Alumni News

Bruning Speaker Series: Alumna thrives in role 'rooted in judgment and discretion'

​​​​​​​Nada Usina judges people for a living. Ask her. "Actually, that's exactly what I do," she said. Usina spoke recently as the featured guest in the Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker Series, a recurring event in which top executives share career experiences and industry insights with students in the Florida State University College of Business.

Christina Lynch wins Recent Alumni Achievement Award

Christina Lynch, a Tallahassee-based business leader and award-winning consultant who promotes a holistic approach to helping clients build their companies, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Florida State University College of Business Recent Alumni Achievement Award.

Four alumni inducted into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame

The Florida State University College of Business on Thursday welcomed four new members to its Alumni Hall of Fame. College alumni Jim Henderson, Brett Lindquist, Brian Murphy and Scott Price were enshrined during a ceremony at the FSU Student Union in Tallahassee. The recognition showcases alumni who have excelled in their careers and made a significant impact in their community, Florida State University and the College of Business. The new inductees increased the Alumni Hall of Fame membership to 62 since its creation in 2003.

'A part of my life': alumnus Scott Price gifts $2.7M to college

Scott Price, a second-generation Florida State University College of Business alumnus who launched a prominent and award-winning global cybersecurity company, has given back to the college with a $2.7 million gift.

Triple graduate to speak at summer commencement ceremonies

Melanie Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, will serve as commencement speaker as the university hosts two summer commencement ceremonies on Friday, July 29. 

Business alumnus Iansiti takes helm of FSU Foundation Board of Trustees

Christopher E. Iansiti has assumed the role of chair of the Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Iansiti, a Naples resident and decorated FSU alumnus, previously served as the board’s chair-elect and chair of the Trusteeship and Engagement Committee.

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.