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MBA Student’s Business Plan Could Make an Impact in Healthcare Industry

When Marissa Mengelkoch ’21 learned that 88 percent of human trafficking survivors were seen by a healthcare provider while being exploited, she developed a business plan to improve health outcomes for victims.

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Fulbright Recipient Ready to Experience Asian Culture

Grace, a Religion major, minoring in both English and Ethics, will be heading to Taiwan thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship. One of the main things she is looking forward to is enjoying Taiwanese cuisine.

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Fulbright Scholar Recipient Had Plenty of Support

Catherine, a Florida Southern College double-major in History and Political Science, with a minor in Pre-Law, did not let being selected as an alternate in 2021 stop her from putting in the work to become a Fulbright Scholar in 2022.

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Meet Florida Southern’s 2022-2023 SGA Executive Board

Florida Southern College students have elected their Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Morgan McDermott Continues Proud Tradition of FSC Students Earning Fulbright Scholarships

Morgan McDermott ’22 is proud to join the ranks of Florida Southern College scholars who achieved the prestigious honor of receiving a Fulbright Scholarship.

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Lexi Potter ’22 Is Headed To Greece On A Fulbright Open Study Research Grant

Lexi Potter ’22 has been awarded a Fulbright open study/research grant to Greece. She will be completing a one-year Master’s program in southeast European studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She will be heading there next year.

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Florida Southern Celebrates Earth Day with Lake Hollingsworth Cleanup

Things will be picking up at Lake Hollingsworth on April 22nd as Florida Southern College students will be cleaning the area for Earth Day. Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day was first held in 1970. The mission of Earth Day is to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

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FSC Students Enjoy Trip To Psychology Conference

Florida Southern College students travelled to Hilton Head, S.C., to present their research at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s 68th Annual Meeting.

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Engaged Learning On Full Display At Florida Southern College’s Melvin Art Gallery

Each year, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged to create a fictitious company. They are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays as part of their theses. These final projects allow them to apply their learning to a “real world” project. The exhibition puts FSC students’ experiential education on display before their graduation in May.

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FSC Stands in Solidarity with Ukrainian Student

Mariia Rezhylo ’23 felt the weight of loneliness and helplessness when she learned Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine on February 24.

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FSC Student Banks Additional Funds for Invention

Brooke Lierman ’24 won $10,000 at the TD Bank Business Plan Competition for her invention of OverTheShoulder. The competition took place in the auditorium at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center the afternoon of March 23.

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SGA Hosting Donation Drive for Ukraine

Student Government Association is hosting a donation and supply drive for the Ukraine March 23 through April 7. The supplies will be shipped the week of April 11.

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FSC Students Present Research from ‘Crab Lab’

Two seniors shared their findings from their engaged learning experiences in the Crab Lab at Florida Southern College at the Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium hosted by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Abby Smith ’22 and Morgan Jarrett ’22 evaluated their research with scientists, resource managers, and environmental educators who work with the National Estuary Program.

Matteo Zampese in front of his artwork

FSC Graphic Artist Inspires in Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise

Zampese, a graphic design student at Florida Southern College, designed a mural as part of a wall art competition put on by the Barney Barnett Center of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Justin Heacock, director of the center and facilitator of the competition, knew at first look Zampese’s piece would make an impact.

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FSC MBA Team Ranks Among Best at 8th Annual MBA Case Competition

Three Florida Southern College MBA students placed third nationwide in FSC’s annual MBA Case Competition. For the eighth consecutive year, Florida Southern sponsored the FSC MBA Case Competition, which ran from Sept. 29-Nov. 6. Each year, the case competition draws together MBA students from across the nation to compete in developing an innovative strategy campaign designed by the competition’s corporate partner.

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Talk Like the Mocs: Campus Lingo

If you want to walk the Moc walk, you have to talk the Moc talk. Here at FSC, our campus has its own unique language and lingo that students and staff alike are familiar with. Get a jumpstart with this list of phrases that are commonplace on campus.

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Annual Day of Impact Event Brings Students Together to Give Back to Local Community

Service project helps feed local students who are homeless and food insecure.

Marie Canfield '21

Five Lessons Learned in Spain

Marie Canfield '21 shares five lessons she learned during her 10 day Junior Journey trip to Spain.

Mady Lauderman '21 skydiving in Queenstown.

Tiki Tours in Kiwi Town

Mady Lauderman '21 shares her awesome Junior Journey experiences on the the North and South islands in New Zealand.

Sara Ramick on her Junior Journey

Junior Journey: Visions of Scenic Switzerland and Italy

Sara Ramick '20 recounts the highlights of her Junior Journey to Switzerland and Italy, touring integral organizations.

Gianny Rexach '20 in her supervisor's office waiting for her to assign me a new task.

Exploring the World of Law Through an Internship

Gianny Rexach '20 talks about how getting an internship helped define her career path, after helping with immigration law at Espinosa Law.

Rachael Buckel '21 in front of the Badcock & More Home Furniture Sign.

Summer Internship: Accounting and Payroll Departments

Rachael Buckel '21 shares her summer internship and "real life" experience with W.S. Badcock Corporation in Mulberry, Florida.

The Royal Palace in Madrid.

Southern Spain: A Cultural Adventure

Pauline '20 have traveled to many countries in Europe but never to the mainland of Spain and now she can't wait to share her impression of Spain and what she has learned in this beautiful country. #travelabroad #flosovoices

Front view of the Peterhof Palace.

Appreciating the Arts in Russia

Follow Emily Carbo '20 as she shares her experience with Russian arts, food, culture, and more. #travelabroad #flosovoices

McKenzie '20 at The Roman Baths.

Jane Austen’s England

Explore Jane Austen's England with McKenzie Bengry '20. #travelabroad #flosovoices

Mckayla '21 with a starfish.

Bahamas: Warm Sun and Research

Mckayla Petrie '21 got an amazing opportunity to spend a week on the Bahamas working on parasitic snail research, snorkeling at barrier reefs, and enjoying the beautiful sights. #flosovoices #travelabroad

Annabel '20 (left) and her supervisor Victoria King (right).

Spending My Summer the Wright Way

Annabel Leonova '20 is sharing the best aspects of interning at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center. #flosovoices

Jessie '20 (front right) at the top of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Volcano with three other students.

Awesome New Experiences at Costa Rica

Jessie '20 shares his awesome Costa Rica Junior Journey trip details and why you absolutely should visit Costa Rica.

Cassidy Jones '20 by the gum wall.

Corporate Visits in Seattle and Vancouver

Cassidy Jones '20 shares her experience traveling to Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, Canada for corporate visits to places like Microsoft and CBC. #flosovoices #travelabroad

Regan at the Regent’s University entrance.

Fantastic London Study Abroad Experience

Join Regan Williams '20 as she got to spend one semester studying abroad in Regent’s University, London and travel all over Europe. #travelabroad #flosovoices