President John Thrasher

Florida State remembers President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

A brilliant legal mind and international champion of human rights, Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte passed away May 20 at the age of 85. The consummate Southern gentleman, D’Alemberte could often be seen wearing his signature bowtie around campus at Florida State, where he served as its 12th president from 1994 to […]

President John Thrasher remembers President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

“I’ve known Sandy for more than 40 years. He’s been a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to me,” FSU President John Thrasher said. “He was a person of great integrity with an abiding sense of social justice who made a difference in people’s lives here and around the world through his defense of the […]

Class of 2019 students become M.D.s

They arrived as students and departed as doctors. In between were raucous cheers, air-horn blasts, babies’ cries and audible sighs as, one by one, the 113 graduates of the FSU College of Medicine’s Class of 2019 crossed the stage and grabbed the diploma of their dreams. This was the medical school’s 15th graduating class, and […]

David Coburn appointed athletics director

President John Thrasher announced today he has appointed David Coburn athletics director at Florida State University effective immediately. Coburn has held the post of interim athletics director since August 2018 when Thrasher appointed him to replace outgoing director Stan Wilcox. In his nine months as interim head of Athletics, Coburn applied his almost 40 years […]

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 […]

FSU Panama City donors endow scholarship in honor of President John Thrasher

More than 100 FSU Panama City alumni and friends met Wednesday to recognize FSU President John Thrasher for his dedication to the campus and the community, surprising him with a scholarship in his honor for local students. In all, 15 donors raised $25,000 to establish the John E. Thrasher Endowed Scholarship at FSU Panama City, […]

FSU’s Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at the President’s Senior Toast

After years of studious efforts, seniors at Florida State University raised a glass of champagne to celebrate their upcoming graduation during the annual President’s Senior Toast Tuesday, April 23. Since 2013, the President’s Senior Toast has brought together graduating students to commemorate their time at FSU along with President John Thrasher and other university administrators. […]

FSU recognizes top graduate students for their achievements

More than 100 graduate students were recognized for their achievements in teaching, scholarship and service during Florida State University’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Thursday, April 18. Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are incredibly vital to all of the things we do at this university,” Riley […]

FSU English Department honors renowned poet’s 50 years of teaching

David Kirby began teaching at Florida State University in 1969. Fast forward 50 years, and the renowned poet and professor of English is still making a profound impact on Florida State students. In recognition of Kirby’s dedication to poetry, teaching and FSU, the English department announced the creation of the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship during […]

FSU honors alumnus Allan Bense with honorary doctorate

Florida State University granted an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Monday, March 25, to alumnus Allan G. Bense, a prominent Florida businessman, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and former chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees, in recognition of his years as a dedicated public servant and his devotion to his […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: New Zealand mosque shooting

“I am deeply saddened and troubled by the terror attacks at the mosques in New Zealand. I would like our Muslim community to know that we stand with you and offer our support as we mourn the loss of so many innocent lives. Hatred, terror and violence have no place in a civil society, and I know […]

Dance Marathon at FSU raises record-breaking amount

More than 1,800 spirited students cheered with joy as Dance Marathon at FSU revealed a record-breaking total of $2.21 million raised this year to support pediatric medicine following a weekend of dancing at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Dance Marathon at FSU is an annual fundraiser that culminates with a 40-hour event where students […]