February 14, 2022
Volume 29, Number 6

Dear Seminole Family,

Seminole Spirit Fills the Capitol

The Florida capitol rocked garnet and gold last Wednesday during FSU Day at the Capitol. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to share the accomplishments of their departments and programs with the legislative community, and to the volunteers who helped make this special day possible.

A very special thank you to Mr. Tom Block, our emcee for the noontime activities in the capitol courtyard. President McCullough recognized our Board of Trustees members, CFO and fellow alum Jimmy Patronis. Tom introduced the FSU alumni currently serving in the legislature, as well as our Coach Krikorian and the National Champion Soccer team. The Seminole Sound spirit band, FSU Cheerleaders and Golden Girls and, members of the Flying High Circus kept the substantial crowd entertained.

The festivities began the night before on the 22nd floor of the Capitol with “A Seminole Evening,” reception hosted by the FSU Student Government Association. State lawmakers, legislative staff, interns, alumni and supporters gathered with students and other members of the campus community to meet, talk and enjoy the lovely evening and delicious food.

These special events would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. A big Seminole thank you goes out to:

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Seminole Dining -- Legacy Catering by Aramark
  • Coca Cola Bottling of Tallahassee
  • Capitol Alliance Group, Inc.
  • DHP Consulting
  • Cameron and Tanya Cooper
  • Dean, Mead & Dunbar
  • Reginald R. Garcia Law, P.A.
  • Lee Hinkle
  • Nick Iarossi
  • The Mayernick Group
  • Lisa Miller Consultants, LLC
  • The Southern Group
  • Guy Spearman
  • James Harold Thompson

Legislative Update

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed their respective versions of the General Appropriations Act last week during marathon committee meetings. Both versions of the budget are scheduled to be brought to the full chambers this week.

Below you will find updates on some of the bills that we are tracking related to the work of the University. Please reach out to me or Toni Moore if you have any questions about these bills or anything related to the legislative process.

I wish you all the best and am grateful for your interest in keeping FSU and the state university system in Florida the best in the country as we continue to educate the next generation of elite students.

Yours in Seminole Spirit,

Clay Ingram

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