Florida State University welcomed 20 new members into its Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this summer.
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.
In order to be inducted as a member of the society, the students must meet the engagement criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation.
The students, all graduating seniors who will participate in summer commencement Aug. 6, were inducted into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on Aug. 4. The inductees, along with their hometowns and academic majors, are:
Cape Coral, Fla.
Andrew Jones, finance, entrepreneurship and real estate
Naseef Azan, economics and political science
Alexandra Peterson, sociology and German
Kylie Kraydich, communication science and disorders and international affairs
Katherine May, communication
Eliezer Penias, information technology
Eldia Auguste, family and child science
Candace Thompson, humanities
Catherine Meadors, criminology and criminal justice
Viviana Castano, biological science
Ruby Quea, mathematics
Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Karina Vasquez, political science and psychology
Spencer Nguyen, recreation tourism and events
St. Cloud, Fla.
Emily Murray, exercise science
Natalie Gazzaneo, international affairs and criminology
Heather Aufderheide, nursing
Kentron Gibson, exercise science
Elizabeth Callaway, social work
Ellen Ninesling exercise science
Andrea Pimentel, international affairs