Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 35 new members

The fall 2022 Garnet & Gold Scholar induction ceremony welcomed 35 new members. (The Career Center)
The fall 2022 Garnet & Gold Scholar induction ceremony welcomed 35 new members. (The Career Center)

Florida State University welcomed 35 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall during an induction ceremony on Wednesday.

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.

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, making the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.

The inductees, along with their hometowns and academic major(s), are:



Alden Drackley, Political Science

Boca Raton

Justine Andal, Psychology

Emily Visconti, Exercise Physiology

Fort Myers

Alexandra Music, Applied and Computational Mathematics


Andrew Brasington, Biological Science


Rebecca Kanter, Sociology


Lauryn Feacher, Psychology

Lighthouse Point

Kade Raynor, Environmental Science


Geanny Arboleda, Psychology

Rocio Diaz, Clinical Professions

Ana Dolorit, Literature, Media and Culture

Melanie Millo, Music and Liberal Arts


Julia Freeman, Music Education (Instrumental)

North Point

Nicholas Parisi, Psychology

Orange Park

Jack Tolbert, Political Science


Kaleigh Herz, Psychology

Aaron Russo, Management

Carlisle Ziesig, Creative Writing

Pembroke Pines

Nicole Perez, Clinical Professions


Ameer Khodr, Biological Science

Spring Hill

Alyson Burzumato, Human Development and Family Sciences

St. Augustine

Mackenzie Campbell, International Affairs

St. Petersburg

Morgan Barnes, Nursing


Raghad Hamad, Media and Communication Studies

Catherine Lehman, Human Development and Family Sciences

Nathalie Salamo, Psychology

Alyssa Szorcsik, Nursing

Tarpon Springs

Isabella Bayramov, Behavioral Neuroscience

Weeki Wachee

Jared Gould, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Winter Garden

Melinda Sligar, Hospitality and Tourism Management



Kayla Duncan, Music Therapy



Olivia Griffing, Biological Science

Republic of Panama

Panama City

Laura Pellini, Studio Art

New Jersey


Megan Schanker, Media and Communication Studies

New York

New York

Ryan Rankine, Psychology and Family and Child Sciences