Leadership Weekend Updates

1Ledership-Weekend-2015We hope everyone is getting excited for the 2015 Leadership Weekend! Registration for Leadership Weekend is now LIVE.

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The weekend will kick-off on Thursday, April 9 with a welcome mixer from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. at The Front Porch. There will be light hors d’oeuvres provided and cash bar available.

The Front Porch
1215 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Friday, April 10, will be a full day of conferencing and training from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the FSU Alumni Association. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continue reading

Announcing the 2015 Leadership Weekend

2This year’s Leadership Weekend will be held from Thursday, April 9–Saturday, April 11. The weekend will kick-off Thursday evening with a social mixer. Friday will be a full day of conferencing at the FSU Alumni Center, followed by the 2015 FSU Clubbie Awards at Hotel Duval. Saturday you are invited to attend the Young Alumni tailgate and the spring football game.

Help us in selecting this year’s FSU Clubbie Award winners by nominating club/chapter events and top volunteers. Please be as detailed as possible when filling out the 2015 FSU Clubbie Award nomination form. Continue reading

2015 Seminole Club® and Chapter Scholarships

ScholarshipIt’s that time of year again, when Florida State University accepts new students to the Seminole family!

Below are some dates to think about when planning a scholarship deadline.

  • December 17, 2014 – First round of students were accepted
  • March 18, 2015 – Second round of students become accepted
  • May 1, 2015 – Last day for an accepted student to turn in a nonrefundable admission deposit

With May 1 being the last day for accepted students to turn in a nonrefundable $200 admission deposit, please consider pushing back scholarship application deadlines to sometime after Friday, May 1. Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

graduates2Dear Club Leaders,

The mission statement of our FSU Alumni Association reads:

Advancing our university’s greatness and enriching the lives of the Seminole family.

This year, the Association is pledging its resources to advance FSU’s greatness by helping with a branding project designed to influence high school guidance counselors, whose voting makes up 7% of the U.S. News & World report rankings.  As you know, FSU has an established goal of reaching the top 25 among public institutions.

In order to provide local context of the impact FSU has had on individual communities, we are compiling lists of prominent and successful alumni who came to FSU from your area or have relocated there since graduation.  We need your help! Continue reading

2015 National Signing Day

Jimbo-Fisher-National-Signing-DayWho’s excited for National Signing Day? Be sure to tune in to see Coach Fisher on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. EST on ESPN3.

For those Seminole Clubs® and Chapters hosting viewing parties: Seminole Boosters suggests you check with your venue to ensure they get ESPN3.

Side note — Don’t forget that Seminole Service Day is just around the corner (Saturday, March 21). If you need help with project ideas, planning, marketing, etc., be sure to let us know and we will do everything we can to assist.

Make sure your Seminole Club® or Chapter is included in the marketing mix by submitting project details to FSU Alumni Association staff by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 12. Fill out a marketing request form now!

 

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Seminole Service Day!

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In 2012, the FSU Alumni Association created a national day of service for Seminole Clubs® and Chapters. The goal was to show pride for Florida State University and leave an impression on our local communities. Each year since then Seminole Clubs® and Chapters from across the nation collaborate to give back to their hometowns. We couldn’t be more proud of how our Seminole Clubs® and Chapters have represented FSU in their communities.

This year’s Seminole Service Day will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Clubs and Chapters will gather to dedicate a day of service and show pride in FSU, their community and the nation. Continue reading

Rose Bowl GWP Reminder

logo-dual-rosebowlA friendly reminder that if your Seminole Club® or Chapter is hosting a game watching party (GWP) for the College Football Playoff game and you would like to have your club/chapter included in the marketing mix, please make sure to submit all your information by TODAY (Wednesday, Dec. 10). If there is new information, please submit a GWP form – otherwise, email jtanca@fsu.edu

Below is a list of Seminole Clubs® and Chapters who have informed us (as of this afternoon) that their club/chapter will be hosting a playoff game watching party (the number next to the name indicates the number of venues). Continue reading

Playoff Semifinals

tuxpi.com.1418063485As many of you have probably heard, Florida State has been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff Semifinals. On New Year’s Day, No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State will compete at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA kicking off at 5 p.m. EDT.

With that being said, if your club or chapter will be hosting a game watching party (GWP) for the College Football Playoff Semifinals, and you would like for us to include this information on our Game Watching Party webpage and eBlasts, please submit all your information by THIS WEDNESDAY (Dec. 10) at 5 p.m. EDT. If your details are different than previous GWP information you have given us, please submit a new GWP form with all of the necessary information. If your GWP information is the same as what you have given us in the past, please simply confirm that your club will be hosting an event and that we should use the same details, by emailing Jessica Tanca at jtanca@fsu.edu. Continue reading

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S RESPONSE FROM TODAY’S EVENTS

IMG_33293Vigil4Florida State students hold a vigil on Landis Green after the shooting in Strozier library.

Dear Seminole Family,

Today, we are reminded again that Florida State University is a special place. Indeed, it is the rarity of what occurred — albeit disbelief — that reminds us we are part of a caring, nurturing and uplifting institution that instills in its students and alumni a sense of family and home — and a culture of good. There is no answer for the question of “why” an alumnus returned to campus with wicked intent (though mental illness appears to be a factor), yet in the aftermath there are many instances of good in the midst of evil. From the quick response by emergency personnel and alert systems, to the pair of just-checked-out books that protected a student from the shooter’s first bullet, ours is a blessed community of Seminoles.  Continue reading

Reminder: Submit 2014 Postseason GWP Information

Post SeasonBelow is a list of Seminole Clubs® and Chapters who have informed us (as of this morning) that their club will be hosting an ACC Championship game watching party (the number next to the name indicates the number of venues).

If your Seminole Club® or Chapter is not on the list below, we have not received a game watching party (GWP) marketing request form or email from you for the ACC Championship and/or postseason games. If you would like to be included in the marketing mix, please fill out the GWP marketing request form or email jtanca@fsu.edu by today, Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. EDT. Continue reading