Welcome to FSW!

Dr. Jeff Allbritten, FSW President

Now that you're a part of the FSW family, it’s time to learn how you can elevate your opportunities at FSW!

Our President, Dr. Jeff Allbritten, would like to welcome you to FSW and help familiarize you with some of the amazing opportunities available to you as a new FSW Buccaneer! Read below to find out more... and Go Bucs!

Did you know FSW students can engage in undergraduate research? Our students participate in water research, track box turtles, create art, write and publish books, and research and archive local history, just to name a few, all guided and supported by our world-class faculty along the way.

Want to elevate your learning even more? Our course offerings will prepare you to further your education, participate in internships, and start your dream career, elevating your opportunities far beyond the classroom. You can also become a part of the FSW Honors Scholar Program to connect you with like-minded students who want to dig deeper into their courses and areas of interest.

At FSW, seeing the world isn’t just a dream anymore. Now you can elevate your opportunities to expand your world view through the FSW Center for International Education! Some of our students study abroad in Italy at the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute while many others have traveled abroad to experience learning in countries including Ireland, France and the Galapagos Islands. Students interested in study abroad can find many scholarships and financial aid resources available at FSW to help make the experience affordable.

Student clubs, student government, on-campus events and activities, intramural sports, and a state-of-the-art fitness center will keep you socially and physically active. Through FSW’s Office of Student Engagement, you will always find ways to elevate your campus engagement.

Are you a creative type? We have many ways for you to enjoy art and history with exhibitions in our Rauschenberg Gallery, Rush Gallery, and Museum of Medical History , as well as music and theater performances in our Black Box Theatre and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Or elevate your own creativity by participating in FSW’s music, art, and theater programs.

If athletics is your thing, then come out and cheer on your Bucs! The FSW Athletic department wrapped up its seventh year of competition in 2021-2022 and has had unparalleled success across the NJCAA ranks in its short time there. In just seven seasons of competition, the Bucs have claimed 19 conference championships and four of five teams have competed at the NJCAA National Tournament with seven Top 10 finishes. The Bucs continued their excellence this season as four of five teams won conference championships for the second straight year, and all five teams were ranked in Top 25 of the NJCAA National Rankings with both softball and volleyball spending an extended time as the number one teams in the country. Our softball team captured FSW’s first NJCAA National Championship in 2021 and again in 2022! Volleyball reached new heights with a fifth-place finish at the national tournament in just its third season. Upon graduating from FSW, Bucs student-athletes have transferred to NCAA Division I schools all over the country including Florida State, Syracuse, LSU, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, and Kansas.

If you haven’t already figured it out, FSW is not a fallback school. Whether your goal is to enter the workforce or to continue onto a university, you have made both a strong academic and economic decision by choosing FSW!

So, how will you elevate your opportunities at FSW? The choice is yours! 

Go Bucs!

Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President

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