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Panama City Librarian Shaun Saxon and Dean Randy Hanna, present Dr. Jim and Jan Cook a certificate

FSU Panama City honors Jim and Jan Cook with naming of Library and Learning Center

Florida State University Panama City is naming the Library and Learning Center in honor of Jim and Jan Cook. The Dr. and Mrs. James T. Cook Library and Learning Center was announced by Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City, on August 11, 2021, during the annual Welcome Back Fall Symposium.

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Richard and Bonnie Wheeler

Alumni Couple Honors Fathers with Named Scholarships

College of Business alumnus Richard Wheeler (BS Management ’78; MBA ’79) likes to say that his family is “all in” when it comes to Florida State University. He offers as evidence his wife, Bonnie, three siblings, two sons and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews – all who earned various degrees at FSU.

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Creating Scholarship Opportunities for Unconquered Scholars a “No-Brainer” for Longtime FSU Advocates

Yvonne and Stephen Brown (’68) share a rich history with Florida State University. The couple first met during Stephen’s junior year and support the university through charitable endeavors, giving their time to leadership councils, university boards and even as faculty. 

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Dr Shelly and students smiling

One-on-One Mentoring Helps High School Students Hit Their SSTRIDE

The Florida State University College of Medicine announced it is embarking on a partnership dedicated to giving Sarasota County students the resources and mentorship needed to achieve their dreams of pursuing a career in the medical field.

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College of Law student speaking at a podium

Alumni and Donors Help FSU College of Law Create Change Agents for Racial Justice

Florida State University College of Law students are set to become the change agents imperative to addressing society’s tide of systemic racism thanks to the recently established Racial Justice Advocacy Fund.

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View of Dedman building and students walking on the grass

Don and Aggie Steiner Commit Additional $1.5M to FSU

In 2001, Don and Aggie Steiner created a planned gift and established The Don and Aggie Steiner Endowed Funds for the benefit of the university. Their recent estate revalue adds nearly $650K to their endowed fund with the Dedman College of Hospitality.

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Jessica McGuire pictured abroad

FSU Alumna Gift Offers Students a Global Experience

Following in her uncle’s footsteps, Jessica McGuire attended FSU, where she studied abroad in London her junior year. After graduating summa cum laude and moving to New York, McGuire still fondly reflects on the experiences that made her college years memorable.

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Collage of Chuck and Donna Ross performing at the FSU Circus

Alumni Celebrate FSU Circus’s 75th Anniversary with Planned Gift

Successfully "catching" a two and a half somersault, conducting triple aerial high casting, flying trapeze routines and even participating in the circus's first teeterboard team—Florida State University alumni Chuck ('69) and Donna (Meyers) Ross ('70) recall many exhilarating memories from their years performing with the FSU Flying High Circus. 

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Headshot of Henri Crockett

Alumni and Former NFL Star Creates Winning Opportunities for FSU Students

A member of the Florida State Seminoles 1993 NCAA Division I Football National Championship team, Henri Crockett (´96) would go on to win five back-to-back ACC championships with the garnet and gold. Although their on-the-field activities reigned supreme, Henri and his brother, Zack (´94), never lost sight of one other shared passion—their community.

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Group photo of Randy Hanna and the Chapman family

FSU Panama City Honors Chapman Family Foundation with Naming of Advising Center

Florida State University Panama City held a naming ceremony on April 8, 2021 for the Chapman Family Foundation, honoring their lead gift to establish the FSU PC Promise Scholarship.

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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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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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