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“[This gift] gave me the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and take a smart risk to further my own personal and professional development.”
In 2011, as a master’s student in Florida State University’s College of Business, Cassandra Rayne Gross reached a turning point. Her position in food service was coming to an unexpected end. Devastated, she was torn between continuing to work in a field that had been the focus of her education or moving in a new direction. Cassandra needed career advice, and Jane Morgan was just the person to give it.
“Earning a law degree from Florida State tremendously enriched my life and the lives of my family members, so I want to give back.”
Florida State University College of Law alumnus Lawrence A. Kellogg has pledged $200,000 to create the Kellogg Family Professorship Endowment. The income generated from the endowment will be used to recruit or retain an outstanding legal scholar. Kellogg previously made a gift of $133,000 to endow the Kellogg Family Scholarship, which is awarded to students who worked their way through college or who are supporting children while attending law school.
“This house will serve as a beacon to current and prospective students that Florida State is committed to fostering, recognizing and rewarding academic excellence.”
The opening of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is the culmination of a dream to offer Florida State University’s most talented students a place where they can gather and reach the heights of their accomplishments, according to [Former] Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes.