Gratitude and inspiration soar at FSU’s new Jim Moran Building

The optimistic, enthusiastic spirit of entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Moran was alive and well at a ribbon cutting for Florida State University’s new entrepreneurship-focused Jim Moran Building, and so were his words.

On May 1st, students, faculty and community leaders gathered at the Jim Moran Building, a 19th-century building renovated with a portion of the gift, to honor Moran’s legacy and recognize a new chapter in entrepreneurial education in Florida and the United States.

FSU President John Thrasher gratefully acknowledged the gift that created the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship — the nation’s first stand-alone school of entrepreneurship at a public university — and elevated a separate program, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, which has operated at FSU for 23 years.