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William O. Bell III and Aggie Bell

Alumni Honors Parents’ Dedication to Florida State with Scholarship

William O. Bell III and Aggie Bell’s (’69) fondness for Florida State University has transcended generations.

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Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society Establishes New Scholarship for Student Veterans

The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society is honoring their own through the recent establishment of a scholarship to support student veterans who would not otherwise complete their degrees without financial assistance.

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FSU Alumna Stella Cottrell Leaves Lasting Legacy

Stella Schmahl Cottrell, a prominent and beloved member of the Florida State University family, passed away March 23 after battling pancreatic cancer. 

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FSU Honors William T. Hold with Honorary Doctoral Degree

Florida State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Thursday, March 11, to alumnus and insurance industry trailblazer William T. Hold.

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Thanks a Million!

Visit https://greatgive.fsu.edu to learn more.

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FSU Alumni Establish Endowment Supporting Graduate Students Pursuing Theatre Studies

Blending their fondness of the dramatic arts and academic interests, the Newmans decided to establish the Jay and Dr. Sue Newman Research Award in Theatre Studies, which recognizes graduate research excellence through conference participation, travel and other academic activities related to student research.

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Hudson Smith

Remembering The Ringling: A Story of Giving to a Childhood Love

Hudson Smith and his wife, Anne, have been Circle members at The Ringling for 10 years. After retiring to Venice, Florida in 2006, Hudson was finally able to put a lot of time into his hobbies of traveling and photography.

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Endowed Scholarship Continues to Support FSU Students 30 Years Later

Serving as the head football coach at Florida State University from 1960-1970, Coach Bill Peterson spent ten seasons developing a program that could contend with the best. 

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New Legacy Hall Auditorium to be Named After FSU Alumni Gail and Bob Knight

A pair of Florida State University graduates are giving back to the place where they say their success started with a $1.25 million gift to the FSU College of Business.

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Thank You for Your Support of #GivingTuesday!

The season of giving shines bright in every Seminole. Join us in supporting Florida State students on #GivingTuesday.

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Day Family Donates $1 Million to FSU Dedman School of Hospitality

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announced Thursday a $1 million donation by the family of Cecil B. Day to establish and support a slate of academic initiatives at the school.

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Alumnus Gift Addresses Inclusivity in Real Estate

Deserving students from diverse demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds will have equal opportunity to pursue a real estate education thanks to the generosity of Florida State University College of Business alumnus John Crossman (B.S. ’93).

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