2020 News Archive

News - 6/30/2020

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.Mr. Smith already had b...


News - 6/28/2020

Emerge Scholar Kenzie Hurley Analyzes Military Data

In June of 2018, alumna Kenzie Hurley '19 worked with the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) on a project to help identify the characteristics of sexual harassment perpetrators. In a joint FSC-DEOMI research effort, Kenzie helped develop a survey instru...


News - 6/25/2020

First Meeting of FSC Diversity Task Force

Since the appalling death of Mr. George Floyd last month, I have shared that the College is committed to achieving heightened equality, justice, and inclusion on our campus. An important step in this direction occurred yesterday when the College’s newly charged Dive...


News - 6/24/2020

Essential Stories: Mailroom Staff Addressed Students’ Needs During Coronavirus Shutdown

While the Florida Southern community was closing down most campus operations in March to help slow the spread of COVID-19, some aspects of everyday life were bound to be overshadowed by other, more immediate concerns. For example, as students prepared to vacate FSC’...


News - 6/19/2020

Meet Kieriay Moyer, MBA

Students who pursue their graduate or doctorate degrees at Florida Southern College often find that their academic and professional careers are rewarded. Our Master in Business Administration is ripe with examples. We had a chance to sit down with one of them who shared h...


News - 6/18/2020

Essential Stories: Technology Team Builds Remote Network to Meet Academic Needs

As the Chief Information Officer at Florida Southern College, Francine Neiling led her Information Technology (IT) staff through an extensive conversion to a remote-learning environment for more than 3,500 students in less than a week in mid-March. This multifaceted process al...


News - 6/10/2020

Film Students to Present Research to Filmmakers, Educators, Media Scholars

When the prestigious University Film & Video Assocation scheduled its 2020 annual conference to be held in Tallahassee — little more than a four-hour drive from Lakeland — Matthew Herbertz recognized an opportunity for students in Florida Southern’s film ...


News - 6/10/2020

Computer Boot Camp Builds Engagement with High School, Middle-Grade Students

In mid-March, as schools around the state prepared to transition to distance learning due to COVID-19 concerns, Florida Southern College’s Dr. Jonathan Cazalas had an idea for community outreach with a technological twist. The assistant professor of computer science...


News - 6/5/2020

Essential Stories: Admissions Counselor's Passion Fuels FSC During Pandemic

Normally, Shari Brown’s work as a Florida Southern admissions counselor would keep her traveling for much of the year, meeting with potential new students and their parents throughout her assigned territory of New York and New Jersey. As a result of 2020’s coronavi...


News - 5/20/2020

Reimagining Commencement: Groundbreaking Virtual Event Connects 2020 Grads

The reviews are in — arriving as real-time comments during live streams on social media outlets — regarding Florida Southern ’s Spring Virtual Commencement ceremony on Sat., May 16, 2020.This unprecedented special event was organized as an alternative to the ...