“Students listen to stories and jokes from alumni that walked this campus years before we were born. It's a connection we all share, and something to cherish.”
What’s a great way to increase the spirit of the Florida State community? “Attend as many sporting events as you can,” says Brian Stevens, president of Seminole Student Boosters. “Crowds in attendance at FSU’s varsity sports events give athletes the boost they deserve.”
Better yet, he says, join Student Boosters. Watch your booster level rise in proportion to the number of events you attend and receive benefits—priority tickets to football games, athletic facilities tours, and player-coach sessions. Then, share your excitement with all varsity athletes at the student pep rally, Seminole Uprising, which is held the week prior to the Noles v. Miami game. Says Brian, “We start the season off right by getting the school excited about the upcoming year.”
Brian, an Electrical Engineering major, started his college career off right by participating in the Bryan Hall Living and Learning Community in his freshman year. It’s the one experience he’s certain he will never forget. “Dr. Dennis Moore took a personal interest in each student, making sure we thrived on a campus with thousands of students. We were required to take classes in the dorm with our dorm-mates. We made bonds that will forever be held together.”
Another professor Brian will always be grateful to is Dr. Mark Sussman. He changed what Brian refers to as a “difficult” Engineering Math class, “by going out of his way to show excitement, interact on a friendly basis, and care about his students’ performance. It was refreshing to have a teacher take the time to make sure each of us succeeded.”
Brian is a member of Garnet and Gold Key, a leadership honorary society, and the Student Alumni Association. He serves as the finance chair of the FAMU-FSU chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is on the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board.
Still, his most enjoyable activity is to tailgate before a football game. “With the grills cooking, people hanging out, there is nothing like being a Florida State fan on game day. Students listen to stories and jokes from alumni that walked this campus years before we were born. It’s a connection we all share, and something to cherish.”