Kicking Off Football Season with a Decades-Old Tradition
- The Marching Chiefs enliven the sellout crowd with a spirited performance.
- Head Coach Jimbo Fisher addresses more than 1,400 fans at the 60th Annual Kickoff Luncheon.
- Wide receiver Bert Reed pauses to take a photograph with a Seminole enthusiast at the conclusion of the luncheon.
- Cheering attendees are introduced to the 2011 Florida State coaching staff and football team, including quarterback EJ Manuel.
- Emeritus Alumni Society Board of Directors member Jack McCoy (B.S. ’56, M.S. ’58), with wife Betty, wears his Florida State pride on his face.
- The legendary Tommy Wright leads the rousing cheer at the end of the FSU Fight Song, which he composed.
- Future alumna Penelope Pasqualone (Class of 2032) dons her Seminole best.
- The FSU Alumni Association hosts an Open House in the Alumni Welcome Center courtyard.
- Judy Willis (B.S. ’76), Dale Willis (B.S. ’76) and Erin Fellows (B.S.N. ’02) are all smiles.
The Alumni Association marked the start of FSU’s highly anticipated football season at its 60th annual Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 26. Head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed a sea of over 1,400 fans at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, The Marching Chiefs enliven the sellout crowd with a spirited performance, and Voice if the Seminoles Gene Deckerhoff introduced the 2011 Florida State coaching staff and football team, including quarterback EJ Manuel.
Serving Food, Fun and Seminole Spirit
For the third year this fall, the association welcomed alumni and friends of the university to an Open House the evening before every home football game. Guests were treated to activities and fare unique to each event’s theme as well as a performance by retired professor of music Tommie Wright, composer of the FSU Fight Song.