FSU inducts 20 new members to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

President John Thrasher and the 2016 Summer inductees.
President John Thrasher and the 2016 Summer inductees.

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

Clewiston, Fla.
Naseef Azan, economics and political science

Davie, Fla.
Alexandra Peterson, sociology and German

Dryden, Mich.
Kylie Kraydich, communication science and disorders and international affairs

Greenwood, Fla.
Katherine May, communication

Hollywood, Fla.
Eliezer Penias, information technology

Immokalee, Fla.
Eldia Auguste, family and child science

Jacksonville, Fla.
Candace Thompson, humanities

Largo, Fla.
Catherine Meadors, criminology and criminal justice

Viviana Castano, biological science

Orlando, Fla.
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

Stuart, Fla.
Natalie Gazzaneo, international affairs and criminology

Tallahassee, Fla.
Heather Aufderheide, nursing

Kentron Gibson, exercise science

Tampa, Fla.
Elizabeth Callaway, social work

Viera, Fla.
Ellen Ninesling exercise science

Weston, Fla.
Andrea Pimentel, international affairs