FSU Alumni Association

Grads Made Good

2022 Grads Made Good

Nominations for the 2022 Grads Made Good are now open!

More than 100 graduates of Florida State University have been recognized as Grads Made Good, a program honoring alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their community or chosen field. The recipients will be honored at our 2022 Spring Alumni Awards in April.

At the inaugural Spring Alumni Awards, the FSU Alumni Association recognized the accomplishments of notable alumni, faculty and staff who have secured their place in the history of Florida State University by pushing boundaries and redefining standards within their respective fields.

The awards presented at the Spring Alumni Awards include:

  • FSU Alumni Association and Omicron Delta Kappa’s Grads Made Good Awards
  • Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award
  • Alumni Ambassadors Scholarship

The Florida State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), which originated the program in 1974, joins forces with the FSU Alumni Association to co-present the Grads Made Good honors each spring.

Nominate a deserving Seminole!

Requirements

The criteria for the awards are as follows:

  1. ​Hold an earned bachelor's or graduate degree from this institution
  2. Have been in their career field at least five years
  3. Have accomplishments recognized at national/international level
  4. Must be able to attend the event
  5. Must not be employed by Florida State University

A complete nomination includes:

  1. Nomination form
    Please provide accurate and current information for the nominee and nominator.
  2. Statement of nomination
    Please provide a statement of nomination describing why you feel this individual should be considered for this award, including any known involvement related to FSU since graduation.
  3. At least two letters of support
    A completed nomination will include at least two Letters of Support. A strong nomination will contain at least one letter from a respected colleague in the nominee's area of professional distinction, and a second letter from a current dean, chair or colleague from Florida State University.

Important Dates

September 7 - Nominations Open
October 31 - Nominations Close
November - December - Nomination review and selection process
January - Honorees announced
April - Grads Made Good honored at the Spring Alumni Awards in Tallahassee

For questions, please contact Erin Sylvester Philpot, M.Ed, ODK faculty secretary, at 850.644.2775 or esylvester@fsu.edu.

 

 

Former Grads Made Good Honorees:

 

2021 Grads Made Good Honorees:

 

Inez Cohen (B.S. '74)

 

Bruce McNeilage (B.S. '88)

 

Neil St John Rambana (B.A. '92, M.A. '96)

 

 

1974

Honorable Reubin O ’D. Askew (B.S. ’51) d
Dr. H. Richard Blieden (Ph.D. ’62)
Thomas M. Hall (B.M. ’64, M.M. ’66)

 

1975

Ney C. Landrum (B.A. ’52, M.A. ’56)
Dr. Sean Patrick McGlynn (Ph.D. ’56)
Al (Albert L. Smelko) Stratton (’60)

 

1976

Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas (Ph.D. ’66)
Dr. David Ward-Steinman (B.M. ’57)
Robert M. Urich (B.A. ’68) d

 

1977

Dr. Jacqueline L. DuPont (B.S. ’55, Ph.D. ’62)
James B. Tippin, Jr. (B.S. ’50)
Philip G. Boggs (B.S. ’71) d 

 

1978

Dr. Neil L. Frank (M.S. ’59, Ph.D. ’70)
Dr. Virginia Spencer Carr (B.A. ’51, Ph.D. ’69) d
William O. Cullom (B.S. ’58)

 

1979

Sister Mary Michelle (Patricia E.) Carroll (B.S. ’44)
Maj Gen Norma Elaine Brown (B.S. ’49) d
Justice Alan C. Sundberg (B.S. ’55) d 

 

1980

Sir Jack D. L. Holmes, PhD, OIC (B.A. ’52) d
Bishop Marjorie S. Matthews (M.A. ’71, Ph.D. ’76) d
James C. Smith (B.S. ’62)

 

1981

Dr. Mostafa F. El-Sayed (Ph.D. ’59)
Dr. Jane Srygley Mouton (M.S. ’51) d
General William H. Ginn, Jr. (B.A. ’58) d

 

1982

Arnold T. Diaz (B.A. ’71)
Dr. Mark S. Wrighton (B.S. ’69)
Herbert F. Morgan (B.S. ’66) d

 

1983

Charles G. Rex (B.M. ’71, M.M. ’72)
Cynthia G. Taylor (M.S. ’76)
Dr. Norman Earl Thagard (B.S. ’65, M.S. ’66)

 

1984

Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey, Jr. (Ph.D. ’62)
Stephen J. Rothman (B.S. ’72, M.F.A. ’74)
Brigadier General Michael K. Sheridan (B.S. ’56)

 

1985

Richard D. “Dick" Howser (B.S. ’58) d
Dr. Willis W. Tyrrell, Jr. (B.S. ’52)
Dr. Douglas M. Windham (B.A. ’64, M.A. ’67, Ph.D. ’69) d

 

1986

Dr. Sylvia A. Earle (B.S. ’55)
Dr. Raul P. deGuzman (M.S. ’55, Ph.D. ’57)
Maj Gen Winfield S. (Scott) Harpe (B.S. ’59) d

 

1987

Dr. A. Hugh Adams (B.S. ’50, M.S. ’56, Ed.D. ’62) d
John J. (Joe) Gangloff (B.S. ’65)
Mary Anne Loughlin (B.S. ’77)

 

1988

Dr. Joseph W. Cullen (Ph.D. ’68) d
Thomas M. Culligan (B.A. ’73, M.P.A. ’77)
Dr. Howard L. Simmons (Ph.D. ’75)

 

1989

James L. Massey (B.S. ’65)
Gayle Sierens Martin (B.S. ’76)
Henry Polic, II (B.A. ’67, M.A. ’69)

 

1990

Davis P. Gaines (B.A. ’76)
Dr. Clyda Stokes Rent (B.A. ’64, M.S. ’66, Ph.D. ’68)
Dr. Isabel Wood Rogers (B.A. ’45)

 

1991

Admiral Paul D. Miller (B.S. ’63)
Dr. Alan R. Price (B.S. ’64)
Dr. Betty L. Siegel (Ph.D. ’61)

 

1992

Jennifer L. Howse (B.A. ’66, M.A. ’68)
Robert L. Ward (B.A. ’71)
William F. “Woody” Woodward (B.S. ’66, M.S. ’70)

 

1993

Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey (M.S. ’70, Ph.D. ’74)
Judy Patton Lotas (B.A. ’64)
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (B.M. ’60, M.M. ’62)

 

1994

Dr. Gwynn Collins Akin (B.S. ’61)
Lt. Gen. Charles J. Cunningham, Jr. (B.S. ’57)
Dr. Robert “Bud” Grace (B.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’71)

 

1995

Dr. Michael G. Berenbaum (Ph.D. ’75)
Antonio Busalacchi, Jr. (B.S. ’77, M.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’82)
Linda Zoghby (B.M. ’71, M.M. ’74)

 

1996

Clifford L. Freeman (B.S. ’63)
Dr. Robert C. Harriss (B.S. ’62)
J. Bailey White (B.S. ’73)

 

1997

Monsignor William A. Kerr (M.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’75)
Carolyn A. O ’Neil (B.S. ’76)
Willa Jo Zollar (M.F.A. ’79)

 

1998

Mark S. Ellis (B.S. ’79, J.D. ’84)
Barbara S. Harris (B.S. ’78)
Douglas W. Marlette (B.S. ’71) d

 

1999

Cdr. Douglas J. Allen (B.S. ’76)
Winston E. Scott (B.M.E. ’72)
Janet L. Stoner (B.S. ’70, M.S. ’72)
Charlotte West (B.S. ’54)

 

2000

Dr. Larry H. Crow (B.S. ’66, M.S. ’67, Ph.D. ’67)
Carolyn Spencer Griner (B.S. ’67)
Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan (B.A. ’66)

 

2001

E. L. (Chip) Chalmers (B.F.A. ’76)
Dr. Paul Robinson (Ph.D. ’67)
Dr. Suzan Zeder (Ph.D. ’78)

 

2002

Janice Huff (B.S. ’82)
Lynda Keever (B.A. ’69)
Hansel E. Tookes, II (B.S. ’69)

 

2003

Mel R. Martinez (B.A. ’69, J.D. ’73)
Dr. Diane Roberts (B.A. ’79, M.A. ’80)
H. James Towey (B.S. ’78, J.D. ’81)

 

2004

Raymond G. Hemann (Deceased) (B.S. ’57)
Vice Admiral Gordon S. Holder (B.M.E. ’68)
Reverend Glenda B. Hope (B.A. ’58)

 

2005

James L. Bacchus (J.D. ’78)
Dr. M. Dianne Murphy (Ph.D. ’80)
R. Eugene Taylor (B.S. ’89)

 

2006

Laird B. Anderson (B.S. ’58)
Max Mayfield (M.S. ’87)
Peter F. Romero (B.S. ’71, M.A. ’72)
Steven L. Sears (B.A. ’80)

 

2007

William D. Clay (B.A. ’71, M.S. ’74)
Charlie Crist (B.S. ’78)
Marvalene Hughes (Ph.D. ’69)
Mark H. Thiemens (Ph.D. ’77)

 

2008

Jonathan G. King (M.F.A. ’92)
Neil H. McKee (M.S. ’88)
Kathleen Parker (B.A. ’73, M.A. ’76)

 

2009

Carol J. Cooper (B.S. ’73, M.S. ’76, J.D. ’77)
Manuel H. Johnson (M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’77)
Barry V. Qualls (B.A. ’67)

 

2010

Lt. General Franklin L. “Frank” Hagenbeck (M.S. ’78)
Dr. James H. Oliver, Jr. (M.S. ’54)

 

2011

Susan Hassmiller (B.S. ’77, M.S. ’79)
Mike Pate (B.S. ’68)

 

2012

Senator Bob Johnson (B.S. ’58)  
John Osterlund (M.S. ’90)

 

2013

Judy Bense (B.A. ’67, M.S. ’69)
Jimi Cook (B.S. ’88)
Meg Crofton (B.S. ’74, M.B.A. ’75)

 

2014

Randy Hanna (J.D. ’83)  
Gail Skofronick-Jackson (B.S. ’86)  
John Thiel (B.S. ’83)

 

2015

Dale Burton (Ph.D. ’81)  
Wendy Clark (B.A. ’91)  
Rodney Hero (B.S. ’75)  
J. Marshall Shepherd (B.S. ’91, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’99)

 

2016

Marion Hargett (B.S. '93)  
Craig Nance (B.S. '91, M.S. '94)  
Montego Glover (B.F.A. '96)

 

2017

Damon Andrew (Ph.D. '04) 
Dulcidio de la Guardia (B.S. '84)  
Sandra Dunbar (B.S. '72)

 

2018

Sandra Barker (M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’78)  
JoAnne Graf (B.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’92)  
Nancy McKay (B.A. ’78)  
Gene Stearns (B.A. ’66, J.D. ’72)

 

2019

Arthur L Fleming (B.S. '81)  
Myrna Hoover (B.S. '83, M.S. '84)  
David James Kennedy (B.S. '99)  

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