SSF alumnus Ron Heginbotham headed north from Key West, FL to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. As a resident, he lived in the Selby III Scholarship House while pursuing a degree in accounting, and an MBA. Post-graduation, Ron traveled the globe as he worked and lived in Arkansas, the United Kingdom, Houston, Boston, and […]

The impact that SSF had on Pamela Davis, and the passion that she has for the Foundation is always on full display. The Pilot (1973-75) and Polk (1978-80) Scholarship House alumna and current SSF board member lived in Jacksonville, FL before heading to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. Pam’s favorite times in SSF were […]

Brittany ‘Brit’ Heiring is an SSF alumna from the Polk Scholarship House. Hailing from Avon Park, FL, Brit joined the SSF family from 2004-2008 while pursuing a degree in human development at Florida State University. The comradery shared during house dinners is a memory that will always stick with her, “When all 29 women would […]

Cathy Cavanaugh (née Goodrich) is an SSF alumna from Vero Beach, FL who joined SSF in the MET Pilot Scholarship House. Her time in the house was highlighted by the built-in family and mentors, as well as group comradery during charitable events and celebrations. After receiving a degree in education from the University of Florida, […]

Currently living in New York City, Apolonia Villanueva attended Florida A&M University where she received her bachelor’s and master’s in social work. As a member of the #SSFfamily she lived in the Hansen, Lundquist, Pilot and FL Retail scholarship houses where she met amazing friends and enjoyed cooking, hanging out and playing pranks with her […]

Hailing from Panama City, FL, Simone Buchanan joined the #SSFfamily in the Lastinger Scholarship House from 2010-2012. For Simone, “Participating in the cook crew is by far the most memorable time I had with my Lastinger housemates. My best memory was preparing a baked turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner.” Simone graduated from Florida State University […]

A native of Stuart, FL, Marie Mahovetz joined SSF in the BPW Scholarship House from 2011-2013 while pursuing a degree in psychology and criminology at Florida State University. As a first-generation college student, living in SSF was significant for Marie, “SSF made the difference for me to take the leap and move to Tallahassee to […]

At the age of 12, Martine Bilodeau moved from Quebec, Canada to Florida. The transition was certainly not easy, as Martine had to learn English and struggle with academics in a new language. Being a second language learner, she missed out on a lot of academic scholarships, and she was not particularly sporty, so she […]

Before joining SSF, Nathalie Ayers (née Bazelais) lived in Tampa, FL. Having never visited Florida State University prior to her freshman orientation, she applied to and attended FSU on a whim and a prayer. Nathalie was originally placed on the waitlist for SSF, but her best friend and fellow SSF alum, Darrian Jones, encouraged her […]

Prior to SSF, Joseph Briggs lived in Crawfordville, FL, just outside of Tallahassee. In 2013, he joined the SSF family as a resident in the Hawksley II Scholarship House, while attending the University of Florida to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. As a junior and senior, Joseph served as the House Manager for the […]