Florida Rep. Patt Maney receives Northwest Florida State College AIM Award

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NICEVILLE — Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) recently presented the Advancing Institutional Mission (AIM) Award to state Rep. Patt Maney for his efforts in appropriating funds for the college and helping expand the educational opportunities in Northwest Florida.

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State Rep. Patt Maney leads the Pledge of Allegiance during a special legislative session Nov. 17, 2021.

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In 2021, Maney’s efforts resulted in the college receiving approximately $800,000 in grants for various educational initiatives and programs. He has continued to support NWFSC this year as he appropriated $11 million for the Gallimore Center for Healthcare Education on the college’s Niceville campus, $500,000 for the Aviation Center of Excellence, $790,906 for the Nursing Education program, and over $7.5 million for deferred maintenance.

The college established the AIM Award in 2021 in an effort to recognize individuals and organizations for successfully advancing the institution to a place of prominence in the region. Maney is the fourth individual to date to receive this award.

“Rep. Maney exemplifies what it means to be a part of the Raider family,” said NWFSC President Dr. Devin Stephenson. “His dedication to providing students with the highest quality education, training, and resources has been undeniable, and we are beyond grateful for his continued support as we have worked toward advancing this region’s workforce and providing our students with the education and training they need to succeed.”

For more information about the Health Sciences or Career and Technical Education programs at NWFSC, visit nwfsc.edu or contact Bryan Brooks, chief communications officer, at 850-729-5307 or brooks90@nwfsc.edu.

The college's mission is to improve lives by providing a high-quality, globally competitive education that is a catalyst for cultural, civic, and economic development throughout the region.

This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: Maney receives Northwest Florida State College AIM Award