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  • June 2019 Alumni News

    By Josh Duke | June 3, 2019 | Posted in: Alumni News

    June 27, 2019
    Jessica Wallace McBride
    Elementary Education B.S. ’93

    Jessica Wallace McBride presented at TEDxSavannah as part of its 10-year anniversary event. During her talk, Wallace McBride talks about stereotypes, particularly southern stereotypes, and how the South continues to evolve. You can watch her TED talk here.




    June 20, 2019
    Monique Ositelu
    Higher Education Ph.D. ’18

    Monique Ositelu PhD Alumni FSUMonique Ositelu’s latest op-ed was featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The op-ed focuses on what Ositelu believes to be discriminatory practices from the NCAA, particularly in its usage of academic progress rate (APR) scores. Ositelu points out that the APR scores are misleading, since historically Black colleges and universities and “other low-resourced schools are the primary recipients of low APR scores and are disproportionately penalized.” You can find the article here.



    June 13, 2019
    Nick Wierciak
    Sport Management M.S. ’04

    Nick Wierciak FSU graduate holding Stanley Cup

    Nick Wierciak is currently the Vice President of Ticketing, Premium & Suite Sales for the St. Louis Blues. After the Blues won the Stanley Cup championship, Wierciak got to hold the fabled trophy during the following celebration.





    June 11, 2019
    Bonnie McCarthy
    Elementary Education B.S. ’91

    Bonnie McCarthy FSUBonnie McCarthy received a James Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA. McCarthy, who teaches at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, received the fellowship in recognition of her work as a distinguished teacher and can be used towards acquiring a master’s degree. Congress established the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in 1986. McCarthy is one of only 53 individuals who received this fellowship nationwide. The Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, NJ endowed McCarthy’s specific fellowship.



    June 5, 2019
    Ben Pereira
    Sport Management M.S. ’18

    MiLB PrideBen Pereira helped launch the Minor League Baseball Pride program. The initiative is the largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in professional sports. Pereira has worked on this initiative since he started working for Minor League Baseball. “It’s been such an honor working on this initiative since my first week here with MiLB,” Pereira writes in a LinkedIn post. “I’m so excited to watch this platform unfold as teams from across the country hold Pride nights to signal that inclusion, acceptance and equality are pillars of our league’s initiative.”


    June 5, 2019
    Stanley Goldstein
    Physical Education B.S. ’75

    Stanley Goldstein FSU

    Stanley Goldstein (right) / Photo courtesy of The Tallahassee Democrat

    Longtime coach, teacher and mentor Stanley Goldstein has retired from Lawton Chiles High School. Goldstein has worked in education for 44 years. He began his career in Fort Lauderdale after graduating from FSU, then worked for 15 years at Leon High School before taking a job at Chiles High School when it opened in 1999. At Chiles, Goldstein worked as a math teacher and coach.



    June 1, 2019
    Irv Broughton
    Higher Education M.S. ’67

    Where the Wings Grow: Conversations with Pioneering Women PilotsIrv Broughton published a new book, his 18th book to date. The book, titled Where the Wings Grow: Conversations with Pioneering Women Pilots, includes interviews with 29 women who all made aviation history one way or another. These women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and more.