FSU Alumni Association

Staff

Administration and Operations

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Julie Decker 

President and CEO

 j.decker@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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 almost 390,000 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 Board and Executive Relations

 awirth@fsu.edu
 850.644.1148

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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

 mbnicolas@fsu.edu
 850.645.2319

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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

 nplong@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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

 akabuka@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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Kim Miller

Executive Assistant

 kim.miller@fsu.edu
 850.644.2999

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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

 cas17j@fsu.edu
 850.644.27610

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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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Jonathan Farrell

Data Specialist

 jrf21b@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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Jonathan Farrell is a sophomore at Florida State majoring in Political Science. He hopes to graduate and work in Tallahassee at the Capital. As a student, he loves going to football games and hanging out with the brothers of his fraternity.

Communications

 

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Lauren Schoenberger

Director of Communications

 lschoenberger@fsu.edu
 850.644.0906

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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 Communications and Editor-in-Chief, VIRES Magazine

 jbritt@fsu.edu
 850.645.0212

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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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Jessica Rosenthal

Graphic Designer

 jrosenthal@fsu.edu
 850.644.9204

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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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Sarah Tinter

Communication and Digital Media Coordinator

 spgray@fsu.edu
 850.644.2249

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Sarah Tinter recently became a two-time graduate of Florida State after receiving her Master's Degree in Integrated Marketing & Communication. Sarah was born and raised in Ponte Vedra, FL and always supported the Gators until she saw the light in 2018 and chose FSU. She loves cheering on her Seminole sports teams, taking trips to the beach and has unfortunately participated in more than one TikTok dance. With the constant evolution of social media, Sarah is always ready to learn about and implement each platform's latest trends.
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Harleigh Wiley

Media Specialist 

 h.wiley@fsu.edu
 850.644.2070

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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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Nia Michel

Communications Assistant

 nmm20bj@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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A Nole since birth, Nia is a current senior at FSU studying Editing, writing and Media with a minor in Communications. A natural creative, she’s passionate about writing and the media industry at large. When she’s not writing, you can find Nia volunteering, practicing her cooking skills, or catching up on her favorite movies and shows.

Membership and Marketing

 

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Olivia Newsome

Assistant Director of Membership and Marketing

 o.newsome@fsu.edu
 850.645.9382

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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 Membership and Marketing

 maia.rogers@fsu.edu
 850.645.0214

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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

Director of Alumni Programs and Outreach

 wpowers@fsu.edu
 850.644.7434

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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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Lindsey Alligood

Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement

 lalligood@fsu.edu
 850.644.2765

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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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Zia Barnes

Event Coordinator

 ​zbarnes2@fsu.edu
 850.645.8133

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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.

Seminole Clubs and Chapters

 

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Cortney Hamilton

Seminole Clubs Graduate Assistant

 cshamilton@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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Cortney Hamilton is currently completing her first semester in the Integrated Marketing Communications Master's program. Having completed her undergraduate degree at FSU in Media Communication Studies, she is passionate about all things Seminoles. Originally from West Virginia, Cortney enjoys hiking, seeing family, and taking care of my dog, Percy.
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Tennessley Harris

Seminole Clubs Fiscal Specialist

 tdharris@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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.