Hurricane Irma – Updates Ongoing

Hurricane Irma – Update Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 11 a.m. Power has been restored on the Florida College campus as of late Monday night. The campus email server is also back up and service has been restored. The normal schedule of classes will resume Wednesday, Sept. 13. Thank you for your constant support and the many prayers on our behalf. Hurricane Irma – Update Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 6 p.m. We experienced a major storm when Hurricane Irma passed by our area last night. Thankfully everyone at Florida College was kept safe and free from harm. There was no major damage to the campus or facilities as a result of the storm. We thank God for these good blessings. Now that the storm has passed, we are addressing the resulting circumstances. The campus lost power during the storm and continues to be without power. At this time, we do not know when power will be restored, but we have been in contact with the power company for more definitive information. Our first priority is to take care of our students and to provide for their safety and wellbeing. To that end, we are implementing the following measures: We are taking steps to make sure the students on campus have adequate food and water. Beginning this evening, students may obtain permission to sign out to stay with family or friends who live within a reasonable distance from campus. Classes have already been cancelled through Tuesday, Sept. 12. A decision will be made by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, based on additional information from the power company regarding restoration of power, regarding the status of meeting classes for the remainder of the week. The [...]

September 6th, 2017|

Justin Beville is living His way.

Coming from all the way across the country in San José, California, Justin Beville made a new home for himself as a student at Florida College. “Florida College made me feel like I was at home,” Justin said. "I still miss home obviously, but I don’t think about it as much as I thought I would.” Justin began his freshman year of college studying computer science at another institution, but quickly discovered it wasn’t the right fit for him. He decided to make a change prior to his sophomore year and came to Florida College to study in the liberal studies program and pursue a career in physical therapy. While there’s a big difference between computer science and physical therapy, Justin feels like he has found his passion. “It fits me a lot better,” Justin said. "I never thought I could do the sciences, but I don’t know why I doubted myself because now I love it." Florida College’s math and science department offers Justin an unparalleled level of personalized attention as he prepares for graduate school and medical work. He has the opportunity to connect with his professors and build relationships with them in and out of the classroom. They are people he can go to for help with assignments, scheduling questions, career advice and even spiritual questions. It is encouraging for Justin to hear those same professors teach science from the perspective of a biblical worldview. Regardless of the lesson, everything is founded on faith and the understanding that God is the Creator of the world. "I’ve been able to grow as a student and as a Christian being here,” Justin said. “I can learn in a way that strengthens my [...]

September 5th, 2017|