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  • A picture of Matt Brown standing in water.

    The rising tide of climate change

    Mar 29
    With weather growing more extreme and temperatures rising steadily, the topic of climate change has taken center stage, including at Flagler College where this year’s Ideas and Images speaker series focused on climate change and its impact on coastal communities. Flagler’s Dr. Matthew Brown, an oceanographer by training, has participated on several major oceanographic research trips, traversing the oceans surrounding Bermuda, Tahiti, Iceland and Antarctica. The assistant professor, who teaches a course on Global Climate Change, recently sat down with Flagler College Magazine to discuss the implications of sea level rise on area ecosystems and why gradual change may prove the most damaging.
  • Margaret Finnegan, Special Education Coordinator

    A first for Flagler

    Mar 29
    For Professor and Deaf Education Coordinator Margaret Finnegan, trends in her field of deaf education were alarming: universities were closing the doors on some of the biggest Deaf Education programs in the country while the number of deaf or hard of hearing students seeking tailored educational opportunities began to rise.
  • A picture of the courtyard in Ponce Hall.

    The Ponce courtyard gets historic makeover

    Oct 1
    For visitors of the Hotel Ponce de Leon during Henry Flagler’s heyday, the courtyard was a summer oasis of exotic flora — of date palms, African irises and birds of paradise. Over time, the courtyard evolved from having a wild to a more manicured aesthetic, but landscaping improvements this summer have brought back the past.
  • A picture of Trevor Worley

    A Passion for Filmmaking

    Oct 1
    By Leslie Lalonde, ‘16 While growing up in St. Augustine, it was always a dream of Trevor Worley’s to move out to Los Angeles and get into the film industry. After graduating from Flagler College with a bachelor’s in Media Production in 2007, and getting a master’s degree at the American Film Institute in 2014, he is now living out that dream.
  • A picture of Andrew Brodbeck playing baseball.

    Andrew Brodbeck selected in ninth round of MLB Draft by St. Louis

    Oct 1
    Flagler College baseball standout Andrew “Opie” Brodbeck was selected in the ninth round (281st pick overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft this past June. Brodbeck was the first Peach Belt Conference baseball player selected.
  • A picture of Stuart Lee.

    Data protection through cyber security

    Oct 1
    By Chris Calderon As a Flagler College student, Stuart Lee, ’05, knew he wanted to work in the security field after he completed his education, but little did he know that he was going to enter the world of cyber security, something he never even considered. 
  • Theatre Arts Department Chair Phyllis Gibbs looks back on four decades at Flagler

    Retrospective: Retiring Professor Phyllis Gibbs reflects on long career in Theatre Arts

    Oct 1
    After a 45-year run, Phyllis Gibbs — Flagler College’s longest-serving professor and a pioneer of the college’s Theatre Arts program — retired this past spring. News and Information coordinator Bobbie Stewart sat down recently with the legend to discuss Flagler’s beginning days and the value of the big stage.
  • A picture of President Abare.

    President’s Letter: Academic excellence and exceptional value

    Oct 1
    At Flagler College we strive for excellence in everything we do, from academic rigor to continuous improvement of our educational programs and services. At the same time, we recognize that financing a college education represents a major investment, and key to our mission has always been providing exceptional value for our students.
  • A picture of Mary Hickox.

    Recent alum wins top award in renowned acting competition

    Oct 1
    Flagler Theatre Arts graduate Mary Hickox earned her chance to shine in the spotlight by winning a top honor at a regional competition in Albany, Ga., this spring.
  • A picture of Kirk Damato.

    Making an Impact at BuzzFeed

    Oct 1
    By Leslie Lalonde, '15 Flagler College alumnus Kirk Damato, ‘01, became creative manager of popular viral-content machine BuzzFeed in September 2013, and admits the job was 11 years in the making.
  • A picture of Alan Monroe talking to three people outside.

    Alum helps bring ‘shelter’ around the world

    Oct 1
    By Chris Calderon When a natural disaster strikes in countries around the world, survivors often find help in the form of a large green box filled with essentials put together by international disaster relief organization ShelterBox USA.
  • A picture of Kim Todd with a child and other person.

    Building an App with a Heart

    Oct 1
    By Bobbie Stewart Photos by Scott Smith, ‘04 When Flagler alumna Kim E. Todd, ‘09, began her job as a child life specialist at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, there were no tools to soothe the anxiety and fear of children embarking on weeks of cancer treatment.
  • A picture of Diane Evia-Lanevi and Ingemar Lanevi with another person.

    Alumni Couple Pay it Forward

    Oct 1
    By Laura Smith, Photo By Paul Wingler Flagler alumni Diane Evia-Lanevi, ‘87, and Ingemar Lanevi, ‘86, have come a long way since the mid-80s, when both were undergraduates at Flagler College. The couple, who met during their first week of school at Flagler, had something in common from day one: they both were immigrants to the United States — she as a toddler from Cuba, he as a teenager from Sweden. And they both benefited significantly from Flagler’s ability to offer them much-needed financial aid packages.
  • Vital Signs and other poems cover.

    Flagler College publishes former professor’s book of poetry

    Oct 1
    A collection of poetry by former Professor Dr. Andrew Dillon, whose Shakespearian theatrics in the classroom and lyrical wisdom inspired students and colleagues for decades, has been published by Flagler College’s literature journal, FLARE: The Flagler Review. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Andrew Dillon Scholarship for students.
  • Alumni Roundup event.

    Alumni Events Round-Up

    Oct 1
    New England Atop the Prudential Tower, alumni and guests enjoyed a foggy view of Boston on June 28. With over 50 in attendance, it was evident that Flagler graduates are well-represented in New England.
  • A picture of Brian Killingsworth.

    Branding the Bucs

    Oct 1
    By Tom Iacuzio, ‘06 Photos by Zach Thomas, ‘00 After 10 years in the marketing department of the Tampa Bay Rays, Brian Killingsworth, ‘00, left baseball for the gridiron with the St. Louis Rams. After three years, Killingsworth has returned to Florida as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Jen Jones in front of a yellow Volkswagen Bus

    Alum Jen Jones follows her heart in ‘Where the Wind Blows’ kiteboarding mini-series

    Oct 1
    By Bobbie Stewart Just as wind in Jennifer Jones kiteboarding mini-series “Where the Wind Blows” is unpredictable and exhilarating, so too is the Flagler College alumna’s life on the road — as an entrepreneur, visual storyteller and freelance photographer.
  • Fall 2015 Flagler College Magazine cover.

    Flagler 6th on U.S. News Southern colleges list; included in Princeton Review

    Oct 1
    By Bobbie Stewart Flagler College ranked 6th in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide for the Best Regional Colleges in the South category, moving up from last year’s 8th spot. The 2016 edition also ranked Flagler College 7th in the Best Value Schools category.
  • Fall 2015 Flagler College Magazine cover.

    Retiring from Flagler

    Oct 1
    Ken Russom, Vice President of Business Services
  • A picture of Edwidge Bryant

    Flagler professor launches English literacy projects in Haiti and beyond

    Oct 1
    By Bobbie Stewart Inspired by her own traumatic childhood experience as a non-native speaker of English, Dr. Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant is lifting others up — out of poverty and into jobs —with the help of technology.
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