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Posted on October 5th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Ms. Marti L. Forchion

Ms. Marti L. Forchion

Ms. Marti L. Forchion

Outstanding Alumni – 2016

Ms. Marti L. Forchion received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University (FSU) in 1987.  She has enjoyed a successful 20-year professional career as an Information Technology professional at Black Knight Financial Services.  She has not only excelled in her career, but has given immensely of herself to the community, and has been a great role model for other alumni and students to emulate.

Ms. Forchion is described as “a quiet storm comprised of a gentle spirit and a fierce determination that is the foundation of our FSU community.  Her innovation and creativity is only surpassed by her humility.”  She is the author of “The A+ College Prep Planner – The Ultimate College Admissions Planning Guide for High-School Students (and their Parents)” and creator of the website http://collegeprepplanner.com.  Her dream of writing a “navigational guide” of the college admission process came to fruition after the experiences she encountered while preparing her own three children for a post secondary education.  The A+ College Prep Planner is a step-by-step guide that focuses on each year of high-school and encourages 9th – 12th grade students to take an active role in their educational development and future plans to attend college.

As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Forchion helps to transform the lives of high school seniors through her commitment to education by serving on the May Week Committee, which focuses on providing collegiate scholarships for our leaders of tomorrow.  In addition, she has been actively involved for many years in student mentoring programs and student leadership programs through organizations such as Take Stock in Children, Junior Achievement, and Jack and Jill of America.  She believes that a college education is an obtainable goal for most students, including first-generation and other under-represented students.

From 2009 through 2012, Ms. Forchion served as the Program Director of the “How to Lead Your Ship” Student Leadership Program, sponsored by the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.  “How to Lead Your Ship” focused on teaching leadership skills to high school students through a variety of interactive workshops and other activities to encourage them to excel.  It also included local college tours and an annual College Road Trip.

Ms. Forchion is married to Mark Chapman.