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    A Florida State University graduate, he currently teaches English in the United Arab Emirates capital and runs a series of open mic nights and poetry slams called Rooftop Rhythms.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Hannah Messinger

She credits FSU and the English department with helping her achieve career related goals as well as become a more discerning writer, a kinder critic, and a gentle advocate.

Williams Building

The Department of English honored the department’s outstanding student writers, teachers, and scholars in a virtual ceremony.

Jeremy Willis

English alumnus Jeremy Willis has discovered that his talent for telling stories fits well in the nonfiction world of sports journalism. His readiness to adapt has pushed him to a senior editor position with ESPN.

Michelle Presley

Michelle Presley reflects on her FSU English undergraduate experiences and speaks on the department’s current sustainability practices, including how COVID-19 and student actions influence FSU’s environmental footprint.

Brett Hanley

She found inspiration for her chapbook in a graduate course, reading love letters exchanged between Emily Dickinson and her sister-in-law. Hanley took a more modern perspective for the writing of her love poems.

Dorian Paul Rogers

A Florida State University graduate, he currently teaches English in the United Arab Emirates capital and runs a series of open mic nights and poetry slams called Rooftop Rhythms.

Lauren Gordon

Gordon is graduating from FSU in April 2021 with two majors and two minors. In addition to her academic accomplishments, she has leadership roles, work in publishing, and other organizational involvement on FSU’s campus.

Jaelynn Hart

Hart graduates in April 2021 with her English-Creative Writing degree, and her book Of Thrones and Thieves is set to be released in August 2021.

Raven Halle

Lessons learned in an Introduction to Poetry course persuaded Halle to switch majors to English, and the decision led to success as an undergraduate and a future of embracing the craft.

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FSU's Undergraduate Research Symposium puts the spotlight on 15 English majors and their poster presentations in a virtual event open to the public.