FSU Day at the Capitol planned for Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Photo: Democrat file)
FSU Day at the Capitol planned for Tuesday; SGA reception Monday
Florida State University will celebrate its academic and athletic success during FSU Day at the Capitol.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
It will showcase several of the university’s colleges and academic departments, which will have displays and information tables set up on the first three floors of the Capitol.
An outdoor pep rally will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the plaza between the old and new Capitol buildings.
The pep rally will feature remarks by President John Thrasher, recognition of FSU alumni serving in the Legislature, recognition of FSU’s national champion softball and soccer teams and performances by the FSU cheerleaders, members of the Flying High Circus and a pep band from the College of Music.
Thrasher and the FSU Student Government Association will co-host a reception, “Seminole Evening,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday on the 22nd floor of the Capitol where members of the FSU SGA will recognize FSU legislators.
All events are free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear garnet and gold apparel during the festivities.
Florida A&M University College of Law appoints Dean’s Council
Florida A&M University (College of Law has formed a Dean’s Advisory Council with key community partners, business leaders and legal practitioners.
The goals of the newly established Dean’s Advisory Council include serving as ambassadors for the FAMU College of Law, advancing the mission of the law school in the legal, business and broader communities; serving in an advisory capacity to the administration and faculty in the evaluation of the College of Law and its educational programs; and supporting the college’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse and high quality student body.
Dean’s Advisory Council Chair is John Crossman.
Council members are:
Honorable Faye Allen, County Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida
John Crossman, Dean’s Advisory Council Chair, CEO, Crossman & Company
John F. Davis, Executive Vice President, Orlando Regional Chamber
Honorable Jerry L. Demings, Mayor, Orange County
Ava Doppelt, Shareholder, Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, + Gilcrest, P.A.
Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando
Lindsay Greene, Partner, De Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal
Donald R. Henderson, Shareholder, Mateer Harbert Attorneys At Law
Honorable Arthenia Joyner, former member of the Florida Senate and FAMU College of Law Alumna
Noni Holmes-Kidd, General Counsel, Parkway Property investments, LLC
William L. “Bud” Kirk, Jr., Partner, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
Honorable Leticia Marques, Circuit Court Judge, Ninth Judicial District
Christopher Monts, Founding Partner, Monts Law P.L. and FAMU College of Law Alumnus
LeRoy Pernell, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, FAMU College of Law
Christina Redman, National Vice President of Partner Relations, Feeding Children Everywhere
Gary Salzman, Shareholder, Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman, P.A.
Honorable Emerson Thompson, Dean’s Advisory Council Vice Chair; Senior Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Roberta Walton, Self Help Center Manager, Orange County Clerk of Courts and FAMU College of Law Alumna
Jéan Wilson, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
FAMU Alumnus Receives USAID Award
FAMU Alumna Jodi-Kaye Wade was awarded a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Award for negotiating an agreement to unlock private capital for the renewable energy and energy efficient sectors in Nigeria.
Her work will improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as improve and diversify energy access, particularly within the renewable energy sector.
Jodi-Kaye is a 2012 graduate of FAMU’s School of Business and Industry. She currently works as a Private Enterprise Officer in Nigeria.
Tallahassee Community College hosts Undergraduate Research Symposium
The Tallahassee Community College Council on Undergraduate Research had its inaugural Symposium of Undergraduate Research on April 3.
Students showcased their research topics through various platforms including papers and oral presentations, performances, laboratory experiments, visual arts, jewelry, film presentations and posters.
Winners were named in eight categories including a tie for “Best in Show” at the awards ceremony that evening. Each winner received a $100, certificate and medal.
Best in Performing Arts: Autumn Maxwell
Best Three Minute Video: William Gilmore
Best Paper: Esmeralda Lucio
Best in Show: (tie) Shelvin Pilot and Yasuko Miyamoto
Best Poster in Education: Danielle Brown
Best Poster in STEM: Nicolas Timmons
Best Poster in Humanities: Brenna Smith
Best Poster in Social Sciences: Alesha Benjamin
Tallahassee Community College’s All-Florida Academic team honored
Tallahassee Community College recognizes eight students as the 2019 All-Florida Academic Team. Students were selected based on academic achievement, leadership on campus and service to the community.
The Florida College System and the Florida region of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year college held the awards ceremony for students on April 4 in Kissimmee.
The honorees are Lindsey Bassford, M. Dylan Ceballos, Alida Desic, Hunter Kilbourn, Alexis Martin, Imani Oteghile, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Ruriani.
TCC holds event for students interested in TCC to FSU arrangement
Tallahassee Community College is hosting TCC2FSU Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
Prospective students and their families can register to visit.
Participants will learn about the TCC to Florida State University program, meet with TCC and FSU representatives, tour the college’s campus and explore academic and extracurricular offerings, in addition to meeting with off-campus housing options.
April 12 is also the weekend for the “Word of South Literature and Music Festival.”
Interested students will get to experience activities held around the Tallahassee community. Hundreds of people from across Florida have already registered to participate in the TCC2FSU Day.
There will also be $2,000 worth of scholarship giveaways during TCC2FSU Day.
For more information or to register, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/tcc2fsu.
Hiring fair is planned for Tallahassee Community College campus
Tallahassee Community College is holding a hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the Student Union Ballroom at the main campus.
Students and members of the community can meet employers who are ready to hire for jobs and internships.
More than 30 employers will be present including Bass Pro Shops, Baymont Inn & Suites, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Tallahassee Police Department and Inspired Technologies.
Business casual dress is required.
Annual Juried TCC Art Students’ Exhibit
Tallahassee Community College will host an opening reception for The College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit on Thursday, from 4:30 – 8 p.m. at the TCC Fine Art Gallery.
The showcase presents outstanding examples of works created by TCC students throughout the 2018-19 school year and selected by instructors of all studio art courses.
There will be an awards presentation recognizing students for their works at 6 p.m.
The reception and the gallery are free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs from April 11 through April 25.
The gallery is open weekdays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. excluding holidays.