Meanwhile, Over at NWF State College…

NWF State College president Dr. Devin Stephenson (first row, far left) with the Phi Theta Kappa spring 2019 inductees.

Northwest Florida State College president Dr. Devin Stephenson has been selected by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society to receive the Paragon Award for New Presidents.


These awards are given to new college presidents who have shown strong support of student success by recognizing academic achievement, leadership and service among high-achieving students at their colleges. Recipients were nominated for the award by the students on their campus. Dr. Stephenson will receive the award as part of PTK Catalyst 2019, the Society’s annual convention to be held in Orlando this April.


NWF State College’s Sigma Mu Chapter of PTK recently earned the designation of becoming an official Five-Star Chapter, an honor bestowed on the nation’s most elite and high-performing chapters. The Chapter worked diligently to improve their ranking from a One-Star Chapter to a Five-Star Chapter in two years.


“I am honored to receive the Phi Theta Kappa 2019 Paragon Award for New Presidents in April,” said Dr. Stephenson. “I am also extremely proud of our Sigma Mu Chapter for working hard to earn the Five-Star designation. Leadership rose to the challenge to make the best our standard!”


The Gulf Coast Chapter of National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) provided a generous contribution of $16,722 to support new programs at Northwest Florida State College’s Advanced Technology Center. The center will be located at the Crestview Technology Air Park and will house numerous programs including Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics.


NDIA has been a friend of the college since 2004 when they established the NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Scholarship Endowment. They have provided more than $166,000 in support to NWF State College.
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