FSU Alumni Association

Staff

Administration and Operations

 

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Julie Decker

President and CEO

 j.decker@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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

 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

Executive Director, Alumni Engagement, 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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Tennessley Harris

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Operations and Administration

 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.
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Clayton Stallworth

Coordinator of Alumni Engagement, Operations and Administration

 cas17j@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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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Matthew Tucker

Senior Database Specialist

 mt24n@fsu.edu
 850.645.0997

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Matthew, a Tallahassee native, is a seasoned database specialist with numerous certifications and has spent several years in a myriad of IT roles. Before this role, Matthew worked in distribution in the Tampa, Florida, area. Matthew spends his free time with his family and friends and enjoys swimming, nature trails and cooking.
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Francesca Pusateri

OPS Data Specialist

 fpusateri@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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Averi Albritton

Executive Assistant

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Reagan Howell

OPS Administrative Assistant

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Communications

 

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Lauren Schoenberger

Executive Director of University Advancement 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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Christi Morgan

Senior Director of University Advancement Communications

 cnmorgan@fsu.edu
 850.644.5426

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Christi joined University Advancement in May 2024. She previously served as executive director of communications at the FSU College of Law, where she led the communications team for more than 16 years. Christi was born and raised in Tallahassee and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from FSU. Outside of work, Christi enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, which often involves tennis.
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Tracy Hamilton

Director of Graphic Services of University Advancement Communications

 thamilton@foundation.fsu.edu
 850.644.0744

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Cortney Hamilton, originally from Princeton, West Virginia, moved to Tallahassee to pursue her Bachelor's in Media Communication Studies, graduating in 2021. She successfully completed 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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Beth Pannell

Director of University Advancement Communications, Marketing & Branding

 bpannell@fsu.edu
 850.644.2070

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Beth joined the University Advancement team in December 2023. Although she has spent most of her career in higher education, she most recently served as communications director for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She is excited to return to the university and continue telling the stories of FSU. Away from the office, Beth stays busy volunteering with local non-profit organizations, listening to podcasts while walking her dog, adding more books to her “to read” pile, and traveling with her husband and daughters.
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Kenta Joseph

Assistant Director of University Advancement Communications

 kjoseph@foundation.fsu.edu
 850.645.9411

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Carlin Trammel

Assistant Director of University Advancement Communications, Digital and Creative

 ctrammel@foundation.fsu.edu
 850.644.1133

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Kingsley Bocian

Coordinator of University Advancement Communication, Digital Specialist

 kb24s@fsu.edu
 850.645.2358

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Kingsley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2020. Prior to joining the University Advancement team, he worked as a graphic designer and marketing specialist within the financial sector. When he’s not at work, he can be found hiking, birdwatching, painting or baking.
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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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Carmen Morley

Coordinator of University Advancement Communications, Social Media

 cmorley@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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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Olivia Newsome

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development

 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 Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development

 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.
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Zeyris Rodoli Contreras

Coordinator of Alumni Engagement, Marketing and Business Development

 zlr23@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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.

Programs and Outreach

 

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Whitney Powers

Executive Director, Advancement Events and Alumni 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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Sarah Kelly

Assistant Director of Alumni Programs and Outreach

 skelly4@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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 University Advancement Events

 samantha.keller@fsu.edu
 850.644.2313

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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

 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.
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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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Emily Balke

Special Events Coordinator

 enm16@fsu.edu

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Originally from Orlando, Florida, Emily Balke graduated from FSU with her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2018. She’s worked for Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports as an events competition coordinator and regional property manager for Publix Super Markets. She and her husband have since returned to Tallahassee, and Balke is excited to work with and meet fellow FSU alumni. In her free time, she enjoys baking, taking walks with her dog Ava and spending quality time with friends and family.
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Tatia Ghviniashvili

Coordinator of Alumni Networks

 tg15j@fsu.edu

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Tatia’s undergraduate years at Florida State University exposed her to the dynamic blend of academic excellence and the rich cultural fabric that defines this university, becoming an integral part of her formative experience. While pursuing her master’s at the University of Central Florida, Tatia’s heart remained tethered to Tallahassee and her alma mater. Drawn back by the unique opportunities and cherished connections, she is enthusiastic about contributing her passion for connecting alumni and students alike. When not working, you can catch her walking around town with her rescue dog, Zeus, and his famed underbite.
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Landon Weeks

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Students and Young Alumni

 lweeks@fsu.edu
 850.644.4021

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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.

School and College Alumni Staff

 

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Jacey Darrah

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

 jd23bq@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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

 acoffman@foundation.fsu.edu
 850.228.3075

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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.
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Naomi Molina

Associate Director of Student and Alumni Engagement, College of Social Work

 naomi.molina@fsu.edu
 850.645.9767

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Naomi Molina is a two-time graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s in Media/Communication Studies and a masters in Integrated Marketing Communication. Throughout her career she has worked in various roles in fundraising, marketing, communications, and event planning. She has been with the College of Social Work since July 2021 and has supported college wide events as well as student and alumni engagement initiatives. Naomi loves working with and supporting the CSW and is passionate about continuing to make the college a better, more fun, and inclusive place for all students, alumni, faculty, and staff. In her spare time, Naomi loves to go thrift shopping and antiquing with her husband Alex, take their dog Nellie on long walks, and spend time with friends and family.
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Robin Forman

Associate Director of Student and Alumni Engagement in the College of Engineering

 rforman2@eng.famu.fsu.edu

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Robin is originally from Ft. Lauderdale and is a proud FSU alumna. Robin moved back to Tallahassee to be close to her twin girls, who were seniors at FSU at the time. She spent most of her career in sales before working at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in research and graduate studies, then recruiting.

She enjoys spending time with her three daughters, grand kitty Naru and two pups, Moose and Murphy. She is passionate about yoga and is a certified instructor.

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Rebekah Hair-Stewart

Assistant Director of Alumni and Student Engagement, College of Music

 rhairstewart@fsu.edu
 850.645.0215

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Originally from Georgia, Rebekah earned her Bachelor of Music at LaGrange College and then received her Master of Music Composition from the University of South Carolina. After graduation, Rebekah completed two terms of service with Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps. Rebekah has always kept one foot in the nonprofit sector and one in the music industry, often working multiple jobs or volunteering locally to satisfy her desire for a creative and collaborative work experience. Rebekah’s favorite pastime is live music; at any given time, she has a trip (and fabulous outfit) planned around an upcoming concert or festival. She is also passionate about her community and spends time planning and organizing local events at Railroad Square every month. Her husband and two cats are some of her favorite people, and she will do just about anything for some fresh guacamole.
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Sarah Straughn

Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Engagement, College of Communication & Information

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Sarah Straughn is a two-time, third-generation graduate of Florida State University and a native to Tallahassee. She earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies. Before coming to the Alumni Association, Sarah was a teacher in Tallahassee. She taught for seven years in local elementary schools, until deciding that she wanted a change. In her spare time, Sarah loves to go to the beach, read, travel, and spend time with her friends and family.

Seminole Clubs and Chapters

 

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Amanda Blount

Director of Seminole Clubs

 anb5563@fsu.edu
 850.645.7410

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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

 cshamilton@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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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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Ryleigh Taylor

Seminole Clubs Graduate Assistant

 rmt20g@fsu.edu
 850.644.2761

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