December 8, 2015
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MADISON, FL – Twenty-four graduates of the North Florida Community College Florida Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Program, CLASS 45-2015-1190-3, were honored during a graduation ceremony at the NFCC Public Safety Academy on Nov. 24. Three area correctional institutions were also recognized at the ceremony. Cross City Correctional Institution, Hamilton Correctional Institution and Madison Correctional Institution represented the students during their training and will now employ the graduates as they step into their professional careers.
“We could not be prouder of these graduating officers,” said Rick Davis, Director of the NFCC Public Safety Academy. “This group started out as strangers at orientation and are now family. I encourage you [NFCC graduates] to build on the foundation you have achieved today and to build a strong and honorable professional career. I truly believe we have some future wardens sitting among us today.”
Graduates and their respective institution that were honored by NFCC are:
Cross City Correctional Institution | Warden Milton Hicks
|Thomas Albach||Old Town, FL|
|Robert Chaney||Fanning Springs, FL|
|Alexandra Evans||Cross City, FL|
|Markell Harris||Cross City, FL|
|Eric Hogan||Fanning Springs, FL|
|Tracy McCleery||Old Town, FL|
Hamilton Correctional Institution | Warden Tony Anderson
|Terrell Anderson||Jasper, FL|
|James Bailey, II||Lakeland, GA||“Top Gun” Award|
|Caitlien Beaty||Jasper, FL|
|Ethan Burkett||Live Oak, FL|
|Markese Hunter||McAlpin, FL|
|Anthony Miller||Live Oak, FL||Class Lieutenant|
|Edwado Miller||Valdosta, GA||Class Sergeant|
|Lindsay Moots||Hahira, GA|
|Scott Newman||Lake Park, GA|
|Kaleb Prichard||Barney, GA|
|Rebecca Senter||Valdosta, GA||Highest Academic Award|
|Jeffery Taylor||Jasper, FL|
Madison Correctional Institution | Robert E. Smith Jr.
|Tammy Blankumsee||Quitman, GA|
|Christopher Cooks||Madison, FL|
|Jermonica Davis||Pinetta, FL|
|Javarus Jones||Madison, FL|
|Oneasha Jones||Jennings, FL|
|Kiearia Livingston||Madison, FL|
According to Davis, this graduating class did exceptionally well with an overall grade point average equaling 93.6. Nineteen of the graduates received “Highest Honors” designations and five received “Honors” designations. Special honors went to Rebecca Senter who was awarded the 2015 Highest Academic Award and James Bailey II who received the 2015 "Top Gun" Award.
Madison Correctional Institution Warden Robert E. Smith Jr. was the keynote speaker. In his graduation address, he encouraged the graduates to be respectful, responsible and professional in all manners of their careers.
“I challenge you to be the very best correctional professional that you can be,” said Warden Smith. “You are now responsible for the care and trust of people who are incarcerated; they will depend on you and how you treat them is important. Treat everyone as you would like to be treated and don’t be afraid to ask for help because that is how you learn.”
New Correctional Basic Recruit classes are scheduled to begin January 20 at the NFCC Public Safety Academy. For more information, contact Gail Hackle at 850-973-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.