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COSSPP well represented among Garnet & Gold inductees

Six graduates with at least one major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the 16 new inductees into FSU’s prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. The students received their honors during a virtual induction ceremony July 29.

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.

“We are proud to welcome this new group of inductees to the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “They are a wonderful representation of the university, and we are pleased to give them recognition for their involvement bettering the campus and community.”

To become an inductee of the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society, students must meet the engagement 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.

“As Garnet and Gold Scholars, your achievement speaks to your desire to make the most of your Florida State education and reflects well on the values of this university,” said President John Thrasher. “You have set a shining example for your fellow students and for all those who will follow in your footsteps. I am so proud of you.”

The COSSPP inductees and their academic major(s), are:    

Allen Byrd, Economics and Philosophy

Volga Acebes del Castillo, Management Information Systems and Geography

Charlie Gardner, Finance and International Affairs

Max Kunkel, Political Science

Thomas Ossi, International Affairs and Political Science

Shannyn Reigle, Political Science