Panama City- Panama City- This year's Florida State University Panama City annual foundation dinner Tuesday night took on special significance. This is the local campus' 30th year in Bay County.
Hundreds of people attended the event at Edgewater Beach Resort. Not only are they celebrating the campus' 30th birthday but also the milestone enrollment goal of more than 1,400 students, reached this fall. That's the goal set by the college's board of trustees to make the local campus self-sustaining.
FSU President Eric Barron made the trip from Tallahassee to talk about the importance of the campus' successes.
"It had a tremendous impact in terms of economics, in terms of producing graduates that can be employed in the community. And the thing I love about the Panama City campus is it's really a career-driven curriculum," said Barron.
Tuesday night's keynote speaker was FSU Board of Trustees Chairman and Bay County Businessman Allan Bense.