The NFC Office of Dual Enrollment is proud to feature outstanding Sentinels who are dual enrolled in high school and NFC courses. A new dual enrollment student will be featured each month.


Photo of Mallory McCray NFC Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Nov 2021

November 2021 - Mallory McCray

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I chose to dual enroll at NFC so that I could take courses that count towards my high school requirements and A.A degree. I also enjoy the more challenging classes compared to high school courses.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? I have enjoyed the math classes at NFC the most. Intro to Statistics has probably been my favorite so far.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is helping me reach my goals by guiding me through my first years as a college student. The courses I am taking at NFC are giving me a head start for my future plans.

What are your educational plans after high school? After high school, I plan to attend a university and get my bachelor’s degree in business administration. I then hope to work towards a doctorate degree in law school.

Who at NFC has inspired you? The library staff members at NFC have inspired me. They are all extremely helpful and kind. 

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend attending NFC because of the small class sizes and helpful professors. Taking college courses with high school classes and extracurriculars can be difficult, but my professors have all been understanding and helpful.


Image Featuring October 2021 NFC Dual Enrollment Student of the Month Dimitri Williams

October 2021 - Dimitri Williams

After taking my first physical class at NFC, I can’t help but appreciate the warm and welcoming environment. From administrators to students, you all make NFC feel like home.

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? NFC’s dual enrollment program appealed to me because of its accessibility to high quality teachers and course materials. Additionally, the peaceful environment and relatively close proximity to my home made it the perfect place to further my education.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? Mrs. McCullers’s English 1 and 2 courses were the most vigorous, insightful, and enjoyable courses I've taken on campus thus far. She opened my eyes to a new realm of academic writing that has allowed me to really analyze and understand academic text and form strong interpretations of them.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? NFC is giving me the exposure and credits necessary to adequately prepare myself for my future medical studies.

What are your educational plans after high school? After I graduate, I plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or chemical engineering at the University of Florida followed by a PhD in anesthetics at the University of Michigan. 

Who at NFC has inspired you? Even though I do not plan to pursue a degree in English or Communications, Mrs. McCullers has allowed me to realize that I am fully capable of achieving any of my academic goals, as long as I put in the right amount of effort and dedication. 

Why would you recommend attending NFC? NFC offers a great opportunity to experience collegial learning without the burden of high tuition and safety concerns. It's a safe and positive environment that rivals some of the top universities in the state.


Photo of Paige Vickers Sept 2021 Dual Enrollment Student of the Month

September 2021  - Paige Vickers

Why did you choose to dual enroll at NFC? I chose to go into dual enrollment at North Florida to further my education and to hopefully receive my AA degree by the time I finish high school.

Which class have you enjoyed the most at NFC? Out of all of the classes I have taken at NFC, my favorite class would have to be Freshman English II with Instructor Knox. I am extremely passionate about writing and her class helped me become even more excited about literature and writing.

How is NFC helping you reach your goals? Many of the wonderful staff and teachers at NFC, over the course of the past few semesters, have helped me reach my goals academically as a successful college student. I am tremendously grateful to already be close to receiving my two-year AA degree before I graduate in Spring of 2022.

What are your educational plans after high school? I plan on going into Interior Design and I hope to receive a major in Interior Design with a minor in Business. 

Who at NFC has inspired you? Many of the instructors, such as Rose Knox and Lisa Thompson, at NFC have inspired me throughout my multiple semesters. The first ever class session I had at NFC was with Instructor Knox. Walking into her class, I was tremendously nervous and after just a short amount of time I felt at home. I consider Mrs. Knox to be one of the most inspiring teachers at NFC; she truly is a role model to me. Throughout my two semesters in her Freshman English I and Freshman English II classes, Instructor Knox always inspired me to push my limits as a student and as a writer. I always thoroughly enjoyed her classes and I take many of the lessons I learned and implement them in my daily life. Instructor Knox has such a strong drive for teaching and truly wants the best for her students. One of my favorite quotes Instructor Knox referenced during English 1101 was: "The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life," which is a quote by Miguel Ruiz. Instructor Knox truly showed how powerful and inspiring words can be throughout her English course. In addition to Instructor Knox, Instructor Thompson helped me learn how to draw in both Drawing I and II. I never had even attempted to learn how to draw before her classes. After every single one of her classes, I left wanting more, wanting to draw more, and wanting to get out in the world to explore the world of art. The difference of an Instructor can absolutely shift my entire class experience and many of the Instructors at NFC always had me wanting to learn more and more. 

Why would you recommend attending NFC? I would recommend attending NFC because of the wonderful instructors and the small classroom settings. As a dual enrollment student, I never felt less than any of the other older college students. Additionally, the College has always provided everything I needed in order to have a successful learning experience.