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Tradition, triumph and tenacity highlight spring commencement

Alumnus and advertising executive Michael Goldberg used a time-honored Florida State University tradition — the war chant — to get across one simple, but powerful, piece of advice for graduates to follow. “The key to success is in the tomahawk chop,” Goldberg said after leading the 2017 graduates in a one last united and classic Seminole chop. […]

Florida State University enjoying historic success

Florida State University is enjoying an exceptional year as the preeminent institution records a number of historic recognitions and accomplishments reflecting an upward trajectory of overall academic excellence and national prominence in higher education.  “Florida State University is an incredibly productive and valuable asset to our state, our country and our world,” President John Thrasher […]

FSU administrators honored for outstanding service to students

Florida State University President John Thrasher and Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn have been selected as recipients of NASPA Region III awards for their outstanding service and contributions to higher education. Each year, NASPA, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recognizes higher education administrators and faculty members who are doing exceptional work […]

FSU President Thrasher returns to middle school to recognize outstanding STEM-teaching program

Florida State University President John Thrasher donned a middle school teacher’s hat as he stepped to the front of a sixth-grade class to teach a science lesson on convection. Thrasher taught the class at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee Thursday to recognize the continuing success of the FSU-Teach program, which encourages science and math students […]

Here’s to the Class of 2017: Seniors celebrate at annual President’s Toast

Hundreds of Florida State University seniors joined President John Thrasher in raising a glass to celebrate the last four years and the upcoming spring commencement ceremonies at the President’s Senior Toast April 17. As part of the fourth annual Senior Sendoff Week, members of the Class of 2017 enjoyed complimentary champagne, appetizers and music from […]

Egyptian educators visit FSU under State Department program to study U.S. community college system

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed to campus a delegation of Egyptian educators who are spending six weeks in Florida to study the U.S. community colleges. “It is an honor to host this program because we know how important community colleges can be in opening doors to new opportunities for so many people, whether […]

Florida State names new vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, as the new vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 2017. Hecht, an alumna of FSU, will lead approximately 1,000 employees in the university’s student affairs division that spans a wide array of departments […]

FSU rolls out the red carpet for Oscar-winning alumnus Barry Jenkins

Florida State University rolled out the red carpet for Barry Jenkins’ triumphant return to his alma mater capped off with a sold-out crowd at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall March 31. Tickets to Friday’s screening of Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” had sold out in less than two hours. The event was hosted by the Florida State […]