Alumni News

Alumnus and major donor recalls 'perils' of late-1970s Iran

Long before he became an author and a major supporter of the Florida State University College of Business, alumnus Barry Anderson bore witness to one of the most harrowing ordeals in U.S. history.


Bruning Speaker Series: Alumnus shares his NASCAR ride

Before he shifted into gear, Daryl Wolfe braced students for what he suggested would be a detailed presentation that typically took about 6 ½ hours. He was kidding, of course, so he quickly fessed up. And buckled up. "I'm in the racing business," Wolfe said with a smile about the true pace of his presentations. "We like to move fast."


Legends and Leaders: ‘You want to be extraordinary’

You might have heard about hundreds of staffing-related flight cancellations at American Airlines on the last weekend of October.

Anne Hamilton of The Walt Disney Company certainly heard about them.

“Our phones were ringing off the hook,” she said.


Alumni Hall of Fame: 3 more demonstrate 'the Florida State way'

They reaffirmed their affection for Florida State University. "If I woke up every day like it was my first day at FSU," Peter Collins said, "I'd be OK with that." They accentuated their appreciation for newfound enshrinement and fame. "It's probably the biggest honor of my life," Ted Ostrander said. And they proclaimed their passion for helping people. "Isn't that what it's all about?" John Rivers asked. Collins, Ostrander and Rivers emphasized those points and more on Nov. 4 when the College of Business inducted them into its Alumni Hall of Fame.


Alumnus Ash Williams retires as a statewide giant

With the candor of a commander, Ash Williams likens the Florida organization that he navigated for parts of four decades to a nuclear submarine.


Alumni couple honors fathers with named scholarships

Business alumnus Richard Wheeler (BS Management ’78; MBA ’79) likes to say that his family is “all in” when it comes to Florida State University. He offers as evidence his wife, Bonnie, three siblings, two sons and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews – all who earned various degrees at FSU.


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.