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Richard K. Flowers

Richard Keith Flowers was born in Moultrie, Georgia in 1957. Being legally blind since birth, public school was a nightmare. Shortly after beginning eighth grade at Moultrie Junior High, he transferred to the Academy for the Blind in Macon, Georgia where he graduated high school in 1975.
He choose to pursue Broadcast Journalism at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. While there, he worked part-time on weekends as a DJ at WLOR radio in Thomasville, Georgia. In 1977, he earned his Associate degree in Journalism.
Mr. Flowers transferred to the University of Georgia to complete his four year degree. He decided to specialize in Broadcast Production and earned a Bachelors degree from UGA in 1979. After graduating, he returned to WLOR radio as a full-time employee and remained there for twelve years.
When the station was moved in 1991, Mr. Flowers decided to return to school and seek a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education so he could teach in a university. He completed a Bachelors degree in Spanish at Valdosta State College in 1994, a Masters degree in Spanish at Florida State University in 1997, and a Masters degree in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from Florida State University in 1999.
He was half-way through the course work for the Ph.D. when his father passed away in 2003. Exhausted from nine long years of college, he was no longer able to continue with his education and never completed the Ph.D. program.
A year after leaving college, he found work with the State of Florida Division of Blind Services in their IT department. Mr. Flowers is currently Webmaster for their Internet and Intranet websites and also helps with PC and case management system support.