Florida State University welcomed 143 new members into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this spring.
Established in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.
“Each year the Garnet and Gold Scholars are more impressive,” said Mary Coburn, vice president for Student Affairs.“This semester’s inductees included many headed to medical school as well as others beginning careers with Teach for America, financial institutions and international agencies. We are so proud of all that they have accomplished in college and look forward to watching their continued success as alumni.”
In order to become a member of the society, the students must meet the engagement criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation.
Upon success in completing the requirements, Garnet and Gold Scholar Society members garner benefits such as achieving a special recognition at graduation and receiving a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.
The inductees, along with their hometowns and academic majors, are:
Sourina Sandara, media/communication studies
Cody Call, psychology and biology
D’Juan Sampson, political science and international affairs
Nichole Leonard, biology
Allison Lick, sociology
Boca Raton, Fla.
Alina Bosanac, political science and sociology Jessica Perrin, communication science and disorders
Alanna Condren, biochemistry
Lindsay Cohn, environmental studies
Brooke Kahn, biochemistry
Cape Coral, Fla.
Alexandra Olsen, sociology and French
Manuela Queliz, international affairs and social work
Stephanie Zalik, nursing
Cooper City, Fla.
Jonathan Cohen, biology Katrina Pitt, finance
Coral Gables, Fla.
Brooke Shafer, media/communication studies and creative writing
Coral Springs, Fla.
Matthew Prince, public relations Nicole Rosenbaum, hospitality management
Megan Sweeney, biology
Micah Biana, human resource management Savannah Cross, elementary education
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Samantha Sterthaus, international affairs and political science
Caroline Hudson, finance and marketing
Amanda Stefin, chemistry
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Connor Barniskis, political science
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Edward Pein, accounting and entrepreneurship
Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
Will Beachem, information technology
Eleanor Bolduc, elementary education Taylor Kamhoot, finance; risk management and insurance
Hillary Weismiller, exercise science
Shana Phelan, psychology
Hollywood Beach, Fla.
Rachel Molko, editing, writing and media
Mark Kastner, exercise science
Charissa Dasalla, international affairs; Japanese language and culture
Atlee Ahern, international affairs and political science
Shaina Moore, social work
Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Hannah Thompson, creative writing and humanities
Rachel Crooks, Latin American and Caribbean studies; history
Peyton Enfinger, exceptional student education
Rebecca Levin, social work
Marie-Claire Levy, international affairs
Brittany Litchfield, information, communication and technology
Tucker Simonton, psychology Jena Zander, management information systems and human resource management
Key West, Fla.
Emily Kidd, exceptional student education
Sofia Fernandez, biology and FSU-Teach
Dale Gozum, biological science and Spanish Jonathan O’Leary, theatre and hospitality management
Lake Mary, Fla.
Kevin Corp, finance and economics
Angela Douglas, biological science
Lacey Mumbauer, exceptional student education
Annette Riddle, sociology and political science Kerry Young, English literature
Nicholle Egan, media/communication studies and psychology
Ernest Etienne, mechanical engineering
Nicole Ferretti, psychology Ashley Whiting, public relations and international affairs
Nichole Anderez, biochemistry
Raquel Atencio, biological science
Farah Behbahani, biology
Sofia Eraso, marketing and management
Jessica Geymayr, sport management
Kevin Gil, exercise science
Carolina Gonzalez, media/communication studies
Rabiya Jamal, criminology
Sainte Jean-Baptiste, accounting
Cecilio Moreno, international affairs and political science
Aymee Paula, exercise science
Alex Pulido, psychology and sociology Amore Rodriguez, social work
Kimani Hicks, exercise science
Mount Dora, Fla.
La Toya Sears, criminology and sociology
Garrett Gaillard, nursing
Hannah Menzies, family and child sciences
Joshua Mesnik, advertising Spencer Wickenden, finance and public relations
Mark Matechik, exercise science Alexandra Schlechte, family and child sciences; psychology
Sydney Jones, exercise science
Leanna Lakeram, international affairs Jacqueline Rojas, international affairs and political science
Jordan Park, social work
Heather DeLong, biological science and FSU-Teach
Katherine Gallagher, nursing
Jenna Jackson, retail, merchandising and product development
Hannah Linquanti, political science; editing, writing and media
Rachael Mack, social work
Meenka Maharaj, international affairs Tiffany Song, environmental studies
Ormond Beach, Fla.
Alyson Morelli, economics
Kathryn Ferguson, environmental science
Sarah R. Green, finance and interdisciplinary social science
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Rose Luzader, environmental science
Panama City Beach, Fla.
Alina Karpov, professional communication
Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Carlo Morante, psychology and media/communication studies
Adrian Romero, risk management and insurance Kayla Saunders, psychology
Miranda Bjorklund, criminology
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Maria Stamatogiannakis, elementary education
Punta Gorda, Fla.
Amanda Blomquist, media/communication studies and international affairs
Safety Harbor, Fla.
Jake Jarczynski, psychology
Saint Cloud, Fla.
Rachel Smith, public relations
Annalise Kapusta, English and media/communication studies Janelle King, criminology and international affairs
Satellite Beach, Fla.
Emily Singer, social work
Mat Hooper, creative writing
Greyson Wallis, political science and history
Alexis Jones, biology
Spring Hill, Fla.
Valentina Basso, art history
Katarina Bennicoff Yundt, dance and psychology
St. Augustine, Fla.
Diana Davenport, human resource management and business management
St. Louis, Mo.
Colleen Quigley, dietetics
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Andrew Kropp, biological science Kelly Vasbinder, biological science
Alexandra Saa, communication science and disorders
Samuel Cook, biochemistry and international affairs
Melinda Donaldson, communication science and disorders
Lindsey Duncan, family and child sciences
Krysta Gardner, social work
David Miller, religion
Gregory Miller, international affairs
Prathyusha Pamidi, biological science Michelle Sauer, history and English literature
Arthur Beredjick, accounting and finance
Rachel Bryson, information technology
Emily Caruso, family and child sciences
Olivia Chilcott, geography
Alysia Garcia, psychology
Megan Hall, international affairs
Hunter Hamrick, political science and international affairs
Caroline Johnson, social work
Kristin Klimley, psychology and criminology
Nikki Perrini, meteorology
Rachel Ray, social work
Kirsten Vadelund, psychology Becca Velez, international affairs; Japanese language and culture
Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Christina Cernkovic, real estate and finance
Vero Beach, Fla.
Megan DeBello, media/communication studies
Weeki Wachee, Fla.
Marissa Masters, psychology
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Felicia Perez, psychology Alyssa Shears, early childhood education
Gabriela Iturralde, exercise science
Winter Garden, Fla.
Angela Porcellini, psychology