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Ruby Diamond


Ruby Diamond c1905
Ruby Diamond, lifelong citizen of Tallahassee, was one of thirteen members of the 1905 graduating class of the Florida State College. She later received her Master's Degree from Florida State College for Women. As one of Florida State University's most revered alumni and benefactors, Diamond generously supported her alma mater for over 65 years. In 1948 she established and continued to contribute to the Sydney Hamilton Diamond Library Philosophy Fund, dedicated to her late brother. Diamond remained an annual contributor to the fund. In 1962 she funded a $2,500 student scholarship with the Southern Scholarship and Research Foundation. In 1970, she donated $100,000 in land adjacent to the University's Fine Arts Building and, at age 95 in 1981, she donated downtown property assessed at more than $100,000 in order to partially fund an endowed chair in the College of Education


Graduating Class of 1905
Ruby Diamond, 2nd row, 1st on left
In recognition of Ruby Diamond's lasting support for the University, Ruby Diamond Auditorium in the Westcott Building was named in her honor in 1970. Her Florida State College and Florida State College for Women diplomas diplomas are displayed in the second floor lobby.


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