Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute 12th Annual Amateur Photo Contest Now Accepting Submissions

January 22, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – The Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute at Northwest Florida State College is now accepting submissions for their 12th Annual Amateur Photo Contest. The submission deadline for this year’s contest is March 12, 2019 at 5 p.m.  The first, second and third place photos will win cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100, respectively…. View Article


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The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at NWF State College Announce New Exhibitions

January 16, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Northwest Florida State College and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are pleased to announce two new exhibitions in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries: Len Davis: A Thousand Words and Salvador Dalí: Surreal Visions of Eternity. The exhibitions will run from January 22 to March 1, 2019. Straight from the Galleries’ Permanent Collection and into the… View Article


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St. Joe Community Foundation Funds High School Oyster Program

January 16, 2019

CBA earns $18,300 grant to bring Spat On! program to 250 high school students. NICEVILLE, FL – To engage area youth in oyster restoration, the St. Joe Community Foundation is granting the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) $18,300 to bring their Spat On! program to 250 high school students in Walton County. In addition to providing monthly… View Article


JR, NWF State College's new mascot, poses with the NWF Raider Rhythms dance team

NWF State College Debuts New Mascot

January 15, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Northwest Florida State College unveiled a new mascot, J.R. (Jimmy Raider), between the women’s and men’s basketball games on January 12. J.R. made his debut during a scrimmage with mascots from across the area. Sadly, Jimmy the Fox sustained a career-ending injury during the game and J.R. arrived in his place to make… View Article


Nasa Engineer & Inventor Lonnie Johnson to speak at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center January 18, 2019 as part of the President's Speaker Series

Super Soaker Inventor Lonnie Johnson to Speak at Northwest Florida State College on Friday, January 18

January 11, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL –  The public is invited to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Friday, January 18 for a free program titled The Power of Perseverance, featuring Lonnie Johnson, U.S. Air Force veteran, NASA engineer and inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Limited… View Article


NWF State College Foundation Call for Alumni Nominations for 2019 Alum Award

Northwest Florida State College Foundation Seeking Alumni Award Nominations

January 11, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – The Northwest Florida State College Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2019 Alumni Awards. This is an opportunity to honor a deserving alumnus of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Okaloosa-Walton College or NWF State College. There are four categories of awards: Distinguished Alumni Award – NWF State College alumnus who is a… View Article


Breathe Easy! Northwest Florida State College is Tobacco-Free

January 7, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Northwest Florida State College (NWF) campuses and centers are tobacco-free effective January 1, 2019 per the Board of Trustees policy unanimously approved in June 2018. Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including e-cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco) are prohibited at all NWF facilities, properties, and vehicles, owned or leased, regardless of location.  The Northwest Florida… View Article


30A 10K Donates $20,000 to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

30A 10K Donates $20,000 to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

December 14, 2018

Annual race tallies over 3,000 runners and $90,000 in donations to local nonprofit organizations. December 12, 2018 – Over 3,000 runners competed in the 7th Annual 30a 10k. $20,000 of the proceeds benefited the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, with an additional $70,000 going to the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, the Seaside Rep Theatre, the… View Article


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Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill of Destin Establishes Rob Waack Culinary Scholarship

December 11, 2018

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill of Destin, LLC has established a scholarship with a gift of $3,551.00 to support students at Northwest Florida State College who are majoring in the Culinary Management program. The scholarship is created in memory of Rob Waack, a 22-year resident of Santa Rosa Beach and a long-time kitchen manager at… View Article


NWF State college President Dr. Devin Stephenson performing with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Holiday Pops Concert to Sold Out Audience

December 10, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL – The sounds of the holiday season filled the air of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Friday, December 7, as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) performed at their Annual Holiday Pops concert. The event kicked off with a special piano performance by NWF State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson. “This is always… View Article