Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Florida State University Panama City hosted a late reunion celebration after postponing fall 2020 festivities due to COVID-19.
FSU PC students are no strangers to adversity. Not only did some weather Hurricane Michael, but they also went through a global pandemic while trying to get an education.
Student body president Lucy Rodriguez said Wednesday’s homecoming event brought some normalcy back to her last days of college.
“The first semester was Hurricane Michael, and my last year was COVID-19, so as a first generation student it was really nice to come back and have a somewhat normal experience,” said Rodriguez.
Mia Bennett, a student government senator, said after a canceled spring break, the rally was crucial for the university.
“So I’m really thankful that we can have anything at this point and even our graduation because I was a 2020 graduate so I know what it’s like to have all these great things undone,” Bennett said. “I think it’s good for the community and our students to have something to look forward to now.”
Katey Roca is a business leader at FSU PC and said she was excited when she first heard about the celebration.
“It was so depressing, you know, to close and when we finally opened we couldn’t be near each other,” Roca said. “I’m so glad we’re starting to have fun again.”
The students wore their masks to take advantage of the late return. The event included live music, games and activities for all ages.
Florida State University Panama City holds belated Homecoming Celebration Source link Florida State University Panama City holds belated Homecoming Celebration