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Date(s) - 07/11/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar


Warren Buffet reminds us to “Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.” At Northwest Florida State College, students do just that. Join the NWFL Coast Chapter of FPRA as we hear from July’s Professional Development Luncheon guest speaker Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Northwest Florida State College, as he discusses exciting new programs being offered at NWFSC, covers his knowledge of branding, marketing & public relations, and encourages attendees to “start thinking for a change” to embrace the entrepreneur within.


One of the college programs Dr. Stephenson will highlight is the new Associate of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, beginning in fall 2017 with plans to expand and offer a culinary program as early as fall 2018. “The Hospitality and Tourism Management program has the potential to be a flagship program for our region, that meets the needs of our community partners,” says Dr. Devin Stephenson. “A program of this nature will greatly benefit the more than 885 hospitality industry employers in the College’s service area.”

Register now to attend July’s highly anticipated luncheon and learn from this accomplished college president, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and thought-leader.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, July 11  |  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  Students & Members  $15  |  Non-Members  $25

Luncheon Menu:  Buffet of Pasta Salad (Bow-Tie Pasta, Capers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Shallots, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette), Gulf Shrimp (Blackened Shrimp, Smoked Gouda Polenta, Chorizo Gravy), Pollo Paillard (Tuscan Chicken Breasts, Lemon Butter, Baby Arugula, Red Onion), Panzanella (Sourdough Garlic Crouton, Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato, White Balsamic Dill Vinaigrette), and Pork Roulade (Pork Tenderloin, Spinach, Provolone, Natural Jus, Braised  Apples, Haricot Vert).


About Dr. Devin Stephenson:

An Alabama native, Dr. Stephenson has extensive experience in community college executive administration. He served as President/CEO of Big Sandy Community/Technical College in Kentucky and Three Rivers College in Missouri prior to coming to NWF State College. He has held a number of leadership positions within the Alabama Community College System, including Vice President of External Affairs and Dean of Students at Bevill State Community College, CEO of Snead State Community College and Dean of Students at Walker State Technical College.

Most recently, Dr. Stephenson served as the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Liaison to SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region), working with Congressman Hal Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin to transform the economy of the region. He is a Commissioner on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Professional Development and Leadership and an experienced peer evaluator with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Higher Learning Commission. In December 2016, Dr. Stephenson was elected to the SACSCOC Board of Trustees. Most recently, he was selected to the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities (FAC&U) and the Steering Committee for the Florida College System Council of Presidents.