Wendy Clark asked for a show of hands. “Anyone in the room ever been underestimated?” she asked. Dozens of hands went up. “Yes, we all have been,” she said, and she emphasized the anger it elicits. “It is ‘game on’ when somebody underestimates you,” Clark said. “So do not get angry. Do not get dispirited. Someone has lowered the bar for you in their underestimation, and now you are going to crush it.”
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When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, focus on company policies and don’t try to "boil the ocean."
Brett Lindquist recalled a high-energy experience as a student athlete at Florida State University, majoring in finance and real estate while competing for four years on the men’s swimming team. Four decades later, he could help make another splash at FSU.
College of Business alumnus and real estate entrepreneur Benjamin S. Macfarland III knows the value of a war room, and that’s why he has made his second significant gift to Florida State University – this one for $200,000.
You might liken gifts to name classrooms in Legacy Hall – the future home of the College of Business – to a baseball announcer calling a home run. They’re going, going … and almost gone.
The Florida State University College of Business kept its place among the top business schools in the country with a No. 1 ranking among all schools for its Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance and a No. 5 ranking among public schools for its Real Estate program.
Inspired by the desire to reciprocate all he has received from the Florida State University College of Business, alumnus Jay Steele (BS Accounting ’90; JD Emory University ’94) recently gifted $100,000 to his alma mater. The donation will go toward naming a room in Legacy Hall, the college’s new home.
Now, it’s our turn. If we all pull together and raise the remainder of the $44 million needed in private funding, we can begin building Legacy Hall in fall 2022.
Marketing senior Alani Verges says her early career plans are to “touch ground” in various industries relating to marketing and, after expanding her skill set, dive into national project management. She sees her summer stint as a change management intern at FPL Next Era Energy as setting her on the way.
Business alumnus Richard Wheeler (BS Management ’78; MBA ’79) likes to say that his family is “all in” when it comes to Florida State University. He offers as evidence his wife, Bonnie, three siblings, two sons and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews – all who earned various degrees at FSU.