The Florida State College Alumni Affiliation will acknowledge 4 FSU alumnae who’ve “shattered the glass ceiling” of their respective industries in the course of the fifth presentation of The Encourage Awards, held just about Thursday, March 11.
“We’re thrilled to acknowledge these 4 ladies for his or her skilled accomplishments and repair to their communities and to Florida State,” mentioned Julie Decker, president and CEO of the FSU Alumni Affiliation. “We invite you to affix us for a dwell panel dialogue with our award winners as they share their experiences and classes discovered with attendees.”
This 12 months’s Encourage Awards shall be a totally digital occasion. A panel dialogue that includes the award recipients and moderated by Jacey Hanley, president of the FSU Scholar Alumni Affiliation, shall be streamed remotely at 5:30 p.m. EST, Thursday, March 11, adopted by an awards ceremony with remarks from the honorees at 7 p.m. EST. Entry hyperlinks are $5 for college students, $10 for Alumni Affiliation members and $15 for nonmembers. The occasion’s presenting sponsor is The Ladies for FSU.
The Encourage Award is offered yearly to alumnae who’ve confirmed to be a mentor to others, who’ve given time, abilities and treasure again to FSU, and who’re leaders of their communities.
The 2021 Encourage Award recipients are:
Cecelia Bonifay (B.A. ’71, M.S. ’76, J.D. ’85)
Chair of Land Use and Improvement Apply
Cecelia Bonifay is a proud three-time alumna of Florida State College, incomes a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Arts & Sciences in 1971, a Grasp of Science in Planning from the School of Social Sciences in 1976 and a Juris Physician from the School of Legislation in 1985. In her management function at Akerman, Bonifay helps builders navigate the governmental approval course of for his or her actual property initiatives. Her skilled accolades embrace recognition in Chambers USA and The Authorized 500 as a number one lawyer in land use and zoning. Bonifay has devoted greater than 25 years to her group, holding a number of management positions on the City Land Institute and creating the Cecilia Bonifay Moot Court docket endowed scholarship within the FSU School of Legislation.
Marion Hargett (B.S. ’93)
Senior Vice President of Company Partnerships & Nationwide Gross sales
Marion Hargett acquired bachelor’s levels in Communication and Training from Florida State College in 1993 and has served on the college’s Alumni Affiliation Nationwide Board of Administrators in addition to the Basis Board of Trustees. She additionally has been honored with FSU’s Grad Made Good Award in 2016 and the Prime Ladies in Media award. Hargett is the senior vp of Company Partnerships and Superior Promoting at Ampersand, a thought chief on the way forward for tv. Previous to becoming a member of Ampersand, Hargett spent 15 years at NBC Common in numerous government capacities engaged on the most important sporting occasions on this planet, together with the Tremendous Bowl, the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. Earlier than becoming a member of NBCUniversal, Hargett was director of Enterprise Improvement for Clear Channel. A passionate downside solver and progressive thinker, Hargett has all the time been a pacesetter on the slicing fringe of the place TV is headed.
J’Tia Hart, Ph.D. (B.S. ’02)
Nuclear Engineer, Program Lead
Safety Sciences Division, Argonne Nationwide Laboratory
J’Tia Hart, Ph.D. is a nuclear engineer at Argonne Nationwide Laboratory the place she directs evaluation protecting worldwide affairs, nuclear vitality and security, vitality safety, and cybersecurity. Hart holds a level in Industrial Engineering from Florida State College and superior levels in Nuclear Engineering from the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hart enjoys utilizing her management abilities by way of in-depth analysis, mentoring and enrichment applications highlighting the abilities of African-American highschool college students. She has been nationally acknowledged for her excellent management as a White Home Fellowship finalist. She can be a sought-after outreach companion, having not too long ago participated in panels for the Division of State, Division of Power (DOE) and Microsoft. Her outreach efforts have led to her designation as a DOE Minority in Engineering Champion Accomplice, an Intelligence Neighborhood Barrier Breaker, and an Power Slam Champion.
Nan Casper Hillis (B.S. ’76)
Senior Vice President, Chief Technique Officer
Prime Meridian Financial institution
Nan Casper Hillis of Tallahassee earned a bachelor of science diploma from Florida State College’s School of Enterprise in 1976 with majors in advertising and finance. Hillis and her husband, Mark, have established seven endowed scholarships for college students at FSU and a professorship in Actual Property within the School of Enterprise. As well as, they’ve donated to the FSU Alumni Middle, the brand new School of Enterprise constructing, Legacy Corridor, and the Veterans Legacy Complicated. Hillis is the recipient of the FSU Alumni Circle of Gold Award, the FSU School Senate Mores Torch Award, the FSU Actual Property Community Award, the 2019 FSU Panhellenic Alumni Advisor of the Yr Award and is a member of the FSU School of Enterprise Corridor of Fame.
For extra data on the Encourage Awards, or to register for the occasions, go to https://alumni.fsu.edu/inspire.
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