FSU President John Thrasher

A Farewell Message from President John Thrasher

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President John Thrasher. Dear Florida State University Family, This Sunday marks my last day as president of Florida State University — a place that has held my heart since the first day I arrived on campus as a 17-year-old freshman. To say this has […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 16 new inductees during virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 16 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer during a virtual induction ceremony Thursday. 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, […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 236 new inductees in virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 236 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. 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. The […]

Thrasher inducted to FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame

Florida State University President John Thrasher was inducted into FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame for his lifetime of service to the FSU community during the Pursuit of Excellence Awards ceremony April 14 at Capital City Country Club. It is the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s highest individual honor. “President Thrasher’s leadership, vision and commitment […]

FSU to hold virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the traditional customs associated […]

FSU remembers David Ford, former Board of Trustees member and champion of student success

Prominent New York businessman David B. Ford, a Florida State University alumnus and former member of the FSU Board of Trustees who had a passion for student success, died Sept. 20 of complications related to cancer. He was 74. Ford changed the lives of countless FSU students through his investment in programs that helped them […]

Florida State University honors Latinx culture with virtual celebration

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered online this year for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Monday, Sept. 28, via Zoom. The second annual event, first held last year in Ruby Diamond Auditorium, gathers the university and Tallahassee communities to share in the acknowledgment of the history, untold stories and […]

FSU College of Nursing partners with United Health Foundation to establish Military Health concentration

Florida State University’s College of Nursing has received a $1.25 million commitment from the United Health Foundation to prepare nurse practitioners to better address the distinct health needs of individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-year partnership with the United Health Foundation will allow the FSU College of Nursing to equip […]

The Big Story: September 8, 2020

This month, President John Thrasher is honoring two new recipients of the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. Professor Emerita Myra Hurt, who retired earlier this year after more than 33 years of service to Florida State, and President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who died in May 2019, are receiving the medals for their extraordinary contributions to the university.