Garnet & Gold Scholars Society | Issues in Education (August 2011)

In this episode, Issues in Education looks at how students can make the most out of their college experience. FSU’s President Eric Barron and WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith examine a new Scholars Society at FSU that identifies students who not only succeed academically, but also excel in 3 of 5 other areas: Leadership, Internship, Service, International Experience, and Research. They talk with Dr. Mary Coburn, FSU Vice President of Student Affairs, as well as two students who are part of the brand new Garnet and Gold Scholars Society, Julie LeBlanc and Patrick Jabbour. The guests discuss how the program got started, what students have to do to be recognized by the society and how this recognition will help after graduation. Dr. Barron also discusses raises for faculty and how the campus is coming together to deal with financial challenges. He also talks about what the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program may mean for the future of science, technology, engineering and math degrees.