Vires the official magazine for Florida State alumni
The Askew Award winners

The Inaugural Young Alumni Awards

Florida State’s newest generation of alumni is far beyond its years in terms of accomplishments, both professional and civic. This spring, the Alumni Association set out to recognize the best of this promising young group of recent graduates for the first time. After a worldwide call for nominations, a committee of fellow FSU graduates selected 30 exceptional alumni, all of whom are 30 years old or younger, from an impressive pool of candidates.
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FSU's 50th Anniversary of Integration Celebration

Integration Then,
Engagement Now

With the confident walk of the eternal athlete, Fred Flowers (B.A. ’69, M.S. ’73) stepped away from the dugout and strode to the pitcher’s mound at Dick Howser Stadium to throw the opening pitch in the Seminoles’ first of three victories over the Miami Hurricanes. His appearance on April 20, a sunny Friday afternoon, was part of a week of celebration and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Florida State University.
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Inspiring Change on a Global Scale

A Florida State Alumnus Proves that Small Decisions Can Lead to Big Things

Francisco Sánchez (B.A. ’81, J.D. ’86) speaks at the Fourth Annual Americas Competitiveness Forum in Atlanta, Ga.

Francisco Sánchez (B.A. ’81, J.D. ’86) is the current Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since his childhood in the Tampa Bay area, Sánchez has understood that people — from individuals to small business to large government bodies — could inspire change and encourage communities to move forward.
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The Moment

Lee Corso

Friday, November 18, 2011
8:58 p.m.



Then and Now

Dodd Hall west wing circa 1930s.

Dodd Hall and the Werkmeister Reading Room

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In Memoriam

The Florida State University Alumni Association extends our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following individuals.



Office Hours

Lenore McWey
(A.A. ’92, B.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’02)

Lenore McWey

An FSU faculty member opens her door to VIRES readers.



Ten Questions

with Lee Corso
(B.S. ’57, M.S. ’58)

Ten Questions with Lee Corso

The FSU Alumni Association recently called a timeout for TEN QUESTIONS with Lee Corso, FSU alumnus and football analyst for ESPN's College GameDay.



Catching Up With...

Bob Bowman (B.S. '87)

Catching up with Bob Bowman

For the past 15 years, FSU alumnus Bob Bowman has sat at the right hand of swimming history, as coach, guru and motivator-in-chief to ultra-Olympian Michael Phelps.



Class Notes

Class Notes: Allison Yu

News and updates from your fellow Noles around the world.



Young Alumni Development Councils

Young Alumni support annual giving at FSU.

Young Alumni support annual giving at FSU.



Around Campus

Parting Shot

FSU Men's ACC Basketball Championship team photo

Seminole smiles – even from usually stoic head coach Leonard Hamilton – reflect the joy of culminating FSU’s 21–year journey along Tobacco Road with its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Championship.




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