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Echoes: The FSU Alumni Podcast

Echoes: The FSU Alumni Podcast



Echoes: The FSU Alumni Podcast is a weekly show dedicated to reconnecting alumni with the FSU campus through news, opportunities to get involved, features on alumni successes, and more. New episodes are released each Tuesday.


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Ep. 110 | Jacey Hanley | Today, you'll hear our interview with Jacey Hanley, Student Alumni Association President, and for our sounds of campus segment, we recall excerpts from President John Thrasher's Class of 2021 Commencement address during the weekend of April 17th. 

Ep. 109 | Dave Irvin | Today, you'll hear our interview with Dave Irvin, AVP of facilities at FSU. When you think about how much campus may have changed each time you come back to visit, you may not realize that these changes all fall under the university's master facilities plan, which Dave Irvin oversees. You'll hear a progress update on the Student Union, as well as a sneak peek into the process of campus growth. For our sounds of campus segment, we'll be right in the middle of Homecoming Live, held Friday night at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Ep. 108 | Joe O'Shea (B.A. '08) | FSU is a top 20 university in the US, and student retention and graduation rates are among the highest in the nation. Today, we talk with Joe O'Shea (B.A. '08), Dean of Undergraduate Studies and FSU Rhodes Scholar, to learn about the programs, relationships, and teams that bring that vision of student success to life.  We'll also hear from President Thrasher following FSU Day at the Capitol on March 31, and jog through the FSU campus on the Legacy Walk. 

Ep. 107 | Lisa Jackson (B.S. '13, M.S. '15) | For some FSU students, starting college looks a little different - they arrive sometimes with no more belongings than what can fit in a garbage bag. Our guest this week, Lisa Jackson (B.S. '14, M.S. '15), manages the CARE and Unconquered Scholars programs to support these students, who often come from the foster care system, homelessness, or relative care, through academic, financial, and social support services. In our interview, you'll see how you can support CARE and Unconquered Scholars, too. Also on today’s show, we preview upcoming Spring Homecoming activities, hear an update from FSU news on a new partnership for the FSU Mag Lab, and preview the upcoming TEDxFSU event on April 7.

Ep. 106 | Mark Zeigler (M.S. '89) | We spend some quality time with professor Mark Zeigler (M.S. '89) of the FSU College of Communication & Information. A fixture at FSU for decades of Seminole alumni, Professor Zeigler's research focuses on communication and grief counseling, and students know him best for his approach to teaching and passion for FSU athletics.

Also on today’s show, we share information on upcoming Spring Homecoming activities, hear an update from FSU news on Match Day for the College of Medicine, and show you a simple way to support students in need.

Ep. 105 | 2021 Inspire Award Honorees | We present an excerpt from the 5th Annual Inspire Awards for FSU Women of Distinction, held March 11, 2021. This year, four alumnae were recognized for breaking the glass ceiling in their professions, and shared their experiences in a panel discussion moderated by FSU Student Alumni Association president Jacey Hanley.

Also on today’s show, we share information on Spring 2021 Homecoming, hear an update on successes of the FSU Dance Marathon and Great Give and take a walk by the construction of the new student union.

Ep. 104 | Clay Ingram (B.S. '00) | We reconnect with Clay Ingram (B.S. '00), chief legislative affairs officer for Florida State University, to discuss his role in the state legislature, his experience in government and his memories as a teammate with host Keith Cottrell on the 1999 NCAA Division I Football National Championship team. Also on the show, we share information on the fifth presentation of the Inspire Awards, hear an update from FSU news and take a seat on the floor to listen to the Seminoles men’s basketball team warm up for their game this past weekend. 

Ep. 103 | Andy Jhanji | We sit down with Andy Jhanji, interim vice president of advancement and executive vice president of the FSU Foundation.Also in this episode: upcoming events, a walk by batting practice at the baseball and softball practice facilities and updates on FSU's efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Ep. 102 | Dan Berger (B.S. '89) | We meet with Dan Berger (B.S. '89), chair of the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors and a national leadership author and speaker.

Ep. 101 | Eva Killings | In our first episode, we meet with Eva Killings, 45-year employee of Seminole Dining and a friend to thousands of alumni.