FSU Foundation

March 2021

Billy Francis, Bruce Host and Claude Shipley smiling

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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Headshot of Stella Cottrell

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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President Thrasher bestowing the honorary stole on Dr. Hold

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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Jay and Dr. Sue Newman posing at her graduate ceremony

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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