FSU Student Star

Jalicia Lewis

Senior Jalicia Lewis has spent her time at Florida State University advocating for victims of injustice on and off campus. Initially attracted to Florida State because of its advantageous location in the state capital, the double major in political science and public relations knew FSU would be able to provide her with the opportunities necessary […]

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 […]

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 […]