Jan Moran

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship becomes FSU’s newest college

Florida State University’s newest school — the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship — will now become its newest college, the university announced Friday during its Board of Trustees meeting. With the board’s unanimous approval of the name change, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship becomes the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship. In addition to elevating the […]

FSU recognizes 2019 Jim Moran Scholarship recipients

Florida State University recognized freshmen Kiara Guerrier and Alejandro Robins as 2019 Jim Moran Scholars Wednesday. Jim Moran Foundation Chairman and President Jan Moran and FSU President John Thrasher celebrated the scholars during a private reception held at the Jim Moran Building in downtown Tallahassee. Each year, the Jim Moran Foundation and FSU recognize two […]

Graduates celebrate achievements, mark historic firsts during FSU spring commencement

Florida State University graduates celebrated important milestones and reflected on moments of triumph and tragedy during four spring commencement ceremonies over the weekend. More than 6,500 students graduated this spring with over 5,500 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. FSU President […]

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will make FSU history with first graduating class

Florida State University will celebrate a historic moment when students in the first graduating class of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship earn diplomas Friday, May 3. The school, made possible by a record $100 million gift by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation in December 2015, will award bachelor’s degrees to 137 students […]

FSU’s new Jim Moran Building wins distinguished design award

The innovative renovation of Florida State University’s new entrepreneurship-focused Jim Moran Building has won a prestigious design award recognizing architectural features that nurture learning and imagination. The American Institute of Architects in Florida has presented its Merit Award of Excellence for Renovations and Additions to the project’s architects. The award commended Architects Lewis + Whitlock […]

FSU Faculty Senate honors four with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored four members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Monday, Dec. 4, during a reception and dinner. Named for the torches depicted in the university’s seal, the categories of Torch Awards are: Vires, […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes 2017 scholarship recipient

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized student Jamaica Bell as the 2017 Jim Moran Scholar recipient Wednesday evening. Bell was honored during a reception at the Pearl Tyner House at the Florida State Alumni Center. President John Thrasher, Jan Moran, family, friends and College of […]

First class starts at FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

John Breed just couldn’t stay away. The former Florida State University entrepreneurship faculty member, a successful entrepreneur himself in the private sector, is back teaching at FSU after working the past year at a large IT company. The opportunity to help launch FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship was irresistible for someone with an entrepreneurial […]

Excitement builds as $100 million Moran gift comes to life at FSU

A year and a half after Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation gifted a record $100 million to Florida State University, the support already is transforming the university and creating opportunities for students and business owners for generations to come. The gift’s positive impact is gaining momentum across campus and beyond. The 22-year-old Jim […]

FSU receives $100M to create the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

Florida State University announced today the largest gift in its history — $100 million — from Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation to honor the late Jim Moran and create what will be the nation’s largest interdisciplinary, degree-granting school of entrepreneurship. The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will stand alone, offering and greatly expanding […]