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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.


MSF student achieves alongside mother and brother at FSU

These three personify FSU’s global reach, and they literally illustrate the university’s celebrated family atmosphere. 


FSU researcher: Digital tools including AI alter consumer trust, purchasing decisions

Colleen Harmeling’s new study with Rachel Hochstein, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Taylor Perko, who served as an FSU research assistant while earning her MBA from the College of Business, appears in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. 


C.F. Sirmans, ‘an unparalleled figure’ in real estate studies

C.F. Sirmans, a highly venerated and decorated real estate economist and professor emeritus in the Florida State University College of Business, passed away on March 25, about three years after having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74.


Faculty, staff awards night features enshrinement of Maroney, Nast

The college’s induction of Patrick Maroney and Donald Nast in the Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame coincided, as always, with its annual faculty and staff awards ceremony, which recognized 19 people for their work to help the college fulfill its mission of producing the next generation of business leaders.


‘Gut’ and logic: Analytics expert provides bracket tips for basketball novices

Lance Kerwin, an associate lecturer in the FSU College of Business, offers basic advice to people who don’t know much about college basketball but would like to participate in the mad March custom of office bracket challenges.


Seneff Scholars celebrated during medaling ceremony at FSU President’s House

James Seneff, a 2006 inductee into the College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame and the founder and executive chairman of the Orlando-based CNL Financial Group, spoke as the guest of honor in a medaling ceremony for the fifth cohort of the James M. Seneff Honors Program.


College of Business teams take first, third in FSU/SouthState Bank case competition

FSU’s team of Steven Martinez, Ryan Deuitch, Ibrahim Gillani and Daniel White won the competition and a $1,500 first-place prize. The university’s team of Marisa Balzano, Anaya Daniel and Stephanie Remy placed third and won $750. 


Bruning Speaker Series: ESPN’s McFarland emphasizes originality, authenticity

Booger McFarland, a two-time Super Bowl champion who played nine NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, spoke as featured guest during the spring 2024 Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker Series – a signature event of the Florida State University College of Business.