So many of you go beyond the call of duty when it comes to your students. Several faculty members were recognized recently at the Transformation Through Teaching awards event I hosted at the President’s House in November.
While I was listening to students share the inspirational stories about how the award-winning professors had touched their lives, I was reminded of the responsibility we hold in not only developing students intellectually but helping them realize their dreams outside of the classroom. I commend your devotion in this effort, and I meet students every day who are the beneficiaries of your energy.
Just last week, we recognized some of FSU's most well-rounded undergraduate students at the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society induction ceremony. It is exciting to know these students will graduate this weekend and go out into the world looking to make a difference.
Seeing the smiling faces of thousands of graduates — and their parents — at commencement is an obvious way I know we are doing our collective job. We are preparing career-ready college graduates who are also good citizens. We should all take pride in that.
I’m happy to once again share a few news clips below. Our entire faculty is doing a great job generating positive media attention for FSU. Keep up the good work!
Please continue to share your ideas and feedback with me. I truly enjoy hearing from you and the news from your corner of campus.
Our accomplishments over the past year have laid the foundation for what I think will be a truly transformational year ahead, and I’m excited to get started!
Have a safe and relaxing winter break! I look forward to seeing you in 2016.