Alumni Association Honors Excellence

This past October, the FSU Alumni Association honored outstanding alumni that have made an impact in their field during the Alumni Awards Gala. Of the six alumni honored, two graduated from the College of Communication and Information.

J.D. Doughney with President John Thrasher and other award recipients.J.D. Doughney (’02, B.S. Communication & ’03, M.S. IMC) received the Circle of Gold Award. This award is presented to individuals who personify the university’s tradition of excellence through their service and achievements. Doughney leads global partnerships for Facebook with top clients such as Coca-Cola and Nissan. Since his graduation, he has continued to volunteer his time with the Alumni Association and recently made class-visits within the College of Communication and Information. For Doughney, being welcomed into the Circle of Gold was incredibly humbling. “From my incredible experience as a student to meeting my wife and some of my closest friends, to the way that FSU prepared me for a successful career, the CCI community and broader FSU family continue to play a major role in my life,” Doughney says.



Myrna Hoover with President John Thrasher and other award recipients.Myrna Hoover (’83, B.S. & ’84, M.S. Communication) received the Grads Made Good Award. This award is presented to FSU graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their community or chosen field. A former professor, Hoover has served FSU for 34 years and is currently the director of the FSU Career Center. “Being recognized for work I love to do and by a university that has given me so much has been one of the greatest moments of my life,” she says. While at FSU, Hoover says that CCI was her home. Through “growing up” in CCI, she learned the importance of knowledge and teaching from the amazing administrators, faculty, and staff. “When looking back,” she says, “it was truly the way people at this institution made me feel that will forever be what I remember.” During her career, Hoover has undoubtedly left faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the same positive feelings.