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•  MAY 8, 2017 •

Tradition, triumph and tenacity highlight FSU commencement exercises

President John Thrasher presided over three commencement ceremonies May 5 and 6 as Florida State University awarded degrees to about 6,800 students this spring. Commencement speakers shared their wisdom and graduates provided some incredible moments, giving the Class of 2017 a lifelong memory. Read more ...

MORE COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE
"A voice for FSU students among graduates" - Tallahassee Democrat 
"Teeming with Potential" - Panama City News Herald
"Once a FSU super fan, Payton Poulin is now an FSU graduate" - Warchant
"Florida State alumnus Payton Poulin walks stage at graduation" - Orlando Sentinel
"FSU graduate's service dog receives honors" - WCTV

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Student researcher lands scholarship to study at world-renowned Oxford

Florida State University recent graduate Rachel Drummey, a native of Bradenton, Fla., will study at the University of Oxford this fall after being selected as a Frost Scholar, through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Oxford. Read more ...

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Engineering student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

David Perez, a junior environmental engineering major at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Udall Scholarship. Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care, or Tribal public policy; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement. Read more ...

FSU RESEARCH NEWS

FSU names new director of Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Lou Cattafesta the new director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. “I cannot think of a better choice to lead FCAAP into the future,” Ostrander said. “Lou’s excellent scholarship and experience as a researcher, teacher and mentor make him the ideal candidate to continue the wonderful success FCAAP has already had and propel the center and its faculty to even greater heights.” Read more ...

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