Florida Southern Students Recognized for Academics, Vocal Performance
Left Photo: Political Science majors Kelly Dorian (left) and Melissa George (right) with former FSC provost, Dr. Russ Warren, at The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. Right photo: FSC vocal student Joshua Mazur (center), seen here in a recent performance of “The Barber of Seville,” was named Most Promising Male Singer at a competition sponsored by the Tampa Bay chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Florida Southern College students continue to be recognized for the quality of their academics and their artistic performance. In recent weeks, FSC students were chosen to present papers at an important annual conference on Southern politics and captured a lion’s share of prizes at a prestigious regional vocal competition.
Political Science students from Florida Southern presented their original and collaborative research at the 34th annual Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics March 1-2 at The Citadel military college in Charleston, S.C. The Citadel Symposium is a national biennial conference on Southern politics attended by scholars from all over the United States and several foreign countries.
Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Political Science R. Bruce Anderson, 12 FSC students were the only undergraduates to have papers accepted for the conference this year. The students and their papers were:
FSC voice students distinguished themselves at the annual competition of the Tampa Bay chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing on Feb. 25 in Tampa. The competition included 135 singers, and FSC won more awards than any other institution represented. Under the direction of Associate Professor of Voice and Opera John Thomasson, FSC students took three first-place and three second-place awards, and senior Joshua Mazur won Most Promising Male Singer. Mazur kept alive a winning streak – an FSC student has won Most Promising Male Singer every year since 2007.
The students and their awards were:
The accomplishments underscore the success of Florida Southern’s emphasis on engaged learning, which fosters collaboration between faculty and students and encourages students to apply what they have learned in the classroom, said FSC’s Provost, Dr. Kyle Fedler.