The following students were awarded FSU Black Alumni Association Scholarships during the 2012 Homecoming/Reunion.
- Samara Hicks ($500) – A graduate student from Sarasota, Florida, majoring in Social Work.
- Jada L. Jones ($500) - A freshman from Titusville, Florida, majoring in Marketing. Ms. Jones is awarded this scholarship in honor of Maxwell Courtney.
- Delese White ($500) – A freshman from Hallandale, Florida, majoring in Health Sciences.
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The following students were awarded scholarships by the FSU Black Alumni Association during the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Integration at FSU, April 20, 2012.
- Jeanine C. Suah ($1,000) – A senior from Orlando, Florida, majoring in Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Suah was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Maxwell Courtney. She wrote an essay detailing how she took a stand and was courageous in the face of injustice or a challenging situation, and how she used this as an opportunity to build social solidarity, encourage understanding, and broaden her academic experiences.
The “We’re All Garnet and Gold” Twitter Essay Contest was hosted as a way to generate discussion and engagement from students via social networks, and served as a unique opportunity to encourage the University community to reflect on the values of integrity and diversity as FSU celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Integration.
The contest provided an opportunity for FSU students to answer prompts that deal with the themes of diversity, integration and adversity. Responses had to be answered in 130 characters or less. FSU’s Office of University Communication created three faux-Twitter accounts which were the recipient accounts for all entries. Each winner received a $250 Book Scholarship.
- Lissette Calveiro ($250) – A Public Relations major from Hialeah, Florida.
Twitter Handle and Corresponding Prompt: Doby Flowers (@FSUDoby) – How have you stood proud in the face of adversity?
“I let myself fall, felt the ground and took the dirt up with me, then stood up firmly on two feet and proudly let my scars show.”
- Natalie Ruiz ($250) – A freshman from Miami, Florida, majoring in Marketing and Sports Management.
Twitter Handle and Corresponding Prompt: Fred Flowers (@FSUFred) – How has integration changed the way you play in the game of life?
“Integration taught me that life is not a game, but rather a journey of self-discovery and bettering yourself as well as humanity.”
- Madeline Rodnite ($250) – A Public Relations major from Dunedin, Florida.
Twitter Handle and Corresponding Prompt: Maxwell Courtney (@FSUMaxwell) – How do you think diversity has broadened your academic experience?
“Diversity has allowed me to not only learn to appreciate others, but to be proud of my own unique qualities.”
- Elizabeth Ogunrinde ($350) – An undergraduate student from Lagos, Nigeria, majoring in Biochemistry.
- Shawna Patterson ($350) – A graduate student from Chicago, Illinois, who is seeking her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
- Vanessa White ($350) – An undergraduate student from Miami, Florida, majoring in Psychology.
- Joshua J. Berrian ($500)
- Ulda Louis-Pierre ($500) – International Studies recipient
- Bryanna A. Campbell ($500)
- Ijen O. Imwensi ($500
The following students were awarded FSU Black Alumni Association Book Scholarships during the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
- Sade’ Tate ($350)
- Qua’Aisa Blackmon ($350)
- Dahdrian Duncan ($350)
- Ky’Eisha W. Penn ($500)
- Vincella M. Smith ($500)
- April L. McCray ($500)
- Nathasha N. Cole ($1,000)
- Stanley Wakefield, Jr. ($1,000)
- Marvis Barnes ($500)
- Sophia Harvey ($500)
2006 – 2007
- Hegel Laurent ($350)
- Nicole Williams ($350)
- Maranda Sapp ($350)
- Asha Brewer ($350)
- Shari Campbell ($350)
- Dana Ford ($350)
2005 – 2006
- Micolette Perry ($350)
- Kenneth Dickerson ($350)
- Dawnette Banks ($350)