FSU Panama City

Graduates of FSU’s nurse anesthetists program work on COVID-19’s front line 

Stacey VanDyke is the director of the nurse anesthesia program at Florida State University’s Panama City Campus. The program trains certified, registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and as VanDyke watched COVID-19 spread earlier this year, the respiratory distress it sparks was a red flag.  Soon, VanDyke realized that CRNA graduates were uniquely positioned to help. “Among other things, we place breathing tubes, we manage ventilator parameters and settings; we manage […]

FSU celebrates outstanding student employees 

The Florida State University Career Center recognized the notable contributions of student employees at FSU during its sixth annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards ceremony on Thursday, April 16, which was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The SEOTY ceremony gives us the opportunity to recognize the invaluable service and impact of our student employees in our […]

FSU Panama City donors endow scholarship in honor of President John Thrasher

More than 100 FSU Panama City alumni and friends met Wednesday to recognize FSU President John Thrasher for his dedication to the campus and the community, surprising him with a scholarship in his honor for local students. In all, 15 donors raised $25,000 to establish the John E. Thrasher Endowed Scholarship at FSU Panama City, […]

FSU Panama City students, faculty thrilled as campus reopens

Resilience, hope and excitement were on full display Monday morning as students returned to class at the FSU Panama City campus for the first time after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle earlier this month. They were beaming — even those who lost their homes — at the prospect of class and some return to […]

FSU Panama City campus tentatively set to reopen Oct. 29

Florida State University tentatively plans to reopen its Panama City campus and resume face-to-face classes Monday, Oct. 29. “Reopening our campus is an important part of helping Panama City recover from Hurricane Michael,” said Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City. “Great things were happening in Panama City before the storm, and Panama City will come back even […]

Martin Dvorak

As a native of the Czech Republic, Martin Dvorak moved to the United States with his family at the age of six already envisioning big dreams. Now, the Florida State University graduate student is on the verge of achieving one of his most important goals: earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering this fall. Dvorak […]

FSU Panama City to offer new engineering programs from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

FSU Panama City announced it will add two new engineering programs in fall 2018. The university will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering. The announcement came during a meeting of the FSU Board of Trustees today. “These new programs are coming to FSU Panama City because […]

Profiles in Leadership: FSU Panama City leader crafts ambitious vision for future

Randy Hanna is excited as he talks about the future of Florida State University Panama City. In his inimitably go-getter style, the dean of FSU Panama City is using his wide-ranging, 30-plus years of experience as a lawyer, educator, business manager/consultant and administrator to craft new alliances between education, business and government. The collaborations offer […]

FSU PC awards scholarships, honors community leaders

An adopted family of seven will have a guaranteed college education thanks to combined scholarships from FSU Panama City, Gulf Coast State College and Chipola College. DaShoan and Sofia Olds, of Marianna, earned national fame this summer after adopting siblings who were in separate foster homes: Reggie, Keyon, Erica, Dava, Zavian, Eric and Necia. FSU […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 20th anniversary season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2017-18 season of world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts.  To mark its 20th anniversary, Opening Nights has put together a diverse season of best-in-class artists, popular favorites and past Opening Nights performers. Festival highlights include Jazz at Lincoln […]

FSU Panama City alumnus recognized with entrepreneur award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Less than two years after creating an innovative automotive parts business, Florida State University alumnus Tyler Montgomery has been recognized with one of Florida’s highest honors for business owners — the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Montgomery is the third recipient of the award in the last 18 months to have a business […]

Future Physicists of Florida chapter named for donors

The Florida State University Panama City local chapter of the Future Physicists of Florida announced Saturday will be renamed in honor of James T. and Jana L. Cook in recognition of the Cook’s $100,000 gift that will provide lasting support for STEM education initiatives at FSU Panama City. The chapter is now named the Dr. […]