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Student Star: Sabrina Mato

Cuban immigrant and first-generation college student Sabrina Mato arrived at Florida State University with a breadth of opportunities awaiting her, and she’s taken full advantage of those experiences during her collegiate career.

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FSU Celebrates Donors of New Honors Program and Inaugural Cohort of James M. Seneff Scholars

Florida State University honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation Saturday at a celebration hosted by President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher at the FSU President’s House. During the event, Seneff (BUS ’68) presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College of Business’ James M. Seneff Honors Program.

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Student Stars: Ellen Cecil-Lemkin

Florida State University doctoral candidate Ellen Cecil-Lemkin is on a mission to make sure current and future generations of students have a better chance of succeeding in college because of her own journey navigating higher education with a disability.

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FSU Honors Marching Chiefs with ‘Spectacular’ 3D Stained-Glass Window

Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs are world-renowned for producing a grand “wall of sound,” and now the famed band is forever immortalized on the wall of FSU’s historic Heritage Museum.

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Florida State to Launch Collegiate Recovery Program Thanks to Forward-Thinking Donors

Ensuring students can receive the assistance they need to recover from substance abuse and to live in recovery is a new reality at Florida State University, thanks to the generosity of two recent donors.

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CARE Jumpstarts First-Generation Students’ College Journey

August 8, 2019 Starting college can be an overwhelming experience for any student, especially for those who are the first in their families to do so.

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Student Spotlight: Brooke Garringer—‘Epitome’ of a Student Star in Class, the Laboratory and the Ring

Giving to Florida State University can create impactful experiences for many current and future FSU students. Together, let’s continue to change lives. Please visit to learn more.

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Naming of Classroom in Legacy Hall Latest Example of Alumnus’ Generosity

Early on, Florida State University alumnus Jim Henderson decided that adding value to any endeavor and treating people as you would like to be treated allows you to create a better organization and benefit both professionally and personally.

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FSU’s Summer Law School Program Prepares and Reassures Undergrads

College students thinking about pursuing a legal career are making indelible memories at Florida State University’s award-winning Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the College of Law.

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Visionary Alumni Include Florida State in Their Estates

From students to accomplished alumni, Arnold and Priscilla Moss Greenfield cultivated a lifelong friendship with the Florida State University community. Both graduates of Florida State, the Greenfields devoted countless years ensuring FSU continued to offer the same unparalleled educational opportunities they both experienced during their time on campus.

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CNL Charitable Foundation Gift Advances Preeminence of FSU College of Business to Honor CNL Founder James M. Seneff

A generous $5 million gift commitment from CNL Charitable Foundation founded by alumnus James M. Seneff will establish an honors program at the Florida State University College of Business and advance the college farther down the path of preeminence.

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Marching Chiefs to Perform at 75th Anniversary D-Day Ceremonies in France

Florida State University’s world-renowned Marching Chiefs will be the only collegiate band to participate in France’s official D-Day Normandy Parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the bold mission and honoring the brave soldiers who helped win World War II.

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