November 2020 Alumni News

November 22, 2020

Victoria Gaitanis

Elementary Education B.S. '96, Visual Disabilities M.S. '10

Victoria Gaitanis was named the Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services at the Florida Department of Education. Gaitanis will replace outgoing bureau chief Judith White, who is retiring. Currently, Gaitanis held the position of program director of Dispute Resolution and Monitoring.


November 20, 2020

Blake Yodlowski

Sport Management B.S. '20

Blake Yodlowski was named a member of the first cohort of the new Liberty Sales Academy, launched by the New York Liberty WNBA team. “Our primary goal with Liberty Sales Academy is to prepare entry-level sales professionals with what it takes to be successful in the sports industry,” said Liberty CEO, Keia Clarke. “With so much uncertainty in the job market, particularly for students who will soon enter the workforce, we knew that now was the time to create innovative opportunities.”


November 11, 2020

Kyle Bunds

Sport Management Ph.D. '14

Kyle Bunds won the Early Career Research Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). The award recognizes the "significant scholarly contributions to the sociology of sport field." In addition to the recognition, Bunds will receive financial support for his research.




November 9, 2020

Kim Barber

Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies M.S. '99, Ph.D. '13

Kim Barber won the FSU 2020 Max Carraway Employee of the Year Award. Barber is the University Registrar and has worked with the university since 1996. The annual employee of the year award recognizes an employee that exemplifies the values of FSU. You can read more about the announcement here.