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The Members of Garnet & Gold Key

Fall 2015 Award Recipients

Fall 2015 Award Recipients
The names for each recipient are as follows (from left to right): True Seminole: Jack Haffey, Vires: Cole Hensley, Artes: Evan Roman, and Mores: Felicia Steinberg

Vires (Strength): Joe Pelt:

“Joe has had more of an impact on the world than any other student I have known at FSU, as he displays strength to fight for the betterment of others’ lives. He founded a 501©3 non-profit organization, the Well Ride, recruited a team of fundraisers, and collectively raised over $10,000 for the construction of a water well in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. I was able to watch Joe fight to bring others potable water as he educated the Tallahassee community on this issue.” They also later demonstrated Joe’s physical and mental strength, stating: “Joe has finished second place in his age group for two marathons, and finished first place for three triathlons. He also ran a half iron man on October 22nd and an ultra marathon on December 16nd this year. He expects and fights for perfection, displayed by his 4.0 GPA as a Biology major.”


Artes (Skill): Stacey Pierre

Stacey Pierre was awarded the Artes honor and is described as follows “While volunteering as a Service Scholar and serving as Student Body Vice President, Stacey effortlessly juggles her campus involvement opportunities while pursuing her love of knowledge. She is studious and disciplined toward her goal of becoming a doctor, while also serving the university to the best of her ability.”


Mores (Character): Emma Harmon

This award is presented to the undergraduate who best embodies Mores (Character). “Emma is a Peer Advisor for the College of Music, a Service Scholar with the Center for Leadership and Social Change and a facilitator for their community outreach, Missions Coordinator for UKirk Tallahassee, secretary for the University Singers, and president-elect for the FSU Collegiate National Association for Music Eudcation. She has been recognized as College of Music Humanitarian of the Year and was a finalist for the President’s Humanitarian of the Year award.”


True Seminoles: Inam Sakinah

True Seminole recognizes a student who exemplifies the Florida State spirit in all that they do. They love their school, they excel in the classroom, and they are exemplary leaders. Inam is a leader who forges her own path and has started her own initiatives on campus and in the community. “Inam is a dedicated student with a phenomenal academic history and continued aspirations, a natural born leader who has impacted campus in an unprecedented way, and an incorruptible member of this vibrant community she calls home. Beyond the customary quantifiable evidence depicted in her resume, she is evidently a True Seminole to anyone that has crossed paths with her because of who she is. This recipient’s manifestations of Vires, Artes, and Mores make her an incontrovertible nominee for the True Seminole Award."


As a representative of Garnet & Gold Key, everyday you must carry with you the values of our University the three torches Vires, Artes, Mores. You must have the strength to speak up for what you believe in, and to utilize your roles in leadership to speak up for those that you represent. You must have the skill to know what your strengths and weaknesses are; and how to apply your strengths to your leadership roles and work towards improving your weaknesses. You must have the character to treat others with the utmost respect and kindness, and to not only live your values morally but also ethically.


As a member of Garnet & Gold Key, you will also have two sets of duties.

Your first set of duties is to contribute to the campus of Florida State University:

  1. As a member of the student body, always uphold the three torches as a representative of the University and our organization.
  2. Strive to continue to personally develop as a leader and encourage fellow students to do the same.
  3. Be an innovative leader on campus and contribute to the formation of new ideas while upholding the traditions of the university.
  4. Know that Florida State is apart of a greater community, and that serving your community may prove to be equally fulfilling as serving your campus.

Your second set of duties is to contribute to Garnet & Gold Key as a member:

  1. Disseminate information to your respective area of campus to the entire student body in order to assist fellow students.
  2. Share information with your organizations about issues and events going on in other sectors of campus to further spread our valued diversity.
  3. Be a proactive member contribute new ideas and approaches to the organization in order to meet the shared vision.