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Five FSU graduates to spend year abroad with Fulbright awards

Five exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Shamp to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Scott Shamp to serve as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.  Shamp succeeds Peter Weishar, who is stepping down from his role as dean to join the faculty of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The school will […]

FSU alumna wins prestigious Pickering Fellowship and moves toward longtime dream

Caitlin Strawder, a 2013 graduate of Florida State University, has won a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship supported by the U.S. Department of State. The program provides funding, mentoring and professional development for a job in the U.S. Foreign Service — an accomplishment that Strawder had once considered a “far-fetched” dream. “I’m still […]

FSU entrepreneurship faculty member wins achievement award

Florida State University’s Doug Tatum, an entrepreneur in residence in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, has received a distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Corporate Growth. The award is a rare honor that hasn’t been presented to an honoree since 2012 when Jay Jordan, chairman and founder of the Jordan Company, received […]

Generous donation creates scholarship for FSU hospitality students

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announces the creation of a scholarship honoring an FSU alumnus who leaves a legacy of supporting others. The Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to LaBrecque, who earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a minor in marketing at Florida State in 1970. […]

Student-veteran’s service dog honored during Commencement Week

Florida State University recognized about 6,800 graduates — and one incredible service dog — during its spring commencement festivities this past weekend. Bella and her owner Bryan Wimberly — a student-veteran who earned his Master’s of Social Work — were recognized at the College of Social Work’s Convocation & Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 5. Billy Francis, director of the […]

Florida State honors students, families in Cultural Graduation Ceremony

While graduation is time for celebrating one’s success, it’s also a time for those moving forward to look back. Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and the vice president of The Dru Project, spoke Thursday, May 4, to Florida State University graduates at the V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation Ceremony about the […]

Tradition, triumph and tenacity highlight spring commencement

Alumnus and advertising executive Michael Goldberg used a time-honored Florida State University tradition — the war chant — to get across one simple, but powerful, piece of advice for graduates to follow. “The key to success is in the tomahawk chop,” Goldberg said after leading the 2017 graduates in a one last united and classic Seminole chop. […]

Student researcher lands scholarship to study at world-renowned University of Oxford

A Florida State University graduating senior will be studying at the University of Oxford this fall after being selected as a Frost Scholar.  Rachel Drummey, 22, received the prestigious award through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]

Florida State University enjoying historic success

Florida State University is enjoying an exceptional year as the preeminent institution records a number of historic recognitions and accomplishments reflecting an upward trajectory of overall academic excellence and national prominence in higher education.  “Florida State University is an incredibly productive and valuable asset to our state, our country and our world,” President John Thrasher […]

Engineering student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

A Florida State University environmental engineering major has been selected as a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Udall Scholarship.  David Perez, a junior from Homestead, Fla., who has established himself as a thoughtful and prodigious researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, will receive a cash stipend of up to $7,000. Udall Scholars are selected […]