Alumni News

Alumni News

Laura P. Tomko

Laura P. Tomko: Three-Time First-Generation Florida Southern College Graduate

Laura P. Tomko is earning her third Florida Southern College degree.

Phoebe French

Phoebe French ’20: From the Vagabonds and Studio Box to Screen Actors Guild

Growing up in Tallahassee, Phoebe French ’20 used FSC as a Springboard to International Stardom

Ashley Miller

FSC Grad Ashley Miller Called Back by the Sound of Music

Miller Making Most of Love of Music and Community at LSO

Mister Fitzgerald performing in Rent, November 2014

Florida Southern College’s Mister Fitzgerald Poised to Make Broadway Debut

Florida Southern College’s Mister Fitzgerald Poised to Make Broadway

Douglas Rouillard

Douglas Rouillard ’01: Actor, Producer, Author

Rouillard recently returned to campus to inspire other Mocs to pursue their dreams.

Javier Viera ’92

Javier Viera ’92 Returns to Speak at Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion

Viera shares insights into Pedro Albizu Campos, a leading figure in the Puerto Rican independence movement.

Meet Lauren Morhard '21, a healthcare and business administration double major landing a career in aviation.

Meet Lauren Morhard '21

Meet Lauren Morhard '21, a healthcare and business administration double major landing a career in aviation.

Douglas Rouillard ’01

From the Small to Silver Screen, FSC Grad Has Found Success

It took a lot of sacrifice, hard work and sweat, but Doug can comfortably say he’s made that dream come true.

Natalie Barton

Awards Become Secondary for FSC Nursing Alumna

Natalie Barton ’19, a registered nurse in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Duke University Hospital, was honored with a Community Service Award in Memory of Dan S. Blalock Jr. on May 14. Over 6,800 nurses from across the Duke University Health System were eligible for the awards, and Natalie was one of only 37 to be honored.

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FSC Grad Risks Life To Support Ukraine

Around this time last year, Andrew Roman ’21 was planning his graduation celebration from Florida Southern College, while also beginning work toward his Master’s in Business Administration. This year, Andrew is risking his life to help Ukrainian citizens as their months-long war with Russia continues.

Brant Martin

Martin’s Service to FSC Rewarded With Polk Hall of Fame Honor

Brant Martin’s connection to Florida Southern is deep. Thanks in part to his service to Florida Southern and an amateur golf career that made him famous around Polk County clubhouses, Martin is set to be inducted into the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame in June.

Austin Crotteau

FSC Alumnus Headed to Norway for Fulbright Scholarship

Austin Crotteau ’18 understands the value of perseverance; it’s what earned him a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Joe Tedder

Joe G. Tedder ‘87 – Tedder Collected FSC Degree Before Charting His Path

Many Polk County residents will recognize Joe G. Tedder as Polk County’s Tax Collector. Only a few people might know prior to becoming a county official, Joe graduated from Lakeland Senior High School and Florida Southern College (’87).

Jill Stephens

Jill Stephens ’95

Jill Stephens has had a long-standing relationship with Florida Southern College. She received her bachelor’s degree from FSC in Sports Management. She also has a master's degree from the United States Sports Academy. She is one of the driving forces behind the FSC athletic department.

Cullen collage

FSC Alum Serves With Passion

Cullen Thomas O’Donnell ’16 has always had a heart for service. An alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish, as well as a Bachelor’s in Sociology, Cullen joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer soon after graduating from Florida Southern College.

Mary Virginia Conrad Riggins

Mary Virginia Conrad Riggins: FSC’s First Female Trustee

Mary Virginia Conrad Riggins played a prominent role in the history of Florida Southern College, serving in several capacities throughout her lifetime. A graduate of FSC, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1917, earning the position of Honor Walk.

claire henry

Flavor Roots: FSC’s Seed-to-Scale Program Helping Student Realize Dream

To get in touch with her roots, Claire Henry ’21 started creating Asian-inspired ice cream. Flavors like strawberry rose, black sesame with a twist of coffee and a spicy chocolate flavor inspired by the region her sister was born in, FuZhou, are some of the creations she has come up with. The business administration graduate, who is now studying for her MBA at Florida Southern, has dreams of seeing her ice cream on the shelves of major super market chains.

tyler logan

Dr. T: FSC Grad Jumps From Basketball Court Into Physical Therapy

Tyler, who received his Bachelor’s in Human Movement and Performance from Florida Southern College, is now a member of Physical and Sports Rehab in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.