Impact on Faculty
Florida State University is fortunate to have a dedicated and distinguished faculty. Some of the most prominent scholars in several fields already provide the influence and leadership that make the best students even better. Understandably, attracting and retaining excellent faculty remains a priority at Florida State University. However, competition for outstanding faculty is intense.
The following are areas where philanthropy can make the greatest difference to faculty at FSU:
Eminent Scholar Chairs
Eminent Scholar Chairs allow FSU to bring internationally distinguished scholars to the university faculty. Both students and younger faculty can study with these leaders, creating interactions that elevate the educational experience.
Professorships are among the most respected and sought after positions in higher education. FSU seeks to endow professorships in all colleges to help it attract and retain top teaching professionals. Income from the endowment contributes to their compensation and scholarly activities.
Support of lectureships enables FSU to engage leading speakers from around the world to address students, faculty, community professionals and friends on such key issues as policy, ethics and cutting-edge research.
Private giving enables FSU to compete on a national level. Your gifts increase the funds available for staffing the University with the best faculty, primarily by creating new endowed chairs and professorships.
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Gloria Priest Honors Her Late Husband With Lecture Series and Professorships
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, her contributions to Florida State include the establisment of four funds within the Department of Religion.
Gift from Kitty Hoffman Creates Lectureship in Environmental Chemistry
Thanks to a gift to the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where Kitty Hoffman taught for decades, the university brought internationally renowned chemist Joseph J. Bozell to campus Friday, April 13, 2012, for the first-ever Katherine B. Hoffman Endowed Lecture in Environmental Chemistry.
Building for the Future: Real Estate Foundation Aims to Make Real Property Gifts a Primary Part of Fundraising
The creation of the Real Estate Foundation, coupled with its proven leadership, is yet another way Florida State is striving to become a university of unparalleled growth and success.
The Frances Cushing Ervin Professorship in the Department of English
The family of 1941 Florida State College for Women alumna Frances Cushing Ervin honors her legacy through a professorship in the department of English.
Renowned Marine Scientist Named Mote Eminent Scholar
The ecology and conservation of fishes is the focus of study for the eighth Mote Eminent Scholar—distinguished marine scientist Dr. Peter J. Auster.
A Spokeswoman for the Elderly
Dr. Jill Quadagno is the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar in Social Gerontology and Professor of Sociology at Florida State and the first woman to hold an Eminent Scholar Chair at the university.
Paving the Way for Future Policymakers
“These students have the opportunity to gain practical research experience across multiple disciplines,” says Carol Weissert.
Facilitating a Cultural Exchange
The patronage of Ada Belle Winthrop-King and the guidance of Alec Hargreaves have allowed Florida State to foster better understanding and appreciation between American and French cultures.
FSU Art Professor Named National Art Educator of the Year
Tom Anderson has long been a popular mentor for doctoral students.
Solar-Powered by Day; Hydrogen by Night
By the year 2012, energy-conscious homebuyers could be in luck.