FSU Panama City has appointed George Bishop, Ph.D., as the campus’s associate dean. Bishop, who currently serves as vice president of academic affairs and learning support at Gulf Coast State College, will begin Jan. 4, 2016.

Patrick Stewart has been active since he was a child enjoying activities at the Boy & Girls Club and as a sailor through the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. Now, the Recreation, Tourism and Events graduate is helping locals and tourists stay active as the sports and special events coordinator at the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Patrick Stewart has been active since he was a child enjoying activities at the Boy & Girls Club and as a sailor through the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. Now, the Recreation, Tourism and Events graduate is helping locals and tourists stay active as the sports and special events coordinator at the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

In the tradition of the main campus, FSU Panama City is pleased to announce the inaugural Dean’s Toast, honoring the Class of 2015 on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 4-6 p.m. in the Holley Lecture Hall.

FSU Panama City’s underwater crime scene investigation team is in colder waters this week while training divers from the New York City Police Department. The training will focus on 12 topics, including surface supply diving, the DIDSON sonar, risk management and the CSI process.

FSU Foundation STEM Liaison Ginger Littleton, FSU Panama City faculty member Amy Polick, Ph.D., and Preble-Rish president Cliff Wilson were named Notable ’Noles on Thursday, Nov. 12. The award is given to FSU Panama City alumni who demonstrated excellence as students and have made outstanding contributions to the community and within their careers.

Seminole Celebration Alumni Reception: Enjoy beer and BBQ with fellow FSU Panama City alumni, Thursday, November 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the Holley Lecture Hall. The 2015 Notable ’Noles will be announced at the event, which is free and open to all FSU Panama City alumni and their guests. RSVP: 850-770-2168 or alumni@pc.fsu.edu

FSU Panama City will celebrate Homecoming with activities Nov. 9-14, including karaoke, games, an alumni BBQ and a community block party.

FSU Panama City celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 8 with a fiesta and Nole Talk with elementary education instructor Cristina Rios. Hispanic Heritage Month is meant to celebrate the customs and achievements of United States citizens with Hispanic roots.

The FSU Panama City Graduate Certificate in Event Management Program in conjunction with the Florida Festivals and Events Association and the Florida Recreation and Park Association will host Crowd Manager Training 1-5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the FSU Panama City Bayside Auditorium

Resident electrical engineering faculty Geoffrey Brooks, Ph.D., William Barnes, Ph.D., and Clay Hughes, Ph.D., have a unique, almost coincidental, relationship. Barnes once taught Brooks via an ITV engineering class and both professors taught Hughes as an undergraduate student at FSU Panama City.