Connecting Alumni to FSU’s Rich Heritage
- Nancy Sheridan (B.A. ’57, M.S. ’67) and Emeritus Alumni Society Chair Betty Lou Joanos (B.S. ’57, Ph.D. ’85) smile for the camera.
- Richard Lawrence joins Drew and Rachel Peacock in Marianna, Fla.
- Betty Lou Joanos (B.S. ’57, Ph.D. ’85) (right) catches up with fellow Emeritus alumni in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
- FSU President Eric Barron (B.S. ’73), flanked by Connie Sellers and Gene Sellers (B.S. '56), honors the university’s distinguished emeritus alumni in Maggie Valley, N.C.
- Left to right: Malena Nichols, Mary Wheeler (B.S. ’44), Marjorie O’Neal (B.S. ’41), Mike Dasher (B.S. ’99) of The FSU Foundation and Cecil Nichols delight in each other’s company at the Maggie Valley Club and Resort, N.C.
The Emeritus Alumni Society — which is comprised of all alumni who graduated from or attended the university fifty or more years ago — gathered throughout the summer and fall to reminisce about their time on campus and learn about the Florida State of today. Emeritus alumni in Florida’s Big Bend met regularly for a series of Coffee Chats, where they heard from university experts like Professor of Meteorology Peter Ray (M.S. ’70, Ph.D. ’73) and former football coach Jim Gladden. The flourishing society also hosted luncheons across northern Florida and in North Carolina, including at the Maggie Valley Club and Resort which offers guests breathtaking Smoky Mountain vistas.
The FSU Black Alumni Association held its annual reunion in October, bringing black alumni together for a long weekend of networking and fellowship. The Awards and Recognition Luncheon proved to be a reunion-goer favorite. Black Alumni Association National President Connie E. Jenkins-Pye (A.A. ’81, B.S. ’83, B.S. ’84, M.S.W. ’85); Keturah Brown, Outstanding Student Award recipient; Corey Simon (B.S. ’99), Heart of a Champion awardee; Nina Ashenafi Richardson (B.A. ’87, J.D. ’91), Outstanding Alumni Award recipient; J. Marshall Shepherd (B.S. ’91, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’99), Outstanding Alumni awardee; and Alumni Association President Scott Atwell line up for a photograph at the conclusion of the ceremony.