FSU Student Star

Isiah Parfait

Senior Isiah Parfait is pursuing an ambitious vision to empower people around the world through entrepreneurship, and he’s taking significant steps at Florida State University to turn that dream into reality. Parfait’s personal journey is a testament to his perseverance, creativity and ingenuity. Over the past decade, he has faced tough challenges as his family […]

Ellen Cecil-Lemkin

Florida State University doctoral candidate Ellen Cecil-Lemkin is on a mission to make sure current and future generations of students have a better chance of succeeding in college because of her own journey navigating higher education with a disability. Cecil-Lemkin, who’s working toward a doctorate in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition, serves […]

Brooke Garringer

Florida State University retail entrepreneurship honor student Brooke Garringer has distinguished herself as an exceptional student, creative laboratory researcher, leader in the FSU Flying High Circus and acrobatics coach for children. Fresh off graduation in summer 2019, Garringer is looking ahead to grad school and a career in the retail industry, but she’s also reflecting […]

Lauren Moran

Senior Lauren Moran arrived at Florida State University in 2016 with an open mind about trying new things and an open heart to helping improve the lives of others. That receptive attitude not only taught Moran unexpected lessons about herself, it also changed her life’s trajectory. “A lot of different experiences have pushed me out […]

Sheena Chege

Premedical student Sheena Chege has distinguished herself at Florida State University by achieving academic excellence, serving others and taking on leadership roles. Throughout her FSU career, the senior from Fort Myers has completed those challenges with poise and professionalism, according to Elizabeth Foster, director of PreHealth Advising in the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program at FSU’s […]

Nia Harmon

Senior Nia Harmon is on the fast track to success, and one of the main reasons why is her intellectual curiosity. The chemistry major wants clear answers to complex questions — often complicated queries — and that mindset has propelled her personally and academically. Harmon loves science and hopes to turn that passion into a […]

Nicholas Seier

Senior Nicholas Seier first discovered his love of playing the saxophone in middle school, and that revelation has led him on an intriguing and gratifying path through Florida State University toward his career goal of becoming a music educator. Seier, an instrumental music education major from Orlando, appreciates the positive influence that a good teacher […]

Jessica Bachansingh

When senior Jessica Bachansingh graduates from Florida State University this week, she will not only earn a bachelor’s degree in retail entrepreneurship. She will also leave college as the creator and owner of a successful nonprofit business that empowers women internationally. “I chose Florida State because I wanted to study fashion, and FSU was the […]

Antonio Goodman

Antonio Goodman has taken advantage of some phenomenal opportunities as a mechanical engineering student at Florida State University. He’s helped build a robot that could run; he has interned at Lockheed Martin and created 3D parts for fighter planes; and he’s worked on aircraft engines for aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. Along the way, Goodman […]

Morgan Bradley

A single conversation with a trusted Florida State University adviser changed everything for Morgan Bradley, now a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences. That meeting prompted Bradley to enroll in the IMS program, the first-of-its-kind in the nation, with the goal of becoming a doctor. She immediately felt good about the choice because it gave […]

Angela Tavolieri

Senior Angela Tavolieri is proudly carrying on her family’s Florida State tradition. The biochemistry major from Fleming Island said she always had a feeling she would attend FSU because both of her parents are alumni. “I considered FSU a piece of my childhood because we went to football games and spent time on campus,” Tavolieri […]

Christopher Reis

Senior Christopher Reis grew up on the island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, where he formed some lasting idyllic memories of the twin-island country. One of his fondest memories has become a motivating factor in his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Florida State University. Reis recalls how the ocean […]