FSU Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement

FSU’s CARE: For the students it serves, it’s ‘home’ and a place to flourish

Senior Tamara Sonera gets a warm feeling every time she approaches the Thagard Building on the campus of Florida State University. She knows she’s about to encounter quiet spots to study, comfortable places to relax and compassionate people to talk to. “The minute I walk in, I kind of know that I’m home,” she said. […]

FSU receives $1.3M Talent Search grant to improve college enrollment for students at Title I schools

Florida State University received a $1.3 million federal grant to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students at Title I schools in the Florida Panhandle. FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and FSU Panama City will launch a pre-college program with funding from the five-year Talent Search grant, part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. “This project is an exciting […]

Anne-Marie Senatus

When she first arrived in Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 11 from her native Haiti, Anne-Marie Senatus spoke no English. She was bilingual, fluent in Creole and French, but learning the language of America would be a process of total immersion inside the classroom and in the world beyond. “I didn’t know any English […]

Christian Gaya

Senior computer engineering student Christian Gaya has dedicated his time at Florida State University to his interest in technology and a desire to create positive change in the world. Growing up in Naples, Florida, Gaya realized his passion for engineering early on and believed it was the ideal way for him to link his love for […]