By Erica Martin, May 1, 2019 —
More than 100 FSU Panama City alumni and friends met Wednesday to recognize FSU President John Thrasher for his dedication to the campus and the community, surprising him with a scholarship in his honor for local students.
In all, 15 donors raised $25,000 to establish the John E. Thrasher Endowed Scholarship at FSU Panama City, which will fund one scholarship per semester with criteria to be determined by Thrasher.
“President Thrasher has played an integral part of the success of our campus,” Dean Randy Hanna said. “We have accomplished so much thanks to his leadership, and our supporters wanted to recognize him in a way that will continue to give back to students within this community. This scholarship proves what an impact his leadership has had on the university and this campus.”