Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) advances the preeminence of the College of Business and promotes student engagement, collaboration and connection both within the college and among the broader stakeholder community. The mission of the Council is built in alignment with the goals of the college’s dean and the College of Business Board of Governors.

The SLC is comprised of approximately 25 discipline-specific, exemplary business students representing each of the departments within the College of Business. The SLC assists with administration of mentoring programs, faculty-student networking events and other student-focused initiatives within the college. Members meet bi-weekly on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. to discuss council business, participate in professional development activities and engage in service projects.

Meet the Members


Ross Scaglione

President
Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Management Information Systems

What is an interesting fact about you?
I aim to read a new book every two to four weeks. It helps me learn about my interests outside of my academic focus.

What are three essential elements to succeeding as a College of Business student?
Having determination, staying open-minded and getting involved are key to succeeding. Most opportunities as a business student will come not in the classroom, but in other events that involve networking and collaboration.


Olivia Stoltenberg

Executive Vice President
Grad Year: Spring 2022
Major: Risk Management/Insurance

What is an interesting fact about you?
I’ve been riding horses since I was 3-years old.
What is your favorite FSU tradition?
It would have to be when the Marching Chiefs line up and spell out "Noles" on the field, right before the football game starts.


Alyssa D'Amelio

VP of Communications
Grad Year: Spring 2022
Major: Risk Management/Insurance and Marketing

What is an interesting fact about you?
When I went on vacation to London, I stayed at the same hotel that former Secretary of State John Kerry did for a conference.

What has been your favorite memory as a College of Business student?
My favorite memory as a business student would be when I attended the Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Annual Conference this year in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great learning experience and networking opportunity. I enjoyed getting to know students from other GIS chapters around the country.


Kathryn Kibbey

VP of Development
Grad Year: Spring 2022
Major: Marketing

What is an interesting fact about you?
I was born in California.

What made you decide to come to FSU? How did you choose your major?
I fell in love with the campus and overall environment on my college tour. FSU also offered a top-ranked business school with ample opportunities to gain experience and explore my interests. I decided that I wanted to major in marketing after working with my mom over the summer, when I learned that marketing had so much to offer and that the opportunities were truly limitless.


Olivia Maddox

VP of Finance
Grad Year: Spring 2022
Majors: Finance and Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
I cheered in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

What is the best hidden gem on campus?
Owen Sellars Amphitheater is a hidden gem. It is so quaint, peaceful and is a great spot to relax without lots of commotion during the day!


Ashley Crisafulli

VP of Membership
Grad Year: Spring 2023
Majors: Human Resource Management and Psychology

What is an interesting fact about you?
My absolute favorite TV show is Friends, and I have watched it seven times through.

What are your top three study tips?
1) Make flashcards when you can
2) Do not procrastinate. While this is a common study tip, it is also really important; and
3) Utilize study guides if you have them, and if not, make your own.


Sydney Bruen

VP of Programming
Grad Year: Spring 2022
Majors: Finance and Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
I was a competitive dancer for 16 years!

What are three events at FSU that you can’t miss out on?
I would say not to miss Homecoming Week, Parents Weekend or the President’s Ice Cream Social.


Mya Asailov

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Majors: Finance and Real Estate

What is an interesting fact about you?
I speak, read and write in Russian and Hebrew.

What is the best hidden gem on campus?
I’d say the Heritage Museum in Dodd Hall is a hidden gem. It has beautiful stained glass windows and is a peaceful place to study.


Serena Barker

Grad Year: Spring 2024
Major: Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
Louis Tomlinson is my favorite member of One Direction. I could definitely recite most of his interviews.

What is your favorite FSU tradition?
I love the fountains on campus. I am looking forward to jumping into the Westcott Fountain on my 21st birthday.


Cassidy Bergen

Grad Year: Fall 2022
Major: Accounting

What is an interesting fact about you?
I’ve lived in more than 15 different homes growing up, in four different cities and two different states.

What has been your favorite memory as a College of Business student?
After attending my first in-person class after classes had been online for over a year, it was so cool to be able to finally meet my peers in my major and gain a better understanding of the student body strengths through our diverse skills and goals.


Karly Cantrell

Grad Year: Spring 2024
Major: Finance

What is an interesting fact about you?
I am almost 6’2’ tall.

What are your top three study tips?
My top three study tips are: 1) Create to-do lists; 2) Make quizlets while learning the information, and not just right before the exam; and 3) Attend any review sessions or office hours held by professors or TAs.


Lauren Crisci

Grad Year: Summer 2023
Major: Management Information Systems

What is an interesting fact about you?
I am an indoor cycling instructor.

What are three events at FSU that you can’t miss out on?
The three FSU events you shouldn’t miss are Market Wednesdays, the Homecoming Parade and Women’s Basketball games!


Charles Doane

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
People may not notice at first, but I have a mild form of Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy that affects my entire right side. I do not let my disability define me, and I work to live each day with optimism and help others understand we all have a champion inside ourselves!

What has been your favorite memory as a College of Business student?
I have created many amazing memories and cannot pick just one. From the moment I took my first tour of the College of Business, I became excited about all the possibilities it had to offer.


Gabrielle Dolan

Grad Year: Summer 2022
Program: Master of Accounting (MAcc)

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have been to a live taping of The Tonight Show in New York, and I got to sit in the front row.

What are three essential elements to succeeding as a College of Business student?
To succeed, you should join a Registered Student Organization (RSO), talk to your professors and not be afraid to ask questions.


Bekah Houser

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have never been on an airplane before!

What is the best hidden gem on campus?
Dodd Hall is the best hidden gem. It is such a beautiful building with so many little places to study. I don’t think many people know about it, so it is a great place to hunker down in during Finals Week!


Corinne Kasten

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Marketing

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have dual citizenship in New Zealand and the United States.

What are your top three study tips?
My top three study tips are to study in increments, and not all at once; plan out your time and make a checklist; and find a setting that motivates you.


Erin King

Grad Year: Spring 2022
Majors: Marketing and Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
I rode an elephant in Thailand and got to feed it bamboo.

What is your favorite FSU tradition?
I love doing the war chant in the stadium on game days!


Laurie-Yolita Louissaint

Grad Year: Spring 2022
Program: Master of Accounting (MAcc)

What is an interesting fact about you?
I am a polyglot. I speak Haitian, Creole and English fluently. I like learning new languages; hence, I am currently learning Spanish and Italian.

What are three events at FSU that you can’t miss out on?
Three events you shouldn’t miss at FSU are Homecoming, the President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence and the College of Business Back to Business event.


Brittney Rainelli

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Management

What is an interesting fact about you?
Growing up with a dad in the Secret Service, my family has become family friends with President Bush, and we attend his Christmas party each year.

What has been your favorite memory as a College of Business student?
Coming to Florida State during the unprecedented times of COVID-19, my favorite memory is returning to in-person classes. I’ve also enjoyed getting to network with my peers and engage with numerous organizations such as the American Marketing Association and the Peer Connect Program.


Nicholas Sanchez

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Major: Marketing

What is an interesting fact about you?
I was born in Lima, Peru and lived there until I was 2-years old. I’m fully bilingual, and visit Peru all the time!

What is your favorite FSU tradition?
I love the spirit of game day. I love to wake up early, put on a garnet and gold outfit and spend the day tailgating with friends!


Yash Shah

Grad Year: Fall 2022
Major: Management Information Systems

What is an interesting fact about you?
I skipped a grade when I was younger.

What are three essential elements to succeeding as a College of Business student?
To succeed as a business student, you should: 1) Take advantage of the resources you have such as the career liaisons who can help you with your resume, cover letters, etc.; 2) Find a mentor who has already been in your major and can help guide you to being successful within the college; and 3) Take advantage of networking opportunities that the College of Business provides such as career fairs and meeting with visiting companies.


Lauren Silfer

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Majors: Management Information Systems and Marketing

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have the goal of completing a half marathon each year, and I have completed three so far!

What are three events at FSU that you can’t miss out on?
You should never miss out on FSU football games, Women in Business Meeting or Market Wednesdays.


Natalie Faith Timm

Grad Year: Spring 2023
Majors: Finance and Risk Management/Insurance

What is an interesting fact about you?
I run a travel account on Instagram, giving tips and tricks while traveling. I have been to 40 different countries.

What are your top three study tips?
My top three study tips are: 1) Plan your week; 2) Treat school like your job, so you are not doing work after hours (for example, I wake up at 8:00 am and work until 5:00 pm to get all of my work done); and 3) Care about what you are learning.


Key Activities & Programs

The Student Leadership Council hosts and participates in many College of Business events and programs throughout the year including:

Back to Business

The SLC serves as a co-sponsor of this event, which includes student organization and departmental informational tables, games and activities, swag giveaways, and refreshments. Back to Business provides students the opportunity to not only learn more about the college, but to also meet members of the college’s community in a fun and relaxed environment. The event is hosted in the fall during the first or second week of classes to welcome new and returning students to campus.


College Tours

Members of the SLC serve as ambassadors to prospective students and provide guided tours of the college when requested. Each tour lasts approximately 30 minutes, with SLC members providing information on networking and engagement, student life, and academic options in the college. For more information on tours, or to register, please see Visiting the College of Business.


Family Weekend

On Friday afternoon of FSU’s Family Weekend, SLC members host an open house for the College of Business. This event provides an opportunity for current business students to bring their families to the college. The SLC provides each visiting family member with a small welcome bag and offers guided tours of Rovetta.


Legends & Leaders Day

SLC members assist with hosting visiting Alumni Hall of Fame guests on campus each fall for our annual Legends & Leaders Day. The half day event provides an opportunity for our Alumni Hall of Fame members to return to the college and connect with students by speaking to classes, holding roundtable discussions and participating in other activities throughout the day.


Peer Connect (IDS 1107)

Peer Connect is an introductory course that serves as the college’s FSU Engage 100 offering for first-year business students. SLC members serve as peer mentors to course participants, providing additional support, guidance based on their personal experiences and help with weekly guided discussions to assist incoming students with networking and navigating the college as a new business student.

To register for the course:

  • Log in to myFSU
  • Click on "Student Central"
  • Click the "My Classes" tile
  • Click on the "Schedule Assistant" to find IDS (Subject) 1107 (Course)
  • Click on "Sections" and search for the Business Peer Connect
  • Add the course to your schedule

Student-Faculty Mixer

This annual event, held in the spring semester, provides an opportunity for students in the college to connect with our faculty members outside of the classroom. Students and faculty members are invited to drop-in as their schedule allows to enjoy refreshments and networking in a casual setting.


Volunteering & Community Service

Each semester, members of the SLC choose a community charity or organization to support through their time, talent and treasure. Recent projects have included the following:

  • FSU Childcare Center – leading arts and crafts projects with kids at the center
  • Kearney Center – preparing and serving lunch to residents and collecting needed toiletries and supplies to donate
  • Elder Care Services – creating hand-made Thanksgiving and holiday cards for senior citizens in the community
  • Big Bend Heart Walk – fundraising for the American Heart Association and participating in the local heart walk as a group

How to Join

Membership in the SLC is a year-long commitment, beginning in the fall semester and running through the following summer semester. To be considered for SLC membership, students must:

  • Be an undergraduate degree-seeking student with a declared major in the College of Business, or a degree-seeking graduate student in the College of Business who has held previous membership on the SLC;  
  • Have a minimum FSU GPA of 3.3; and
  • Be able to serve on the council for a full term of three consecutive semesters, beginning in the fall semester.

Applications to join the SLC will open at least one week prior to the start of the fall semester and remain open for approximately two weeks after the first day of fall class. A link to apply to the SLC will be sent via email to all students with declared business majors.

 

Connect with Us

Marissa Mainwood
Student Leadership Council Advisor
(850) 645-1005
mmainwood@business.fsu.edu

     

You can learn more about the Student Leadership Council, or connect with members, by visiting Nole Central.

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