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  • A picture of Butch and Delsia Margraf in front of their cars.

    40,000 Miles Scholarship for Public Administration Blazes a Trail

    Dec 1
    For two and a half years, Butch and Delsia Margraf of Winter Park, Florida, were road warriors. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon they would leave their jobs with the City of Winter Park at 2:30 p.m., stop home to take care of their beloved Cocker Spaniel, Freebee, and then make the 200-mile roundtrip journey to Flagler College where the two were enrolled in the Public Administration Program (PAD).
  • A picture of Selena Hernandez-Haines.

    Flagler expands support to military with new director of military recruitment

    Dec 1
    Flagler College is implementing programs for active duty military personnel and veterans, and the offerings will be supported by a new advocate: the college’s first director of military recruitment. Selena Hernandez-Haines, a Flagler alumna and retired commander in the U.S. Navy, joined the college’s administration in June.
  • 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.
  • A picture of Peter and Sue Freytag.

    Strengthening student opportunities

    Mar 29
    Thanks to the generosity of Peter and Sue Freytag of Palm Coast, Flagler College has established its second endowed professorship, the Peter and Sue Freytag Distinguished Professors in Business Endowed Fund. This professorship follows the creation of The Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion position, which was awarded to Dr. Timothy J. Johnson in 2014.
  • 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 Howard “Skip” Cole.

    Focused on serving the public

    Mar 29
    This past December marked the 10th year since Flagler College graduated the first class from its Public Administration program. In that decade, Flagler diplomas have become a common sight among law enforcement, government and fire service offices throughout Northeast Florida, and especially St. Johns County.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spring 2015 Flagler College Magazine cover.

    Faculty Q&A: Taking History to the People

    Mar 19
    When most of us think about history, things like the Roman Empire or World War II might come to mind. But whether you’re talking about the Spanish Inquisition or Ponce de Leon landing in St. Augustine, there is one aspect that connects them all, and that’s the area that Kelly Enright finds the most fascinating: people.
  • Re-Riding History exhibition at Crisp Ellert Art Museum.

    Crisp-Ellert Art Museum spotlights American Indian imprisonment at St. Augustine fort

    Mar 19
    A recent exhibit at Flagler’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum cast light on a long-neglected historical narrative: American Indians who were imprisoned between 1875-1878 in St. Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos.
  • A picture of a homeless person by Sarah Williamson called “Homeless, under 30 and invisible.”

    Flagler students earn two national SPJ Mark of Excellence awards

    Sep 29
    Flagler College Gargoyle students have won two national awards in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence competition.
  • Princeton Review 2017,

    Flagler ranks high in U.S. News, Princeton Review lists

    Sep 29
    Flagler College ranked 8th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges for Best Regional Colleges in the South. Other schools in the top 10 included High Point University in North Carolina, Florida Southern College and the University of the Ozarks in Arizona. There were more than 70 colleges and universities included in the first tier of the South rankings.
  • Kayla Hoelzel, Jessey Mitchell and Brittany Kassis present at the Embry Riddle conference

    Research on the Rise

    Sep 29
    For the second year in a row, Flagler College students took home the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award at an April psychology conference held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. And while many may not equate research with a liberal arts college, work much like that done by students Kayla Hoelzel, Jessey Mitchell and Brittany Kassis, is becoming common at Flagler College.
  • Pollard Hall TV studio

    A look inside Pollard Hall

    Sep 29
    Flagler College’s newest building is actually a structure designed to look like it’s been around for hundreds of years. The 18,600 square-foot Pollard Hall on Cordova Street replaces the college’s former Communication Building that once sat on the site. Actually three inter-connected buildings, the complex is designed to fit in with St. Augustine’s historic Spanish architecture.
  • Flagler sophomore Madyson Rynne works at the school in Mexico.

    Deaf education students get hands-on learning at Mexican school

    Sep 29
    In 2011, the small Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende established a school for deaf students, the first of its kind in the area. Last spring, a group of Flagler College deaf education students traveled to San Miguel for a week to help the school take its next steps.
  • Artists' rendering of Pollard Hall

    All in on Pollard Hall

    Apr 11
    Flagler College is celebrating a historic milestone — the construction of Pollard Hall, the College’s first new academic structure since 1996. The building will offer classroom space to a wide range of disciplines and will replace the Communication building. 
  • A picture of the Parents Leadership Council.

    Engaging families

    Apr 11
    Kim and Jon Wheeler’s son, Price, had his sights set on a different college. But when Price took a spur-of-the-moment trip from his home state of Virginia to visit Flagler College during his senior year of high school, he took just a few steps around campus and turned to his mom: “This is it,” he said. 
  • A picture of Lisa Wallenda Picard

    Talking Turkey

    Apr 11
    When you’re a member of the world-famous Flying Wallenda circus family, earning a college degree and working a regular office job could be considered boring. But as one of the leaders of the National Turkey Federation, Lisa Wallenda Picard’s job is hardly regular.
  • A picture of Economics Professor Felix Livingston

    Honorable Entrepreneurship

    Apr 11
    Livingston teaching young entrepreneurs the ways of honorable business By Tom Iacuzio, ‘06 Photos by Scott Smith, ‘04
  • Flagler College Athletic Director Jud Damon on Spring 2014 Magazine cover

    C-SPAN’s interactive bus stops by Flagler

    Apr 11
    The C-SPAN Bus, the cable network’s traveling interactive multimedia center, popped in for a visit at Flagler College on Dec. 5 to let students check out its touchscreen computers and tune into live feeds of broadcasts.
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