Building a Bridge to Success

Minority Success Program ImageNFC Minority Success Program Seeking Students and Mentors

The Minority Success Program aims to help minority students attending NFC succeed at every step of their academic journey, from admission to graduation. The program offers students a network of support; focuses on academic achievement, civic engagement and personal enrichment; and connects students with community mentors.

The Minority Success Program is open to minorities from NFC’s six-county service district – including Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties – who are, or will be, enrolled full-time or part-time at NFC. Space in the program is limited. Apply Today!

Program participants are required to enroll in Strategies for Academic Success (SLS 1103) during their first semester at NFC and must agree to participate in program activities and commit to best practices for academic success.

Program Application (PDF)

Those wishing to participate in the program must complete and submit a program application and should contact either Merv Mattair or NFC Director of Recruitment, Advising, and Retention Philip Wilkerson to apply.

Additional Program Requirements & Student Responsibilities

  • Students must select a community mentor who will encourage the student at all points in the college experience. Participating students must communicate regularly with his/her community mentor.

  • Each student will also meet with his/her NFC Academic Advisor a minimum of three times each semester to discuss objectives and progress.

  • Students must participate in a minimum of three workshops per semester.

  • Students will agree to utilize the Academic Success Center to assist with class assignments and study practices.

  • Each student will enroll in Strategies for Academic Success SLS 1103 during their initial semester.

  • Students will commit to personal study time each week.

“Since I began working on this project with NFC, it has become very clear that the College puts students first in every respect. This program is going to help more local students and offer resources and mentorship to those students who put forth a commitment to succeed. I am excited to be now recruiting students into the program and working with our NFC Minority Success Program advisory board to get this program started on the right track.” - Marvin "Merv" Mattair

Minority Success Program Advisory Committee

Members of the Minority Success Program Advisory Committee at NFC 2016
NFC Minority Success Program Advisory Committee members at a recent meeting at NFC are (front, l-r) Candida Aikens, Georgia Dietz, Suzie Cashwell, Senayda Jarvis, Laura-Kaitlyn Boatright, Taneeka Barfield, Edna Turner, Joe Roe and Merv Mattair; (back, l-r) Octavious Tookes, Chris Neal, Shontrece McIntyre, Bobby Scott, Philip Wilkerson, Lynn Waller and Delvin Boatman.