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Get a JUMPSTART on Fall Term 2017 at NFCC: Free sessions designed to help students succeed in college courses

Story Submitted North Florida Community College (NFCC) is providing an opportunity for students enrolling in NFCC classes this Fall to get a jumpstart on the essential skills necessary to succeed in their courses. Jumpstart offers free study skills, strategies, and academic review sessions for students preparing to enroll in ENC 1101 (Freshman English I), MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra), STA 2023 (Statistics) and/or any science course. Additionally, students can use this opportunity to learn strategies for using NFCC technology effectively. Jumpstart sessions are held on the NFCC campus in Madison. Five…

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New Band Director takes over at MCHS

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Turning around the band program at Madison County High School (MCHS) would be a tall order for any band director. Once the envy of many schools throughout the area, the MCHS “Vaquero Guard” marching band program has, in recent years, become a mere shadow of its once glorious self. Fortunately for Justin Bell, the new band director at MCHS, fulfilling tall orders is nothing new. That has nothing to do with his tall stature, standing well over six feet tall. When Bell, a native of…

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ACA athletes named to All Big-Bend teams

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Several student athletes from Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) were named to the Tallahassee Democrat All Big-Bend baseball and softball teams. The teams were selected by area coaches and staff members from the Tallahassee Democrat. ACA senior pitcher and center-fielder Joe Hannon was named to the second team All Big-Bend baseball team. Hannon had a record of 5-2 pitching for the Warriors with a 3.0 ERA, registering 46 strike-outs in 52 innings pitched. At the plate, Hannon was impressive with a .468 batting average with 11…

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NFCC, CareerSource North Florida partner to offer new Commercial Driver’s License certification course

Story Submitted: Full tuition scholarships may be available; class begins Sept. 5. North Florida Community College and CareerSource North Florida are working together to bring a new Commercial Driver’s License-Class A certification program to the College. Regional companies, including Gray Logging, Genesis Timber, M.A. Rigoni, Suwannee Timber Management, Gilman Building Products, and Johnson & Johnson, have also helped NFCC shape the new program to meet local and regional workforce demands. “Creating the new CDL program at NFCC has been a team effort,” said David Dunkle, Associate Dean of Economic Development…

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