Georgia-Pacific donates $4000 to support NFCC CDL Program 

Scott Mixon presents check to NFC Foundation February 2019MADISON, FL (February 26, 2019) – The Georgia-Pacific Foundation has made a generous donation of $4,000 to the North Florida Community College Foundation. 

“We are very pleased to support North Florida Community College (NFCC) and their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program,” said Scott Mixon, Georgia-Pacific Foley Cellulose Public Affairs Manager. “People who have and maintain a CDL are vital members of an active economy in Taylor County and the region.”

According to Lisa Flournoy, Director of Resource Development at NFCC, Georgia-Pacific is a valued partner whose support has been essential to helping NFCC career and technical education programs grow. “NFCC values Georgia-Pacific and Scott Mixon’s support,” said Flournoy who serves with Mixon on the NFCC Foundation Board of Directors. “Beyond scholarship and program support, they have provided invaluable input and resources and shown a genuine interest in helping NFCC students succeed.”

Georgia-Pacific’s 2019 donation will be directed toward the college’s CDL program which held its first class in September 2017. The CDL program’s connection to industry partners and the region’s logging industry makes it unique. NFCC is enrolling new students now for the summer CDL class slated to begin June 6.

The Foley Cellulose mill, located in Perry, Florida, is a major producer of specialty fibers. Originally constructed by Procter & Gamble in 1954, the facility was acquired by Georgia-Pacific in 2013. Through the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, GP and Foley Cellulose actively seek to improve the quality of life in their community by focusing on education, entrepreneurship, environment and enrichment as top priorities.

For more information on how to partner with the NFCC Foundation, contact Flournoy at flournoyl@nfcc.edu or 850-973-9416.

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PHOTO: Georgia-Pacific Foley Cellulose Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon presents a $4,000 check to NFCC Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs Rick Davis on Feb. 22 at NFCC. Mixon is pictured with fellow NFCC Foundation board members (L-R): Julius Hackett, Marcia Webb, Lucile Day, Janegale Boyd, Lisa Flournoy, NFCC President John Grosskopf and Mark Wiggins.