Gifts Helping Florida State’s Students Soar by sethtj1


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									Gifts Helping Florida State’s Students Soar

Monetary gifts have recently flooded into Florida State
University for the express purpose of increasing the
school’s productivity and opportunities. People are
noticing and supporting the exceptional students with
exceptional donations to match.

On April second, FSU announced that the College of Arts
and Sciences and the College of Education received a $1
million gift from the National Math and Science Initiative
(NMSI). The NMSI is dedicated to providing resources to increase performance in science, technology,
engineering, and math.

They noticed that the 21st century was showing a growing trend of students not ready to compete in
these important intellectual fields by graduation. They come away unequipped and hence under
qualified to take on the world ahead of them.

STEM Fields of Study

                                             The world could see a disappointing drop in innovation and
                                             advancement if this trend continues. The NMSI strives to
                                             change that by providing resources to students at FSU.

                                             FSU plans to use the money to bolster its mission of
                                             recruiting more FSU math and science majors. The extra
                                             money will help them continue this mission.

                                             It was given as an addition to the $2.4 million the school
                                             received in 2007. The program has thus far been successful
in preparing new students for the field and has garnished support again 6 years later.

The NMSI isn’t the only one investing in the future of FSU. On March 20, Florida Hospital presented the
school a gift of $2 million in support of the further development of FSU’s College of Medicine.

The hospital complimented the excellent program and gave the money in support of creating the next
generation of much-needed medical personnel. They wanted to make an investment in a school already
giving direct help to their needs.
Benefits from the Additional Funding

The College of Medicine partners with Florida Hospital to train their medical students. Instead of
operating a teaching hospital, the students work directly with the men and women already well-
established in their fields.

The extra money given to the school can turn out to be a great investment for the hospital as they
continue to work one-on-one with the upcoming talent in what can only be considered as a working
interview. The more they put into the program, the better quality students they can offer jobs to.

It’s a win-win situation for all. Anyone that presents monetary gifts to this and other universities is
investing in a better future.

The money FSU has received holds the power to bring in new
equipment, talent, and classroom space to equip math,
science, and medical students with the skills they need to not
only succeed in the real world, but to excel in it. These kind
donations were received graciously and are being used to
help students soar in their educational pursuits.

Flying Colors offers their support in the form of Florida State
apparel. The more branding the students and fans of this school do, the better noticed they will be.

An increase in an attention often means an increase in support, whether it come in the form of
monetary gifts or the purchasing of Florida State apparel. One allows the university to expand its
resources, the other markets the school to the public even more.

This is true of all schools. When they garnish attention, they also garnish the gifts and marketing of
those that believe in what they are trying to accomplish.

Photo Credit: fatllama, Jason Kuffer, Jackson Myers

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