FSU Alumni Association

Grads Made Good

Over 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 Grads Made Good award, presented in partnership with the FSU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), recognizes alumni who have made exceptional contributions in their community or field and 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.




Please join us in congratulating our 2023 Grads Made Good honorees.

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Patricia Ragan

(B.S. ’70)

College of Education

Wauchula, Florida

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Patricia Ragan is the president and founder of the Center for Great Apes, a 120-acre sanctuary in Wauchula, Florida, that houses over 50 chimpanzees and orangutans. This year, CGA celebrates 30 years of providing lifetime care for chimpanzees and orangutans rescued or retired from research, the entertainment industry or the exotic pet trade. It is the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in the U.S. and one of only a few accredited chimpanzee sanctuaries worldwide. Passionate about knowledge dissemination, Ragan engages FSU graduates and students, encouraging them to volunteer, raise funds and partake in educational tours of the sanctuary. Ragan’s advocacy also extends to serving on various boards and committees, including the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, Hardee County Animal Refuge Center and Zoo Miami.
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Captain Julie Kim Moss

(B.S. ’88)

College of Communication and Information

Point Magu, California

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Captain Julie K. Moss is a decorated servicewoman and committed alumna of Florida State University. Known for her dedication and mission success, Moss graduated as the top student out of 262 in the Naval War College’s Fleet Seminar Program. She was subsequently awarded the Naval War College McGinnis Family Award for leadership and outstanding performance in non-resident education. Additionally, Captain Moss has won several unit, service and achievement awards, including the 2014 Association of the United States Navy Junior Officer of the Year and the 2007 SELRES Junior Officer of the Year for NOSC Pensacola. Active in the Florida State and local community, Captain Moss is a past FSU Veteran’s Advisory Board member, president-elect for the FSU Committee of 30, past member of the Seminole Boosters National Board of Directors, Pace Center for Girls Board of Directors, United Way of the Big Bend Leadership Team, Learn to Read of NW Florida Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Economics Club and a 2001 graduate of Leadership Pensacola.
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Tevin Wooten

(B.S. ’18)

College of Arts and Sciences

Boston, Massachusetts

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Tevin Wooten is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist for NBC10 Boston and can be seen anchoring weather segments at 4 and 7 p.m. Previously, Wooten spent four years as an on-camera meteorologist with The Weather Channel television network in Atlanta, forecasting in studio and from the frontlines for major weather events including Hurricane Florence, Michael, Laura and Delta, numerous winter storms and countless tornadoes nationwide. Wooten holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. He advocates for bringing diversity to the STEM discipline and providing communities of color with access to and awareness of broadcast meteorology. Wooten is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Association of Black Journalists. He also serves as a Culture and Inclusion Cabinet member with the AMS and as a member of the FSU Pride Alumni Network Board of Directors. Wooten was named to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for his work launching ‘America’s Science Lab,’ a series of physics and weather experiments for toward elementary school students.