A Couple's Legacy Hits a High Note
Posted May 10, 2013
Retired music educators Raymond (’55) and Patsy (’54, ’73) Kickliter will forever be remembered by generations of their former students in the Leon County school system. With the establishment of a scholarship in their honor, generations more will be influenced by their legacy.
The Great Give Raises Funds for 24 Worthy Projects
Posted April 24, 2013
From 9 a.m. on April 18 through 9 p.m. on April 19, 1,229 donors turned to their laptops, tablets and smartphones to provide critical support for projects that will enhance academic and athletic excellence at Florida State University.
Jackson family gives $1 million to Center for Brain Repair
Posted April 15, 2013
Florida State University’s Center for Brain Repair has received a gift from Tallahassee parents who know all too well how research can lead to medical relief. Erwin and Stefanie Jackson’s gift of $1 million will support The Brian Jackson Dystonia Research and Discovery Program at the Center for Brain Repair in the College of Medicine.
Honors House Project Gets Boost From Sale of Comfort Food
Posted April 8, 2013
Wanting to cater to weary students and contribute to the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, Florida State University’s Mortar Board national honor society members decided selling grilled-cheese sandwiches during last semester’s finals week would be a unique fundraiser.
Florida Hospital Gift to Support College of Medicine’s Orlando Campus
Posted March 27, 2013
Florida Hospital recently announced a $2 million gift to support the Florida State University College of Medicine’s educational program in Orlando. The gift will establish the Florida Hospital Endowed Fund for Medical Education to help the College of Medicine support its faculty of more than 550 experienced physicians from the Orlando medical community.
2013 Gift of Wisdom Mentor Award Winner—Kitty Hoffman
Posted March 20, 2013
Congratulations to Katherine B. “Kitty” Hoffman, recipient of The Women for Florida State University’s 2013 Gift of Wisdom Mentor Award.
Tunnicliffs Give Additional $50,000 to Florida State's Law School
Posted March 19, 2013
Florida State University College of Law alumni couple Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff, 1971 and 1972 graduates, respectively, have pledged an additional $50,000, over time, to the law school to supplement the existing Cynthia and Charles Tunnicliff Endowment for Excellence.
Diez-Arguelles Gives Additional $100,000 to Florida State Law School
Posted March 11, 2013
Florida State University College of Law alumnus Carlos Diez-Arguelles ('85) has pledged an additional $100,000 to the law school to be divided equally between the existing Carlos R. Diez-Arguelles Endowed Scholarship and the Alumni Centennial Chair.
Hirsch Gift Supports Holocaust Research
Posted March 7, 2013
Sol M. Hirsch ('76), and his wife, Beverly J. Hirsch, recently established the Sol and Beverly Hirsch Endowment. The endowment will provide scholarships for master’s and doctoral students pursuing degrees in library and information studies to encourage their research on the Holocaust (Shoah), its aftermath and its impact on Jewish life and culture.
Alumna Who Blazed a Trail is Now Clearing a Path
Posted March 5, 2013
An alumna who blazed a trail at Florida State University is now clearing a path for needy students. Maxine Thurston-Fischer, Ph.D., and her husband, Kenneth C. Fischer, M.D., recently included a $2 million gift in their estate plans—$1.6 million to provide support to first-generation, low-income students engaged in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and $400,000 to provide scholarships to needy students enrolled in the College of Social Work.
Priest Faithfully Honors Her Late Husband
Posted February 27, 2013
Gloria Priest has faithfully honored the memory of her late husband, John F. Priest, with generous gifts to Florida State University. Over the course of a decade, Gloria Priest’s contributions to Florida State include the establishment of four funds within the Department of Religion, where John Priest was a professor for 28 years.
Tallahassee Memorial Collaborating on Research
Posted February 26, 2013
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation recently pledged $100,000 to establish the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice Endowed Fund at Florida State University’s College of Nursing.
Frost Gives $1 Million to College of Law
Posted February 20, 2013
Florida State University College of Law alumnus John W. Frost II (’69) has committed an additional $1 million gift to the law school to supplement two existing endowments. Sixty percent of the gift will supplement the John W. Frost II Moot Court Endowment and 40 percent will supplement the John W. and Ashley E. Frost Endowed Professorship.
Koeglers Continue Support of Law School
Posted February 11, 2013
Florida State University College of Law alumnus Steven C. Koegler ('70) and his wife, Blanche Koegler, have gifted $250,000 to the law school. The gift will create the Steve and Blanche Koegler Professorship in Business Law.
Knight Foundation Grant to Support Garnet and Gold Scholar Society
Posted February 4, 2013
Michelle Avaroma believed that Florida State University could help turn her love for working in her community into both her passion and vocation — and it has, thanks in large part to the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, a program that recently received a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Building the Future of Engineering
Posted January 29, 2013
Colleen Stewart has always had strong ties to engineering. Her family has extensive degrees in that field of study, although not all of the family received their engineering degrees from Florida State University.
Professor Winchester Makes Gift for Students of Earth and Environmental Geochemistry
Reposted January 2, 2013
Florida State University Professor Emeritus John W. Winchester has given $50,000 to establish the John W. and Ellen M. Winchester Fund for Excellence in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Geochemistry in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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