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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 […]

FSU administrators honored for outstanding service to students

Florida State University President John Thrasher and Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn have been selected as recipients of NASPA Region III awards for their outstanding service and contributions to higher education. Each year, NASPA, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recognizes higher education administrators and faculty members who are doing exceptional work […]

Crume to serve as interim vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University President John Thrasher has appointed Allison H. Crume to serve as interim vice president for Student Affairs.  Crume will fill the vacancy left following the retirement of Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn in late May. She will serve in the position until Coburn’s successor, Amy Hecht, starts her new role […]

National Science Foundation awards FSU graduate students prestigious fellowships

A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF chose eight FSU students — a record high for the university — for this prestigious fellowship. Additionally, two students who have signaled their intent to attend FSU for graduate school also have […]