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COSSPP Represented Well in 2017 Garnet and Gold Inductions


Florida State University’s prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholar Society welcomed 216 new members this spring, its largest group of inductees to date.

Once again, students with majors in the college represented well: 38 inductees or close to 18% of the total. Undergraduates within the college account for about 12% of the total student population.

The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society recognizes accomplished undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

To become an inductee of the Garnet and 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, all graduating seniors, were inducted into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony April 27, 2017. The inductees with academic majors in the college are:

Rachel Stephens, marketing and political science
Savannah Price, international affairs and history
Brittany Molinari, political science
Tiffany Farr, sociology and English
McCayla Sica, political science and economics
Bianca Jyotishi, international affairs
Scarlett Singh, political science and editing, writing and media
Lauren Romanzak, international affairs and literature
Elizabeth Grater, environmental science
Aly Coleman, political science and public relations
Edward Town, political science and economics
Kelly Hurtado, economics and political science
Christina Parodi, international affairs, creative writing and Italian
Kiara Talancha, sociology and international affairs
Alexandra Lazcano, literature and international affairs
Crystal Serrano, international affairs and political science
David Butter, political science and sociology
Richea Osei, sociology
Jessika Eglin, political science
Devyn Nixon, political science
Hallie Lavery, international affairs and management information systems
Matilda von Kalm, public relations and political science
Jordan Moran, economics
Ana Garcia Seeger, psychology and international affairs
Ana Seeger, international affairs and psychology
Drew Walkowicz, economics
Abby Sanders, international affairs
Liesa Abel, international affairs and history
Sydney Mann, political science
Kelly Scandone, art history and international affairs
Michael Cenedella, political science
Isabella Moreira, political science and literature
Lauren Lange, political science and sociology
Kelsey Lewis, international affairs
Diana Haber, international affairs
Jasmine Richardson, social science
Jon Hall, international affairs, criminology and Russian
Juan Cardona, international affairs

The induction of these students brings to 46, the number of undergrads in the college to be inducted into the prestigious society for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In August 2016, the following students were among the 30 inducted:

Naseef Azan (economics and political science)
Alexandra Peterson (sociology and German)
Kylie Kraydich (communication science and disorders and international affairs)
Karina Vasquez (political science and psychology)
Natalie Gazzaneo (international affairs and criminology)
Andrea Pimentel (international affairs)

Two other students were among the 37 inducted in December 2016:

Kelly Jackson, international affairs
Erica Elizondo, sociology