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OLLI at FSU: Your Alma Mater for Your Garnet and Golden Years

Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Pepper Center Good afternoon! It’s wonderful to be here. I’d like to start by saying that I am so glad that you have chosen Florida State University to be “your alma mater for your garnet and golden years.” I kind of did the same thing! As a two-time alumnus of […]

Parents Weekend

4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 — Oglesby Union, State Ballroom Good afternoon, parents and family members! It’s great to see all of you here today! How many of you are alumni? Wonderful. I’m a Florida State alum and two of my daughters graduated from FSU. I’ve got my fingers crossed that some of my grandchildren […]

Northside Rotary

12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 28 — Holiday Inn, North Monroe Street Good afternoon. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak today. It’s a pleasure to be here among so many friends of Florida State University. I hope everybody had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I know Mike Cramer and a few others in […]

DC Noles 50th Anniversary Gala: A Garnet and Gold Affair

7 p.m. Saturday, April 25 — City Tavern Club Good evening, and congratulations! It’s wonderful that the Seminole Club of Greater Washington DC has been around for 50 years! That’s something to celebrate. I want to thank Howard Shores and the committee for making this gala possible. The DC Noles owes its start to a […]