SSF STORIES BLOG

Learn more about our residents as they share a piece of their story here on the #SSFStories Blog!

“I felt I could handle being the only black female” – Rhoda Glasco Foderingham

School: Florida State University Year: SSF Alum ’68 House: FEA My name is Rhoda Glasco Foderingham. I am the first black female admitted into a scholarship house. I remember going to the office of Dr. Walter Jarecki at Broward Junior College (Broward College) and his informing me that he thought I would be a good […]

“When I was young, my family and I went through many hardships” – Rebekah Firmin

School: Tallahassee Community College Year: Freshman House: Lundquist I grew up in Lakeland, Florida in a house devoted to our Christian faith. When I was young, my family and I went through many hardships. By the age of seven I lost my father to cancer. As a child it was hard to watch my dad […]

“Circumstances I have endured in my life… allowed me to realize my true purpose” – Gabby Dawkins

School: Florida A&M University Year: Fall 2012 – Fall 2015 House: Florida Retail Federation My name is Gabrielle Dawkins and I am a Broadcast Journalism student at FAMU. I enjoy quality time with family, I am a dedicated worker, and I try to maintain peace and happiness throughout my hectic life. When SSF asked me what […]

“I live in the Gresham-Kite Pilot House and I love it!” – Brittany Thompson

School: Florida Gulf Coast University Year: Senior House: Gresham-Kite Pilot My name is Brittany Thompson from Port Charlotte, Florida. I live in the Gresham-Kite Pilot House and I love it! When I was a senior in high school I went through the college financial aid search and I applied to a myriad of scholarships. Anything […]

“Growing up, I experienced two divorces and six moves” – Catlin Cade

School: University of Florida Year: Graduate Student House: Hansen Growing up, I experienced two divorces and six moves. I became envious of “normal” families where the dad was present in the home. I also envied them for their higher socioeconomic status and I dreamed of being a part of a family that was financially stable […]

“Coming into college, I had no idea what to expect” – Nicholas Farmer

School: Santa Fe College Year: Sophomore House: Hartman-Kiwanis Coming into college, I had no idea what to expect. I heard horror stories about professors, awful roommates, and gross food. Saying that I was nervous when I came up for my interview was an understatement. I knew that this was make or break. The only way […]

“I Lost My Voice” – Carolina Ruggero

School: Florida State University Year: Junior House: Lastinger  I vividly remember the day I lost my voice. My father was at the house that night, and I sat directly across from him at the dinner table as my mother paced across the kitchen, mumbling words in Spanish that neither he nor I could understand. I do […]

Introducing SSF Stories

Welcome to SSF Stories, a new media platform that will feature our residents and alumni. It will allow a glimpse into their lives as they share their stories. While we frequently showcase our #SSFStars who are doing and accomplishing amazing things, this blog will allow  our Stars, past and present, to tell their stories in […]