 NFC Student of the Year award is Dawson Jackson of Lafayette County. Dawson, a dual enrollment student from Lafayette High School, completed an Associate in Arts degree and graduated from NFC in May with a 4.0 GPA. “Over the past four years, the instructors and staff at NFC have been crucial to my success,” said Dawson. “The instructors at NFC are willing to go above and beyond to help their students. Specifically, Dr. Manoharan Mariappan, my chemistry instructor, has been very helpful when it comes to setting and achieving my career goals.” Announcing the honor via video during NFC’s Virtual Honors Convocation ceremony on April 23, NFC Dean of Academic Affairs Jennifer Page praised Dawson for his outstanding academic success. “When we select an outstanding student to be recognized for this 6 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE