FSU Panama City will host the Boy Scouts Merit Badge Academy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Holley Academic Center.

Our engineering students will present their senior design projects 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Holley Lecture Hall.
This semester, we have presentations on a new exhibit proposed for the Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida and a bird and insect detection system for aircraft.

Adam Wendt and his family moved to Panama City because he wanted to learn from the best. Already a professional diver and scuba instructor, Wendt enrolled in FSU Panama City’s Underwater Crime Scene Investigation certificate program. Just a few months later, he and fellow divers from FSU Panama City were called on as the best to recover the body of a missing swimmer in Austin, Texas.

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Scott Springer, the resident agent in charge of Homeland Security, will present “Black Market Terrorism: Organized Retail Crime and Terrorist Financing” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at FSU Panama City’s Bayside Auditorium.

Agnes Furey, Tallahassee Police Department Victim Advocate, co-founder of Achieve Higher Ground and author of “Wildflowers in the Median,” will appear speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Florida State University Panama City Holley Academic Center.

Talk Radio’s Derrell Day will offer insights to the phrase “Consent of the Governed” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at FSU Panama City’s Bayside Auditorium.

Brandon Harmon has become a local celebrity at FSU Panama City. Dressed in his signature Florida State jersey, Harmon has been featured on a billboard, a TV commercial and a number of campus publications. He is also a regular attendee at student meetings and campus events. Now, his legacy of Seminole pride will continue on campus through the Brandon Harmon Seminole Spirit Award, announced May 2 at Student Government Council’s Graduation Awards Banquet. Each year, the recipient will receive a plaque and a $100 scholarship through his namesake award.

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Erin Wommack knows how to set herself apart from a crowd through networking and negotiation. Using techniques she learned at FSU Panama City, she is responsible for bringing tenants to the Longview Mall in Longview, Texas, as a leasing manager for Simon Property Group. Wommack earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Communication in spring 2013.

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As a recent American citizen, Irvin Morales bleeds red, white and blue. As a Publix employee, he also bleeds green. Morales’ path to the “American dream” began 15 years ago, when his mother immigrated to the United States empty-handed from El Salvador. In hopes of becoming a store manager, he now is in his final semester before earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration at FSU Panama City.

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When Sam E. Nole came to FSU Panama City thanks to a scholarship from the AT&T Foundation, her whole world was computer science. When she wasn’t working on a new program or learning new tricks of the trade, she would unplug and recharge her battery in a home that seemed like nothing but a box.

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