New Pacesetters Chosen at Northwest Florida State College

7/2/2014

NICEVILLE, FL - Five incoming freshmen at Northwest Florida State College signed their contracts this week to become the newest members of the college's Pacesetters group. The young men were selected after a competitive interview process involving a committee of college staff and community members.

The Pacesetters Scholarship Program assists African-American males who graduated from high school in Okaloosa or Walton counties and will attend college for the first time during the upcoming fall term. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year. The experience of serving as a Pacesetter includes the opportunity to be mentored by community leaders, as well as a requirement to complete the Service Learning Seminar course, through which the Pacesetters volunteer as mentors in local elementary schools.

The new Pacesetters are Daiquan Brown of Ponce De Leon (Walton High School); Clarence Hixson-Wells of Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach High School); Curtis Jarrett of Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee High School); Leonard Jordan III of Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach High School); and Quentine Stuckey of DeFuniak Springs (Walton High School).

The five were honored during a luncheon on June 30 at the Costa Leadership Institute. Also at the luncheon, two ceremonial checks were presented: The Emerald Coast Performing Arts Alliance donated $750 to the Pacesetters program, and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity donated $2,000 to fund one of the Pacesetters scholarships.
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New Pacesetters Group Shot:
Northwest Florida State College's newest Pacesetters are shown in front of the Student Services Center on the Niceville campus. Front row (L-R): Clarence Hixson-Wells, Leonard Jordan III, Curtis Jarrett. Back row (L-R): Daiquan Brown, Quentine Stuckey.
Pacesetters ECPAA:
The Emerald Coast Performing Arts Alliance donates $750 to the Northwest Florida State College Pacesetters program. (L-R): Paul Hinton of ECPAA, Pacesetters Daiquan Brown, Leonard Jordan III, Quentine Stuckey, Clarence Hixson-Wells and Curtis Jarrett, former Pacesetter Romello Hillsman, Jill Lewis of ECPAA, Sam Hill of NWFSC, and the Rev. Jerry Jones.
Pacesetters Alpha Phi Alpha:
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity donates $2,000 to fund one of the Pacesetters scholarships at Northwest Florida State College. Shown accepting the check on behalf of the Pacesetters are (L-R) the Rev. Jerry Jones, Pacesetter Daiquan Brown, and Sam Hill of NWFSC.


For more information concerning this press announcement, please contact:
Stephanie Pettis
Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Northwest Florida State College
(850) 729-5362
pettiss3@nwfsc.edu

Colin Lipnicky
Staff Assistant
Marketing and Public Relations
lipnickc@nwfsc.edu

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