CRESTVIEW — This is the latest information affecting area students.

Hicks earns Troy University provost's list honors

Amber Hicks of Crestview achieved provost's list status at Troy University for the summer semester of the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Provost's List honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65.


Northwest Florida State College celebrates performance-based funding advancement 

Northwest Florida State College advanced to the silver category in the Florida College System’s Performance-Based Funding Model. 

“For the first time since the inception of the Performance-Based Funding Model in the Florida College System, NWF State has been designated to the silver category,” NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson said. “This is a significant move upward for the college and the attainment of one of the significant goals in our College’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.” 

The college has ranked no higher than bronze since the Florida College System first adopted the Performance-Based Funding Model in 2013. Colleges in the bronze or purple categories do not receive additional state-allocated performance dollars. Measurements in the Performance-Based Funding model include retention, completion, job placement/continuing education, and entry-level wages. 

“Since 2013, we have lost approximately $1.3 million in “new” funding that we would have received had we been in the silver or gold categories instead of bronze. By advancing to the silver category this year, we will receive approximately $480K in additional funding” NWFSC Vice President of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer Randy White said.