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COSSPP Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

December 8, 2017

by Susan Hansen, University Communications, and Rob Nixon, COSSPP Communications Director

Eleven students with majors in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the 53 new inductees welcomed this fall into Florida State University’s prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

“Once again, I am proud to note that social science students are receiving recognition for their scholarship and service to the campus and community,” said Dean Tim Chapin.

To become an inductee of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, students must meet the engagement area criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs.

The college makes up about 12% of the student population but represents 21% of this fall’s inductees into the society.

The 53 students were inducted during a special ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5. The inductees with at least one major in the college are:

Juan Barco, political science and psychology

Donovan Davis, political science and economics

James Doyle, political science and social science

Kendra Morrison, international affairs and family and child sciences

Emily Pingleton, political science and international affairs

Olivia Ponrick, marketing and international affairs

Savannah Rodrigue, environment and society and political science

Annie Strickland, international affairs and Spanish

Mel Theodore, sociology

William Whitmire, political science and editing, writing and media

Jordane Wong, political science

Social Science Scholar William Whitmire, one of the inductees, is featured in this video from the ceremony.