Florida College Friends Perform at Relay for Life

The Florida College Friends performed at the Relay for Life of Temple Terrace event on Friday, April 17, meeting with cancer survivors and caregivers after their performance. Located at the nearby Greco Middle School, the event began at 6 p.m. and lasted until 6 a.m. the following morning, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps. The survivors and caregivers were honored at the opening ceremonies, after which they were treated to a meal provided by Olive Garden. Several notable city officials were present, including Mayor Frank Chillura, City Councilman Eddie Vance and former Mayor Joe Affronti. Florida College’s presence at the event was strong as well, including faculty, students and staff. Dale Dye ’12, the College’s special assistant to advancement, was present. For Dye, a survivor himself, the annual event is especially meaningful. “Relay For Life is an event that the whole community rallies behind,” he said. “I am thankful for other local businesses and organizations who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer.” After the Friends performance, the College’s director of alumni relations, Adam Olson ’00 (who also directs the Friends), performed Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” during the luminaria ceremony, which honored those who have lost their lives to cancer. “I’m so glad that Florida College continues to maintain presence at this annual event,” said Olson. “It was a true privilege getting to meet and honor so many survivors.”

April 21st, 2015|

Bradley Moorer is leading His way.

Bradley Moorer was born and raised in Temple Terrace. As son of the College’s longtime former basketball coach and athletic director, he remembers growing up as a self-described gym rat. “I remember getting out of the [Florida College] Academy and walking straight over for practice. I’d go to all the home games and traveled with him to some of the away games too.” For Moorer, attending the college that was so much a part of his childhood was an easy decision. “I really wasn’t surprised,” said Moorer, referring to the transition. “I’d been exposed to everything here except the academics. Never once did it cross my mind I’d go anywhere else. It’s been a blessing. I knew exactly what to expect. It’s kind of in my blood that I go here.” While he prepares for graduation, Moorer seeks to bring his natural passion for athletics to his career. He studied health sciences through the pre-med track of the liberal studies program, and was recently accepted into physical therapy school at Nova Southeastern University, where he will begin his studies this May. “It’s been challenging, but good,” he said in reference to academics at the College. “And when it is challenging, you can go to anyone at any time. There are so many tools at your disposal. I’ve learned a lot.” Moorer recently finished his fourth and final season with Falcons soccer, where he played as a stand-out defender and served as a captain for three years. He remembers a gradual transformation in his ideas of leadership. “My first year as captain, I tried to lead by example. I wasn’t very vocal. But my junior and senior years I stepped into it more,” he [...]

April 1st, 2015|