With a generous pledge of $500,000, the Guy and Judy-ann Zoghby Family Fund has established the Zoghby Learning Commons at Northwest Florida State College.

Judy-ann Zoghby began visiting the Emerald Coast with her late husband, Guy, in 1980. In the 1990s, they decided to make the Emerald Coast their permanent home when Guy retired. Ms. Zoghby is an avid supporter of the College’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center programs and has participated in a wide variety of continuing education classes since 2001. In addition to her support of the arts, Judy-ann generously supports the College’s First Generation Scholarship program providing aid to need-based students whose parents do not possess a bachelor’s degree.
The Learning Commons seeks to create a student-centered hub for academic success on the first floor of the Learning Resources Center. Designed as a modernized space, the Learning Commons encourages both independent and collaborative study.

An initial investment of $250,000 from the Guy and Judy-ann Zoghby Family Fund will be used to initiate the construction and implementation of the project. To secure the future of the Learning Commons, the family has pledged a second investment of $250,000 as an endowment to provide continuing support for improvements for years to come. In grateful acknowledgment of the commitment and in celebration of the perpetual investment, the space will be named the “Zoghby Learning Commons.”

“Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Guy and Judy-ann Zoghby Family Fund, the College can lay the groundwork for the future to better transform the lives of our students and enrich our communities,” said Northwest Florida State College President, Dr. Devin Stephenson.

For more information about partnership opportunities or ways to support Northwest Florida State College, please contact the Foundation office at (850) 729-5357 or foundation@nwfsc.edu.

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