student success

Profiles in Leadership: Laughlin guides student success on FSU’s path to Top 25

Florida State University is on the rise: record-breaking application numbers, all-time high graduation and retention rates and a U.S. News & World Report ranking of 33rd best public university in the nation. At the root of this incredible success is inspirational leadership from campus administrators like Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin. “This work has […]

FSU psychology student receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The highly competitive fellowships are awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation and include a $24,000 stipend per […]

Mentoring program celebrates 25 years of promoting diversity in health professions

For 25 years, a partnership between Florida State and Florida A&M Universities has helped a host of undergraduate students move on to a variety of health-related careers. Since 1993, the Mentoring Multicultural Students for Health Professions (MEMS) program has supported undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds seeking to enter the health workforce. The program was established […]

FSU-Teach program celebrates 10 years of success

The FSU-Teach program is celebrating 10 years of offering students an innovative way to maximize their time at Florida State University. The joint program between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences enables students working on bachelor’s degrees in math or science to receive a degree in secondary teaching at the […]

FSU honors graduate students for teaching, scholarship and service

Florida State University Graduate School held their annual celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on Tuesday, April 10, an opportunity to honor the best and brightest within graduate education at FSU. Mark Riley, interim dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are truly vital to the university,” Riley said. “I am confident […]

FSU College of Social Work celebrates 100 years of scholarship and service

“100 years!!” That continuous refrain echoed through the Champions Club Ballroom as Florida State University social work faculty member Pam MacDill outlined highlights of the 100-year history of the College of Social Work’s celebratory gala on April 7. “100 years,” the crowd shouted. “Of innovation,” MacDill continued. “We started the first online MSW program in […]

FSU hosts Homecoming preview of new Black Student Union

Students, alumni and friends got a sneak peek of Florida State University’s new Black Student Union, described as a home away from home and a place for multicultural fellowship and education, during a Homecoming preview event at the facility Friday, Nov. 17. Coinciding with this year’s Homecoming theme, “Spirit of Unity,” many expressed their desire […]

FSU shines in National Survey of Student Engagement

 Florida State University is leading the way nationally when it comes to satisfaction among students new to the university and those preparing to graduate, according to recent data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Once every three years, FSU freshmen and seniors participate in the national survey as a way for the university to […]

Inaugural group of FSU Gap Year Fellows begin first official year as Seminoles

Imagine graduating high school and immediately hopping onto a plane to fly 20 hours away from home. That was a reality for Florida State University freshman Emma Jo McAuliffe, who spent an entire year traveling to countries such as Cambodia and the Philippines, thanks to the FSU Gap Year Fellows program. McAuliffe is one of […]

It takes two: FSU students pursue master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure career success

Only about 3 percent of college graduates earn doctoral degrees and it’s even more rare for a Ph.D. student to pursue a master’s degree at the same time. While unusual, Florida State University is helping students who want to accomplish this rigorous academic feat achieve their goals.    Zhiqiang Shu, a recent FSU graduate, earned […]

FSU student and alumnus selected to attend prestigious economics meeting

A graduate student and an alumnus from the Florida State University Department of Economics have been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, taking place Aug. 22-26. Graduate student Steven Landgraf from DeForest, Wis., and alumnus Phil Brookins of Largo, Fla., will meet with Nobel laureates in their […]

Coach Martin inspires graduates to look to the future and reflect on the past

Florida State University head baseball coach Mike Martin treated the summer graduating Class of 2017 to his signature sense of humor as he urged the graduates to remain true to themselves, strive for success and give back to their communities. “I see a lot of smiling faces here today,” he said. “You all look awfully […]