North Florida Community College

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North Florida Community College
Established 1958
Type Community College
President John Grosskopf
Students 1,255
Location Madison County, Florida, USA
Campus Madison County
Colors Burgundy, Gray, Black
Nickname NFCC
Mascot Sentinel
Website [1]

North Florida Community College is a public community college in Madison, Florida, and part of the Florida College System. It enrolls around 1,200 students and serves six rural counties in North Florida: Madison, Hamilton, Lafayette, Jefferson, Suwannee, and Taylor.

The school was founded as North Florida Junior College in 1957, with classes beginning the following year. It merged with the historically black Suwannee River Junior College in 1966. The current name was adopted in 1995.

History[edit]

In 1957 the Florida Legislature authorized North Florida Junior College. In March 1958, Marshall W. Hamilton was appointed President, and the first classes were held in September 1958. North Florida Junior College was merged with Suwannee River Junior College, one of Florida's twelve black community colleges, in 1966 after Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In July 1995, the District Board of Trustees changed the institution's name to North Florida Community College.

In 2007 the college began a registered nurse program. The Public Safety Academy provides correctional officer, fire fighter, EMT, Paramedic and law enforcement training.

Notable alumni and attendees[edit]

Alumni Status is open to all graduates of North Florida Community College, all former students of NFCC who regularly matriculated and left North Florida Community College in good standing.

Alumni Notability
Leonard Bembry Past member of the Florida House of Representatives
Kylie Williams Miss Florida for 2007

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Coordinates: 30°28′26″N 83°25′25″W / 30.473814°N 83.4236632°W / 30.473814; -83.4236632