Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens Honors, Scholars and Fellows House
The opening of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is the culmination of a dream to offer Florida State University's most talented students a place where they can gather and reach the heights of their accomplishments, according to Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes.
"This house will serve as a beacon to current and prospective students that Florida State is committed to fostering, recognizing and rewarding academic excellence," Stokes said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held March 6 to officially open the new facility. "It will say to our supporters that we value being pre-eminent — that we can achieve the highest quality by dreaming big and planning wisely."
The house, which is a joint venture between Undergraduate Studies and The Graduate School, serves as an enormous lasting tribute to President Eric J. Barron, who is leaving FSU next month to assume the presidency at Penn State University, Stokes said.
"It was his vision to inspire our brightest students by giving them a home, a central place on our campus where they could gather, share ideas and take advantage of the valuable resources created for them all under one roof," Stokes said.
The house will undoubtedly help Florida State continue to attract the best and brightest students, and sends a powerful message about the university's values, Barron said.
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