commencement

New graduates express gratitude, savor success at spring commencement

Photo Gallery Florida State University made history this weekend by hosting four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time, offering graduates a chance to celebrate years of hard work and savor a sweet moment of success. More than 6,400 students graduated this spring with over 5,400 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 4, […]

Florida State adds fourth ceremony for spring commencement

Florida State University will hold four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time in its history in an effort to accommodate increasing participation by graduates and their families in recent years. The two ceremonies on Friday, May 4, will feature Florida State alumni Julie Dunn Eichenberg, an executive at Turner Content Distribution, and John Rivers, […]

Commencement speakers urge graduates to be good stewards of the Earth, to embrace change

Jeff Chanton, professor of oceanography, hired hundreds of Florida State University graduates for a job he said would provide lifetime benefits, even if it is unpaid. The job? To be good stewards of the earth. “Today, we are crowding other species off the planet,” he said. Chanton spoke to graduates during the first of two fall commencement ceremonies […]

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 […]