Veterans Ready Room


Florida State University is committed to military and veteran support and success through initiatives that ease the transition from military service to campus life, foster a community of past, present and future veterans, raise awareness of veterans issues among campus and local communities, and support student veterans through graduation and into rewarding careers and graduate-education programs. At FSU Panama City we are honored to provide the James and Cameron Skinner Ready Room for Veterans, a dedicated space for studying, small group meetings or decompressing and socializing with fellow veteran students between classes.

One critical factor for post-graduation success is learning to translate your unique skill set acquired through military service into transferable knowledge, skills and abilities.   While civilian hiring managers and employers highly value your military skills and experiences, you must be able to describe them in a way civilian hiring managers and employers can easily understand. There are resources designed to help you showcase your military experiences during the civilian employment hiring process on your resume, in your cover letter and during interviews or through the graduate school application process.

Please take the time to review ALL the career resources available to our student veterans through the FSU Career Center’s dedicated veterans resources webpage.




Military and veteran students at FSU Panama City are able to find quiet study time in the James and Cameron Skinner Ready Room for Veterans in the Holley Academic Center, room A212.

Visit Military & Veteran Benefits for more information about benefits.

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The Veterans Ready Room has been dedicated by Floyd and Gloria Skinner, in memory of Floyd’s brother PFC James Allen Skinner, who died on August 15, 1966 from injuries incurred while serving in Vietnam, and in honor of Floyd and Gloria’s son, 2nd Lieutenant Cameron Floyd Skinner, who served in Iraq in 2003 and received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.



Jim and Sandy Dafoe, community members and active on the FSU Veterans Advancement Board, have funded the addition of the Veterans Alliance arrowhead, mounted prominently on the wall of the study room. This symbol demonstrates Florida State University’s campus-wide commitment to become a national beacon of veteran support and success.


Military and veterans students may also access related programs at the Student Veterans Center in Tallahassee.

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Marcie Davis, Enrollment Management Officer at FSU Panama City, is happy to assist veterans throughout their academic career. “With over 17 years representing our veteran population at FSU Panama City, it is my pleasure to assist any veteran I can. I take pride in the students I serve and help our military veterans and their dependents connect to important resources that will support their overall success at FSU Panama City.”

Veteran students interested in utilizing the Veterans Ready Room may contact Marcie at (850) 770-2173 or email

Those interested in supporting Student Veterans initiatives at FSU Panama City please call:

Mary Beth Lovingood
Director of Development
Holley Academic Center, room A 313
(850) 770-2108

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