Up Close and Personal Interview Spotlights FSU Marine Laboratory Director


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Sheryl Grimes


Up Close and Personal Interview Spotlights FSU Marine Laboratory Director

Saturday, September 8 Yacht Club Evening is open to our Sea-loving Public

St. Marks – The St. Marks Yacht Club will host Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director of the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory as its featured guest at the Club’s Up Close and Personal Spotlight Event on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 pm.

In a conversational-style interview led by Dr. Betty Ann Korzenny, Adjunct Professor, Florida State University, School of Communication, she and Coleman will discuss what influenced Coleman to pursue her study of sea life, and the local and international impact of the Laboratory’s research.  Korzenny said, “Dr. Coleman with her nationally recognized expertise in marine ecology and reef fish research in our Gulf waters promises to be a fascinating Spotlight Guest!”

Coleman received her PhD in Biological Science in 1991 at FSU and currently serves as the FSU lab’s director and as the Chief Scientist for the university’s new Deep-C Consortium. This Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is funded for $20 million by BP to study the DwH oil spill. Coleman also plays a role in the regulatory arena to ensure that science helps guide management and conservation decisions involving marine systems.

To gain an insider’s view into the St. Teresa laboratory, its specialized boats, divers, research, education, and how the public can have access, please plan to attend. There will be light refreshments for the “meet and greet” early in the evening and time for questions and discussion with the speaker.

The Club is located at 36 Yacht Club Lane, St. Marks, Florida, 32355. Though the evening is free, seating is limited, so reservations should be made by calling 850 925-6606. Dr Coleman Spotlight Event PDF