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Robots roll at MCHS

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Not so long ago, in a galaxy really close by, when one would mention robots, the image of the friendly mechanical housekeeper “Rosie,” who faithfully served the George Jetson family would come to mind. Now, robots are no longer limited to fantasy and science fiction. Robots, and hence robotics, are becoming more and more common, and the implications for manufacturing – and even agriculture – will be widespread. A working knowledge of robots and robotics will likely be a very valuable asset in the future….

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All invited to NFCC Open House and Free Application Day

Story Submitted North Florida Community College (NFCC) invites the public to its Super Saturday: Open House and Free Application Day event on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This annual event allows the community to explore NFCC’s offerings all in one informative and fun-filled day. Highlights of the day include an academic and student resource expo in the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, campus tours, scholarship drawings, financial aid application assistance, and opportunities to explore NFCC’s degree and certificate programs. Guests will also have direct access to…

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Bridging the gap between concept and concrete

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. There are some who will ask the question, “When would I ever use algebra in real life?” For those students in Brigitte Gudz’s Power and Energy I class at Madison County High School (MCHS), the answer to that often-asked question would be “just about daily.” Part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum at MCHS, the Power and Energy I class introduces students to the power industry and gives the students the opportunity to use concepts learned in algebra and geometry classes and apply…

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NFCC honors registered nursing class of 2017

Story Submitted North Florida Community College’s (NFCC) Registered Nursing Class of 2017 was honored during a Pinning and Lamp Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 7. Fifteen graduates were recognized and took part in the ceremony’s Lighting of the Lamps and Reciting of the Nightingale Pledge. The pinning ceremony is a special moment for graduates and marks the beginning of each student’s career as a healthcare professional. Lydia Land of Mayo received the Academic Achievement Award. Shannon McCloud of Valdosta received the Nightingale Award for Excellence. Dana Jackson of Jennings received…

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