Foley Cellulose donates $3000 to support career and technical education at North Florida Community College

NFCC and Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose Mill in Perry Continue Valuable Partnership

Foley Cellulose Donates to NFCC FoundationMADISON, FL – Georgia-Pacific’s Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida has made a generous donation of $3,000 to the North Florida Community College Foundation to help support area students and career and technical education initiatives at the College. In a letter to the NFCC Foundation Board and staff, Scott Mixon, Foley Cellulose Public Affairs Manager, said he is proud of the partnership between Foley Cellulose and NFCC and what it can accomplish.

“We are very pleased to make this donation to a college with the highest standards in education and the ambition for growth,” said Mixon. “We continue to be proud of the partnership we have with you [NFCC] and look forward to more work together in the future.”

This is the third year that Foley Cellulose has made such a donation to help support NFCC’s Automation and Production Technology program and related training opportunities. Each year the donation amount has increased, totaling over $6,000 to date, and according to Dr. Cheryl S. James, Executive Director of Resource Development and External Affairs at NFCC, the support has been essential to helping the Automation and Production Technology Program grow.

“We value Foley Cellulose and Scott Mixon’s support of NFCC, our Automation and Production Technology Program and our community,” said James. “Beyond scholarship and program support, they have provided invaluable input and resources and shown a genuine interest in helping NFCC students succeed.”

The Foley Cellulose mill 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 the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit www.gp.com/Company/Community/Foundation.

For more information about NFCC’s Automation and Production Technology program contact XCEL-IT Coordinator Daisy Garcia at 850-973-9442 or garciad@nfcc.edu, or the NFCC Foundation, Inc. at 850-973-9414 or foundation@nfcc.edu.

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PHOTO: (l-r) Foley Cellulose Public Affairs Manager Scott Mixon presents a $3,000 check to NFCC Executive Director of Resource Development and External Affairs Dr. Cheryl S. James and NFCC Dean of Enrollment Services Kay Hogan on July 13.