Faculty Spotlight: Tim Fannin

February 24th, 2017|

Florida College Inducts New Members of Phi Theta Kappa

Florida College’s Pi Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society, inducted new members during a ceremony in Puckett Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Phi Theta Kappa membership requires that students attain a 3.65 GPA on at least 15 hours of coursework. The organization also emphasizes service and leadership alongside scholarship, encouraging its members to excel in all areas of life. The Florida College Pi Gamma chapter was chartered 50 years ago and is among the most highly selective in the international organization. Florida College congratulates the following students for achieving this standard and earning membership at the spring 2017 induction ceremony: Abigail Alford Landon Beauvais Ethan Bingham Leah Blankenship Elizabeth Bowen Haley Brasiers Sean Bray Logan Bridgeman Kelton Cook Jackson Cowley Bailey Crim Claire Duckworth Joshua Duke Hannah Dunsmore Brent Dyer Payten Ellsworth Jarrett Ferguson Jordan Guzzi Briley Hancock Adelia Harrell Tyler Henderson Abby Hudson Elliott Johnson Kaleb Klug Samuel Lee Julia LeFort Mick Maley Jason Mallo Abigail Mann Andrew Robin Anthony Robin Emily Roche Ryan Sexton Sarah Sims Denae Sink Jarod Stackpole Rosie Stinson Blake Thompson Rachel Weaver Emily Webb Cameron West Tasha Whitsitt The new inductees join the following current members: Sloan Hastings, President Elisabeth Falk-Letona, Vice-President Cassie Miller, Secretary Rebekah Sutherland, Historian Caroline Allen Nolan Baker Joshua Beckley Stacey Beutjer Bryce Bridgeman Sara Craig Meagan Dennis Crystal Dugas Lindsey Embry Sylvia Gougar Hayden Green Maria Hagewood Elizabeth Hammontree Caroline Hood Emily Hughes Ethan Jamerson Grace Johnson Julie Johnson Mark Nelson Ellen Perkins Cameron Piner Laura Pinto Paez Natalia Restrepo Gutierrez Thomas Shaefer Mary Stuart Shannon Jacob Slayton Colyn Springer Rachel Stringer [...]

February 15th, 2017|

Dr. Paul B. Cook Receives Florida College Friend to Youth Award

Florida College honored Dr. Paul B. Cook with the Friend to Youth award following the evening lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The Friend to Youth award is the most prestigious honor awarded at Florida College. Cook has worked diligently to help Florida College provide the best possible educational experiences for young people. He brought a wealth of experience as a faculty member and a high-level administrator to his role on the Florida College board of directors for 21 years, including four years as chairman, and he now serves the college as a director emeritus.  President Payne continues to call on Cook for advice and counsel as he strives to lead Florida College. "His wisdom, insight, and massive experience provided a safety net and a source of encouragement for this president for which I will be forever grateful,” Payne said. After growing up in south central Kentucky, Cook earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Kentucky University. In 1960, he began to work at WKU as a faculty member and later served in high-level administrative roles, including several years as vice president and one year as interim president. He has also served as a faithful elder for many years and currently serves in that role at the Lost River Church of Christ. It was in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that Cook began his dedicated service to young people. He has served many in that area over the years, including Dr. Thaxter Dickey, a professor in the social and behavioral sciences department at Florida College. "I think that it is safe to say that whatever benefit I’ve been to Florida College is directly attributable to Paul Cook,” Dickey said. "And of course, I’m just one [...]

February 10th, 2017|

Leah Stout is learning His way.

Coming from a small high school in Fort Worth, Texas, Leah Stout understands the kinds of lifelong relationships that can be built at small school like Florida College. “I came to Florida College because I knew it was the place where I could build the most and the best long-term relationships,” Leah said. “I’ve done that more than I ever could have thought.” Leah is working her way through the organizational communication program and plans to graduate a year early in May 2017. Thanks to the small class sizes and intimate learning environment offered at Florida College, Leah has had the opportunity to grow closer to her classmates and her professors while studying communication. As a communication student, Leah isn’t just preparing for her future career in marketing and events. Although her coursework did help her land an internship at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce last summer, she believes it is also helping her understand how to build and develop meaningful relationships. "I love that I feel like I’m learning useful information for not just a career someday, but even for my relationships,” Leah said. In addition to her studies, Leah is actively involved at Florida College. During her three years on campus, she has served as the vice president of the sophomore class and president of the Rotaract Club. She is currently working in the Communication Lab and as an academic ambassador for the communication program. A busy schedule means Leah needs to make a point to see her friends and develop the lifelong relationships she came to Florida College to build. The student center is a central location where Leah can see all of her peers after the daily chapel [...]

February 1st, 2017|