Alumni News

Thinking big: Alumni Hall of Famer gives $1 million to create endowment for first-generation students

Tony DiBenedetto, an FSU College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame member and the chairman and CEO of Appspace, recently gifted the college $1 million to create the Think Big Endowment Fund, which will support first-generation students.


Seminole 100 features 42 businesses of college's alumni, including No. 1 on the list

The FSU Alumni Association celebrated honorees and their businesses during a Saturday dinner ceremony at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship continued to serve as presenting sponsor.


Young alumnus recognized for significant contributions

Alumnus Cameron Pennant (BS Management ’15) became one of five Florida State University graduates to win the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award by the Florida State University Alumni Association.


Flying high: Major gift names director, sparks student success

A $525,000 gift from alumnus Christopher Iansiti, chair of the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and his partner, Michael A. Fornaro, establishes the Christopher E. Iansiti Endowed Directorship in the college’s Center for Professional Success.


New Board of Governors chair outlines her goals

Donna Abood fondly recalls her time as a student in the Florida State University College of Business. She reflects on moving to Tallahassee from St. Petersburg as an 18-year-old, unsure of her new environment but immediately delighting in the commitment of faculty members, the success of students and the warmth of the campus community.


$1M gift names the Cheezem Family Landing/Undergraduate Collaboration Commons in Legacy Hall

The developer of some of the most impactful projects in Pinellas County and bustling downtown St. Petersburg has made, with his spouse, a gift to help the Florida State University College of Business soar to increasingly new heights.


Inside a college Board of Governors meeting and another gift from two Alumni Hall of Fame members

Former board members and chairs Mark and Nan Hillis, both college alumni Hall of Fame members and retired banking executives, gifted $50,000 in April to establish the Mark and Nan Casper Hillis Professional Development Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate.


Alumnus makes second major gift to Legacy Hall

Excited by “shovels in the ground,” an alumnus and major supporter of the Florida State University College of Business decided to deepen his effort toward building something exceptional and transformational.


College to induct four new members into Alumni Hall of Fame

The Florida State University College of Business this fall will induct four distinguished graduates into its Alumni Hall of Fame.


Board of Governors chair touts ‘superstar board’ in his final remarks

Brett Lindquist scanned an expansive meeting room at the Turnbull Conference Center.

“This is a superstar board,” he said to members of the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors. “What I really enjoyed about this group are the friendships we made and the stories you shared.”