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Garnet & Gold Society Inducts New Members


August 2, 2017

Florida State University welcomed 34 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Nine students with majors in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy made up more than 26% of this summer's inductees.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates 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 so 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 to better the campus and community.”

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 at 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 students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 1. The inductees from the college are:

Zach Cannon, geology and international affairs

Katriana Dubytz, psychology and environment and society

Laura Garcia, international affairs and political science

Gabriela Montero, sociology

Melissa Newsome, biological science and international affairs

Brittany Anne Palmer, media/communications studies and international affairs

Amanda Schell, statistics and international affairs

Christopher Spiegel, international affairs and political science

Mackenzie Vecchio, social science and geology



Susan Hansen, FSU Communications, contributed to this article
Photo: FSU Photography Services