TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — May 10, 2012 -
Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has welcomed 80 new students into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society.
Each semester, the society, which was created by Barron in 2011, recognizes students who have excelled both in and outside of the classroom. To be eligible for consideration as a Garnet and Gold Scholar, students must meet membership criteria in at least three of five key areas –– leadership, internship, service, international study and research — and write an approved “synthesis reflection.”
“This class of students is one of the most impressive yet,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn. “They have taken their college experience to the next level by enriching their education through the becoming involved in these meaningful areas of the university. We are excited to see what the future holds for them.”
The spring class of students, the largest class of inductees since the inception of the society, includes a variety of majors, interests and future opportunities.
The following students — along with their academic majors and hometowns — were inducted as members of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society members in April:
Amanda Suppanich, psychology
Boca Raton, Fla.
Justin Gilchrist, finance
Dana M. Spyridakos, classical civilizations
Laura Kelly, English
Karen M. Vorholt, exercise science
Sarah Schlesinger, psychology
Michael Paul Carter, international affairs
Flagler Beach, Fla.
Amelia Edwards, literature
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Grant B. Gieseke, political science
Sandy Noel, international affairs
Zachoria S. Crockett, human resource management
Amber McCroan, political science
Claire E. Van Susteren, public relations
Amanda Gayle Maxwell, communication science and disorders
Chelsea Danielle Albers, international affairs
Claire C. Butler, communication science and disorders Collyn N. Stephens, management Courtney Williams, information technology Keturah Aline Brown, African-American studies Kiara Jamere Wright, industrial engineering Kristen Wharton, international affairs Melissa Beaudry, international affairs William D. Tetsworth, information technology
Sarah Haber, marketing
Armando Mendez, international affairs
Carly A. Rodriguez, international affairs ChristineLacayo, international affairs Diane Victoria Morales, Spanish Flor Morillo, business management Hillary Lee Kirtland, marketing Kimberly Rowe, media/communication studies Landis C. Block, family and child sciences Lourdes Rivery, psychology Luis Vera, psychology Margo L. Zwerling, exercise science Michelle Avaroma, history
Alison J. Kearns, environmental studies
Belani E. Lopez, international affairs
Sahadia J. Auguste, international affairs
Turner Garrett Cowles, editing, writing and media
Lisette D. Alvarez, international affairs
Ellen K. Baggett, philosophy
Erin Kathleen Welch, music-liberal arts
Melissa Gagliardi, nursing
Erin Ann Heffernan, international affairs Jasmine Tinese Styles, media/communication studies Jeanese M. Edmond, liberal arts Joel John Koshy, biological science Megan Thompson, public relations Tiffany N. Taylor, criminology Valerie Esther Crisostomo, hospitality management
Ormond Beach, Fla.
Kerry M. Boehm, public relations
Alyssa Rae Smathers, human resource management
Palm Coast, Fla.
Nicole A. Holmen, editing, writing and media
Panama City, Fla.
Albert Jesse Bacon, social work
Sean August Libby, professional communication
Charles J. Blay, exercise science
Pompano Beach, Fla.
Kaila Brittney Kowalski, media production
Kelsi C. Jewell, criminology
Monique Stephanie Lebar, special education
Satellite Beach, Fla.
Dylan Edward Monteiro, hospitality management
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Boondaniwon Phrathep, biochemistry
Aviram Assidon, biological science
Moshtayeen B. Ahmad, international affairs
Adam LaRose, political science
Afaf Nidal Qasem, dietetics
Brandy Terry, information technology
Erin Peavy, media / communication studies Mary Michelle Correia, social work Sara King, international affairs
Catherine A. Lampi, international affairs Kimberly Siddle, management Melissa N. Martinez, family and child sciences Samara Meichae Shepherd, finance Toni Veronica Gadsden, social work
Tierre Verde, Fla.
Taylor L. Bouwmeester, professional sales
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Caitlin E. Stull, political science
Chelsea Erin Rossin, psychology
Olivia Joyce Matheson, nursing
Sandon Lee Simmons, physics and astrophysics