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Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 53 new members

Florida State University welcomed 53 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. (Photo: Photography Services)
Florida State University welcomed 53 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. (Photo: Photography Services)

Florida State University welcomed 53 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

“We are proud to welcome this new group of inductees to the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “They are a wonderful representation of the university, and we are pleased to give them recognition for their involvement bettering the campus and community.”

To become an inductee of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, students must meet the engagement area criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.

The students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5. The inductees, along with their hometowns and academic majors, are:

Apopka, Florida
Taylor Lorenz, finance and management

Bonifay, Florida
Savannah Miller, anthropology

Bristol, Florida
Hannah Causseaux, nursing

Bucaramanga, Colombia
Juan Barco, political science and psychology

Chipley, Florida
Christina Williams, family and child sciences

Daytona Beach, Florida
Savannah Rodrigue, environment and society and political science

Decatur, Georgia
Annie Strickland, international affairs and Spanish

Ellenton, Florida
Brianna Griffin, psychology

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Midenlex Joseph, computer science
Will Whitmire, political science and editing, writing and media

Fort Myers, Florida
James Doyle, political science and social science
Lauren Maribona, nursing

Gadsden, Alabama
Rebecca Carr, exercise science

Gainesville, Florida
Kelly Fuller, nursing

Jacksonville, Florida
Donovan Davis, political science and economics

Jupiter, Florida
Courtney Morenz, nursing

Lakeland, Florida
Emily Holmes, studio art
Isabel De Leon, psychology
Shefali Patel, biological science

Merritt Island, Florida
Desirae Ehley, biological science

Miami, Florida
Cassy Alexandre-Rogers, nursing
Jenn Menjivar, finance and hospitality management
Maria Montano, accounting
Natalia Pena, nursing
Remi Escudie, editing, writing and media

Miramar, Florida
Nicole Rodriguez, finance and economics

Naples, Florida
Breanna Scott, dietetics and exercise science

Ocala, Florida
Edda Rodriguez, psychology

Ormond Beach, Florida
Ben Mock, nursing

Orlando, Florida
Jordane Wong, political science

Palm Harbor, Florida
Carina Gobes, psychology

Panama City, Florida
Bailee Barrentine, nursing

Parkland, Florida
Mallory Rusinowski, nursing and exercise science

Pensacola, Florida
Erin Quinlan, elementary education

Pompano Beach, Florida
Emily Solley, literature

Riviera Beach, Florida
Kendra Morrison, international affairs and family and child sciences

Rome, Italy
Nadia Bortolin, psychology and Italian

Sarasota, Florida
Laurén Borg, nursing
Olivia Ponrick, marketing and international affairs

St. Petersburg, Florida
Emily Pingleton, political science and international affairs

Statesboro, Georgia
Loren Eighmie, family and child sciences

Tallahassee, Florida
Brandon Cherry, nursing
Chelsey Severance, nursing
Maria Knight, information communication and technology and editing, writing and media

Tampa, Florida
Jackelynn Mendoza, psychology
Kimberly Clarke, social work
Krista Hering, nursing
Raquel Moya, nursing
Sarah Eggnatz, nursing

West Palm Beach, Florida
Maicie Ramirez, social work
Mel Theodore, sociology

Winter Garden, Florida
Justin Meritt, management information systems

Yorktown, Virgina
Emily Beyer, biological science

For more information, visit garnetandgoldscholar.fsu.edu.