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.
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.
A celebration marking the naming of the Persis E. Rockwood Undergraduate Programs Suite recently drew a standing-room-only turnout at the College of Business.
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. Their latest gift creates the Brett C. and Cynthia R. Lindquist Classroom in Legacy Hall.
Florida State University is narrowing the gap between “town and gown” with a planned eastward expansion of the main campus it has dubbed the Arena District. The approximately 30-acre site is anchored by the existing Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, which the university purchased in 2012.
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.
Legacy Hall is the 38th project on FSU’s campus that the Tallahassee-based company has had a hand in constructing. Past work includes buildings for the University Center, Psychology, Materials Research, the Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Center, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.
Ed Burr believes there are two ways to give back to Florida State University – by offering his time and sharing his treasure. Since graduating in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he has continued to do both generously.
Successful alumni Dave Romine, Ryan Dorrell and Jeff Alagood hope recent gifts to the College of Business will spark the same kind of student collaboration and synergy that led them to create AgileThought, a Tampa-based information technology company.
The Florida Cabinet today approved a major land swap that will enable Florida State University to build a new home for its nationally ranked College of Business.