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Oak Location HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT MAKES GREAT LOCATION FOR NFC M ore than 200 people turned out to celebrate the grand opening of North Florida College’s new Live Oak location on July 11. A ceremonious ribbon cutting hosted by the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce officially marked the special occasion. Guests enjoyed refreshments, prize drawings and tours of the newly updated NFC advising and classroom areas located in the historic Union Passenger Depot. Six lucky students attending the event won scholarships, including one full AA degree award that went to Natalie Townsend of Live Oak. The opening coincided with NFC’s Fall Term 2019 registration period with four initial courses being offered on site at the Live Oak location. This January, the number of Live Oak courses will increase to seven. Enrollment services, academic advising, financial aid assistance and tutoring services are readily available to the public each day, Monday through Friday, and PERT testing is provided by appointment on Tuesdays and Fridays. “I think it is a positive thing for the residents of Suwannee County,” said Ricky Gamble, Suwannee County Commissioner. Fellow Commissioner Ronald Richardson agreed, “I am glad to see North Florida College here in our community.” NFC is proud to see its new location in Live Oak growing and meeting the needs of area residents. “We are part of your community,” said NFC President John Grosskopf. “We understand the challenges you face. Come to Live Oak. Talk with an advisor. Tell us what your dreams are and see what we can do to make those happen.” NFC representatives are joined by members of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the City of Live Oak and Suwannee County officials for the ribbon cutting at NFC’s new location in downtown Live Oak on July 11.