Dr. Nathan Ward Receives Carrozza Outstanding Performance Award

Dr. Nathan Ward received Florida College’s Carrozza Outstanding Performance Award for the 2016-2017 academic year based on his teaching excellence, professional development and overall dedication to the campus community. Florida College’s academic dean, Dr. Brian Crispell, presented the award to Ward at the annual Employee Appreciation Dinner on May 1, 2017. "I count it a personal pleasure to work with Nathan at this good place, and count him and his family among the college’s greatest treasures,” Crispell said. After earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of South Florida in 2001, Ward began working for Florida College’s development office while continuing his education with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Florida College. By 2009, he earned a master’s degree from Liberty University and started teaching at Florida College as an adjunct professor in Bible. Following his hiring as a full-time professor in 2011, he began working toward a doctorate degree in theological exegesis at Knox Theological Seminary. He graduated summa cum laude with that degree last spring and was awarded the Most Outstanding Work in Doctoral Research and Ministry Award. Ward’s broadly respected dissertation on the book of Esther led to the publication of “God Unseen: A Theological Introduction to Esther.” He is the editor of several works, including “Beneath the Cross: Essays and Reflections on the Lord’s Supper,” and has authored several additional works, including “The Growth of the Seed: Notes on the Book  of Genesis” and “Daybreak: A Guide to Overcoming Temptation.” Throughout his teaching career at Florida College, Ward has maintained some of the highest ratings on student evaluations while also carrying some of the heaviest teaching loads. Over the past three semesters, he has averaged [...]

May 12th, 2017|

Jesse Roy is learning His way.

Jesse Roy came to Florida College from Hendersonville, Tennessee, to play soccer at the collegiate level, but it was the friends he made during his first two years that caused him to stay to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration. “Soccer was a big draw at first, but what led me to stay at Florida College was the relationships that I built,” Jesse said. Some of the closest friendships Jesse developed at Florida College were ones he made in Boswell Hall. He has had the opportunity to live with some of his best friends, but he also met a wide variety of other Boswell residents by selling brownies after curfew. Jesse started selling brownies to his friends in high school to earn extra money and brought his business knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit with him to Florida College as a freshman. Several times a week, he would make a batch of brownies to sell to the students returning to the dorm for curfew. His brownies were such a hit that he sold out every single night, and his sales helped him earn spending money and meet new people throughout his college career. “In addition to providing sustenance for me,” Jesse said, “it also allowed me to integrate myself with people I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to know.” Getting to meet other students through his brownie sales helped Jesse get elected as the treasurer of the SBGA every year he has been at Florida College. He has also been involved in Phi Sigma Chi, PTK, Alpha Chi, Alpha Club and Camp Friends. For the last two years, he served as the Supplemental Instructor for Dr. Thaxter Dickey’s economics courses, which were Jesse’s favorite classes [...]

May 2nd, 2017|