Alumnus to discuss importance of adventure, travel during ‘From Panama City to Pakistan’

By: Erica Martin


FSU Panama City alumnus Pope Thrower will present “From Panama City to Pakistan (and a few places in between): The importance of adventure and travel for future careers” during a Nole Talk at noon Thursday, Sept. 29, in Holley B212.

Thrower is the press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Since joining the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service in 2010, Pope has served in Islamabad, Pakistan; Chengdu, China; and Washington, D.C.

Before joining the Department of State, he spent two years in northeast China teaching English language, public speaking and communication theory at Dalian University of Technology and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Thrower, a Panama City native, graduated from Bay High School and completed his undergraduate studies in professional communication in 2005 at Florida State University Panama City.

The event is free and open to the public. Free pizza will be served.

For information, call Special Events Coordinator Casey Lathem at (850) 770-2168 or email