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T.K. Wetherell, FSU President Emeritus

From college freshmen to the most powerful politicians in Florida, all called him simply “T.K.” Florida State University President Emeritus Thomas Kent Wetherell, who passed away Dec. 16 at the age of 72, leaves a legacy as one of higher education’s most dynamic and lifelong champions. At the helm of his alma mater from 2003 […]

Fall commencement speakers encourage graduates to appreciate their journeys, embrace the future

MORE: Photo Gallery | FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education A short and sweet pep talk from Lonni Alameda, Florida State University’s national champion softball coach, headlined Saturday’s fall commencement ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 15. “In our athletic world it would be good morning #Tribe18,” Alameda said. “Today’s an amazing day for you […]

FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education

When Pablo Correa walked across the stage to accept his third degree from Florida State University during commencement Friday night, he completed a long, improbable college journey that started more than 20 years ago in a crime- and drug-ridden neighborhood in South Florida. His latest academic achievement, earning a doctorate in communication, exemplified perseverance, redemption, […]

Florida State names new director of University Health Services

Florida State University has selected Amy B. Magnuson as director of University Health Services, effective immediately. Magnuson has served as interim director of University Health Services since May 2017 leading up to her permanent appointment to the position. “I am looking forward to working with Amy closely as we develop a holistic, university-wide approach to […]

Profiles in Leadership: Mission-driven Fogarty committed to producing the doctors Florida needs

Long before John P. Fogarty was dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, he was a U.S. Army division surgeon stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was there, serving under the direction of a two-star general, that Fogarty was exposed to a style of leadership that continues to resonate with him today. “The […]

Unconquered Scholars Program featured at recent student success conference

Research suggests that fewer than 3 percent of youth who age-out of foster care earn college degrees. To combat this problem, Florida State University started the Unconquered Scholars Program in 2012. The program provides mentorship and guidance to former foster youth and homeless students, with 85 percent of these students graduating within four years — […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14, 15

Florida State University’s national champion softball coach Lonni Alameda and Pamela Perrewé, a pioneering business administration professor, will be the featured speakers at fall commencement ceremonies. FSU President John Thrasher will preside over both ceremonies. They will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]

State of the University: FSU builds on rising reputation as it looks to future

Florida State University demonstrated its enduring strength during a year of remarkable tragedy and triumph, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 5. While the university was profoundly affected by the impact of Hurricane Michael and a shooting at a local […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 59 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “We […]

FSU sustainability leader recognized as TIAA difference maker

Florida State University’s Elizabeth Swiman is one of 100 individuals from across the country recognized as a Difference Maker by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Swiman is the director for Campus Sustainability at Florida State. The TIAA Difference Maker Award honors people who have devoted their lives to improving the world and shaping […]

Recent FSU graduate scores another prestigious fellowship

Florida State University graduate Jesse Marks added another honor to his long list of accolades Monday as he was selected to the newest cohort of Schwarzman Scholars. One of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet […]

Ten FSU faculty recognized for inspiring and motivating students

Ten Florida State University faculty members were honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their actions to foster meaning and purpose among their students. The award recipients were recognized Thursday, Nov. 29, with a dinner at the President’s house, where students and faculty met to reflect and honor their achievements. Faculty members were nominated […]