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FSU Panama City Honors Chapman Family Foundation with Naming of Advising Center

Group photo of Randy Hanna and the Chapman family

(L-R): Randy Hanna, Pamm Chapman, Joey Chapman, Jeannette Chapman, Kristian Chapman, Anna-Lee Chapman, Isabella Barbour (scholarship recipient), Nathan Chapman, Si Clemo, Elizabeth Chapman.

Florida State University Panama City held a naming ceremony on April 8, 2021 for the Chapman Family Foundation, honoring their lead gift to establish the FSU PC Promise Scholarship. The Chapman Family Foundation Center for Academic Advising and Student Success was announced by Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City, at a small ceremony with members of the Chapman family and University faculty and staff.

“What we are recognizing by the naming of our advising center is a commitment to education and to giving people hope,” said Hanna. “Thanks to the generosity of the Chapman Family Foundation and others, we provided hope to nearly 50 students this spring semester with the awarding of the FSU PC Promise Scholarship.”

The FSU PC Promise Scholarship provides free tuition and fees to students who are residents of Northwest Florida and whose combined family and student income is less than $50,000 or who are Pell eligible. Full-time students from Bay, Gulf, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, Calhoun, Franklin, Washington, Holmes, Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties who have high financial need are qualified. This applies to new, returning and transfer students.

“With the assistance of the scholarship, I have not only been able to continue my education, but also excel in my classes,” said Isabella Barbour, FSU PC Promise Scholarship recipient. “Most importantly, I have proved to myself that I am worthy of a college education.”

Bolstering the FSU PC Promise Scholarship program, the Chapman Family Foundation Center provides advising, tutoring services, assistance with course registration, explanation of liberal studies requirements and tips on how to navigate university life.

For more information about the FSU PC Promise and scholarship program, visit www.pc.fsu.edu/promise.