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2009 Archive
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Lesbia Castro

Lesbia Castro found a way to combine psychology, criminal justice and law by doing hands-on research with a professor.

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Aaron Chapnick

A 2007 Phi Beta Kappa inductee, Aaron plans to pursue a Ph.D. in archeology.

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Rachel Crist

Access to an individual art studio and the ability to take interdisciplinary courses to meld art with social issues lured Rachel to Florida State.

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Ashley Danley

A Udall Scholarship winner, Ashley works for safe water around the world.

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Pamela Diaz

Diaz has won scholarships from Advertising Women of New York and the Tallahassee chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

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Yolday Diaz-Barreto

Diaz-Barreto is working on an Honors Thesis involving crimes against humanity in Chile.

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Sarah Diesburg

Sarah is completing research for her dissertation on ways to better protect personal information on computers that use flash drive technology.

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Rachel Dinkel

Combining her interest in music and neurology, Rachel's honors-in-the-major thesis explores synesthesia.

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Michael Douma

Michael Douma will be teaching and doing research in the Netherlands for the next year as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Shawntel Ensminger

Shawntel received a master's degree in Religion from Florida State in 2007; her master's thesis examined religious seekers and seeker-sensitive churches.

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Jennifer Ervin

When Jennifer Ervin travels to Vietnam as a Fulbright Scholar, she hopes her Frisbee helps her span cultures.

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Mollie Romano Friedman

A Peace Corps veteran, Mollie is back at her alma mater for graduate work aimed at helping children with disabilities.

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Tina Gantley

Tina graduated in August as the Outstanding Master's of Accounting Student of the Year.

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Chantal Garcia de Gonzalo

An Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award winner, Chantal's work was included in a presentation to the Inter-American Photochemistry Society.

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Steven J. Godbey Jr.

Godbey is a 2008 Outstanding Senior Scholar Award winner and recipient of the John Mark Caffrey and Biological Science Alumni scholarships.

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Pierce Gradone

A recipient of an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award, Pierce is particularly interested in weaving social issues into the tapestry of his compositions.

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Jason Hobratschk

Jason Hobratschk is a doctoral student with a prestigious Fulbright fellowship to study in Germany.

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Alphonso Horne

Alphonso Horne has played trumpet with renowned jazz musician Marcus Roberts at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Ryan Jenkins

Ryan, a Phi Beta Kappa Marion Jewell Hay award winner, is applying philosophy to issues that affect everyday life.

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Brett Karlin

Brett, who won an Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity Award and an Honors in the Major Thesis Award, researched and staged a 17th Century English opera.

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Benjamin Kauffman

Benjamin and 26 other Florida State students spent a day with legendary investor Warren Buffett in October 2008.

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Alan Kuhnle

A Goldwater Scholarship winner, Alan moved from music to math, embracing two faces of creativity.

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Alexander Merkovic-Orenstein

Alexander Merkovic-Orenstein is co-founder of the Global Peace Exchange, which he launched at The Florida State University in 2006.

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Elizabeth Ann Pagan

Pagan spent the summer of 2008 as a volunteer with a local non-governmental organization in Uganda.

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Victoria Penziner

Victoria has been doing research on the history of the pearl trade in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Rachel Rossin

Rachel founded a non-profit organization that serves Ugandan children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.

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Shannon Scott

Currently studying at The Florida State University College of Medicine, Shannon plans to become a pediatrician.

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Dominique St-Fleur Jr.

After his May 2009 graduation Dominique, a former intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers, will start a full-time position with the firm.

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Kaitlyn Suveg

Kaitlyn earned a 2009 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award for a summer project with a nonprofit organization.

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Julian Toha

Toha's artistic talent and scholarly abilities have been recognized by the College of Music, which named him the 2009 Presser Award winner.

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Lulio Vargas-Cohen

Vargas-Cohen was awarded a highly competitive Fulbright grant to teach in Spain this year.

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Heather Wakefield

Heather Wakefield is conducting research on children's reading interests in a former Soviet nation, the Republic of Georgia.

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Natalie Williams

A pre-med student who is engaged in an Honors in the Major project, Williams is studying behavioral sensitization in male rats.

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