Freshman Interest Groups

Essence Duncan

A first-generation student at Florida State University, Essence Duncan was raised without any expectations of going to college. Now a senior, she couldn’t imagine her life without the experience of higher education. Duncan had plans to follow in the footsteps of her parents and join the military immediately following high school. Then, she discovered Florida […]

Charlotte Wollermann

Senior Charlotte Wollermann has used her time at Florida State University to further her professional ambitions while giving back to her hometown of Tallahassee in the process. Wollermann was attracted to Florida State because of its student-centered culture and atmosphere to foster growth and learning. At Florida State, she’s had the opportunity to develop the […]

Evan Albury

Senior Evan Albury wants to make a difference through suicide prevention research, and her experiences at Florida State University are helping her reach that goal. Albury, who grew up in Palm City, Florida, said her parents raised her to help people. From a young age, she remembers doing volunteer work with her family for United […]

Sabrina Mato

Cuban immigrant and first-generation college student Sabrina Mato arrived at Florida State University with a breadth of opportunities awaiting her, and she’s taken full advantage of those experiences during her collegiate career. Born in Cuba, Mato immigrated to the United States when she was eight years old. After living in Miami for some time, she […]

Engage 100: Connecting students beyond the classroom

College is a place for educational and personal growth, a place where students begin finding their place in the world. Florida State University is doing its part to help students during that process through its new initiative, Engage 100. The initiative is designed to enhance the student experience by connecting, engaging and challenging them from […]