Liz Robbins, assistant professor of English, won the 2011 Cider Press Review Book Award for her manuscript, “Play Button.”
Son’s injury leads alumnus to launch camp for child amputees
The Johnston family’s painful and transformative journey in 2008 began on the soccer field when Brennan Johnston fell and fractured his left femur.
The 4-year-old son of Flagler alumnus Brian Johnston spent more than two weeks in the hospital where he underwent five surgeries, three blood transfusions and several other treatments in a grueling and agonizing experience for the entire family. Yet, after all of that, doctors were still forced to amputate the boy’s leg.
One is an accomplished investigative journalist, the other a quirky author who took on bullies, and the last an eccentric education teacher. They may not be alike in their accomplishments, personalities, or histories, but the one thing that ties them together is how they will miss being a part of the Flagler community.
Kristin Nelson has been named the new director of Career Services. Nelson previously served as director of student activities at the college before accepting the new role.
Flagler College chose a familiar face to take over as dean of the college’s Tallahassee campus. Dr. Donald K. Parks has been named dean for the program on the campus of Tallahassee Community College. He served as assistant dean of Academic Affairs at the main St. Augustine campus from 2005 to 2007 before moving on to director of Student Success at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.
The Flagler College Students In Free Enterprise team [SIFE] advanced to the final four and finished as second runner-up at the 2011 SIFE USA National Exposition in May.
This year’s champion was Texas State University – San Marcos. First runner-up was Drury University, and Syracuse University finished as third runner-up.
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