Alumni News

Alumni News

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Meet Matthew Cicanese

In addition to being a proud Moc, FSC alum Matthew Cicanese is an avid conservationist, explorer and award-winning documentarian whose talents lie in expressing the beauty of the Earth’s biodiversity through media publication. Since his graduation, this ambitious FSC alum has achieved many outstanding accomplishments, to include his recent recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30 in their Art & Style category.

Beth Ann Baldry Nichols interviews Dr. Condoleezza Rice

FSC Alumna Named as First Female President of Golf Writers Association of America

Senior writer at Golfweek magazine became GWAA president in April 2021.

Lisa McQueen and student

FSC Grad’s Impactful Decision Changes Lives of African Children and Families

Class of 2006 alumna promotes elementary education through a village school in Uganda.

Kimberly Couch '16

Meet Alum Kimberly Couch '16

Bonita Springs native, Kimberly Couch ‘16 graduated from FSC with a degree in biology and minors in chemistry and business administration. This hardworking alum had her sights set on accomplishing her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.

VanDerLaan, O’Brien

VanDerLaan, O’Brien Named Outstanding Student-Athletes

Men’s golf all-American John VanDerLaan and women’s lacrosse all-American Meghan O’Brien were named as outstanding male and female student-athletes for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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.