UF Student Named A "Woman Of Promise" For Serving The community.
In light of Women’s History Month, Santa Fe Community College is honoring local leaders as “Women Of Distinction.” Since 1987, the college has recognized five prominent women in Alachua and Bradford Counties each year. SFC also chooses a “Woman Of Promise” for outstanding service to the community. UF student, Stephanie Covey is being recognized this year as that person. Covey spoke with WUFT’s Michelle McKenzie.
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