Florida State University Panama City’s fall freshman class and their families have been invited to attend a special convocation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 27, in the St. Joe Community Foundation Lecture Hall in the FSU Panama City Holley Academic Center. The formal Freshman Convocation marks the entrance into the life and traditions of Florida State University and extends the support of the university community to its newest members.
An adopted family of seven will have a guaranteed college education thanks to combined scholarships from FSU Panama City, Gulf Coast State College and Chipola College.
Join Florida State University Panama City for a Tailgate and Open House from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Holley Academic Center for program information, campus tours, free food and entertainment. The event is open to prospective ’Noles, FSU fans and friends. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Dean Randy Hanna will be honoring Bay county community leaders Jimmy Patronis and Jerry Smithwick and presenting scholarships to the seven siblings adopted by the Olds family of Marianna during a faculty/staff symposium to be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17 in the Holley Academic Center lectureship. Also in attendence will be FSU Provost, Sally McRorie.
For additional information please call Becky Kelly at 850/814-5955.
FSU Panama City will present two concerts as part of Opening Nights, FSU’s performing arts series that engages the university, local and global communities in creative experiences. Bluegrass singer Sierra Hull will perform Dec. 9, and jazz singer/trumpet player Bria Skonberg will perform Feb. 24.
FSU Panama City has unveiled Food For Thought, a food pantry and clothing closet for students, faculty and staff available during business hours weekdays. To schedule a visit, contact counselor Nancy Mills at (850) 770-2174 or visit her office in Barron 218. Donations of non-perishable foods and work attire are much appreciated.
Jennifer Phelps drew the floor plans for her dream clinic when she was 13. Now the owner of Engage Behavioral Health, the FSU applied behavior analysis (ABA) alumna helps current students achieve their dreams to serve children with autism. “I truly feel blessed to keep the cycle of mentoring FSU graduates going,” she said.
After a yearlong study with instructors from FSU Panama City’s advanced science dive program, student researchers concluded increased marine tourism is threatening area reef structures. “Preserving our Underwater Pastures: Researching the human impact on local historic artificial reef structures” measured changes in reef sizes and fish populations between July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017.
Thanks to a new partnership between Northwest Florida State College and Florida State University Panama City, students will now have a smoother transition and easier access to four-year bachelor’s degree programs through the Connect to FSU Panama City program. This new partnership was announced today by FSU Panama City Dean Randy Hanna and NWFSC President Devin Stephenson.
Sixth- through 10th-grade students are invited to join the FSU Panama City STEM Institute’s “The Physics of Dance” science camp July 17-18, 8:30 a.m. - noon.