The NFC Office of Dual Enrollment is proud to feature outstanding Sentinels who are dual enrolled in high school and NFC courses. A new dual enrollment student will be featured each month.


April 2022 - Jessica Hasty

"I am honored to be chosen for the Dual Enrollment spotlight. When I initially decided to dual enroll, I knew I would need to be determined and that the journey would not be easy. I have had to balance being a high school student, a dual enrollment student , a three sport athlete, working part time, and being involved in my community and church. NFC has laid the foundation as I embark through medical school."

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I chose to dual enroll at NFC because I wanted to seek my Associates of Arts degree while attending high school. I think NFC was the best college for me to obtain my AA degree because of the great instructors, the flexibility of scheduling, and the supportive environment.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? I enjoyed many, yet my fundamentals of speech class helped build my speaking foundation. I have used what I have learned to compete in various speaking events. The knowledge and skills learned will definitely be used for years to come.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC has helped me reach my goals by providing me a solid foundation by completing my prerequisites for my bachelors, graduating in May with my Associates of Arts degree, and fostering a transition from teenage years to adulthood.

What are your educational plans after high school? After high school, I plan to attend a university and continue my educational journey to be a doctor.

Who at NFC has inspired you? Many of my instructors have impacted my life through my time at NFC. Mrs. Mauldin, the dual enrollment coordinator, has inspired me in such a way she may not even know she has. Being young in high school can have challenges along with fear and many unknowns. She always greeted me with a smile and helping hand, helped to ease the fears and challenges that I may have faced, and motivated me to reach my fullest potential. I will forever be grateful for her dedication to dual enrollment success.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend attending NFC because the class sizes are small, the instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful, and the campus is safe with a small town feel.


Carolann Lancaster March 2022 Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Photo

March 2022 - Carolann Lancaster

"I have enjoyed getting to meet people outside my usual circle. I feel it has helped me grow and flourish, not only intellectually but also socially."

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? NFC is local and works in conjunction with JMPHS.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? I have enjoyed Ceramics the most at NFC.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is allowing me to obtain my AA at no cost to my family. I will be able to complete my education at a younger age and further my career due to NFC.

What are your educational plans after high school? After high school I would like to transfer to UF or FSU to obtain a degree in genetics.

Who at NFC has inspired you? Karen Hiers has been a big inspiration and help to me at NFC.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? NFC is a small campus with a BIG heart and influence in education. They care about their students and help them achieve their goals.


NFC honors Hannah Burcker as February 2022 Dual Enrollment Student of the Month

February 2022 - Hannah Burcker

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? To get my credits for high school and get a head start in college.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? I enjoy ceramics and math classes.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is helping me reach my goals by giving me free college, also by saving that money for my future.

What are your educational plans after high school? I'm not sure of my specific career yet but my plans are definitely to finish getting my A.A (Associate in Arts Degree).

Who at NFC has inspired you? I have been inspired my fellow classmates to go above and beyond on assignments and also Mrs.Knox a retired english teacher that had a lot of knowledge to share.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend NFC because of the tutoring help that is offered and the kindness of the professors.


Meet Lauren Fout, NFC High School Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Jan 2022

January 2022 - Lauren Fout

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I have friends and family members that inspired me to dual enroll at North Florida College. I also had a lot of opportunities to speak with the NFC staff members, so they too inspired me to attend this college.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? So far, I've enjoyed Mrs. Summer's SLS class. It was my first ever class at the college level and really helped me with getting started as a college student. She also gave a great impression of how NFC is and was very patient with her high school freshman students.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is giving me the opportunity to receive an AA degree when I graduate. From here, I'll be able to transfer to a university to achieve even higher education and have the ability to work at a job I would love.

What are your educational plans after high school? In hopes of getting my AA degree when I graduate, I'm hoping to be able to attend a university. However, I'm not sure what my future holds just yet.

Who at NFC has inspired you? Mrs. Windy Gamble gave great information at a college fair that took place at my high school a couple years back; however, I have known her for years prior to this occurrence. Knowing that she was a staff member for NFC has really inspired me to give this college a chance and I love it here!

Why would you recommend attending NFC? NFC is a great college to attend for people who are in search for their early degrees. They have good opportunities and awesome classes to attend. Their teachers are super supportive and very patient with their students.


NFC Dual Enrollment December 2021 Student of the Month Dillon Norris

December 2021 - Dillon Norris

I appreciate all of the work that the administration and teachers have put into helping students achieve their goals.

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? Some college experience before going on to graduate school

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? Macroeconomics

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? The NFC courses are helping me to be informed on the business environment and how to make business choices.

What are your educational plans after high school? Graduating from NFC with an AA

Who at NFC has inspired you? Kristin Summers, a very bright role model

Why would you recommend attending NFC? They offer a very high level of education and help students interact with each other.


Photo of Mallory McCray NFC Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Nov 2021

November 2021 - Mallory McCray

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I chose to dual enroll at NFC so that I could take courses that count towards my high school requirements and A.A degree. I also enjoy the more challenging classes compared to high school courses.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? I have enjoyed the math classes at NFC the most. Intro to Statistics has probably been my favorite so far.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is helping me reach my goals by guiding me through my first years as a college student. The courses I am taking at NFC are giving me a head start for my future plans.

What are your educational plans after high school? After high school, I plan to attend a university and get my bachelor’s degree in business administration. I then hope to work towards a doctorate degree in law school.

Who at NFC has inspired you? The library staff members at NFC have inspired me. They are all extremely helpful and kind.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend attending NFC because of the small class sizes and helpful professors. Taking college courses with high school classes and extracurriculars can be difficult, but my professors have all been understanding and helpful.


Image Featuring October 2021 NFC Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Dimitri Williams

October 2021 - Dimitri Williams

"After taking my first physical class at NFC, I can’t help but appreciate the warm and welcoming environment. From administrators to students, you all make NFC feel like home."

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? NFC’s dual enrollment program appealed to me because of its accessibility to high quality teachers and course materials. Additionally, the peaceful environment and relatively close proximity to my home made it the perfect place to further my education.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? Mrs. McCullers’s English 1 and 2 courses were the most vigorous, insightful, and enjoyable courses I've taken on campus thus far. She opened my eyes to a new realm of academic writing that has allowed me to really analyze and understand academic text and form strong interpretations of them.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is giving me the exposure and credits necessary to adequately prepare myself for my future medical studies.

What are your educational plans after high school? After I graduate, I plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or chemical engineering at the University of Florida followed by a PhD in anesthetics at the University of Michigan.

Who at NFC has inspired you? Even though I do not plan to pursue a degree in English or Communications, Mrs. McCullers has allowed me to realize that I am fully capable of achieving any of my academic goals, as long as I put in the right amount of effort and dedication.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? NFC offers a great opportunity to experience collegial learning without the burden of high tuition and safety concerns. It's a safe and positive environment that rivals some of the top universities in the state.


Photo of Paige Vickers Sept 2021 Dual Enrollment Student of the Month

September 2021 - Paige Vickers

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I chose to go into dual enrollment at North Florida to further my education and to hopefully receive my AA degree by the time I finish high school.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? Out of all of the classes I have taken at NFC, my favorite class would have to be Freshman English II with Instructor Knox. I am extremely passionate about writing and her class helped me become even more excited about literature and writing.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? Many of the wonderful staff and teachers at NFC, over the course of the past few semesters, have helped me reach my goals academically as a successful college student. I am tremendously grateful to already be close to receiving my two-year AA degree before I graduate in Spring of 2022.

What are your educational plans after high school? I plan on going into Interior Design and I hope to receive a major in Interior Design with a minor in Business.

Who at NFC has inspired you? Many of the instructors, such as Rose Knox and Lisa Thompson, at NFC have inspired me throughout my multiple semesters. The first ever class session I had at NFC was with Instructor Knox. Walking into her class, I was tremendously nervous and after just a short amount of time I felt at home. I consider Mrs. Knox to be one of the most inspiring teachers at NFC; she truly is a role model to me. Throughout my two semesters in her Freshman English I and Freshman English II classes, Instructor Knox always inspired me to push my limits as a student and as a writer. I always thoroughly enjoyed her classes and I take many of the lessons I learned and implement them in my daily life. Instructor Knox has such a strong drive for teaching and truly wants the best for her students. One of my favorite quotes Instructor Knox referenced during English 1101 was: "The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life," which is a quote by Miguel Ruiz. Instructor Knox truly showed how powerful and inspiring words can be throughout her English course. In addition to Instructor Knox, Instructor Thompson helped me learn how to draw in both Drawing I and II. I never had even attempted to learn how to draw before her classes. After every single one of her classes, I left wanting more, wanting to draw more, and wanting to get out in the world to explore the world of art. The difference of an Instructor can absolutely shift my entire class experience and many of the Instructors at NFC always had me wanting to learn more and more.

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend attending NFC because of the wonderful instructors and the small classroom settings. As a dual enrollment student, I never felt less than any of the other older college students. Additionally, the College has always provided everything I needed in order to have a successful learning experience.