NFC Connections Winter 2020 - Page 8

NFC employees celebrate name change Aug. 12. WE ARE NFC COLLEGE CHANGES NAME AND INTRODUCES NEW LOGO, SEAL I n November 2016, the College announced plans to select a new name as it moved toward offering a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the College’s first baccalaureate-level program. On Jan. 17, 2017, the NFCC District Board of Trustees voted on and approved North Florida College as the new name to send forward to The Florida Senate for consideration. After much anticipation, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially approved and signed House Bill 525 into law on June 7, 2019, and North Florida Community College became North Florida College on July 1. A new NFC logo, top right of page 7, and an official College seal, shown above right, were 6 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE approved by the NFC District Board of Trustees on Aug. 20 and unveiled Fall Term 2019. “This is a historic moment for the College,” said NFC President John Grosskopf. “As we evolve and continue to grow, one thing will not change, North Florida College will continue to be your college, responsive to your needs, and an open door to education and opportunity for the North Florida area. ” This is the second name change for the College which began offering classes in 1958 as