Northwest Florida State College awarded 796 degrees and credentials this spring, marking a 9 percent increase from 2017.

“We are immensely proud of each and every one of our new graduates as NWF State College strives to remain a student-focused institution,” said College President Dr. Devin Stephenson. “The tremendous amount of hard work these graduates have put into their studies should be celebrated as they move on to accomplish even greater things.”

For students enrolled in a degree program (bachelor’s and associate) at the time of graduation, a student's total academic record is reviewed to determine eligibility for recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The levels of recognition for students enrolled in degree programs include Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 4.0), Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 3.8 to 3.99) and Cum Laude (GPA of 3.5 to 3.79).

For students enrolled in a certificate or diploma program (career and technical, vocational, college credit or Applied Technology Diploma) at the time of graduation, all coursework pursued for the certificate or diploma is reviewed to determine eligibility for recognition of outstanding academic achievement. The levels of recognition for the students enrolled in certificate or diploma programs include Highest Honors (GPA of 4.0), High Honors (GPA of 3.8 to 3.99) and Honors (GPA of 3.5 to 3.79).

GRADUATES EARNING SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Associate in Arts

Freeport: Jason Brown, Amanda Melvin, Addison Winjum

Santa Rosa Beach: Virginia Bailey, Emma Hanley

Seacrest: Lilly Conley

GRADUATES EARNING MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Associate in Arts

DeFuniak Springs: Bailey Burgess, Tyler Carnley, Orrie Feitsma, Ross Kenseth

Freeport: Allison Brown, Ryan O’Hare

Miramar Beach: Vivian Nguyen

Santa Rosa Beach: Beau Babics, Mikayla Brown, Brandi Caughorn, Georgia Johnson, Logan Lawrence, Ellee Ruder

Seacrest: Caroline Murphy

Associate in Science

Freeport: Munkhzul Swanson

Santa Rosa Beach: Stanislava Biesel

GRADUATES EARNING CUM LAUDE

Associate in Arts

DeFuniak Springs: Logan Bettis, Michaela Cain, Jordan Campbell, Sydni Earley, Luke Lockett, Randi Madden, Hannah Mays, Brittany Nobles, Devon Peyton, Nicholas Van Eycken, Rebecca Yates

Freeport: Jarrod Carley, Kelsea Roberts

Inlet Beach: Nina Hodges

Miramar Beach: Jessica Garey

Santa Rosa Beach: Caroline Bailey, Chloe Bandy, Hayden Bearinger, Shannon Reynolds

Associate in Science

DeFuniak Springs: Peyton Eaton, Nicole Mann

Santa Rosa Beach: Stanislava Biesel, Krisztina Matheny, Matthew Reale

Bachelor of Science

DeFuniak Springs: Michelle Myers

GRADUATES EARNING HONORS

College Credit Certificate

Freeport: Patrick Pilcher

Vocational Certificate

DeFuniak Springs: Brian Foreman, Sean Perdue, Jonathan Peterson

Miramar Beach: Steve Schneller

Santa Rosa Beach: Samuel Wilcox

Students who successfully completed the requirements for a Degree or Certificate

Associate in Arts

DeFuniak Springs: Brittney Anders, Brendan Braddam, Brandy Cherry, Danielle DeRycke, Megan Downing, Aric Hilley, Camryn Johnson, Sampson Morrison, Michael Pinkham, Christian Rachels, Tiffany Spencer

Freeport: Elijah Andino, Zach Bryant, James Foster, Selina Garza, Carlos Legaspi, Jacob Lenz, Donovan McArthur, Morgan Mullis, Elian Rodriguez, Noah Shelton, Cody Smith

Miramar Beach: Eliot Greene, Meghan Harbourt, Brennon Lindsey, Jeremy Maula, Bradey Simpson

Santa Rosa Beach: Anthony Aponte, Madelyn Champion, Aidan Dillon, Mikayla Eddington, Samuel Hosford, Linda Ivey, John Paul Kaiser, Cameron King, Caleb King-Williamson, Jordan Marcus, Cole Moore, Vincent Nguyen, Connor Norton, Sebastian Schutte, Justin Smith, Mitchell Voas, Elizabeth Williams