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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

  • Darren Raj – iSchool Alumnus and Founder of Agribugs - September 10, 2018
    Darren Raj earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science in 2009. The inspiration from a class he took while attending Florida State University mixed with his passion for remote control cars sparked an idea. This idea turned into a company he later founded: AgriBugs. AgriBugs is a drone[...] »
  • Meet Nashieli Marcano: Librarian at Kennesaw State University - September 7, 2018
    Written by Diona Crawford Nashieli Marcano earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University in 2006. While at FSU, she developed the skills to adapt to varying situations, learn new technologies, and gain an in-depth understanding of the diverse scholarly ecosystem. Nashieli had always wanted to be an astronaut[...] »
  • Ciara Hensley: CCI Alumna and Librarian at Valencia College - August 31, 2018
    Ciara Hensley earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Information, Communication and Technology in 2014. Due to her strong interest in the field, she continued to pursue her master’s degree in Library & Information Studies. Graduating in 2017, Ciara moved back to her hometown of Orlando as an Emerging Technology Librarian at Valencia[...] »
  • Richard Basen: IT Alumnus and Program Manager at AT&T - August 30, 2018
    Richard Basen recently graduated from Florida State in 2017 with a B.S. in Information Technology. Previously from Oviedo, Florida, he currently works in Atlanta as a Program Manager for AT&T. Ricky manages the Technology Development Security and Compliance division at AT&T. He is responsible for monitoring the progress of web application vulnerability testing to prevent[...] »
  • Karim Rahmat: Customer Relationship Management Consultant at Tribridge & IT Alumnus - August 8, 2018
    Los Angeles native, Karim Rahmat, graduated from Florida State with a B.S. in Information Technology in 2016. He currently works at Tribridge, a DXC Technology company in Tampa, as a CRM Functional Consultant. “On a day-to-day basis, I work with small to mid-size businesses, focused on gathering business requirements and customizing a CRM solution that[...] »
  • Connor Griffin is Building a Better Future in Malekula Through the Peace Corps - July 26, 2018
    Connor Griffin graduated from Florida State in 2017 with two degrees: a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Information Technology. For some time, he worked as a Webmaster for ReThink Energy Florida here in Tallahassee, Florida. He then moved to Oldsmar, Florida, where he worked as a Communications Specialist at The Eye Center. A[...] »
  • Stephanie Plucinsky is Inspiring the Excitement of Space at Kennedy Space Center - July 25, 2018
    Stephanie Plucinsky earned a B.S. in Information, Communication, and Technology in 2015. Plucinsky made the most of her time at FSU: she was involved with organizations such as Women in IT/ICT Sharing Experiences, the Florida Public Relations Association, Peace Jam, and the Student United Way.  She also worked various positions in the PR setting and[...] »
  • Harrison Minchew is Creating Mobile Solutions to Solve Real-World Problems - July 12, 2018
    Ponte Vedra Beach native, Harrison Minchew, earned a B.S. in Information Technology in 2014. In his present position at Mad Mobile, Minchew leads a team of engineers focused on transforming the in-store retail experience with Concierge. Concierge, Mad Mobile’s award winning mobile solution, brings insights and digital capabilities to the sales floor enabling associates to[...] »
  • Omar Sayem Ismail Heads to D.C. to Work in Software Development - July 5, 2018
    Two-time CCI graduate, Omar Sayem Ismail, has taken his skills to the Washington, D.C. area as a consultant for Oculus Group LLC, an Information Technology Consulting Company. There, Ismail is responsible for test planning, test design, and test execution as a Usability/Accessibility specialist. Ismail earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication and Digital Media Studies, whilst joining[...] »
  • Christopher Truncer: Offensive Security Lead and Co-Founder of FortyNorth Security - July 2, 2018
    Christopher Truncer earned a B.S. in Information Technology from Florida State University in 2008. This Castle Rock, Colorado, native has returned to his hometown and is now the co-founder of a cybersecurity firm called FortyNorth Security. Truncer works as an Open Source Developer and Red Team Leader at FortyNorth Security, leading vulnerability tests for both[...] »