News Articles 2014

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.

Since Rob Griffith saw his first computer in elementary school, he has had an affinity for technology. Now, at 40, he is completing his degree in computer engineering at Florida State University Panama City. With graduation nearing, Griffith is serving as project manager on the Wireless Portable Influence Measuring System (Wireless PIMS) for defense manufacturer Exelis Mine Defense Systems.

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As a mother, Stephanie Smith knows children are fascinated with bubbles and buttons. As an engineering student, she is learning how to turn those bubbles and buttons into an interactive museum exhibit.

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James Durham doesn’t take life for granted because he has lost his more than once. After a motorcycle crash in 2011, his heart stopped eight times. Doctors said he could be in a coma for decades, but he defied the odds. Three years and 12 surgeries later, Durham is “on positive steroids” and has become a Seminole at Florida State University Panama City.

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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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