A pair of Florida State University graduates are giving back to the place where they say their success started with a $1.25 million gift to the FSU College of Business.
Legacy Hall News
Early on, Florida State University alumnus Jim Henderson decided that adding value to any endeavor and treating people as you would like to be treated allows you to create a better organization and benefit both professionally and personally.
Alumni Kevin and Brenda Vaughn wanted to do something special to honor their family’s history at Florida State University with an eye toward the future. The couple came up with a unique and meaningful gift that names the Vaughn Alumni Engagement Coordinator Office in Legacy Hall.
When Scott Price studied accounting at Florida State University, he found himself drawn to the plaques bearing the names of individuals and corporations outside classrooms and offices in the Rovetta Business Building. He learned that successful alumni and friends of the College of Business had contributed financial support to name the rooms. He liked this tangible way of leaving a legacy.
Brett Lindquist says he is awed by the College of Business’ rapid rise in national rankings over the past few years, placing No. 26 among public universities and securing Top 10 spots for several of its programs. In fact, the impressive leap prompted him and his wife, Cindy Lindquist (MAR ’85), to follow up a recent gift with a second one.
A planned expansion of Florida State University is set to break ground in 2019.
Architects from Boston-based Goody Clancy recently visited the College of Business to run through the final design plans for Legacy Hall and solicit suggestions for tweaks from faculty and staff members before the building project moves to the construction development planning phase.
It was at a recent College of Business alumni event in Tampa that Adam and Mindee Besnard first realized they could help move the college closer toward the fall 2019 groundbreaking of its new building – and at the same time build a legacy into the future.
The Florida State University College of Business hit another Legacy Hall milestone with the hiring of Culpepper Construction Company as construction manager for the college’s new $88 million, 218,392-square-foot home.
Since graduating from the College of Business, Steve Mudder has consistently invested his time and financial support in his alma mater.