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Join The Career Center and the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement for today's First-Gen Professionals Panel! Six panelists will share their stories and experiences from being first-generation college students to professionals. All are welcome. Bring your questions! #DesignYourCareer

Zoom link: fla.st/8BNBJ21O
The second stop on our Florida college tour brings us across the railroad track on to Florida State where the infamous Renegade shoots up from the ground like a rocket. As we approach, it gets larger. Gia and Laura, our two resident FSU alum, reminisce of their time in Tally which spurs them to play the war chant as the bus comes to a slow roll and stop in front of the stadium.

Our kids are in for a treat. They have impassioned tour guides in Gia and Laura alongside the student tour guide. We weaved through the campus and were greeted by beautiful flowers, rolling green hills, and oak trees draped in fairy-tale like moss. As we strolled past well appointed landscapes, we visited the wellness center, Strozier library, and Westcott Fountain to name a few. With a #1 ranking for four-year graduation rates among public Florida universities, Scholars were electrified by the comings and goings on campus.

Scholars also had the opportunity to directly engage with reps at the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement which makes graduation more attainable for prospective Florida State University students. This is particularly important because FSU CARE aims to work with students with a profile similar to that of a Breakthrough Scholar.

The program supports first generation students of color through a summer bridge program, scholarship funds, workshops, and a litany of other services. The CARE team spoke to our scholars about how to make college affordable, and what it takes to persist through graduation.

Ending the tour at Doak Campbell stadium, Scholars reflected on the legacy of The Florida State University. Many were enticed by the idea of going to college in a community so connected to neighboring institutions like Tallahassee Community College and FAMU Rattlers. We have a feeling that a few of our scholars will place FSU on their college lists.

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The Palm Beach County Seminole Club FSU's Great Give project supports a scholarship that specifically benefits students in the Florida State University Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement program! ❤️💛
Please consider supporting during this 24 hours of giving: https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/2045/Sandy-Golson-Seminole-Service-CARE-Scholarship-
It’s that time! If we raise the most dollars between now and 6 pm tonight, we’ll receive an extra $4,000 for our project. This year we are raising funds to make it possible for FSU Care and Honors students to attend Opening Nights performances for free.

Donate here TODAY! https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/2056/Enriching-Arts-Experiences-for-Undergraduates

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Today’s the day! Please consider donating from 3 to 6 pm today so that Opening Nights can receive an extra $4,000 to our project. For FSU’s Annual Great Give, we are raising funds to make it possible for FSU Care and Honors students to attend Opening Nights performances for free.

Donate here TODAY! https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/2056/Enriching-Arts-Experiences-for-Undergraduates

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Just one more day until FSU’s Annual Great Give! This year we are raising funds to make it possible for FSU Care and Honors students to attend Opening Nights performances for free. Don’t forget that if we raise the most dollars between 3 and 6 pm on tomorrow then an additional $4,000 will be awarded to our project.

Donate here TOMORROW, March 9th! https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/2056/Enriching-Arts-Experiences-for-Undergraduates

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It’s almost time! FSU’s Great Give is just 2 days away. We’re raising funds to make it possible for FSU Care and Honors students to attend Opening Nights performances for free. Please consider making a gift this Wednesday to support Enriching Arts Experiences for Undergraduates.

Donations can be as little as $5! Tell your friends and family and help students attend world-renowned performances during their time at FSU. If we raise the most dollars between 3 and 6 pm on Wednesday, we will receive an extra $4,000. So, please consider making your donation during this timeframe.

Donate here on March 9th! https://spark.fsu.edu/Project/2056/Enriching-Arts-Experiences-for-Undergraduates

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Meet D'Vodrek Ponder, current President of the Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. D'Vodrek is a leader in organizations like the Florida State Black Student Union, the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, Garnet and Gold Key, The Renegade Leadership Honor Society and others, was the first student Homecoming Live Host, and is a University Delegate and Tour Guide! He shares that "nothing tops witnessing so many black students take more pride and affirmation in being Black."
"Seeing more and more youth attend HBCUs, starting up black owned ventures and building strong networking communities" is something that brings him joy!
We are pleased to welcome Inika Williams to the FSU PC and College of Applied Studies team. She will continue to help lead teams to work on pre collegiate programs in Leon County and across the Panhandle, including the new Talent Search Grant awarded by the United States Department of Education and the ASCENT program for cybersecurity and technology training in conjunction with Triumph Gulf Coast. Florida State University Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement #fsupcpromise
The Florida State University Foundation has received a grant for first-generation students at FSU that will expand programming and improve recruitment and graduation rates.

The funds will support FSU’s new Living Learning Community for First-Generation students as well as expand Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement programming that builds community and equips students with tools to succeed. #FirstGenDay
Join us and CARE (Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement) next week for a First-Gen Professionals virtual panel event via Zoom! Hear from seven panelists who were first-gen students themselves as they reflect on their career journeys. #FGENweek #DesignYourCareer

https://fla.st/9DBPKE0Z
Please consider joining us at a reception to celebrate Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fsu-care-reception-west-palm-beach-tickets-166174479341

Founded at FSU in 1968 as Horizons Unlimited, the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement has pr The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement was created at the Florida State University in January 2000, in effect combining two long-established institutional academic support programs.

These programs were the Horizons Unlimited Program, and the Summer Enrichment Program. Both of these programs were designed to provide equality and access for disadvantaged students.

Operating as usual

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 09/07/2022

Do you know a high school senior in the Orange County, FL area that may be interested in learning about Florida State University CARE? Join us this Saturday, September 10th for our FSU CARE information session. Please review our flyer for location information and CARE Summer Bridge Program requirements.

We will also be at the National College Fair on Sunday, September 11th at the Orange County Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you soon!

https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/orlando/

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 08/11/2022

Join us to learn about Florida State University CARE Summer Bridge Program on August 18, 2022, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Hope to see you there, prospective Noles 🏹

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

CARE is currently accepting applications for a full-time Student Engagement Specialist- Quest Scholars. You can review the full position description and apply on the link provided on the flyer.

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

CARE is currently accepting applications for a full-time Student Engagement Specialist- Student Networks. You can review the full position description and apply on the link provided on the flyer.

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07/11/2022

Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement is bringing a fun-filled spirit week to you!

Come out this week to show your Nole pride and have a great time & meet us at 5:30 pm at Azalea Lobby every day 📸 & tag us 🔖 to get reposted!





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06/04/2022

Florida State University is receiving $3.5 million over the next five years to operate Upward Bound Programs in Gadsden County and Jackson County. Upward Bound Gadsden County has been in existence since 1989 and Jackson County represents a new program for FSU! In recognition of the addition of a new program, LaKesha Brown, project director of Upward Bound Gadsden shared “Here We Grow” which not only focuses on the increase in programs but also the positive change that UB influences in students. More information will become available in September for interested students.

The grant team was led by Dr. DeOnte Brown, assistant dean of undergraduate studies and director of CARE, and included Stacy Spencer, program director of transition and outreach, LaKesha Brown, project director for Upward Bound Gadsden County and Dr. Joe O’Shea, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies. The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement is the administrative home for Upward Bound at FSU.

FSU News Article: fla.st/2PCY4377

04/21/2022

CARE congratulates Dr. Maxine Montgomery on her selection Florida State University’s 2022-2023 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. This is the highest honor that be given to a faculty member at FSU. In other words, Dr. Montgomery’s colleagues recognize that she is an amazing scholar, teacher, and mentor!

CARE is honored that Dr. Montgomery has invested time into developing our students into the campus leaders and scholars for 30 years!

Timeline photos 04/11/2022

Are you a First-Year Generation student?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of the first set of residents in our New FGEN Noles Living and Learning Community. Applications are now out! The Deadline is April 11th, 2022 🏹

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 04/08/2022

Today, we want to highlight our Graduate-Professionals that support CARE’s Academic Engagement and Support unit.

1️⃣ Brittany Brewster is in her final semester of doctoral studies in higher education. Brittany recently defended her dissertation and was officially introduced as Dr. Brittany Brewster. Upon graduation she will become a 2x FSU alumna. Dr. Brewster has severed as mentor and instructor with the Bridge to Graduate School program as part of her graduate-professional role.

2️⃣ Kennedy Gill is a first-year in the Master of Social Work Program. Kennedy is an FSU alumna from her undergraduate degree. With CARE, Kennedy has been working on the development a NextGen Noles, an initiative to support students with dependents. Kennedy has also assisted staff with Unconquered Scholars events. You may have seen Kennedy during football season performing with the FSU Marching Chiefs.

3️⃣ Ali Kober is a first-year in the Master of Social Work Program. Ali primarily works with our Unconquered Scholars Program. In her role she provides direct support to students via individual or small group sessions. Ali also assists with implementation of workshops and events for Unconquered. Ali is interested in pursuing a doctoral degree after completion of her MSW.

4️⃣ Antoinette Williams is in her final semester of study for her M.S./ Ed.S degree. In her role with CARE, Antoinette provides direct support to students in CARE with academic skill-building or general support. Additionally, she has collaborated with faculty in her academic program to enhance wellness and mental health awareness to CARE students. Antionette looks forward to continuing her educational journey in Medical School in the very near future.

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 04/07/2022

Graduate-Professionals serve vital roles within CARE and are committed to seeing CARE students accomplish their goals at FSU and beyond. Our Graduate-Professionals are enrolled in master’s, specialist or doctoral programs across the University. Join us as we recognize our Graduate-Professionals that support our Transition and Outreach Programs in CARE. (Swipe)

1️⃣ TJ Callan is a second-year in the Master of Science in Higher Education Program. TJ will graduate Spring 2022 and begin a career as a full-time professional impacting the lives of students. TJ’s role supports a variety of student engagement initiatives and he recently planned the FGEN2FSU experience.

2️⃣ Gen Ramirez is a first-year in the Master of Science in Higher Education Program. Gen is an FSU alumna with her undergraduate degree. Gen is looking forward to an upcoming study abroad experience to gain a deeper understanding of higher education in different countries. Gen worked closely with CARE staff and students to plan our FGEN Noles celebration week, CARE week, speaker series and a variety of other student workshops to help you all meet CARE requirements.

3️⃣ Adarius Simpkins is a first-year in the Master of Science in Higher Education Program. Adarius made the move from South Carolina to Florida to work with our nationally recognized department. Adarius enjoys the opportunities he has to impact the transition for new and continuing students. This past year Adarius worked closely with our College Success Program, T.E.A.M. Leader training, and offered direct support to Juniors in CARE.

03/28/2022

Hey Care Students …

There will be a NAAIA Panel Discussion: Why a career in Risk Management and Insurance may be right for you

On : Wednesday, March 30th
5-6pm Presentation
6-7pm Networking Reception (RBB 214)

Leading industry executives will be discussing why a career in risk management and insurance may be right for you and how FSU and the National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA) can help you get there. A networking reception, sponsored by Colodny Fass and Kubicki Draper, will immediately follow the session in the Weichelt Lounge (RBB 220).

* Food will also be provided *

03/25/2022

CARE Staff are the most committed members of the FSU Community. The staff want students to thrive during their time at FSU. The staff consists of CARE and FSU alums, First-Generation and Continuing Generation college graduates, and kind people. Find time to connect with them!

03/24/2022

CARE is proud to support students in high school explore higher education as an option through pre-collegiate programming. The Upward Bound Program is CARE's primary college access program supporting Gadsden County, FL. UB students are top scholars and narrative changers!

03/23/2022

Most people refer to CARE as the "CARE Program" which was probably more accurate in the early 2000s. However, CARE has innovated and evolved over the past 22 years into a Center which has multiple programs and services.

This fall we will fully launch our Networks initiative to be a resource for more underrepresented, underserved students. Our networks are designed to allow students to not in one of our programs to have a resource on campus to use as necessary for community and support of their journey.

Additionally, through the support of University Leadership we have a new cohort program, QUEST Scholars, which builds on the success of our former College Success Program model to engage students that from underrepresented, underserved communities who were not in or eligible for the Summer Bridge Program.

Join us in recognizing ALL of CARE's Programs and the students that benefit from each program, network, and service that we offer!

03/22/2022

CARE students represent 1,595 unique lived experiences and are enrolled in a variety of academic programs. CARE students are leaders, scholars, and change agents at FSU. CARE's commitment to the success of these students is personal to each member of the CARE staff.

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 03/22/2022

Join FSU, FAMU, and CARE Alumnae for the inaugural CARE x SHE Tea™ womxn’s mini-conference! If you need a boost to get you through the rest of the semester, THIS is where you need to be on Friday, March 25th. Refreshments and giveaways are available for registered participants. We hope to see you there!

03/21/2022

CARE is not new to educational equity, diversity and inclusion work. For 53 years CARE's purpose has been grounded in the supporting underrepresented students in thriving at FSU. Thank you to the faculty/staff that laid the foundation and the alumni that represent CARE so well!

03/20/2022

It's CARE Week 2022! CARE Week is an opportunity to increase awareness about CARE to the FSU community while also hosting events for CARE students to (re)connect.

Our CARE By The Numbers campaign will provide facts about CARE throughout the week using various numbers or statistics. Be sure to follow along all week to learn more and share.

03/20/2022

It's CARE Week 2022! CARE Week is an opportunity to increase awareness about CARE to the FSU community while also hosting events for CARE students to (re)connect and continue focusing on their development. Check link in bio for event calendar and reminders on our IG story each day.

Our CARE By The Numbers campaign will provide facts about CARE throughout the week using various numbers or statistics. Be sure to follow along all week to learn more and share.

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 03/09/2022

Today is the day! CARE students can benefit directly from 1 of 6 Great Give Projects. Each project has a different goal and any amount you give is appreciated. Join in on the giving and help FSU reach the goal of having 4,500 donors.

View the following link for direct links to the projects: https://linktr.ee/care_fsu

FSU Alumni Association, Opening Nights at Florida State University, Palm Beach County Seminole Club, FSU Division of Student Affairs, FSU Undergraduate Studies, Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Timeline photos 03/07/2022

This is a great opportunity to learn about different career opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry. Please join us tomorrow to find out more information about the "Elevate" early career program with the Republic National Distributing Company.

03/07/2022

Motivation Monday!

Happy Monday, Care! Let’s make this week a great one 🌍

#carefsu

Photos from Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement's post 02/16/2022

Please join our CARE21 Royalty, Kensington (Kenzie) Myree & Elijah Rios, as they kick off their service projects this semester! Kenzie is currently hosting a Hygiene Product Drive for men and women in the Tallahassee community who may be experiencing homelessness. All items that are collected will be donated to local shelters in Tallahassee. Donation boxes are located on the first floor in the Thagard Building and at the @fsu_bsu house. The Hygiene Product Drive will last until February 25th.

We appreciate your support and are excited to kick off the next service project with Mr. Rios very soon!

Timeline photos 02/10/2022

Earlier this week, we shared about the passing of Stevenson Guerrier, a member of our and Unconquered Scholars Program. Stevenson graduated from FSU in 2019 and had a lasting impact on his peers and FSU.

Please visit, http://ow.ly/3vH050HRJIn, to review Stevenson's obituary and service information. Additionally, at the request of his family, a scholarship has been created in his name for Unconquered Scholars. Visit https://give.fsu.edu/StevoGuerrierMemorial to donate.

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

In Honor of Stevenson Guerrier's legacy with Unconquered, CARE, and FSU, we share with you the ways in which he impacted our community as a student leader, advocate, and mentor. Stevenson's commitment to others is a legacy that will continue to be admired and respected.

Stevenson's impact will live on through each person that he came in contact with during his life journey! Stevenson - You are loved.

We encourage all those impacted by Stevenson's passing to connect with local support services. Current FSU students are able to utilize FSU's Counseling and Psychological Services.

02/02/2022

CARE is proud to announce our 2022 Summer Bridge Program Ambassadors! These Scholars will help us transition over the newest members of our to @floridastateuniversity !

Timeline photos 01/25/2022

✔️ TRIVIA TUESDAY ✔️

CARE is currently located in the Thagard Building on campus. However, Thagard has not always been the home to CARE. Cue memories and feelings of nostalgia fro CARE00 to CARE13. Comment to let us know where you think CARE was located before Thagard!

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

We honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a legacy of ACTION to create a more perfect world. There is still much work to be done and now is the time to take the first step!

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Turnin' up singing in the rain...sort of #CARE17 Day at the Rez!
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