By Luke Kresheck, Strategic Communications Student at Flagler College – Tallahassee
February 6, 2018 – The Strategic Communications program at Flagler College-Tallahassee (FCT) focuses on developing the skills necessary to excel in the public relations, marketing, and advertising industries and provides exposure to real-world experiences. FCT strives to employ faculty with relevant professional experience making recent additions, Maurice Moulton, Owner of Catalina Café, and Michelle Personette, Executive Director of the Challenger Learning Center, a perfect fit.
Maurice Moulton will make his FCT debut in the upcoming summer term teaching Professional Sales Communication Principles and Advanced Sales Communication. Outside of being an educator, Moulton is a philanthropist who believes in positively impacting his society. He is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee, Class 28, former executive board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Big Bend, and is currently serving on the board with the Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant Lodging Association.
When asked how he translates his professional experience into the classroom, Moulton responded profoundly, “My professional experience is the combination of many successful endeavors combined with even more failures. However, it is the latter that has taught me valuable lessons and drives me to excel. I enjoy sharing the failures that I have experienced throughout my life and career, as well as teaching others to embrace and learn from their own experience and failures. By doing this, one becomes stronger as a person and in business.” Flagler College is thrilled to have the privilege of employing someone with so much to offer.
Michelle Personette will be teaching Case Analysis beginning in February. Personette is a prototypical FCT professor in that she is not one-dimensional. Beyond her professional life, she is involved in her local community. She holds positions as the commissioner of the Tallahassee-Leon County Commission of the Status of Women and Girls and as commissioner of the Leon County Tourist Development Council. She is also a Leadership Tallahassee Class 25 graduate and a finalist for Leader of the Year in 2016.
Her motivation for teaching is derived from her passion for the sharing of ideas and the process of life-long learning. She is driven to help students conquer the industry by coupling theories in textbooks with real-world campaigns. “Having come to teaching after a 20-year career in the communication industry, I have several professional examples or case studies to use in the classroom,” Personette commented. “Some of these examples were wildly successful while some failed and served as teaching tools for my personal development. Presenting my personal experiences and having my students identify where in a campaign something went wrong and when the campaign should have pivoted is extremely satisfying.”
Established in 2000 as a private-public partnership with Tallahassee Community College, Flagler College – Tallahassee provides a quality education for students seeking bachelor’s degrees with proven marketability at the lowest net tuition in the Tallahassee area. The interaction between the faculty and students creates a powerful learning environment with the FCT faculty bringing a wealth of real-world work experience, in addition to their academic training, to students who are driven to succeed.
Flagler College-Tallahassee offers Bachelor’s Degrees in:
o Business Administration*
o Strategic Communication (PR)*
o Elementary Education
o Elementary Education- Exceptional Student Education
*With minors in Finance and Marketing
Flagler College – Tallahassee is ranked among the Best Colleges in America by The Princeton Review and US News and World Report for providing exceptional value.
For more information please visit www.flaglertallahassee.com