- NWF State College Student Interning with Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology
- Winners Named in 29th Annual James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest
- Mallett Named Army ROTC Superior Cadet for 2014-15
- Collegiate High Senior Named Forensics Student of the Month
- Jazz Ensemble Members Earn Top Honors at Pensacola Jazz Competition
- Bethany Fralish takes lessons learned at NWF State College with her on path to become teacher
- Vanessa Payne meets all challenges to reach goal of bachelor’s degree
- Benji Bell named FCSAA Male Athlete of the Year
- NWF State College students advance to SkillsUSA National Championships
New Pacesetters selected at Northwest Florida State College
At a June 22 luncheon, Northwest Florida State College honored 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 Rahshawn Caldwell of DeFuniak Springs (Walton High School); Tyler James of Crestview (Niceville High School); Anquan Lee Jr. of Crestview (Niceville High School); Charterion Moore of Crestview (Crestview High School); and Erik Young of Niceville (Niceville High School).
Also at the luncheon, two former Pacesetters, Romello Hillsman and Brent Marshall, were recognized for overcoming adversity to earn their degree from NWF State College. And a ceremonial check was presented representing the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's annual donation to fund one of the Pacesetter scholarships.
Pacesetters signing: Four of Northwest Florida State College's five new Pacesetters are shown signing their contracts on June 22. L-R: Rahshawn Caldwell, Charterion Moore, Anquan Lee, and Erik Young. Not pictured: Tyler James.
Pacesetters check: Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity donates $2,000 each year to fund one of the Pacesetters scholarships at NWF State College. Shown holding the check are recipient Anquan Lee and Interim Director of Student Life Sam Hill.