Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jessica Cumbie (née Dueno) joined the Polk Scholarship House in 2012 while attending Florida State University’s College of Nursing. Jessica cherished the sisterhood she gained in Polk and still has relationships with many of her housemates to this day. Her most memorable moment in SSF was, “after a winning football […]

Daniela Salazar joined SSF in 2012 while attending Florida State University. As a resident in the Polk Scholarship House, some of her fondest memories are the times spent hanging out with her housemates. Daniela graduated from the FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice and will be heading to New York City for her first job […]

Dr. Dennis (Olakunle) Adeegbe joined SSF in 2000 when he moved into the Knight Scholarship House. He quickly drew the curiosity of housemates and neighbors because of his British accent; but that curiosity quickly turned into friendships! After graduating from FAMU with a degree in Biology, Dennis graduated from the University of Miami with a […]

Paul McLeod is an SSF alumnus and lived in the Lions Scholarship House from summer 1968 to the end of 1969. After graduating from FSU with a degree in Biology, Paul’s career led him to the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Milton, FL where he practiced family medicine; and Pensacola, FL where he served as […]

Teresha Freckleton-Petite is an SSF alumna and graduate of the University of Florida. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Teresha joined SSF in the Williams-Pilot Scholarship House from 1994-97 while studying to receive her Bachelor’s in Journalism. For Teresha, “SSF was more than just a roof over my head while I attended college. It was […]

In rare cases do you hear about a Gator trading in their blue and orange for garnet and gold, but that’s just what William “Bill” Leach did. In fact, he did it so he could join Southern Scholarship Foundation!  Hailing from Leesburg, FL, Bill attended St. Petersburg Junior College before heading to the University of […]

Shirley Lima is an SSF alumna and lived in the Smith-Tyner Scholarship House from 1992-95. Prior to SSF, she lived in Salley Hall at Florida State University, where she studied in the College of Motion Picture Arts and received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts. Her most memorable moments in […]

James Neil is an SSF alumnus who lived in the Lions Scholarship House and the EC Allen Scholarship House from 1982-1984. His favorite memories as an SSF resident were from socials with other houses. As a student, James received a degree in finance from Florida State University’s College of Business. Soon afterward, he started a […]

Jim Morrison is an alumnus of Florida State University and Southern Scholarship Foundation. Hailing from Winter Haven, Florida, Jim joined SSF and lived in the CLO #1 Scholarship House (1956-60), Selby II Scholarship House (1960-62), and the Lion’s Scholarship House (1965-66). His favorite SSF memory was hosting FSU President Robert Strozier for a house dinner.  […]