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  • August 2018 Alumni News

    By Josh Duke | August 10, 2018 | Posted in: Alumni News


    August 2018
    Marielhi Rosado Honingford
    B.S. Visual Disabilities ’12, M.S. Visual Disabilities ’14

    Marielhi Rosado Honingford, a teacher at Princeton Elementary School in Orlando, FL, was named Teacher of the Year. Honingford is a visual disabilities teacher at the school.












    August 2018
    KelVon Greer
    M.S. Sport Management ’17


    KelVon Greer was named to the International Association of Venue Manager (IAVM)  Foundation’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. Over the last four years, the IAVM has created a list honoring the best and brightest individuals working in the industry. Applicants are chosen by a group of judges, members from the IAVM Board of Trustees, and CVPs. Greer will receive a free registration to the VenueConnect conference and a travel stipend.





    August 2018
    Lamar White
    Ph.D. Educational Leadership ’86

    White-2016.200Lamar White won the District 1 seat on the Okaloosa County School Board in the August elections. White has been the principal of two elementary schools and two middle schools, as well as a football, tennis, and cross country coach at Choctawhatchee High School. He was also a teacher at Choctaw and Fort Walton Beach High Schools, assistant principal at Ruckel Middle School and an adjunct professor at the University of West Florida.






    August 2018
    Ben Pereira
    M.S. Sport Management ’18

    Screen Shot 2018-05-15 at 3.51.27 PMBen Pereira recently published a blog post for the North American Society for Sport management (NASSM). The post, titled “Preparing Consciously and Socially Aware Students: The Benefits of a Diversity in Sport Club,” explores the lack of diversity in the sport industry and how increasing the diversity of key players can help solve some of the critical issues facing the industry, such as sexism, racism, and homophobia. You can read the post on the NASSM blog.



    August 2018
    Ken Savage
    B.S. Physical Education ’01

    Ken Savage (center) / Image courtesy of Lee County Schools

    Ken Savage (center) / Image courtesy of Lee County Schools

    Ken Savage, winner of the 2018 Principal of the Year from the State of Florida, recently accepted a new position. Savage will be serving as the principal in residence in the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Public Schools. The principal in residence works as a liaison between the Department of Education and the school districts to encourage productive and positive communication.

    August 2018
    Jason Guilbeau
    Ph.D. Higher Education ’18

    Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 10.38.26 AM

    Jason Guilbeau served as an editor on a new book, The State Higher Education Executive Officer and the Public Good. Guilbeau also contributed a chapter. Dean and Chief Executive Officer of FSU-Panama City Randall Hanna also served as an editor and chapter contributor. The book looks at the role of the state’s higher education executive officer (SHEEO) and their role as policymaker, and also provides current SHEEOs and related staff advice by drawing on original research and reflections. The book is printed by Teachers College Press and is available now.







    August 2018
    Melinda Benton
    B.S. ’76, M.S. ’78

    Benton_1Florida State University Alumni Association named Melinda “Lindy” Benton as one of the six new directors to its National Board of Directors. Benton is the president and CEO of Vyne Corporation, which handles secure healthcare communications. Benton has also been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management for three years in a row, and was also recognized by the FSU College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Awards in Business and Industry.