FSU Panama City students who demonstrate our tradition of strength, skills and character. These articles reflect how our students engage on and off campus and promote excellence in education.

Near-death experience inspires student to pursue law enforcement

For law enforcement operations major Mitchell “Gunnar” Gartner, a near-death experience put perspective and purpose to his life. As a high school student, Gartner was run over by a Ford Bronco March 30, 2013, on the shores of Panama City Beach. The driver was cited for careless driving.

hjohnson Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:14 AM
Under Pressure: Electrical Engineering Students Develop Light Emitting Air Warning System

As part of their summer senior design project, five FSU Panama City engineering students developed a Light Admitting Air Warning System to provide divers in low-to-no-visibility situations detailed information about the remaining pressure in their tank.

hjohnson Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:26 AM
Jonathan VanSteenburg: Computer science student has limitless possibilities

Jonathan VanSteenburg, who has cerebral palsy, uses adaptive communication devices to interact with people in person and online. He hopes to use a degree in computer science to design software that is more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

hjohnson Tue, 10/18/2016 - 02:06 PM

Officer pairs degree with badge

Cpl. Jeremy Izquierdo now has a Florida State degree to pair with his badge. While working nights patrolling the Tallahassee campus with the FSU Police Department, Izquierdo earned his bachelor’s degree in public safety & security. He graduated from FSU Panama City’s distance learning program in December 2015, specializing in law enforcement operation.