Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes new members

Summer 2017 new Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inductees. (Photo Cred: Photography Services)
Summer 2017 new Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inductees. (Photo: FSU Photography Services)

Florida State University welcomed 34 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & 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.

“We are so 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 to better the campus and community.”

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

The students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 1. The inductees, along with their hometowns and academic majors, are:

Birmingham, AL
Jacqueline Cannon, dance and management

Blountstown, FL
Melissa Newsome, biological science and international affairs

Charlotte, NC
Chloé Halfhide, psychology

Coral Springs, FL
Nicholas Tremblay, biological science

Destin, FL
Ashley Ward, food and nutrition science

Dixon, IL
Michael Rivera, music and biological science

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Miranda Guzman, exercise physiology

Hagerstown, MD
Hunter Williams, biological science

Hollywood, FL
Arthur Saint-Cyr, family and child sciences

Jacksonville, FL
Devin Sapp, psychology
Maiya Carmichael, retail merchandising and product development
Mallorie Lesher, advertising and creative writing

Lakeland, FL
Amanda Schell, statistics and international affairs

Miami, FL
Jessica Injiac, family and child sciences
Kelly Mendoza, family and child sciences
Ketia Jeune, editing, writing and media
Maya Pierre, marketing and sport management

Mount Dora, FL
Brittany Anne Palmer, media/communications studies and international affairs

New Smyrna Beach, FL
Nick Davenport, biomathematics

Ontario, Canada
Christopher Spiegel, international affairs and political science
Katriana Dubytz, psychology and environment and society

Orlando, FL
Gabriela Montero, sociology
Laura Garcia, international affairs and political science

Palm Beach, FL
Danielle Fuller, food and nutrition science

Pensacola, FL
Aaron Shirar, exercise science
Hope Hardy, anthropology

Seaford, DE
Zach Cannon, geology and international affairs

Tallahassee, FL
Ahmed Mahdy, information technology
Mackenzie Vecchio, social science and geology

Tampa, FL
Essence Malveau, marketing and real estate

Vernon Hills, IL
Tara Rooney, sport management

Vero Beach, FL
Halle Horn, marketing and Spanish

Wayne, NJ
Eric Luberto, hospitality management

West Palm Beach, FL
Emilio Figueroa, criminology and sport management

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