Alumni & Donor Profile

FSU Panama City alumni and donors  give back to the campus.

RTE alumna gets paid to play at Nike headquarters

As director of catering at Nike World Headquarters, Lillian Walton has a hand in multiple events each day from detailed parties for executives and athletes to large events for thousands of people. “My day is different every day; that’s why I love catering so much,” she said. “There are no days alike; it changes so frequently within this business.”

Innovations FCU sparks change through scholarships

Innovations Federal Credit Union is sparking change for FSU Panama City students. The credit union recently committed $32,500 for student scholarships. “Our corporate philosophy emphasizes giving back to the community because this community supports Innovations,” President and CEO David Southall said.

Endowment aids anesthesia program development

The two-year journey to a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program was completed this summer. After passing a thorough and costly accreditation and approval process, which was funded by the Endowment for the College of Applied Studies, the campus will welcome the first cohort of students Aug. 24.

Partners, volunteers bring STEM learning to life

Students close their textbooks and open their minds with educational initiatives from the STEM Institute. With corporate partners and area volunteers, the organization uses a hands-on approach to learning that brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to life.

Scholarships help students reach academic goals

Because of generous donors, about 175 scholarship recipients are able to afford college each year at FSU Panama City. Endowed scholarships are privately funded and recognize superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character among student recipients who have high financial need.