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Tallahassee Urban League Annual Membership Campaign

6 p.m. Sunday, April 17 – Old West Florida Enrichment Center Good evening. I want to thank the Reverend Ferrell and Mrs. Maggie Lewis Butler for inviting Florida State University and me to participate in this important fundraising effort. I’m honored to co-chair this membership campaign with my friend, FAMU President Elmira Mangum. This is […]

Honors Night

6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 – Honors, Scholars and Fellows House Good evening. It’s a joy to be here tonight, and I am honored to have been asked to speak at your Honors Night Ceremony. Congratulations to each of the initiates, and welcome to the parents, family members and friends who have joined us today. […]

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 – Alumni Ballroom Welcome parents, family members and friends, and congratulations to each of our initiates. It’s an honor to be here with you today. I know that Phi Beta Kappa has a tradition of hosting very distinguished speakers. The best known — Ralph Waldo Emerson — delivered his “American […]

Westcott Legacy Society

11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18 – FSU Alumni Center Ballroom Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be here to welcome you to campus and thank you for your commitment to Florida State University. Let me tell you, there is a real sense of excitement in the air about Florida State and the direction we are […]