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Seminole Torchbearers Inducts Outstanding Class of Student Leaders

Photo of Seminole Torchbearers Inductees

On November 3rd, 413 Florida State student leaders were inducted into the 2016 class of Seminole Torchbearers. Students are nominated each fall by FSU faculty, staff and current Torchbearers in recognition of their commitment to enhancing student life both on campus and in the surrounding community.

Photo of Seminole Torchbearer InducteesThe Seminole Torchbearers is an organization comprised of Florida State University students and alumni who are exceptional leaders. A Seminole Torchbearer carries on the Legacy of Leadership – the sum total of the difference that a leader makes in people’s lives – that was acquired while attending The Florida State University.

In 1986 the Seminole Torchbearers began formally recognizing alumni who were student leaders during their time on campus. Since that time, over 5,500 alumni have been inducted into this prestigious group. Today, that group has expanded to recognize current students. Each year, junior and senior student leaders are invited to become Seminole Torchbearers.

Photo of Inam Sakinah and Dr. CoburnIn addition, several prestigious awards are presented at the Seminole Torchbearers Induction Ceremony, including the Milton S. Carothers Ethical Courage Award and the Gentlemen’s Club Scholarship. The Milton S. Carothers Ethical Courage Award was presented to two students, Inam Sakinah and Maurice McDaniel, in honor of the ethical courage they have shown as leaders on campus. The Gentlemen’s Club Scholarship, awarded to a student who excels in a peer leadership role, was presented to Eleanor Clark.

For more information, visit The Seminole Torchbearers website at