As we start the fall semester, Florida College faculty and staff are beginning the work of the new academic year. The Florida College family is pleased to welcome 13 new full-time employees filling vacant roles for the 2015-2016 school year:

Darby Bacci has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social sciences with an emphasis on American history and humanities. She has also gained work experience in customer service. Darby will be joining our staff as a library technical assistant.

Mike Benson (’97), from Temple Terrace, Florida, has extensive experience in Texas public schools, where he served as a teacher and an assistant principal. Mike will serve as a professor in Florida College’s elementary education program and as an assistant principal at Florida College Academy.

Alli Gibson (B.S. ’15) is a recent Florida College graduate from Prattville, Alabama. She will be putting her bachelor’s degree in elementary education to work teaching fifth grade at Florida College Academy.

Brian Gilliam has worked in upper-management roles and served in the Anaheim Union school district. His combination of professional and classroom experience will benefit Florida College students as he joins the faculty of the business program.

Tim Hanlon (B.S. ’09) played for the inaugural Florida College men’s soccer team, coached both the men’s and women’s teams in 2009, and led the women’s team to their most successful season in 2010. This year, Tim will return to Florida College as the women’s soccer coach.

Aubrey Henson (’98) grew up in California but traveled to Florida to attend Florida College in 1997. Now a Florida resident, Aubrey sends her children to Florida College Academy and has agreed to serve as the school’s receptionist.

Dr. Minghui Liu is a native of the Hunan province in China and has spent the last six years in Singapore, as he earned his doctorate degree in mathematics at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Liu will join Florida College’s mathematics faculty.

Lisa McClister (A.A. ’14) has worked in multiple positions in the financial aid office at Florida College, including serving as the director of financial aid until 2012. Lisa will be returning to the financial aid office this year to work as a financial aid officer.

Aubrey Moorer (’12) is from Athens, Alabama, and attended Florida College for a year before transferring to another school. Aubrey and her husband, Bradley, recently married and moved to Temple Terrace, Florida. She will be working at Florida College Academy this year as a kindergarten aid.

Austin Parimore (B.S. ’13) is a recent graduate of Florida College and has been gaining experience operating and managing a regional distribution company. Austin will serve as a professor for the sports management specialization at Florida College, coordinate the physical education courses and direct the intramural program.

Jessica Parimore (B.S. ’15) received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Florida College in May. She also played basketball for the Falcons while she was in school. Jessica will be teaching first grade at Florida College Academy this fall.

Lauren Tharp (B.A. ’15) graduated from Florida College with a bachelor’s degree in history. She was an active member of student life during her time on campus, and she served as a Camp Friend this summer. Lauren will be joining the office of admissions and retention services as an admissions counselor.

Jadon Witt (B.S. ’16) came to Florida College as a veteran computer programmer, computer game producer and budding computer scientist. In his past work experience, he has developed programs still used by industry. Jadon will be joining our IT department as a data management analyst.