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Jim Moran Institute Recognizes 2017 Scholarship Recipient

Oct 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business formally recognized Jamaica Bell as the 2017 Jim Moran Scholar recipient Wednesday evening at a private reception held in the Pearl Tyner House on campus. Bell was welcomed to the university by Mrs. Moran, President Thrasher, family, friends and College of Business faculty and staff.

“We are delighted to recognize Jamaica as this year’s Jim Moran Scholarship recipient,” said Bruce Lamont, director of research for the Jim Moran Institute and Thomas L. Williams Eminent Scholar of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. “We are thrilled to provide Jamaica with the opportunity to attend Florida State University, and I am confident she will represent the university and herself with dignity and pride, while upholding the character Jim Moran stood for.”

The Jim Moran Foundation, in partnership with Florida State University (FSU), annually awards scholarships to African-American high school seniors from Florida, who are role models and have received admission to FSU with an identified financial barrier. The scholarship includes funding for four years through the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.

Bell, who started at FSU this past August and plans to major in management information systems, graduated from First Coast High School in Jacksonville. While attending high school, she was a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the National Hispanic Honors Society. She volunteered with the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and National Honors Society throughout high school. Bell also played basketball and volleyball at First Coast High School, where she was named the All Gateway Conference’s 2015 Most Valuable Volleyball Player of the Year.

To learn more about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, including programs and events, contact Calvin Burrows at cburrows@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu or visit www.jmi.fsu.edu.

About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research. Jim Moran started his business career in Chicago selling soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds at the age of seven, and went on to become one of America’s most successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business to help others become successful entrepreneurs. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

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