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The School of Information is proud that in its almost 60-year history, it has produced graduates and attracted faculty who provide significant leadership to the field of Information Studies and more recently in Information Technology as well. FSU’s School of Information retains its commitment to preparing outstanding leaders for information professions by examining the most important issues of the information age and helping make sense of the connections between people, information, and technology. In doing so, it maintains a respect for the knowledge and traditions of the past, while it continues to explore new ways to educate information professionals–enabling individuals and organizations to use information effectively.

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Alumni Spotlight

  • iSchool Alumna Sheds Light on Instructional Design - September 9, 2019
    When most people think of rehabilitation, their first thoughts may include the words “physical” or “occupational,” but certainly not “vocational.” For iSchool alumna Lea Ann Gates (M.S. ’07 Information Studies) vocational rehabilitation plays a huge part in her job. Vocational rehabilitation is the process of helping people with disabilities find and maintain employment. “This is [...] »
  • Meet the Boss Behind Bosses In Power - August 14, 2019
    For the past 20 years, TaRhonda Harvey (’02 B.S. Information Studies) has been using her knowledge of the tech industry to help clients grow and improve their businesses. Harvey is the owner of Kolmio Global Inc. and the creator of the new mobile app, Bosses In Power. As a brand consultant, her goal is to [...] »
  • Meet ICT Alumna Tatyana Smith - August 12, 2019
    Tallahassee native Tatyana Smith (’17 B.S. Information, Communication, and Technology) is no stranger to adventure and hard work. “I never knew what I wanted to do growing up–I just knew I didn’t want to be sitting beside a desk staring at a computer screen,” she says. After graduation, Smith moved to Reno, Nevada where she [...] »
  • Alumna on the Move: Lenese Colson Accepts New Position at Valdosta State University - July 16, 2019
    Meet iSchool alumna Lenese Colson (’08 MLIS, ‘16 Ph.D. Information). She currently works in Jacksonville as a Freelance Course Developer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the American Association of School Librarians Class II Project. For Colson, libraries were always a big part of her life. “My family moved a lot because my father was in [...] »
  • Emily Lee Named One of Tallahassee’s Top 20 Under 40 - July 3, 2019
    Meet Emily Lee (’18 B.S. Media/Communication Studies and B.S. Information Technology), one of the youngest recipients of the Golden A.C.E. Award as one of Tallahassee’s top 20 under 40. Lee graduated just last year and is already making strides in her career. She currently works as a Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Programs Coordinator at the [...] »
  • iSchool Recognized at 2019 FLA Annual Conference - June 7, 2019
    Every year, the annual FLA (Florida Library Association) conference brings together library professionals from across the state for three days full of learning and fellowship. This year’s event was no different. From May 15 to 17, FSU School of Information (iSchool) students, alumni, and faculty traveled to the conference in Orlando to connect with old [...] »
  • Meet iSchool Alumnus Brandon Tirado - May 29, 2019
    Scoring a job in your dream field after graduation sounds too good to be true, right? For recent iSchool graduate Brandon Tirado, this is a reality. Tirado will start as a Cyber Security Analyst for ReliaQuest this July in Tampa, Florida. He will be responsible for providing analysis and investigation of security-related data, will participate [...] »
  • Alumnus Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award - May 21, 2019
    Joseph Ferris (’04, B.S. Information Studies), a former FSU School of Information adjunct professor and Lead Security Architect at AT&T, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in honor of his volunteerism in the local Tallahassee community. “Coaching and mentoring are my way to give back to the community and honor the people who had [...] »
  • iSchool Alumnus Brings Magic to Central Florida - May 8, 2019
    “Don’t be afraid to dabble,” says FSU iSchool alumnus Brandon Kneeld (B.S. ’09 IT and Meteorology). And dabble he did. Kneeld started out as a Meteorology major before eventually discovering IT was a way to use his passions in a career setting. He now works as a Senior Platform Engineer at Disney Parks, Experiences, and [...] »
  • Best & Brightest Awarded at CCI Honors Recognition Ceremony - April 22, 2019
    FSU’s College of Communication and Information (CCI) honored over 75 exceptional students, faculty, community partners, student organizations, and alumni at the College’s annual Honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, April 5, 2019. Family and friends of CCI community members traveled from near and far to gather in Miller Hall for a presentation of awards. [...] »