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Creative Leanings Foster Learning

Creative Leanings Foster Learning

How is a melting chocolate bunny related to a young elephant’s efforts to improve his father’s bad mood?

Guy D. Colado

Distinguished Alumnus: Guy D. Colado ’66

A native of Winter Park, Guy D. Colado ’66 has had a long and distinguished career as an executive in the banking industry, and he has served his community and his nation with honor.

Susan Ezell Roberts

Distinguished Alumnus: Susan Ezell Roberts ’66

Trustee Susan Ezell Roberts ’66 is highly regarded as a successful entrepreneur, committed volunteer, and a woman of great faith. She exemplifies integrity and the utmost allegiance to value-based leadership in her professional role as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Capital Formation Counselors, Inc.

R. Howard Wiggs

Distinguished Alumnus: R. Howard Wiggs ’86

Trustee R. Howard Wiggs ’86, a native of Mulberry, has carried forward the virtues of hard work, service to community, and faith in God that he learned growing up in Polk County.

Trustee John Rodda

Trustee John Rodda: 1955–2018

Dr. John Rodda, who served Florida Southern College as a trustee and supporter of athletics — but most of all as a builder of its modern campus — died April 30, 2018, of complications from a long illness.

Meet Carolyn Roberts '69

Meet Carolyn Roberts '69

Carolyn Roberts ’69 has devoted much of her life to public service, and developed her deep passion for education as a student at Florida Southern College.

Retired Judge E.J. Salcines '59

Retired Judge E.J. Salcines '59 Honored with Courthouse Statue

When E.J. Salcines ’59 became a lawyer in Tampa in 1963, he and other young legal professionals “with brand-new, shiny briefcases” would mingle with more experienced judges and lawyers in the lobby of the Hillsborough County Courthouse.

Neal Bogosian's Book

Neal Bogosian's Latest Book Helps Children Deal With Death

From his time as a student at Florida Southern, to acting in major theater productions, to teaching, to owning a healing practice, Neal Bogosian ’92 has had a colorful and versatile career.

Ed Corvi '72

Mapping The Future - Ed Corvi '72: A Fascinating Technology Career Comes Full-Circle At FSC

It came as a great surprise to alumnus Ed Corvi when he learned his pattern of annual giving to Florida Southern is one for the record books.

Dr. Jennifer Bruno Irick '11

Dr. Jennifer Bruno Irick '11 Emphasizes Lifelong Impact Of Day-To-Day Learning

In January, the 2018 Spencer Symposium welcomed Florida Southern alumna Dr. Jennifer Bruno Irick to present a talk on the importance of fundamental science in her chosen field of emergency medicine.

Yuichi Sasaki with the world championship logo

Meet Sports Therapist Yuichi Sasaki '11

Meet alum Yuichi Sasaki  '11, who proves that you can achieve anything through hard work and dedication.

Producing Results: As a Doctor and on the New York Stage

Producing Results: As a Doctor and on the New York Stage

Science and the arts generally are regarded as opposite pursuits, but Dr. Jeff Grove ’86 has a foot in both worlds. 

Maida B. Pou

Trustee Maida B. Pou: Much-Loved Friend of FSC brought smiles to all

Maida Pou’s faith, love of her family, devotion to friends and her church were inspirational.

Nate Carson

Personal Best: Competitive Video Gaming Builds Confidence, Sense Of Community

Nate Carson knows all the stereotypes about video gamers, and can rattle them off without taking a breath: bad eating habits; poor posture; an aversion to exercise; a preference for sitting alone in a darkened room; and avoiding human contact by playing video games nonstop.

Jack Smith '53

Jack Smith '53: This is Your Captain Speaking

As students at FSC, Jack Smith ’53 and his roommate, Charles F. “Fred” Kennard ’53, decided to pool their money and buy a motorcycle. They found they couldn’t afford a new Harley Davidson, so they bought an airplane instead.

Dr. Melanie Fowler, Ed.D.

Meet Dr. Melanie Fowler

"My experience with the Ed.D program at FSC has been the greatest challenge and opportunity for personal and professional growth," said Dr. Fowler.

Legacy Luncheon

Carrying on the FSC Tradition: Legacy Luncheon

Florida Southern’s annual Legacy Luncheon always brings multiple reminders of the affection legacy families feel for their beloved school.

Class of 1890

130 Years Later, FSC Traces its Roots to First Graduates

Meet the seven young women who comprised the College's first graduating class in 1890.