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    • In uniform, Jennifer Michaux, Chief of Police for the city of St. Augustine, poses near the Ponce Hall pillars

      Leading the Way: Flagler Alumna Becomes First Female Police Chief for St. Augustine

      Oct 1
      As a woman making her way in male-dominated careers, Jennifer Michaux, '08, has accumulated a long list of “first female” accomplishments. In March 2021, however, she snagged a big one when she was appointed chief of police for the city of St. Augustine.
    • Flagler College student, Spencer Hooker, sitting on a wall near Ponce Hall

      Spencer Hooker: Driven to Make a Difference

      Oct 1
      Ask Spencer Hooker to name everything he's worked on in his short time at Flagler College, and he has to take a long pause to really think about it.
    • Sheriff Robert Hardwick and Daniel Carswell

      Alums Hardwick and Carswell bring Flagler Faces to Local Law Enforcement

      Oct 1
      St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick and Cheif of Police for the city of St. Augustine Beach answer a few questions on their past and how they got into law enforcement.
    • Gregory Miller

      College Studying Proposal for New Biology Degree Program

      Oct 1
      As recently as 2008, Flagler College had no science majors or minors, and no General Education science requirement. The study of the subject was not a facet of the Flagler experience. But the college administration came to realize that the College would never strengthen its academic profile without a solid program in natural sciences.
    • Derek Boik standing on a beach with snow-capped mountains in the background

      Alumni Notes: A Winding Career Leads Boik to Story Producing for Hit Shows

      Oct 1
      Derik Boik's dreams of making it big as a stand-up comedian began a unique professional journey that has now led him to a career in story producing for hit shows like the Netflix series, “Queer Eye,” and most recently “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
    • Dean Robert

      Remembering Dean Robert Carberry

      Oct 1
      Robert F. Carberry, who was dean of Flagler College for 19 years and taught political science for eight years, passed away on Aug. 13, 2021, one day after his 90th birthday.
    • Dr. Shelly Haser

      New Chair to Lead Tallahassee Campus Education Department

      Oct 1
      Dr. Shelly Haser has been named the new chair of the Flagler College Tallahassee campus’ Department of Education. The Education program in Tallahassee has produced more than 900 educators throughout the Northwest Florida region, and more than 60 teachers of the year.
    • Flagler College Alum, Owen McCaul, stands next to the sign for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

      Owen McCaul, a Champion for the Blind and Visually-Impaired

      Oct 1
      When Owen McCaul, '85, was named chair of the Board of Trustees at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, he not only continued his role as an active leader for the blind and visually-impaired. For the St. Augustine public school for Pre-K through high school students, he also was the first blind or visually-impaired person to serve as board chair and the first FSDB alumnus (class of 1982).
    • Della Rosenberg

      Della Rosenberg Legacy Continues to Grow

      Oct 1
      Lifelong educator Della Rosenberg, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 100, believed in the power of teaching. She devoted her life to the profession since 1940 and was named Teacher of the Century at Bradford High School's 100th anniversary celebration.
    • Combined photo, from left to right, Sandi Gehring, Lisa Fiala, and Dr. Adebukola Adeyemi

      FlagSHIP Engaging Across Differences

      Oct 1
      It stands for Flagler Sophomore High Impact Practice, an academic initiative for second-year students that is aimed at improving the student learning experience. But at its core, it's about something even more powerful: preparing students for a diverse world, and even making a difference within it.
    • Barbara Blonder, Flagler College Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, stands on a beach with two Flagler students

      All-Female Team of Researchers Observe How Our Natural World is Adapting

      Oct 1
      Flagler College Associate Professor of Natural Sciences Barbara Blonder's research with two Flagler students on changes in coastal Gopher Tortoise burrow characteristics was recently published in the journal ScienceDirect.
    • Artist rendition of the Interfaith Center

      Interfaith Center to Celebrate Religious Diversity, Spiritual Development

      Oct 1
      In 1964, when the doors of historically white churches in St. Augustine remained closed to African Americans, the entry to 132 Oviedo Street — then the Church of Christ - ushered in a new era of worship. For the first time in the city's history, white and Black congregants prayed together, beneath the same roof, shoulder to shoulder.
    • Dressed in a Flagler College Saints baseball uniform Coach Dave Barnett stands on the baseball field

      Coach Barnett Selected to Hall of Fame

      Oct 1
      Flagler College Head Baseball Coach Dave Barnett has been selected as one of seven individuals to be inducted to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame.
    • Chris Holt

      Alumni Notes: Former Flagler Pitcher and Coach Christopher Holt Now on Staff of Orioles

      Oct 1
      For any kid who has played the game of baseball, their dream is to make it to the Major Leagues and step into the batter's box at Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.
    • Courtney Boyle

      Alumni Notes: Boyle Lands Dream Opportunity Working on ‘Ellen Show’

      Oct 1
      It was Spring Break 2018, and while other college students were gearing up for a beach vacation, Courtney Boyle was off to Los Angeles for a study away trip with six Flagler classmates and professors Yvan Kelly and Allan Marcil. The objective was to learn more about the entertainment industry. But for Boyle, it would be the chance to see what would eventually be her future workplace: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
    • President Joyner with his wife, Susan, and his two granddaughters.

      Getting Back to Family

      Mar 15
      President Joyner announces retirement and leaves a legacy of service.
    • Matt Wiatt operating a camera

      Flagler College Alumnus’ Journey into the Production World

      Mar 15
      Matthew Wiatt, ‘05, began his college career at Flagler as a Sport Management major with intentions of working for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. But one class into the major and he knew that sport management wasn’t the career for him.
    • A group of students wearing masks gather supplies in the parking lot during Move-in Day.

      Campus copes with COVID

      Mar 15
      Flagler College bustled with masks, Zoom classes, sanitization stations and a host of coronavirus mitigation efforts as the campus coped with the COVID-19 pandemic this past fall. But while different than any other semester in Flagler’s history, students, faculty and staff still pulled together to balance health and safety with the kind of education and personal experience the College is known for.
    • Whitney Shafer

      Office of Alumni Relations Gets a Familiar Face in Shafer

      Mar 15
      Flagler College’s newly-reorganized Office of Alumni Relations has a familiar face now that Whitney Shafer, ‘07, has returned once again to St. Augustine.
    • Anthony Coy-Gonzalez working with students on a science experiment.

      Deaf Education Educator Named Ohio Teacher of the Year

      Mar 15
      It was during his childhood that Flagler College alumnus Anthony Coy-Gonzalez first developed a passion for sign language and the deaf community. A girl who was deaf moved into his neighborhood, and as they became good friends, he found himself learning more and more how to sign in order to break the language barrier that separated them. It was an experience that always stuck with him.
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