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Rendering of the Asian Art Wing

The Ringling’s Asian Art Center Receives Major Gift from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation has provided $250,000 in support of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s new Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art. In recognition of this generous gift, the primary entrance hall to the new addition at the Museum of Art will be named the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Grand Hall.

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A Reason to Celebrate

Just prior to Florida State University's kickoff of its $1 billion "Raise the Torch" capital campaign on Oct. 17, the College of Business celebrated the public phase of its own $112-million capital campaign. About a third of that—$35 million—will go toward the college's new $75-million building. The university has committed to securing the remainder of the building's cost once the college meets its $35-million goal.

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FSU Athletics Announces Champions Campaign

There's more than just a new national championship trophy in Florida State's football offices these days. There's also a new locker room, upgraded meeting rooms and coaches' offices and many more enhancements on the way as part of the largest fundraising project in Florida State athletics history.

FSU athletics director Stan Wilcox and Seminole Boosters president Andy Miller announced the public phase of the "Champions Campaign" at a press conference on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The eight-year, $250 million project is "right on track," Miller said. The project actually was launched privately in 2010 and will conclude in 2018.

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Southern Hospitality

“[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.”

Cassandra Rayne Gross (B.S. 10, MBA 12)

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.

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Lawrence A. Kellogg, Esq.

Larry Kellogg Gives Additional $200,000 to the Florida State Law School

“Earning a law degree from Florida State tremendously enriched my life and the lives of my family members, so I want to give back.”

Lawrence A. Kellogg, Esq. (J.D. 81)

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.

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The Honors, Scholars and Fellows house backs up to Landis Green.

A New Face on Landis Green

“This house will serve as a beacon to current and prospective students that Florida State is committed to fostering, recognizing and rewarding academic excellence.”

[Former] Provost Garnett S. Stokes

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.

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