Celebrating 60 Years

Message from the NFC President

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When NFC opened its doors in 1958, it was abundantly clear that our College, then known as North Florida Junior College, was built on a strong foundation fortified by the dedication and support of its district and community.

Today, the cornerstones of that foundation, our students, alumni, employees and community, continue to guide us and give us strength.

Thank you for helping make our 60th anniversary a year to remember.

John Grosskopf
NFC President

A Grand Night for Scholarships

NFC 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala

The North Florida College Foundation hosted its 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on April 14, 2018 bringing the NFC family and area business and community leaders together for an elegant night of fun, food and fellowship. Sponsors and event goers helped raise thousands of dollars in support of educational scholarships at NFC. More than 250 guests attended the black tie event. The night welcomed alumni from the first graduating class and across the decades, current NFC students and employees, College and Foundation board members, College retirees, and community members from NFC’s six-county district and beyond. During opening remarks, Platinum Event Sponsor representative Edward Meggs of Madison County Community Bank reiterated the importance of education and community commitment.
"Over time, the most important thing you can do is invest in your community. Our Board and our employees feel very confident that the work that NFC is doing here is going to pay us back many, many times over." ~ Edward Meggs, Madison County Community Bank

“I am delighted to be here for the College and the community. Tonight has turned out to be an absolutely beautiful evening.” ~ Annette Johnson, J&J Strong

“There’s no place far enough to keep us from coming back to Madison Florida, especially for this event.” ~ Mike English and Charlie Revels, Class of 1971


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Visit the 60th Gala page for full list of event sponsors and more information

NFC Publishes Special 60th Anniversary Magazine

Connections Magazine Cover 60th Anniversary EditionThe 60th anniversary edition of Connections magazine focuses on NFC's 60th anniversary, monumental steps in the College's history and the beginning of NFC's yearlong celebration.

Connections features relevant information about current opportunities and happenings at the College and is intended to broaden awareness about NFC and its outstanding students, faculty & staff, alumni and community.

See the current and past editions of the magazine at www.nfc.edu.

Students and Faculty Celebrate 60th Anniversary at Luncheon

Sentinels Unite Luncheon Celebrates 60th

NFC students and faculty enjoyed connecting during a special faculty and student luncheon Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in the Bacot Art Gallery in the NFC Student Center. The "Sentinels Unite" Luncheon was coordinated by NFC's Student Activities department as apart of the Sentinel Social Hour.

Tracy Revels Book Signing 2017

Dr. Tracy J. Revels Presentation and Book Signing

Tracy Revels Book Signing 2017The North Florida College Foundation and the
Treasures of Madison County welcomed Dr. Tracy J. Revels, author, and Professor of History at Wofford College, to the NFC campus on Nov. 12, 2017 for an author presentation and book signing in the NFC Student Center. Revels shared insight into her new book on Florida history, “Florida's Civil War: Terrible Sacrifices.” Revels has a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from Florida State University and specializes in Southern History, 19th Century American History and Women’s History. She is a Madison County native and a 1983 graduate of NFC. This was Revels’ second author presentation at NFC. She gave a presentation on her book “Grander in Her Daughters: Florida’s Women During the Civil War” in March 2015.

60th Anniversary Art Exhibit and Reception

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North Florida College shared 60 years of art and history during the NFC 60th Anniversary Art Exhibit and Reception. Thank you to all of the NFC faculty, staff and community members who attended the reception Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The exhibit featured historic College photos, a timeline of NFC milestones over the past 60 years, and artwork by past and present NFC art professors.

NFC Retirees Return for Luncheon

NFC began its 60th Anniversary festivities by inviting retired College employees back to campus Aug. 14, 2017 to kickoff the College's 60th anniversary and to celebrate the retirees’ years of service to NFC and its community. Employees past and present joined together to reminisce about NFC's past and look ahead to the future.

60th Anniversary Display at Commencement May 2018

Commencement Ceremony Honors History & Future

North Florida College wrapped up its 60th anniversary celebration events with its Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2018. The College's first baccalaureate degree graduates, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class of 2018, walked in the ceremony and will be honored at the Allied Health department's BSN pinning ceremony in July 2018 at Van H. Priest Auditorium.

Moving Forward

NFC students, faculty and staff, alumni and community partnerships are moving the College forward with a profound commitment to education and our community. THANK YOU!