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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. […]

Graduates hear principles for a successful future at summer commencement

Florida State University alumna Nancy McKay drew from her own successful 30-year career in the beauty industry to encourage graduates starting the next phase of their journey at the university’s summer commencement ceremony. McKay, now CEO of Nest Fragrances, delivered the commencement address Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John […]

Beauty industry executive will be featured speaker at summer commencement

Florida State University alumna Nancy McKay, CEO of Nest Fragrances, will be the commencement speaker during the university’s summer commencement ceremony. McKay will deliver the commencement address at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. President John Thrasher will preside at the ceremony, which will be […]

Summer 2013 commencement ceremony at Florida State University

Florida State University holds its summer commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2013. 2,315 students completed their degrees this summer, 1,480 received their bachelor’s degrees, 660 earned their master’s degrees, and 175 were awarded doctorates. Florida State University associate professor in the College of Motion Picture Arts and critically acclaimed bestselling novelist, essayist and […]

E.O. Wilson’s Commencement Address at Florida State University, Spring 2012 Publish Date: May 10, 2012

Leading evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson addresses Florida State University graduates at the Spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. Wilson is also awarded an honorary Florida State doctorate in Humane Letters. (April 27, 2012)

Francisco Sanchez’s Commencement Address at Florida State University, Spring 2012

Francisco Sanchez, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, addresses Florida State University graduates during the Spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. Sanchez is a two-time graduate of FSU, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1982, and his J.D. from Florida State’s College of Law in 1986. (April 28, 2012)

Seminole Baseball hosts graduation ceremony

Nine members of the 2011 Seminole Baseball team earned Bachelor’s degrees this semester, but were unable to attend Florida State University’s official commencement ceremonies due to the team’s travel schedule. As a result, University President Eric Barron recognizes the graduates in a special pregame ceremony at Florida State’s Dick Howser Stadium on Saturday, May 7, […]