FSU Alumni Association


Administration and Operations


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Julie Decker

President and CEO


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Julie began her service to FSU in November 2018. In her role, she has the privilege of serving the best alumni staff in the country as well as our 391,000+ alumni around the world. She allegedly enjoys throwing pottery, photography, music and reading. Her favorite getaway spot is the beach when it’s not the mountains.
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Aimee Wirth

Director of Alumni Engagement, Board Relations


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Before joining the Alumni team in 2014, Aimee gained a lot of experience working in FSU University Relations for 20+ years. Outside of work, Aimee enjoys wine, reading, coloring and spending time with her daughters and her husband – the order of which depends on the day.
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Marcus Nicolas

Director of Operations and Administration


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What does a television producer, high school teacher, college assistant professor and an associate dean all have in common? I am not sure either, but Marcus has served in each of those roles. After 13 years as an educator, he has been noted as a consummate negotiator, professional convener and strategic thinker – a set of skills perfect for bringing any team together. When he is not entertaining his wife and two children with random jokes and drum beats, he enjoys writing screenplays and eating barbeque.
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Nadine Long

Business Manager


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Nadine Long has been engaged in the field of public administration for more than two decades. She served as assistant to the public works director of her hometown, Marianna, Florida for many years before joining the FSU Facilities Design and Construction Office as a project administrator in 2018. Nadine is a proud FSU Alumnae, dedicated wife and mother of three adult children and seven godchildren ranging in age from 1-31. In her spare time, she loves watching movies with her husband Anthony, visiting with her mom, and cooking for family and friends.
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Adam Kabuka

Sr. Database Specialist


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Kim Miller

Executive Assistant


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Kim moved to Florida in 2008, the same year she started at the FSU Foundation. In 2010 she shifted to Westcott to assist the VP of University Advancement and now calls Alumni home. Kim hails from the Mountain State, West Virginia. She is married with three adult children and one beautiful granddaughter. As a three-time foster failure, she also stays very active with her 4 furry (dog) family members.
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Clayton Stallworth

Administrative Specialist


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Clayton Stallworth is a graduate student at the FSU College of Education pursuing a Master of Science in School Counseling with a Specialist Degree in Educational Therapy. He graduated from FSU Law and received his Juris Master’s degree in 2019. Clayton spends his free time traveling, spending time with his family and friends and playing golf.



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Lauren Schoenberger

Interim Executive Director of University Advancement Communications


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Lauren joined the Alumni Association in 2021 as Director of Communications after serving as Director of Integrated Marketing at Tallahassee Community College. As a three-time alumna of Florida State University, it comes natural for Lauren to cheer on the Seminoles. She enjoys traveling when she can and has lived across the world in cities like San Francisco, London and Sydney, but loves to call Tallahassee home for her and her family.
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Janecia Britt

Assistant Director of University Advancement Communications and Editor-in-Chief, VIRES Magazine


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A proud graduate of Florida State University, Janecia is passionate about telling the stories of her alma mater. When not buried deep in magazines, you can find her baking treats, laughing at funny things on the internet and having game nights with friends.
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Tracy Hamilton

Director of Graphic Services of Universtiy Advancement Communications


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Bio coming soon!
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Kira Leasure

Assistant Communications Director of Universtiy Advancement Communications


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Kenta Joseph

Communications Specialist II of Universtiy Advancement Communications


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Carlin Trammel

Digital Communications Specialist of Universtiy Advancement Communications


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Jessica Rosenthal

Assistant Director of University Advancement Communications and Editor-in-Chief, VIRES Magazine


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Jessica, a College of Fine Arts graduate, is an FSU trivia powerhouse since working in the university’s Sesquicentennial office upon graduation in 2001. As our graphic designer, Jessica strives to use garnet and gold as if they were the only two colors in the spectrum. When not on campus Jessica might be found hunting for treasures or starting art projects she doesn’t tend to finish.
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Harleigh Wiley

Media Specialist of University Advancement Communications


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Since moving to Tallahassee in 2011, Harleigh has grown to love not only the city but Florida State University. Having graduated in the summer of 2022, she is thrilled to now be working for her alma mater. When not at work you can find Harleigh baking, watching a classic rom-com, or spending time with her husband, family and friends.
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Carmen Morley

Coordinator of University Advancement Communications, Social Media


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Carmen is a two time graduate of FSU and her favorite place on campus is the stained glass clad Heritage Museum in Dodd Hall. When not capturing content on campus, she can be found exploring trails with her two rescue dogs, browsing thrift stores and sewing.

Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development


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Sarah Cassidy-Hipsher

Director of Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development


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Sarah has worked for Florida State University since 2013 and is passionate about supporting the advancement of FSU's academic excellence. Sarah began her FSU career at WFSU Public Media, serving as the Membership Manager before joining the Alumni Team in 2023. She enjoys leading group travel, as well as venturing out on her own to see the world with her husband, Jeff. They also love going on local adventures with their little rescue dog, Emma. Sarah also enjoys watching whatever latest TV series everyone is talking about, all things arts and creative, and cooking.
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Olivia Newsome

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development


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Olivia, a two-time graduate of Florida State, joined the Alumni Association in August 2021. She is a small-town Florida girl who came to FSU to pursue her degrees, while also meeting her now husband and becoming a military wife. Olivia enjoys all things home-renovation, outdoors, Target, and analytical. If she isn’t at an FSU game or on campus, she is with her dog Luke (a Collie that looks like Lassie), starting a home renovation, traveling wherever she can get a cheap plane ticket to, at Target, or at a coffee shop-preferably Lucky Goat.
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Maia Rogers

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development


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Maia is a Daytona Beach, Florida native who earned a pair of bachelor's degrees from the University of South Florida in 2018, and eventually landed in Tallahassee to pursue a graduate degree at Florida State. As a self-proclaimed "jill of all trades", in her free time, Maia loves debating, screenwriting, producing music, dancing, baking, and spending time with friends and family.

Programs and Outreach


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Whitney Powers

Interim Executive Director, Advancement Events and Alumni Outreach


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Whitney has been managing the Alumni Association’s events since 2010, creating gatherings for alumni all around the world. She’s a Florida panhandle native who enjoys all things Florida, especially sunshine, the beach and camping at local state parks with her daughter (class of 2034) and husband.
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Laura Glenn

Director, Special Events


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Laura has a remarkable 20-year career: working with special programs, unique products and special events at FSU. She enjoys visiting museums, reading, binge-watching Netflix series and saving for the next trip to Europe.
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Sarah Kelly

Assistant Director of Alumni Programs and Outreach


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As a Tallahassee Native and two-time graduate of Florida State, Sarah has been a proud Seminole her entire life. Before joining the Alumni Association in 2023, Sarah gained knowledge within the hospitality and insurance industries. Outside of the office, you can catch her at the coast with her beloved lab Maggie or enjoying time with friends and family.
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Samantha Keller

Assistant Director of Programs


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Samantha Keller is a seasoned hospitality professional. Over the last six years, she’s owned and operated Samantha Nicole Weddings & Events, a wedding and event planning company in addition to her corporate career. Keller is passionate and aims to create seamless and impactful events while building lasting relationships with colleagues, vendors and clients. She has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida State University. In her free time, Keller enjoys spending quality time with her husband and bonus son, going to the beach, cooking, baking and having adventures.
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Zia Barnes

Event Coordinator


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Zia is originally from Bonita Springs, Florida and relocated here to Tallahassee to pursue her undergraduate degree at Flagler College. Prior to joining the Alumni Association, Zia worked in event management and sales, and is excited to serve Florida State alumni nationwide in her new role. In her free time, she enjoys exploring local eateries and traveling to Maine and South Florida to see her family.
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Lindsey Alligood

Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement


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Lindsey, a Florida State alumna, joined the Alumni Association team in 2019, after working at the FSU Foundation for two and a half years. As a graduate of the College of Fine Arts and art enthusiast, you can catch her at almost any gallery and museum opening in Tallahassee. Lindsey also enjoys exploring state parks and listening to true crime podcasts—usually not at the same time.
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Landon Weeks

Student and Alumni Engagement Coordinator


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Landon, a Tallahassee native, graduated from FSU in 2020 via Zoom from his mom’s guest bedroom. As a student, he was very involved on campus working as a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader and serving on the Executive Board for Dance Marathon’s 25th anniversary year. Now, Landon helps advise the Student Alumni Association and hopes to help every student make the most out of their time at FSU.
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Lauren Strickland

Student Alumni Association Graduate Assistant


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Lauren is a first-year graduate assistant with the Alumni Association. Before joining Florida State University, she obtained a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of West Florida. She also holds a vocational training certificate in medical assisting and an associate of arts in business from Pensacola State College. Lauren considers Pensacola her hometown after a military-ordered move from NAS Millington. She enjoys music, reading, and digital art. Post-grad, Lauren seeks to pursue a Ph.D. and a higher-education career, specifically with the non-traditional student experience.
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Justus Johnson

Intern, Programs and Outreach


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Justus is a fourth-year dual degree student intern with the Alumni Association. Before joining the Programs & Outreach team, Justus was a member of the Student Alumni Association. Serving as the Director of Events for this on-campus organization prompted his interest in the Alumni Affairs of FSU. Justus is a North Florida native who enjoys reading, traveling, and keeping up with sports in his free time. Post-grad, Justus seeks to pursue a J.D. and a career in the legal field, specifically business law.
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Jodane Mowatt

Intern, Programs and Outreach


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Born and raised in Jamaica, JoJo moved to Florida in December 2017. She is a senior with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Communications. Taking an active interest in advocacy and networking, this led to her involvement with the Student Alumni Association where she currently serves as the 2023 President. Throughout working with SAA, JoJo has found a love for alumni affairs and is now an intern for Programs and Outreach at the Alumni Association. She continues to bridge the gap between students and the alumni community through a shared love and understanding for the Florida State University.

School and College Alumni Staff


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Jacey Darrah

Associate Director of Alumni and Student Engagement for the Division of Undergraduate Studies


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Jacey Darrah has over six years of experience in the higher education industry. Before moving to Florida, Jacey served in various roles at the University of New Hampshire including Senior Event Specialist and Alumni Board Relations Manager. Jacey has a passion for planning events and creating meaningful experiences for others. Jacey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in TV, Film, and New Media from San Diego State University, a graduate certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Plymouth State University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. Jacey and her fiancé Cory recently purchased a house in Crawfordville, FL and she is excited to use her interior design and thrifting skills to decorate their new home.
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Amanda Coffman

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


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Amanda Coffman moved to Tallahassee in 2018 and immediately fell in love with FSU. She’s still working on falling in love with the weather. When not working, Amanda can be found reading, playing video games and talking with her friends about their favorite shows.

Seminole Clubs and Chapters


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Amanda Blount

Director of Seminole Clubs


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A native of Stuart, Florida, Amanda Blount has over 20 years of experience in higher education. Before moving to Tallahassee, she served the students of Florida Southern College, most recently as the assistant dean of student conduct. Amanda is passionate about working with volunteers, mentorship and helping alumni connect to the Florida State University community. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida Southern College, a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Florida State University and an Ed.D. in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University. In her free time, Amanda enjoys following the PGA tour, discovering local restaurants and coffee shops, reading and spending time with friends and family.
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Cortney Hamilton

Coordinator of Regional Engagement


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Cortney Hamilton is from Princeton, West Virginia and moved to Tallahassee to pursue her Bachelor’s in Media Communication Studies, graduating in 2021. Cortney will soon graduate with her Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications in the summer of 2023. In her free time, Cortney enjoys traveling, F45, watching Formula 1, and spending time with her Aussie doodle Percy.
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Tennessley Harris

Seminole Clubs Fiscal Specialist


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Tennessley Harris is from Hobe Sound, a small town in South Florida, and moved to Tallahassee in 2010. Tennessley joined the FSU community in 2020 when she became an accounting representative in the Physics Department and is now excited to take on her role as the Fiscal Specialist for Seminole Clubs! She brings over 10 years of customer service experience to the Alumni Association and is ready to utilize it within Seminole Clubs. In her free time, you can always find Tennessley shopping at Publix, spending time with friends and family and creating loving memories with her son.
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Zeyris Rodoli Contreras

Coordinator of Regional Engagement


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Zeyris is originally from the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Miami, FL. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Minor in Theater. Zeyris is very excited to serve Florida State University’s alumni as a Coordinator of Regional Engagement! In her free time, Zeyris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts and going to the movies.