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Campus Power Status – Updates Ongoing

Status Report #2 and Closeout The main campus power was shut down as planned at 5 p.m. tonight in order to complete repairs and we are happy to report an early and full service return at 8:30 p.m. this evening. We have begun restoring our IT network in an effort to restore Wi-Fi and email service ASAP. Thank you for everyone’s patience and cooperation. Campus Power Status Report #1 Background Over the weekend we experienced power variances on our main campus that has made it necessary to implement a controlled campus power shutdown in order to repair and restore full services to our buildings.  We are waiting until Tuesday afternoon so that classes will not be interrupted and also for a more favorable weather forecast. Currently, we have power for all essential activities including Henderson dining hall (normal hours), the Riverview student center and our campus water services through a large portable generator now on site. All dormitories have power and water. All facilities across the river surrounding the athletic complex and the FC Academy are not affected. Planned Shutdown Activity: In order to avoid an interruption of the class schedule, arrangements have been made to begin the repairs Tuesday at 4:30 pm. From that time until power is restored tentatively planned for Wednesday at 2:00 am, the campus will be without power except those areas with our backup generator power. We will have power for all food and water services as well as for the Riverview center. Certain security gates/doors will lock which may create some inconvenience. Again, electricity will not be available except within Henderson Hall and Riverview center until power is restored. Key Points: Although our residence halls will lose [...]

March 19th, 2018|

Keeley Slamans is living His way.

Throughout her time at Florida College, Keeley Slamans has taken full advantage of the connections and relationships the campus has to offer. Her parents encouraged her brothers and her to go to Florida College Chicagoland Camp every summer. This sparked her desire to develop lifelong relationships at the college. “Growing up going to camp, I saw people who loved Florida College and would take a week out of their summer to not only promote the school, but also to invest in our spiritual lives,” Keeley said. “I loved that the school was behind that and brought all those people together. I knew there was something special about this place.” Once she got to Florida College, Keeley was quick to jump into campus life, getting involved in Kappa Omicron and Alpha Club and becoming a resident assistant for Jennifer Hall. Her favorite part of her Florida College experience was traveling as a Camp Friend. She was able to network and build relationships with campers and counselors across the country. This network helped her in her career and in her spiritual life. “Camp Friends gave me the opportunity to share why Florida College is so special to me,” Keeley said. “If I had to emphasize the best thing Florida College provides, it is the ability to network—talking to people in your future career while also talking to people who care about your soul.” Keeley knew she wanted to major in business administration because she grew up watching her dad manage his own business and saw the relationships he built with his customers. As part of the program, Keeley needed to complete an internship, and her professor Paul Greiving was confident she would be a good fit at [...]

March 5th, 2018|

Rick and Benita Lanning Receive Florida College Friend to Youth Award

Florida College honored Rick and Benita Lanning with the Friend to Youth award following the evening lecture on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Friend to Youth award is the most prestigious honor awarded at Florida College. Rick began as a student at Florida College in 1971. He was the first child in his family to attend Florida College. His parents, Earl and Janet Lanning, provided the way for their other three children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild to become alumni of Florida College. Rick contributed in many ways to campus life by participating in societies, Sowers Club and Florida College’s developing intercollegiate basketball team. He was awarded the honor of Mr. Florida College by his classmates in 1973 and graduated with his associate degree and Certificate of Achievement in biblical studies. Benita was also actively involved in campus life and was awarded Miss Florida College in 1975. Rick and Benita met on campus and later married on June 17, 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky, marking the beginning of a lifetime of serving God and their fellow men together. The couple spent the last 32 years building and strengthening the Lord’s church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first 18 years were spent working alongside Wilson and Becky Copeland. In 1990, Rick, Wilson and Keith Barclay fulfilled their dream of bringing a Florida College summer camp to “the northland.” For 26 years, the Florida College Northland Camp has served young people across the midwest and beyond. Many of those years saw Rick as director and Benita serving in either the craft area or the dining hall. “Rick and Benita have a passion for camp, for kids and for Florida College,” President Payne said in his [...]

February 6th, 2018|

Jesse Bingham is learning His way.

Watching his four older siblings go to Florida College, Jesse Bingham understood at a young age the value of a Florida College experience. He grew up 20 minutes from the college and started taking classes his junior year of high school, so he was able to dive right into Florida College life through academics and the fine arts department. “A valuable skill I have learned at Florida College is versatility,” Jesse said. “The ability to do so many different kind of things while I was here and be involved in so many different areas has given me little bits of growth in all of them. I would not have gained this experience if I attended a different school. “ Since becoming a full-time student, Jesse has been actively involved on campus. He became a member of Oratory Union and the chorus and was president of Psi Beta Gamma last year. These activities have allowed him to travel the country on tours and gain valuable communication skills. In addition, Jesse has grown in his roles in the fine arts department. He has starred in over 10 plays and has been given the opportunity to direct two plays. “The most rewarding part to me are the activities I have been involved with since freshman year or even before. For example chorus, the musicals and Psi Beta were things I had been involved with since I got to Florida College,” Jesse said. “Eventually, I was able to take a leadership role in these activities and manage these groups I had always been involved with.” In addition to his involvement on campus, Jesse is a senior pursuing a liberal studies degree with components in Bible, behavioral science, [...]

February 1st, 2018|

Meet the 2018 Florida College Camp Friends

Congratulations to these students on being selected to represent Florida College across the country as Camp Friends! They will be traveling to a Florida College camp near you in summer 2018! Ethan Bailey Drew Bassett Molly Beutjer Jacob Black Mackenzie Caudill Harrison Caudill Tim Chandler Hannah Dunsmore Hallie Earnhart Jarrett Ferguson Briley Hancock Luke Heard Laurel Hesseltine Julia Lefort Jason Mallo Roy Mason Ben McVicker Jill Robertson Alora Scogin Sarah Sims Connor Sisco Jake Smith Shelby Stickle Rosie Stinson Redding Tipton Lauren Wellborn

January 18th, 2018|

Jill Robertson is leading His way.

Jill Robertson’s love of Florida College Florida Camp played an instrumental role in her decision to come to Florida College and her decision to serve as a Camp Friend to lead other students to a Florida College experience. "Camp has always been a big deal in my family,” Jill said. “I spent nine years at Florida Camp and my dad became the director, so I was able to see the passion and love all the counselors had for Florida College. I knew there was something special about this place because of them, and their examples motivated me to give back.” In addition to traveling as a Camp Friend, Jill is actively involved on campus. She is currently a member of Alpha Club and an ICUF Presidential Fellow, but her favorite role is serving as secretary for the Student Body Government Association. Jill has the opportunity to plan a variety of events and activities for her fellow students to ensure they have the best possible experience. "I have made so many memories because of the events previous SBGA officers planned," Jill said. "I want to help build those memories for others. It is amazing how much more fun you can have and more joy you can feel by planning an event for others to enjoy.” Even with a full schedule of extracurricular activities, Jill makes plenty of time for her studies. As a senior in the organizational communication program, she just completed the internship requirement for her degree. She spent a semester working in the marketing department at Florida College writing news stories, editing publications, and planning and managing the school’s social media accounts. "I have always had a passion for communication and building [...]

January 3rd, 2018|

Support for FC Men’s Basketball

To our Florida College alumni and friends, Thank you for attending our game in Nashville, Tenn. against Lipscomb University. My team and I appreciate your support and encouragement Thursday night. We had almost one hundred fans in their Falcon red attending the game in addition to fans watching from home. Thank you for your continued support of our team and our Falcons. Sincerely, Coach Pat Todd and the Florida College Men’s Basketball Team

December 16th, 2017|