Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Northwest Florida State College speaks at a recent commencement ceremony at NWFSC's Niceville campus.

Northwest Florida State College Recognizes Summer 2019 Graduates

September 20, 2019

Northwest Florida State College would like to recognize its summer semester 2019 graduates, including those graduating with honors. “Producing skilled and talented graduates is one of the greatest tenets of Northwest Florida State College,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, president. “We congratulate each and every one of these students on their accomplishments and wish them much… View Article


From left to right; NWFSC Vice President of College Advancement, Cristie Kedroski, NWFSC Foundation Board Chair C. Jeffery McInnis, President of Trustmark Bank for Okaloosa and Walton Counties and NWFSC Foundation Board Member Jonathan Ochs, NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson, pose with a pledge of $25,000 towards NWFSC student scholarships on behalf of Trustmark Bank.

Trustmark Bank pledges $25,000 to Student Scholarships

September 17, 2019

Pictured: From left to right; NWFSC Vice President of College Advancement, Cristie Kedroski, NWFSC Foundation Board Chair C. Jeffery McInnis, President of Trustmark Bank for Okaloosa and Walton Counties and NWFSC Foundation Board Member Jonathan Ochs, and NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson, pose with a pledge of $25,000 towards NWFSC student scholarships on behalf of… View Article


Pictured, 2019-20 Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board of Directors (l to r, front to back): Alan Wood, CCB Community Bank; Secretary: Cristie Kedroski, Vice President of College Advancement; Melissa Pilcher, Regional Utilities of Walton County; Dale E. Peterson, Dale E. Peterson Realty; Tyler Jarvis, Bald & The Beard Restaurant Group; Ashley Rogers, Dunlap & Shipman, P.A.; Tom Rice, Magnolia Grill; Steve Wolfrom; Chairman, C. Jeffrey McInnis, Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC; Wayne Campbell; Bo Arnold; Past Chair: Chad Hamilton, Warren Averett, LLC; Treasurer: Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties; Vice Chair: JD Peacock, Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Courts; Bernard Johnson, Gulf Power; Eric Aden, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office; NWF State College President: Dr. Devin Stephenson; Trustee Liaison: Maj Gen Don Litke USAF Retired; Hu Ross, Polaris Wealth Management LLC; Jonathan Ochs, Trustmark Bank. Not Pictured: Marek Bakun, The St. Joe Company; Walter Hooks, Regions Bank; Heather Kilbey, Professional Products, Inc. (Ezy Wrap); Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas; Michelle McGee, Fleet & Smith, P.A.; Mitch Mongell, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center; Dennis Peters, Gulf South Research Corporation; Donnie Richardson, Richardson Farms; Fred Thomas, ThomCo Enterprises; Steve Wills, Raytheon; Dewayne Youngblood, Progress Bank.

Northwest Florida State College Foundation Celebrates Milestones at Annual Reception

September 16, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL — Northwest Florida State College Foundation held its Annual Board Installation and Recognition Reception on August 29. The Foundation and many distinguished guests gathered at the College’s Niceville Campus to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and the exciting goals of the year to come as well as to recognize both incoming… View Article


Northwest Florida State College Director of Culinary Arts, Julie Cotton (far left) stands at the ready with three NWFSC students before the first Seagrass fine dining educational experience Sept. 12.

Culinary Program Brings Pop-up Restaurant to Northwest Florida State College

September 13, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – The cafeteria at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College will look a little different on Thursdays this fall; that’s because the Culinary Program has launched a new pop-up restaurant, Seagrass. The restaurant offers a real-world learning environment for both the Culinary Management and Hospitality Program students at NWFSC. “The most… View Article


Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board Member Steve Wills and family members Kimi Wills and Guy Wills III have established the Chief Guy J. Wills Jr. Firefighter Scholarship Endowment with a combined donation of $15,000 in memory of Chief Guy J. Wills Jr.

Wills Family establishes Chief Guy J. Wills Jr. Firefighter Scholarship Endowment

September 10, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Northwest Florida State College Foundation Board Member Steve Wills and family members Kimi Wills and Guy Wills III have established the Chief Guy J. Wills Jr. Firefighter Scholarship Endowment with a combined donation of $15,000 in memory of Chief Guy J. Wills Jr. Chief Guy J. Wills Jr. was born in Mount… View Article


Photo: Twenty of the 34 Northwest Florida State College Phi Theta Kappa inductees stand with Donna Pierson, Faculty Advisor of the five-star Sigma Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and Dr. Deborah Kish, Vice President of Teaching and Learning for NWFSC.

Northwest Florida State College Students Join the Ranks of International Honors Society Phi Theta Kappa

September 6, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Thirty-four students of Northwest Florida State College were recognized for their leadership and academic achievements Tuesday, September 3, when they were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honors society that promotes leadership, fellowship, service and scholarship. Eligibility for membership requires students to have completed… View Article


Pictured (L to R): Jon Stephenson, Judy Stephenson, JuliAnne Stephenson, Etta Stephenson and Devin Stephenson

President and First Lady of Northwest Florida State College Establish Scholarship Endowment

September 3, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Northwest Florida State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson and his wife Judy have pledged $15,000 to establish the Etta Stephenson Scholarship Endowment in honor of Dr. Stephenson’s mother. At 92 years young, Etta Stephenson continues to serve full-time in her career role as an executive office specialist, and is recognized for her… View Article


Dr. Deborah Kish was recently named Vice President of Teaching & Learning for Northwest Florida State College.

Dr. Deborah Kish Welcomed as Vice President of Teaching & Learning

September 3, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – Dr. Deborah Kish was recently named Vice President of Teaching & Learning for Northwest Florida State College. Kish began teaching at Valencia College in 2002 and has worked in various roles in higher education since that time. She most recently served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the National Division… View Article


Northwest Florida State College Launches Mobile Safety App, Raider Connect.

Northwest Florida State College Launches Mobile Safety App

August 23, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL — Northwest Florida State College has taken its Police Department right into the hands of students with a new public safety app, Raider Connect. The app allows for immediate communication with NWFSC Police Officers and offers services such as a virtual walk-home, reporting crime tips and real-time campus safety updates at four NWFSC… View Article


Pictured are Walton County Sheriff Deputies; Samuel Dunaway, Conner Gunn, Garrett Rosner, David Talley, Tommy Thilett, Stormy Van Cleve, Bailey Hottinger and Kyle Owens and Walton County Firefighters Noah Collins, Blake Henderson, John McCormack, Ryan Summers, Kristyn Silver, Jake Wooley, Jeff McVay and Kyle Morris.

Local First Responders Complete Inaugural EMT Hybrid Program

August 23, 2019

NICEVILLE, FL – In mid-August, Northwest Florida State College graduated its inaugural class of active first responders who participated in a hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Eight firefighters and eight deputies from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office completed the EMT certification course while simultaneously working their normal shifts. “These men and women have already… View Article