FSU Alumni Association

Young Alumni Awards

Young Alumni Awards

The FSU Alumni Association's Notable Noles program (formerly called Thirty Under 30) was created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Florida State's young alumni. Each recipient must be a graduate of FSU, age 35 or younger, who has made exceptional achievements and significant contributions to his or her profession, community/society or the university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches.


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2019 Reubin O'D. Askew Awardees

Four Notable Noles were presented with the Reubin O’D. Askew Young Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed upon young alumni by the FSU Alumni Association. Named in honor of former Gov. Askew, this award recognizes his contributions to the state, nation and university. These young alumni continue Askew’s legacy of outstanding accomplishments built on the foundation of their education from Florida State University.

The 2019 Reubin O’D. Askew Award recipients are:

Danilo Belarmino (B.S.N. ’08)


Zach Heng (B.S. ’07)


Aurélie Mathieu (B.A. ’12)


Ashley Russell (B.S. ’11, M.S. ’13, Ph.D ’17)




2019 Notable Noles

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on being named one of Florida State University’s 2019 Notable Noles for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater:

  • Kevin Albaum (B.A. '11) - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Thomas Whitley (Ph.D '16) - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Aurelie Mathieu (B.A. '12) - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Briana Toole (B.A. '10) - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Chris Land (B.S. '11) - College of Social Sciences
  • Colin O'Connor (B.S. '11) - College of Business
  • Matt Zobel (B.S. '16) - College of Business
  • Sean Compton (B.S. '08) - College of Business
  • Trent Reichling (B.S. '06) - College of Business
  • Kevin Patterson (B.S. '11) - College of Communication & Information
  • Zach Heng (B.S. '07) - College of Communication & Information
  • Ashley Russell (B.S. '11, M.S. '13, Ph.D '17) - College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Sarah Gates (M.S. '17) - College of Education / Sport Management
  • Jason Hendrix (M.S. '11) - College of Education / Sport Management
  • Rachel Rossin (B.F.A. '09) - College of Fine Arts
  • Fahad "Sunny" Ilyas (B.S. '14) - College of Human Sciences
  • Siri Wilson (B.S. '06) - College of Human Sciences
  • Georgia Thompson (B.S. '07) - College of Human Sciences
  • Dan Belarmino (B.S.N. '08) - College of Nursing
  • Jamie Leigh Price (B.S. '12, M.P.A '14) - College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Dan Daley (B.S. '10) - College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Austin Burch (B.S. '17) - College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Past Award Recipients