2020 News Archive

News - 4/15/2020

Matthew Walters ’01 A Business Life Based On Family Values

Matthew Walters came to Florida Southern to study business, but not with a specific goal of joining the family business.“I was open-minded,” he said. “Coming out of college, I wanted to experience what else was out there in the business world.”The famil...

News - 4/10/2020

‘Innovative, Entrepreneurial’ Leader Joins FSC as Dean of Barney Barnett School

A well-respected leader in higher education, Dr. J. Michael Weber, will join Florida Southern College as the next dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. Dr. Weber will begin his new duties July 6.“After a rigorous national search, I am pleased...

News - 4/9/2020

100th Birthday - Roderic Russ Dugger Jr. '47

To commemorate Roderic Russ Dugger Jr.’s 100th birthday in April, Bob Black ‘51, Florida Southern adjunct professor of journalism, wrote the following history of Mr. Dugger’s remarkable life:Roderic Russ Dugger Jr. was born April 27, 1920 at his family’...

News - 4/9/2020

Distinguished Alumnus Barney Barnett ’65

Trustee Dr. Barney Barnett, a senior executive and retired Vice Chairman of Publix Super Markets, Inc., epitomizes the mission of Florida Southern College, which is to make a positive and consequential impact on society. Through his professional leadership, generosity of time ...

News - 4/8/2020

Retooled Film Program Promotes Creativity, Community through Remote Instruction

Students in Florida Southern’s film program were starting pre-production work on their spring semester projects when the College ended face-to-face classroom instruction in mid-March. The accompanying switch to a remote-learning environment presented distinct challenges ...

News - 3/30/2020

A Message to Students from FSC's Faculty and Staff

Despite the distance between them, Florida Southern’s faculty and staff are excited to connect with students in new ways to continue challenging and engaging them. View video message to students HERE.

News - 3/26/2020

Faculty Give Urgently Needed Medical Resources to Coronavirus Responders

In mid-March, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Florida Southern made the decision to move face-to-face courses to remote instruction for the rest of the semester. The immediate need to prepare faculty for a switch to remote teaching involved many important decisions.Biology ...

News - 3/25/2020

FSC's Brett Hanson Named Division II National Player of the Year

Brett Hanson, a senior guard on the Florida Southern College men’s basketball team, was named the 2020 NABC Division II Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker for NCAA® Division II. Hanson becomes the fourth national player of the year in school history. ...

News - 3/23/2020

FSC Men’s Lacrosse Coach Honored Seniors Before Season's Cancellation

On Wed., March 11, the Florida Southern men’s lacrosse team flew from Tampa to Philadelphia for a planned two-game trip. The Moccasins’ first scheduled game, against Frostburg State University, was to be played Thursday evening at John Hopkins University’s Ho...

News - 3/18/2020

For Faculty, Staff: Update About Remote-Working Plans

A message from Florida Southern President Anne B. Kerr March 18, 2020   Dear colleagues, We continue to monitor coronavirus information to guide our decisions about how to best care for our FSC community. While I don’t know what new decisions ar...