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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 […]

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society welcomes record number of inductees

Florida State University’s prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholar Society welcomed 216 new members this spring, its largest group of inductees to date. The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society recognizes accomplished undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. The Garnet and […]

Florida State names director of new Center for Teaching Excellence

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Leslie Richardson as founding director of the new Center for Teaching Excellence. The center will work collaboratively with a wide range of campus constituencies to improve student learning, enhance teaching strategies, boost support for innovative and effective teaching, and strengthen a culture in which effective teaching is […]

Three esteemed FSU alumni headline 2017 Spring Commencement

Florida State University’s three spring commencement ceremonies will spotlight keynote speakers who have inspired significant impacts in their industries. The three separate ceremonies on May 5 and 6 will feature Wendy Ludlow Clark, chief executive officer of advertising agency DDB North America; Michael Goldberg, chief executive officer of advertising agency Zimmerman; and Brian P. Murphy, […]

Communication professor receives FSU’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award

Arthur A. Raney received Florida State University’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner on April 25.  The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU.  Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication in the School of Communication, aims to instill in […]