Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 236 new inductees in virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 236 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student 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.

The induction ceremony was held virtually this spring due to COVID-19.

“We are proud to welcome this new group of inductees to the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “They are a wonderful representation of the university, and we are pleased to give them recognition for their involvement bettering the campus and community.”

To become an inductee of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, students must meet the engagement criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.

“As Garnet and Gold Scholars, your achievement speaks to your desire to make the most of your Florida State education and reflects well on the values of this university,” said President John Thrasher. “You have set a shining example for your fellow students and for all those who will follow in your footsteps. I am so proud of you.”

Students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special virtual ceremony Thursday, April 22. The inductees, along with their state, hometown and academic major(s), are:


Little Rock, Arkansas

Gisele Martin, Communication Science & Disorders


Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Ashleigh Pate, Nursing


West Haven, Connecticut

Monica Ghaly, Clinical Professions


Alachua, Florida

Danielle Hovsepian, Communication Science & Disorders

Apopka, Florida

Abigail Meridith, Exercise Physiology

Boca Raton, Florida

Sasha Martin, Social Work

Sydney Schwartz, Biological Science

Nicole Trapp, Marketing

Sara Uribe, Criminology

Boynton Beach, Florida

Ranya Ayoub, International Affairs

Teriann Constantino, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bradenton, Florida

Abigail Galiardo, Nursing

Mason Rademaker, Psychology

Cantonment, Florida

Richard Schonour, Clinical Professions

Cape Coral, Florida

Sarah Vernon, Social Work

Clearwater, Florida

Gabby Bellamy, Communication Science & Disorders

Allison Bloomer, Political Science

Christina Hayworth, Psychology

Samantha Swift, Finance

Cooper City, Florida

Rachel Levenbaum, Communication Science & Disorders

Coral Springs, Florida

Chandika Basdeo, Philosophy

Bailey Davis, Industrial Engineering

Jacob Gottlieb, Biological Science

Crestview, Florida

Sean Gabany, Clinical Professions

Davie, Florida

Ashlin Harbour, Exercise Physiology

Michaella Beecher, Nursing

Deerfield Beach, Florida

Imelda Simon, Nursing

Amy Bissonnette, Human Resource Management

Destin, Florida

Laura Fernandes, Behavioral Neuroscience

Dunedin, Florida

Nina Allowe, Political Science

Fort Myers, Florida

Lourdia Jean, Family & Child Sciences

Amanda Prozeralik, Communication Science & Disorders

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Kristina Loy, Nursing

Stanley Castin, Finance

Aleeke Spence, Family & Child Sciences

Kalysta Strauss, Psychology

Gainesville, Florida

Marya Ali, Clinical Professions

Beatrice Dain, International Affairs

Dani Dede, Theatre

Mary Sweitzer, Clinical Professions

Katie Voorneveld, Media & Communication Studies

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Vivian Johnson, Finance

Alyna Woodall, Psychology

Haines City, Florida

Sarah Marfo, Family & Child Sciences

Hollywood, Florida

Sonali Pustam, Marketing

Islamorada, Florida

Kaleigh Young, Political Science

Jacksonville, Florida

Zoie Alexander, Nursing

Erika Clark, Athletic Training

Brooke Cleary, Political Science

Catherine Cosgrove, Literature, Media, & Culture

Gretchen Crutchfield, Social Work

Peyton Crutchfield, Clinical Professions

Tyler Dye, Environmental Science

Abigail Ellis, Communication & Public Relations

Jonathan Farhat, Political Science

Glennetria Harold, Information, Communication & Technology

Megan Kleckner, Psychology

Lauren Martin, Media & Communication Studies

Rebecca McCandless, Creative Writing

Danielle Oko, Family & Child Sciences

Lindsay Pacheco, Nursing

Ella Porter, International Affairs

Julia Williams, Communication Science & Disorders

Jenna Wilson, Nursing

Liam Wirsansky, Theatre

Kaia Hemsley, Nursing

Jupiter, Florida

Makenna Campbell-Hutts, Political Science

Kissimmee, Florida

Carson Hopkins, Political Science

Lake Butler, Florida

Michelle Johnson, Nursing

Lake Mary, Florida

Nichole Dere, Professional Sales

Carly Polacek, Retail Entrepreneurship

Lake Placid, Florida

Maria Gloria, Finance

Lake Worth, Florida

Leila Basili, Political Science

Leesburg, Florida

Dominick Durante, Literature, Media, & Culture

Maitland, Florida

Alexis Kidd, Biological Science

Marco Island, Florida

Mila Talev, International Affairs

Melbourne, Florida

Jaida Condo, Psychology

Merritt Island, Florida

Kacie Rountree, Nursing

Miami, Florida

Lauren Dozier, Criminology

Giovanna Garcia, International Affairs

Isabella Massardi, Creative Writing

Victoria Robles, Nursing

Guerothlyn Saint-Jean, Public Health

Sophia Torres, Social Work

Charles Vega, Voice Performance

Ana Villamizar, Environment & Society

Emily Garcia, Criminology

Miami Beach, Florida

Leila Alfaro, Criminology

Mount Dora, Florida

Maryn Douglass, International Affairs

Naples, Florida

Lizzie Holton, Psychology

Kelly Newbrough, Information, Communication & Technology

Navarre, Florida

Samantha Elliott, Family & Child Sciences

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Kristofer Terrell, Biological Science

Niceville, Florida

Meredith Freeman, Communication & Public Relations

Oakland Park, Florida

Summer Cortes, Media & Communication Studies

Ocala, Florida

Corey Adamyk, Political Science

Orange Park, Florida

Elène Lake, Nursing

Orlando, Florida

Samantha Ayers, Social Work

Cashira Chery, Mathematics/FSU-Teach

Brandon Dang, Nursing

Emiah Youman, Political Science

Celina Meyer, Psychology

Chiara Poucher, Nursing

Palm Beach, Florida

Guadalupe Zepeda, Industrial Engineering

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Brooke Winder, Nursing

Palm City, Florida

Jessica Gray, Theatre

Emily Mila, Biomathematics

Palm Coast, Florida

Haley Wordie, Nursing

Palm Harbor, Florida

Lauren Mariotti, Behavioral Neuroscience

Parkland, Florida

Riley Remer, Psychology

Parrish, Florida

Emma Metzler, Communication Science & Disorders

Pembroke Pines, Florida

Cyanne John Mcclean, Interdisciplinary Social Science

Alexa Kaufman, Media & Communication Studies

Shannon Wichmann, Media & Communication Studies

Pensacola, Florida

Kathryn Manning, Information, Communication & Technology

Josie May, Biological Science

Jenna Ward, Information, Communication & Technology

Perry, Florida

Casey Copeland, Dance

Plantation, Florida

Jordan Fleurigene, Management

Jennifer Ralph, Media & Communication Studies

Melissa Rabinowitz, Accounting

Pompano Beach, Florida

Brandell Theard, Clinical Professions

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Beth Slade, Theatre

Riverview, Florida

Maegan Nation, Psychology

Jordan Rundle, Statistics

Kayla Wood, Political Science

Saint Johns, Florida

Hannah Chung, Nursing

Natalie Roarke, Management Information Systems

Mannat Thakur, Cell & Molecular Neuroscience

Sarasota, Florida

Lexi Boynes, Communication & Public Relations

Diana Conrad, Chemistry

Hayes Leaver, Family & Child Sciences

Victoria Martin, Professional Sales

Molly McQueeney, Economics

Saint Augustine, Florida

Margaret Hale, Nursing

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Jenella Arscott, Clinical Professions

Kylie Begin, Nursing

Catie Davies, Japanese Language &Culture

Julia Freeman, Nursing

Laura Pemble, Health Management, Policy, & Information

Stuart, Florida

Isabella Escobar, Information, Communication & Technology

Sunrise, Florida

Jordan Chung, Family & Child Sciences

Tallahassee, Florida

Tori Boudreau, Criminology

Rachel Corry, Communication & Public Relations

Haley Drew, Exercise Physiology

Sarah Foltz, Nursing

Kiera Garvin, Studio Art

Cailan Gerety, Communication Science & Disorders

Mackenzie Graham, Electrical Engineering

Mallory Hartline, Family & Child Sciences

Anna Lewis, International Affairs

Melissa Ma, Computer Science

Ahyanni McCray, Retail Entrepreneurship

Sophie Nelsen, Communication Science & Disorders

Robin Rodriguez, International Affairs

Megan Stewart, Clinical Professions

Katie Jones, Exercise Physiology

Tampa, Florida

Simone Burgin, International Affairs

Thomas Capobianco, Criminology

Kelsey Clabby, Behavioral Neuroscience

Rachel Cook, Nursing

Olivia Ferrone, Nursing

Marjorie Fitzsimmons, Clinical Professions

Brianna Garcia, Psychology

Gabriella Gopie, Nursing

McKenzie Gracyalny, Biological Science

Sydney Grossman, Media & Communication Studies

Taylor Hatjioannou, Political Science

Nick Hearing, International Affairs

Allison Hutcheson, Nursing

Hannah Keller, Clinical Professions

Courtney Maseda, Nursing

Camille Taylor, Nursing

Savannah Tindall, Communication & Public Relations

Micaela Torres, Nursing

Elizabeth Corn, Political Science

Jada Ellison, Nursing

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Charlee Dunn, Nursing

Tequesta, Florida

Julia Corliss, Psychology

Venice, Florida

Sophia Gee, Elementary Education

Wellington, Florida

Katie Callie Wallace, Nursing

West Palm Beach, Florida

George Guzman, Communication & Advertising

Allegra Hintz, Marketing

Talia Kottler, Psychology

Hassana O’Connor, Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Primozic, Criminology

Christopher Sala, Meteorology

Weston, Florida

Autumn Aniello, Nursing

Jennifer Poggio, Psychology

Windermere, Florida

Casey Kenoyer, Nursing

Winter Garden, Florida

Emma Chapman, French

Winter Haven, Florida

Morgan Neal, Clinical Professions

Chaston Pfingston, Political Science

Winter Springs, Florida

Victoria Butcher, Psychology


Alpharetta, Georgia

Harper Davis, Nursing

Atlanta, Georgia

Alora Clark, Computer Science

Christina Alayna Williams, Political Science

Kennesaw, Georgia

Lauren Kessler, Biological Science

Marietta, Georgia

Kylie Bugbee, Exercise Physiology

Moultrie, Georgia

Gabriella Lirio, Environmental Science/FSU-Teach


Aurora, Illinois

Brooke Brennan, Media & Communication Studies

Kristine Luz, Psychology

Chicago, Illinois

Elle Menzel, Finance

Flossmoor, Illinois

Samantha Klupchak, Digital Media Production


Overland Park, Kansas

Carly Robinett, Choral Music Education


Lexington, Kentucky

Hannah Hetzel-Ebben, Voice Performance


Budapest, Massachusetts

Emma Beyar, International Affairs


Troy, Michigan

Sami Rasmussen, Criminology


Nashua, New Hampshire

Amber Hedquist, Literature, Media, & Culture


Califon, New Jersey

Ellie Gensch, Nursing

Cranford, New Jersey

Nicole Heim, Biological Science

Glen Rock, New Jersey

Caitlyn Drace, Psychology

Hillsborough, New Jersey

Grant Gibbs, Media & Communication Studies

Montville, New Jersey

Madison Hill, Nursing

Old Tappan, New Jersey

Lauren Bilali, Nursing

Randolph, New Jersey

Caitlin Reese, Nursing


Cincinnati, Ohio

Audrey Mooney, Commercial Entrepreneurship

Brittany Ernst, Accounting

Liberty Township, Ohio

Jon Peterson, Athletic Training

Youngstown, Ohio

Olivia Christopher, Nursing


Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Tara Masterson, Nursing


Columbia, South Carolina

Cameron Chisolm, Information, Communication & Technology


Franklin, Tennessee

Isabella Acitelli, Editing, Writing & Media

Memphis, Tennessee

Victoria Potter, Cell & Molecular Neuroscience


Dallas, Texas

Chandler Wright, Biological Science

Houston, Texas

Charles Brenner, Biomedical Engineering

Emma Lyon, Theatre

McKinney, Texas

Ashley Robert, Nursing

San Antonio, Texas

AK Jones, Psychology


Syracuse, Utah

Rebecca Beal, Meteorology


Cali, Colombia

Valentina Beron, Political Science


Fomento, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

Melissa Gonzalez-Lopez, Studio Art


Kingston, Jamaica

Ornelia Jones, Industrial Engineering


Ruby Valley, Lancashire, England

Ellé Newton, Political Science

York, North Yorkshire, England

Quentin England, Criminology