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Leon County commissioners honor Florida State University with proclamation

The Leon County, Fla., Board of County Commissioners recognized Florida State University’s pre-eminent status within the state of Florida with a proclamation during the board’s regular public meeting July 9. The proclamation also noted Florida State’s high level of research activity, its leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, as well as the […]

Florida State names new vice president for Finance and Administration

Florida State University announced July 19 the appointment of Kyle C. Clark, vice president for Administration and Finance and chief financial officer at Texas Tech University, as the new vice president of Finance and Administration, effective Sept. 1. In his new position, Clark will lead the university’s financial and administrative infrastructure including finance and budget, […]

McCall now at helm of university’s Inspector General Services

Sam McCall, who has more than 40 years of experience in the auditing profession, is now at the helm of Florida State’s Office of Inspector General Services as chief audit officer. He was appointed by President Eric J. Barron in April. “I’m starting my third career and looking forward it. Florida State is a great […]

Florida State students receive prestigious national scholarships

Two Florida State University students — Joseph “Tony” Manning and Matthew Vedrin — have received 2013-2014 Boren Undergraduate Scholarships, and Vedrin also has received a 2013 Goldwater Scholarship. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships, funded by the National Security Education Program, provide students with $20,000 toward study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. […]

Ten outstanding students win prestigious Fulbright grants

Ten distinguished students from Florida State University will travel the world for the 2013-2014 academic year after earning prestigious grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Reaching five continents, the students will teach English, study at foreign academic institutions or conduct research on topics ranging from the transformative effects of the Dominican Republic’s 1965 crisis […]

Hays is 2013 Max Carraway Employee of the Year

Over his 39-year career at Florida State University, Ken Hays has lived through a technological sea change, from the use of punch cards and the first personal computers to the campus network, the Internet and supercomputers. “Since we first connected the campus network in the late ’80s, the changes in networking have been continual in […]

Education plus experience: The key to a successful transition to the workplace

Come graduation, many students walk across the stage thinking they are prepared to make it in the real world, only to find that their inexperience is preventing them from getting hired. Though they are educated, most college graduates are rookies in the professional realm — underqualified in the eyes of many employers. The job market […]

Board of Governors votes to approve Florida State’s pre-eminent status

Florida State University was officially designated as one of two pre-eminent research universities in the state of Florida by the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) on June 10, resulting in the launch of FSU’s plan to escalate its standing in the national rankings. With this decision, Florida State has begun to implement its comprehensive Top […]

HR/diversity chief among ‘most powerful and influential’

Joyce Ingram, Florida State University’s assistant vice president and chief human resources and diversity officer, was recognized as one of the 20 “Most Powerful and Influential Women” for 2013 by the Florida Diversity Council during the Well’s Fargo 2013 Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference, held April 11 in Orlando, Fla. “This award is well-deserved as […]

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society inducts 63 new members

Florida State University welcomed 63 new members into the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. Founded in 2010 by President Eric J. Barron, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society recognizes well-rounded undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international, internship, leadership, research and service. “This year’s […]

Top graduate students honored at annual celebration

Florida State honored the achievements of its graduate students in teaching, research, creativity and leadership at the university’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on April 17. The Graduate School, the Office of Research and the Congress of Graduate Students co-sponsored the event. Florida State psychology Professor Richard Hyson, director of the university’s Program in […]

University names assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies

Nicole Raimondi, former director of Advising First at Florida State University, has been appointed assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies. Raimondi will move into the role vacated by Greg Beaumont, who has been promoted to senior associate athletics director for the university’s Student-Athlete Academic Services and associate dean of Undergraduate Studies. In her new role, Raimondi […]