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NWFSC Receives CDL Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

NICEVILLE, Fla.- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Northwest Florida State College a grant of $186,480 to cover student expenses for the College’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. NWFSC’s eight-week CDL program prepares students to become Class A license holders by training them on how to complete full bumper-to-bumper inspections, execute controlled-skills maneuvers, and drive… View Article

Northwest Florida State College Ranks Among the Top 10 Safest Colleges in Florida

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) has ranked among the top 10 safest college campuses in Florida, according to The rankings for campus safety were established after evaluating campus and community crime rates, rates of violent crimes, and student surveys on crime. NWFSC ranked number 10 out of the 48 colleges and universities… View Article

FL Representative Patt Maney Receives NWFSC’s AIM Award

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) was pleased to present the Advancing Institutional Mission (AIM) Award to FL Representative Patt Maney for his efforts in appropriating funds for the College and helping expand the educational opportunities in Northwest Florida. In 2021, Rep. Maney’s efforts resulted in the College receiving approximately $800,000 in grants for various… View Article

The Raiders Welcome New Assistant Coaches

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) was pleased to welcome three new assistant coaches to the Raiders basketball teams. Joshua Shen joined the women’s basketball team after finishing one year as Assistant Coach at the reigning Division 3 American Southwest Conference Regular Season champs, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Belton, TX. During his time… View Article

NWFSC Presented with the Triumph Gulf Coast Horizon Award

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College was recently presented with the Triumph Gulf Coast Horizon Award for its accelerated implementation of its FAA certification program at the Aviation Center of Excellence. Triumph Gulf Coast is a competitive development fund in Northwest Florida that supports infrastructure needs, develops industry-driven workforce and education training programs, and provides… View Article

NWFSC President Appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board

NICEVILLE, Fla.– Northwest Florida State College is pleased to announce that its president, Dr. Devin Stephenson, has been appointed as a Southern Regional Education Board member by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The Southern Regional Education Board strives to improve education by providing policymakers with reliable data to inform sound policies, collaborating with states to share… View Article

CHS Students Inducted as Take Stock in Children Scholars

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College was pleased to join the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation earlier this month as they honored Collegiate High School students during the Take Stock in Children Student Awards Ceremony. The Take Stock in Children program serves deserving, low-income youth throughout Florida, helping them succeed in life by providing them with mentors,… View Article

Northwest Florida State College’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College is pleased to announce its 2022 Commencement Keynote speaker, Jamal Allen Sowell. Sowell is a University of Florida alumni and UF Hall of Fame inductee. During his time at the university, he served as the UF Student Body President and Vice-Chairman of the Florida Students Association. He also worked as… View Article

Alan Ritchson Visits NWFSC Niceville Campus

Northwest Florida State College was pleased to welcome American actor Alan Ritchson back to College’s Niceville campus last month as he hosted a Q&A session for students, faculty, and staff. Alan, who has gained prominence for portraying Jack Reacher on the popular Amazon Prime television series “Reacher,” is a Niceville, FL native and an alumnus… View Article

NWFSC Announces New Men’s Basketball Coach

NICEVILLE, Fla.- Steve DeMeo has been named the new men’s head basketball coach at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC). NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson and Athletic Director Ramsey Ross announced this morning that DeMeo will be returning to the College to coach the Raiders after serving as the assistant head basketball coach for East Carolina and… View Article