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    • Flagler student Jessica Rowan won a Pultizer grant to study the plight of those with diabetes in Costa Rica.

      Flagler Student Investigates Diabetes Plight in Costa Rica with Pulitzer Grant

      Jul 9
      Jessica Rowan was able to act as the voice for many children and young adults in Costa Rica – one of whom is named Daniela, 26, who has had diabetes since she was 2.
    • Flagler President Joseph Joyner inaugurated in February 2018

      Joseph Joyner Inauguration Ceremony

      Jul 9
      Flagler College inaugurated its fourth president, Dr. Joseph G. Joyner, on Saturday, Feb. 24, in a formal ceremony that drew presidents from some of the state’s largest universities, local politicians and other dignitaries.
    • Flagler student Carie Levy in Germany for Study Abroad program

      Flagler student reflects on study abroad in Germany

      Jul 9
      Study abroad is synonymous for heightening students’ cultural awareness, but for Religion and Philosophy major Carie Levy, a foreign exchange program to Würzburg, Germany, proved to be so much more.
    • Flagler students in Germany for study abroad program

      Building bridges to Germany

      Jul 9
      Dr. Tim Johnson, Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler, said the idea stemmed from his Fulbright Scholarship years ago in Dresden, Germany, when he began making connections with German scholars.
    • First graduates from Flagler College's Dead Ed Master's program in 2017

      First master's students receive diplomas

      Jul 9
      Three students walking across the Flagler College fall graduation ceremony had slightly different regalia than everyone else representing a major milestone: they were the first students to graduate from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Master’s Program.
    • Flagler College President Joseph G. Joyner

      President's Letter

      Jul 5
      The theme for my inauguration, “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy,” could not have been more appropriate for the age we are living in, and the importance of higher education.
    • A picture of April Wallace looking at a globe.

      Flagler grad is Teacher of the Year at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

      Oct 18
      When April Wallace, ‘08, teaches her visually-impaired students about the nature of ducks, she has them feel how water wicks off their feathers to stay dry. To convey the properties of atoms, she has the students themselves represent molecules. To guide students in measuring angles, she creates 90-degree angles by making an “L” on their hand with their thumb and index finger.
    • A picture of Flagler College Volunteers.

      Reaching out to raise up

      Oct 18
      It’s a Wednesday night at a sandy vacant lot in downtown St. Augustine and people are lining up along a wooden fence decorated with signs that read “Bring peace” and “Compassion for all.” On plastic tables under white tents, Flagler students pass out slices of pizza, pile mounds of spaghetti on plates and hand out cupcakes.
    • A picture of Grayden Moore on an orange and white title page.

      Turning tragedy into advocacy

      Oct 18
      On Oct. 9, 2004, Grayden Moore, ‘03, was skateboarding down a long, steep road on the Gold Coast in Australia when his board wobbled and gave way beneath him. He bounced on his head three times and was knocked unconscious, leaving him without a heartbeat and blood flowing from his ears and mouth. He was not wearing a helmet.
    • Environmental archaeologist Lee Newsom

      Illuminating the past

      Oct 18
      Renowned environmental archaeologist Dr. Lee Newsom is unlocking the secrets of Florida’s past alongside Flagler College students. The professor and MacArthur Fellow joined the college last year. She recently sat down with Flagler Magazine to discuss her lifelong devotion to her field, the significance of archaeological work and the impetus behind her decision to move south from Pennsylvania, where she was a professor of Anthropology at Penn State University.
    • A picture of Flagler College's new Alumni House

      Anderson Cottage to open for alumni and students

      Oct 18
      Flagler College alumni will soon have a place to call home on campus as the new Alumni House at Anderson Cottage prepares to open. Located on Sevilla Street between the Proctor Library and the Ringhaver Student Center, it will be transformed into a central meeting hub for local and visiting alumni.
    • A picture of Jennifer Saviano.

      For former ‘Bachelor’ contestant Jennifer Saviano, success comes with leaps of faith

      Oct 18
      Jennifer Saviano, ‘12, doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. In fact, despite being a self-proclaimed introvert, she’s learned to embrace it.
    • A picture of Professor Lori Lee teaching a student.

      Digging up stories of slavery at a plantation in Virginia

      Oct 18
      Flagler student Kiara Montes spent her summer unearthing the story of an enslaved cook at historic 19th-century home Sandusky Plantation in Lynchburg, Va., as part of an archaeological project she worked on with Assistant Professor Dr. Lori Lee. 
    • A picture of Rob Mccarty

      Flagler alum forges his own waves at surf company

      Oct 18
      Rob McCarty was five years old when he picked up a surfboard in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Thanks to his passion, and a degree from Flagler College, he’s yet to put one down.
    • Flagler President Dr. Joseph Joyner

      The importance of leading through listening

      Oct 18
      I love listening. It’s not only one of the most important traits a leader should have, but it’s also one of the favorite parts of my job. As the new president of Flagler College, it’s a joy to hear stories of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are doing incredible and inspiring work.
    • Flagler College President Dr. Joseph Joyner.

      New President Dr. Joseph Joyner brings his love for education to Flagler

      Oct 18
      For new Flagler College President Joseph Joyner, education has been in the family for four generations. His grandmother taught first grade for 40 years. His father and mother were both teachers, and his father went on to become a school principal.
    • Jose Mizrahi standing at a podium giving a speech.

      Flagler’s ‘Lion’s Cage’ winner secures job with Breakthrough Fuel

      Oct 18
      Jose Mizrahi, ‘17, won more than $1,000 and bragging rights when he claimed the top prize in Flagler’s first-ever “Lion’s Cage” competition, based on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” He also landed a job with one of the judges.
    • A picture of Katrina Roddenberry in zero gravity.

      Flagler grad shoots for the stars with NASA program

      Oct 18
      Many scientists dream of working for an organization like NASA. For one Flagler College Tallahassee graduate, that dream has become a reality. Eighth-grade science teacher Katrina Roddenberry, ‘08, became a member of the inaugural Space Exploration Educator Crew this year, sponsored by Space Center Houston. She was one of 36 teachers from across the country chosen for the elite group, which is an extension of the Space Exploration Educator Conference.
    • A picture of Terri Samson teaching.

      Flagler alum receives governor’s award for teaching

      Oct 18
      In the seventh grade, Flagler College alumna Terri Samson, ‘05, watched a film that shaped the trajectory of her life. “Mr. Holland’s Opus” is a movie about a music teacher obsessed with leaving behind a musical legacy. Only, it wasn’t the main storyline that grabbed her, but rather a subplot about the lead character’s difficult relationship with his deaf son.
    • Patrick Perkins with his dog at Microsoft.

      Alumnus’ can-do attitude leads him to head of marketing for Microsoft’s education division

      Oct 18
      Flagler grad Patrick Perkins, ‘02, is heading up Microsoft’s marketing efforts in the company’s Education division, and his rise in the Fortune 500 company is in no small part due to two core principles he’s practiced since college: work hard and trust your instincts.
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