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Starbucks' John Culver Names Hospitality Research Suite in Legacy Hall

Since graduating from Florida State University's College of Business in 1982, Starbucks' John Culver, has remained involved in his alma mater in substantial ways – such as serving on the FSU Foundation's Board of Trustees, sharing his professional insights with students as a Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker, and providing financial resources that support the College of Business.

This summer, the Dedman alum and group president for Starbucks Coffee China and Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands, and his wife, Karen, made a $250,000 commitment that funds the John and Karen Culver Hospitality Research Center Suite in Legacy Hall. The college's new home is scheduled to break ground as early as fall 2017.