FSU Student Veteran’s Center

Florida State University students remember those lost on Sept. 11

As people around the world recognize the 20th anniversary of September 11, Florida State University students planted American flags on the campus Friday to remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Organized by the Collegiate Veterans Association and Veterans Student Union, the annual flag display honors the 2,977 lives lost 20 years ago. […]

FSU’s Billy Francis helps student-veterans soar to new heights

Retired Air Force fighter jet pilot Billy Francis, who leads Florida State University’s Student Veterans Center with a can-do attitude and benevolent heart, has navigated a winding life journey, sometimes literally at Mach speed. While his zigzag route has sent him and his family all over the world, Francis has brought a steadfast focus to his many missions and always delivered an invaluable gift: helping everyone along that path rise to new heights. This Veterans […]

Student-veteran’s service dog honored during Commencement Week

Florida State University recognized about 6,800 graduates — and one incredible service dog — during its spring commencement festivities this past weekend. Bella and her owner Bryan Wimberly — a student-veteran who earned his Master’s of Social Work — were recognized at the College of Social Work’s Convocation & Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 5. Billy Francis, director of the […]

FSU student-veterans participating in VFW National Legislative Conference

Two Florida State University student-veterans are attending the VFW National Legislative Conference from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of all student-veterans, service members and their families. Ryan Taylor, a Marine Corps veteran, and Ryan McKibben, a U.S. Army veteran — both natives of Tallahassee — were chosen to represent Florida State […]