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  • Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education

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    The objectives of the Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education are to:

    • Support the professional development of graduate students in higher education through professional development seminars, speakers, travel grants, fellowships, research and publication opportunities, and mentoring programs.
    • Foster the development of future higher education leaders who are committed to public service, ethical responsibility, social justice, and leading with vision and purpose.
    • Promote educational research and professional development in the areas of higher education gender equity, higher education leadership, and ethics.
    • Host national professional meetings on issues related to higher education leadership, ethics, and gender equity.
    • Assist in the development of graduate assistantships for students that offer a wide range of beneficial experiences in various higher education arenas.
    • Promote the “Life Net” of students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the Florida State University Higher Education Program, as well as seek support for future endeavors.
    • Provide consultation and professional services on issues related to the Hardee Center mission and objectives.


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    The Hardee Center Board – Your LifeNet is composed of past students, colleagues and friends of Dr. Melvene Draheim Hardee that are committed to keeping her incredible legacy alive at Florida State University. The board significantly influences the growth and direction of the Hardee Center by directing targeted philanthropic activities and acting as advocates for the advancement of the Center.

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    Hardee Fellows

    Hardee Fellows are graduate students who achieve a 3.8 overall GPA and have completed 18 credit hours at Florida State University. Hardee Fellows are named each fall at the Hardee Induction Ceremony and honored at the commencement ceremony in the spring. Fellows are eligible for Hardee Center travel and research grants where funding allows.

    Hardee Supervisors/Mentors

    Hardee Supervisors/Mentors are individuals who supervise higher education graduate students in assistantships and who agree to mentor the students in their professional development. A Supervisor/Mentor is encouraged to participate with his/her student in Hardee Center activities and is encouraged to build a strong professional and mentoring relationship with students.

    2015-2016 Hardee Fellows

    Masters Students

    Scott Atwell
    Kyle Calbat
    Joseph Czaja
    Joshua Davis
    Megan Downey
    Mallory Foutch
    Matthew Jones
    Taylor Locks
    Morgan Matchett
    Amanda Mintz
    Katherine Morales
    Kyle Newman
    Junior Peña
    Amanda Peters
    Ali Raza
    Spencer Scruggs
    Kaitlyn Shepard
    Jennifer Stone
    Suzanne Vickers
    Lane Washington
    Christian Williams
    Samantha Yorke

    Doctoral Students

    Alan Acosta
    Danielle Morgan Acosta
    Marilyn Anglade
    Craig Beebe
    Vivechkanand Chunoo
    Vicki Dobiyanski
    Kellie Gerbers
    Kenneth Gloeckner
    James Hunt
    Alethea Kilgore
    Steven Kleuver
    Susannah Marshman
    Shermin Murji
    Samantha Nix
    Jonathan Ottley
    Shawna Patterson
    Dante Pelzer
    Alishia Piotrowski
    Sophia Rahming
    Tadarrayl Starke
    Yi-Chin Wu

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    Consider making an online contribution through the FSU Foundation.

    • Secure Online Giving Form – The Online Giving form allows you to make a gift using your credit card. All data entered is secured using VeriSign’s 128-bit encryption.
      Note: To designate a gift for the Hardee Center, click More Designations for Gift Designation and type in Hardee Center.

    The Hardee Center provides programs and services through the generous support of students, faculty, alumni, and friends. Contributions are invited for the following Hardee Center activities:

    •  Student conference travel and program presentations
    •  Support for graduate student dissertation research
    •  Speakers and guests for Hardee Center professional development programs
    •  Recognition of outstanding student and faculty leadership and scholarship
    •  Special projects
    •  Endowment fund for the Hardee Center

    We invite contributions through:

    • Hardee Center annual fund drive (for general operating expenses)
    • FSU Foundation annual fund drive-ensure your gift is designated for the Hardee Center
    • Designated gifts (for support of activities of particular interests by donor)
    • Major gifts (for support of major programs and activities)
    • Endowment fund

    If you are interested in supporting the efforts of the Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education, contact Kevin Derryberry, Assistant Dean for Development, at (850) 644-0565. Contributions may be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please consult a tax specialist for details of your own situation.

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    Gabrielle Garrard, Associate Director
    Dr. Mary Coburn, Director, VP for Student Affairs

    Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education
    1204L Stone Building
    1114 W. Call Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-4452
    (850) 644-5867
    (850) 644-1258 (fax) 

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