Congratulations to these students on being selected as members of the Florida College Friends to represent the college across the country! Stay tuned for more information about this summer's tour! Tim Chandler, bassist Jackson Cowley, instrumentalist Natalia Restrepo Gutiérrez, rhythm guitarist Sienna Henson, vocalist Jared Hockensmith, lead guitarist Kaylan Shepard, vocalist Ethan Sink, keyboardist Jackson Sneed, drummer
Florida College’s chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, inducted ten new members at a ceremony in Puckett Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society with the purpose of promoting academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honoring those who achieve such distinction. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors and graduate students from each chapter, and there are more than 300 chapters of Alpha Chi located in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Dr. Dan Petty opened the induction ceremony of the Florida Xi chapter by welcoming guests and introducing Martin Adams, Florida College’s chief advancement officer, as the guest speaker for the event. Petty was also responsible for installing this year’s officers: Sloan Hastings as president, Jesse Bingham as vice president, and Madison West as secretary and treasurer. The newly installed officers inducted ten new members: Abigail Alford Ethan Bingham Hannah Dunsmore Brent Dyer Elizabeth Hammontree Steven Johnson Cassie Miller Joshua Sanders Tania Steele Katherine Thompson Congratulations to these students on their outstanding academic achievements!
Elizabeth Hammontree always knew she was going to be a Falcon. Growing up down the road from Florida College, she saw the connections, friendships and memories her family and other alumni had the opportunity to make but wanted to have her own experience. “Every person is different and every experience is different,” Elizabeth said. “I had to push myself to not become attached to something I had come in knowing and just to be my own person and take advantage of every opportunity, investing myself in any area I wanted to grow.” Having a passion for meeting new people, Elizabeth hopes to become an occupational therapist. She is majoring in liberal studies with components in communication, physical education and behavioral science. She believes it is fascinating to know so much about the human body God created. “I want to help people and cultivate relationships with my patients. I think the whole human body speaks to God’s design, and I love studying it especially here from Christian professors,” Elizabeth said. Elizabeth adds to her class load by serving as a Supplemental Instructor for anatomy, math lab instructor and a member of the honor society Alpha Chi. Elizabeth likes that at Florida College, the people you meet in classes are on the same track academically and allow you to combine academics with social life. In addition to her studies, she has wasted no time becoming involved on campus. She played on the women’s soccer team for two years, served as president of the society Zeta Phi Epsilon and traveled for two summers as a Florida College Camp Friend. Elizabeth was also a freshman class officer and a member of the service organization Alpha Club, and [...]