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  • April 2019 Alumni News

    By Josh Duke | April 2, 2019 | Posted in: Alumni News

    April 27, 2019
    Paul Aloise Jr.
    Sport Management B.S. ’14

    Paul Aloise Jr. won a Golden A.C.E. Top “20 Under 40” Young Professional Award from the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and also represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in the community who believe in Authentic Community Engagement, or A.C.E. Aloise is currently the assistant state attorney for Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit.


    April 19, 2019
    Kim Reid
    International & Multicultural Education Ph.D. ’18

    Kim ReidKim Reid recently won the Best Dissertation award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Study Abroad and International Students Special Interest Group at the CIES annual conference in San Francisco. CIES is the oldest and biggest international education societies presently and has more than 3,000 members from over 1,000 universities and research institutions. The annual dissertation award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. or Ed.D. dissertation work and focuses in particular on originality, the rigor of research and subject matter.




    April 17, 2019
    Francisco J. Rodriguez
    Social Science Education B.S. ’93

    Francisco Rodriguez / Photo courtesy of Fox 28 Media

    Frank Rodriguez was chosen as the new superintendent of the Beaufort School District in South Carolina. Rodriguez was chosen by the Beaufort Board of Education. He has more than 26 years of experience as a school administrator. He previously served as the regional superintendent of a school district in Palm Beach County, FL.



    April 11, 2019
    Adam Hanley
    Counseling & School Psychology Ph.D. ’16

    Adam Hanley FSU

    Adam Hanley / Photo Courtesy of the University of Utah

    Adam Hanley’s research will be featured in an upcoming volume of Physiology & Behavior. Hanley, who works at the University of Utah College of Social Work as a research assistant professor, examined the nature of conditioned behaviors. As part of his research, he and his team are looking at whether or not conditioned behaviors sustain unhealthy habits, such as smoking after a meal.


    April 10, 2019
    Carla Williams
    Physical Education Ph.D. ’00

    Carla Williams FSU

    Carla Williams / Photo Courtesy from UVA Athletics

    Carla Williams became the first African American woman to hold the position of athletic director and win an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Williams has been the University of Virginia’s athletic director since 2017. Previously, Williams served at the University of Georgia for 13 years as a deputy director of athletics and was the first female African American to hold such a position in a Power Five Conference institution.




    April 5, 2019
    Darren Brooks
    Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies M.S. ’02, Ph.D. ’09

    Darren Brooks received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the FSU College of Business. Brooks works as a faculty member at the College of Business, sharing his more than 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors with the next generation of students. Brooks also won the 2019 University Graduate Teaching award. University Graduate Teaching awards are chosen by a committee of faculty members and FSU students.




    April 2, 2019
    Mary Jo Pollman
    Early Childhood Education Ph.D. ’81

    Mary Jo Pollman FSUMary Jo Pollman published a new book titled The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?. The book explores the connection between art and science in young children and is inspired by the work of famed Renaissance thinker, inventor, artist and scholar, Leonardo da Vinci. Pollman is professor emerita of Metropolitan State University of Denver. During her career, she has taught and studied at a number of institutions both in the US and abroad.