Alumni News

Gift helps seed new student-run real estate investment fund

Alumnus Bill Lloyd (BS Real Estate ’86) says the hands-on experience he gained as a student majoring in real estate was a “game-changer” for him – and the reason he is in real estate development today.


Stellar graduates to be inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

Three outstanding alumni have been selected for induction into the 2021 College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame and will be recognized Nov. 4 at a black-tie dinner and ceremony. The recognition showcases alumni who have excelled in their careers and made a significant impact on both Florida State University and the College of Business.


FSU awards William T. Hold honorary doctoral degree

Florida State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Thursday, March 11, to alumnus and insurance industry trailblazer William T. Hold. 


FSU Celebrates 2021 Seminole 100; Business alumni dominate list

Florida State University unveiled its 2021 Seminole 100 Feb. 18 during a virtual ceremony hosted by the FSU College of Business Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Fifty-seven of the Seminole 100 companies are owned or led by 67 business alumni.


Alumni Association honors two of our own with Circle of Gold Award

Two College of Business alumni are among five FSU graduates recognized by the FSU Alumni Association with this year’s Circle of Gold Award, which is presented to individuals who, through their service and achievements, personify the university’s tradition of excellence.


Alumnus gift addresses inclusivity in real estate

Deserving students from diverse demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds will have an equal opportunity to pursue a real estate education thanks to the generosity of Florida State University College of Business alumnus John Crossman (B.S. ’93).


Meet our new board members!

The college’s nine department and center advisory boards, comprising accomplished alumni and industry leaders, are essential to helping our curriculum remain relevant, enabling the exchange of ideas from many perspectives and providing students networking opportunities with influential executives.


Friend’s gift honors late FSU alumnus, business instructor

For nearly six decades, Henry Herzing and Robert Doherty maintained a close friendship based on mutual admiration for each other’s intellectual and professional accomplishments.


Alumna retools her company to manufacture cloth masks for FSU

Faced with a new mask requirement campuswide, the university turned to alumna Melode Floyd Smelko (B.S. Marketing ’85), co-owner and CEO of Tallahassee-based Altrua Global Solutions. In mid-July, her company made its final delivery of 35,000 garnet-colored, triple-ply, hand-sewn cloth masks, which FSU is distributing free to faculty and staff members. 


New chairman is eager to rally recent graduates to stay involved

The newly appointed chairman of the College of Business Recent Alumni Board (RAB) and fellow members of the board’s executive committee have been busy mapping out a strategy to rally alumni to expand and strengthen the “Nole Network” across the country.