Tampa Bay Seminole Club Alumni of the Month - February

Congratulations to alumnus of the month for February, Laura Webb!

Laura Webb moved to Tampa immediately after graduating from FSU in December, 1997 with a BS and MS in Education. She was the secretary of Delta Zeta, member of the Homecoming Court, and secretary of Lady Scalphunters, now known as Lady Spirithunters.

Laura is the owner of Webb Insurance Group on South Dale Mabry. She attributes much of her success in her career to being President of the Tampa Seminole Club from 1999 - 2002. Laura is currently serving as Secretary of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. She is also Past President of Interbay Rotary, Past Treasurer of South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was a named a finalist for Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Laura's personal story is of note as well. In 2007, at the age of 32 while training for the Ironman, Laura was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was fortunate to be able to go to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where she had a portion of her colon removed, the right lobe of her liver removed, and radiation completed on the left lobe of her liver to remove some additional metastases. She returned to Florida where she followed up with six months of chemotherapy and was determined to be "cancer free." In 2009, a small spot popped up on a routine PET scan. Three days of cyber knife radiation followed and the "spot" disappeared. All was fine until January of this year when a pain in her back took her in to visit her oncologist who confirmed that a golf ball sized tumor had formed in the left lower lobe of her lung. She went back to the Mayo Clinic where they removed the entire lower lobe of her left lung. No chemotherapy is expected as the lymph nodes and margins were free of cancer.

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Routine colonoscopies should be performed regularly after the age of 50 and should be pursued earlier if you are in a high risk category or symptomatic.

Congratulations to Laura for being named our alumnus of the month!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for alumnus of the month or you are an alumnus and would like for the Tampa Bay Seminole Club to recognize your business send an email to Max@tampanoles.com with a bio of the person being nominated or a detail of the business.

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Tampa Bay Seminole Club Alumni of the Month - January

Congratulations to local alumni Joanne Sullivan who has been named the Tampa Bay Seminole Club's Alumni of the month for the month of January!

Joanne Sullivan is the Associate Vice President for Development at The University of Tampa where she provides leadership for Major Gifts, Planned Gifts and Prospect Management. Prior to coming to UT she was the Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation (formerly University Community Hospital).

Joanne is a graduate of Florida State University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She serves on the regional and state boards of Easter Seals Florida, as well on the national Easter Seals Affiliate Services Committee and is Chairman of the House of Delegates. She is a past chairman of the Easter Seals Florida state and regional boards. She is a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni (Class of ’91), a past LTA Cabinet member and is also a member of the Leadership Tampa Bay Class of ’10. She is a past president of the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Tampa Bay Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association. Joanne is a member of the board of the Red Cross Angels and is a past member of the Boards of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Franciscan Center and the American Red Cross Florida's West Coast Region. The Tampa Bay Business Journal named Joanne one of 51 Finalists for 2012 Business Woman of the Year in the Tampa Bay region.

In addition to all Joanne's community activities, she also serves as a mentor through the Emerge Tampa Bay Mentor program.

We are fortunate to have such an accomplished and selfless Seminole as Joanne in our community.

Congratulations Joanne on being our first Alumni of the month!

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for alumni of the month or you are an alumni and would like for the Tampa Bay Seminole Club to recognize your business send an email to Max@tampanoles.com with a bio of the person being nominated or a detail of the business.

Are you our Alumni of the Month?

Are you an FSU alumni in Hillsborough or Pasco county who is doing great things in your career or in the community? Are you an entrepreneur who has started your own successful business? Well if so, the Tampa Bay Seminole Club would like to hear from you!

At the end of every month we will choose one person as winner of our "Tampa Bay Alumni of the Month" for the work they are doing. That winner will receive a gift certificate from Heads and Tails in Tampa and we will recognize this winner on our website as well through social media.

We will also choose a local alumni entrepreneur EVERY OTHER month for our "Alumni Business Showcase" and we will share your business with the the club through our regular marketing and also recognize your business on www.tampanoles.com.

We will showcase our winners at an event later in the year and choose an overall winner of our recipients.

To be considered for either send an email to max@tampanoles.com by the 25th of each month (including January) with an overview of your accomplishments or your business. We will verify that all entrants are alumni of Florida State University.

We look forward to celebrating our great alumni in Tampa Bay! Go Noles!

Tampa Bay Seminole Club Game Watching Party Highlights

Some highlights from our latest game watching party at Gaspar's Grotto in Ybor City. It was great run by our team and we should all be proud to be Seminoles. Join us next season!

Former Seminole named New Tampa Bay Rays Manager

The Tampa Bay Seminole Club would like to congratulate former Seminole baseball star Kevin Cash for being named the newest manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Kevin played for the Seminoles from 1997 to 1999. During that time, he played third base, first base, and shortstop, and hit 27 home runs. He was a 3rd team All-American in 1999 for a Seminole team that advanced to the College World Series Championship.

After playing at FSU, Kevin signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. He played in the minor leagues for a few years before making his Major League debut on September 6, 2002. Following three seasons with the Blue Jays, Kevin played for the Yankees, Red Sox, Astros, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. When his career ended in 2012, Kevin became a coach with the Cleveland Indians.

Before playing at FSU, Kevin was part of a Northside Little League team that made the Little League World Series and also played baseball for Gaither High School.

Kevin becomes the 5th manager in Major League Baseball history with ties to Florida State University. Tony LaRussa, Larry Rothschild, Bruce Bochy, and legendary Seminole Dick Howser are the others.

TBSC Holiday Party - December 10th!

It's time for the annual TBSC Holiday Party! Wear your ugliest sweater or most festive outfit (prizes for both) to Ceviche - 2500 W. Azeele St. on Wednesday, December 10th. The party starts at 6 pm. Appetizers will be provided with a cash bar available. Join us for holiday cheer and good times!

President Thrasher Visits Tampa December 3rd

The TBSC is pleased to announce that FSU President, John Thrasher will be in Tampa for a meet and greet with Alumni and friends of FSU. The event takes place at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, December 3rd at The Bay Club at Westshore Yacht Club, 6003 Beacon Shores St. in Tampa. You must RSVP for this event by visiting www.one.fsu.edu/fsupresident. This is a great time to meet our new leader in an intimate setting. Please join us in welcoming our new president to Tampa!

Tampa Noles Running Club Launch Thursday 25th!

The TBSC is excited to announce the launch of the Tampa Noles Running Club! We will meet weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 pm for a 5k run! The inaugural run is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25th. We will start and end at The Lodge in SOHO. After the run, stick around for networking while enjoying your favorite post-run beverage! Come out and hit the 5k warpath with fellow Noles!

Noles Kick Off Watching Parties

Where are you watching the Noles kickoff the season in Dallas this Saturday night?? Please support one of the Tampa Bay Seminole Club's 3 official Game Watching Party locations: The Lodge, Bar Louie Tampa, and Gaspars Grotto. At this time, these are the ONLY official game watching party locations and a portion of the sales received at these locations helps to support the club and Florida State so please make it a point to support them. Each location will have great drink specials and the Seminoles on the main screen with sound. Please make reservations for each location and have your WHOLE party there at least 15 minutes before kickoff in order to secure the table.

FSU Day at Raymond James!

It's FOOTBALL time! And what will you do when FSU football has the weekend off in September? Join fellow Florida State Alumni and friends for the Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game to help celebrate FSU legend Derrick Brooks' induction into the Hall of Fame and Buccaneers Ring of Honor!

- Customized FSU/Bucs/Derrick Brooks T-shirt (Optional)
- Pre-Game Tailgate at Raymond James @ 1pm
- Limited edition Derrick Brooks Bobblehead

These are special group prices and must be purchased in the next few weeks. Get your tickets NOW before they are gone! Buy Tickets

Tampa Noles Pub Crawl – August 16th!

It’s that time of year! Are you ready for some Pub Crawl? The TBSC signature event is back and better than ever! Come down to the Italian Club at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 16th for wrist-banding and walkup sales as we get geared up for another championship football season. Seminole legends and football experts will breakdown the upcoming season from 3-4pm. Starting at 4pm, it’s game on! Tickets are on sale for $20 advance purchase or $30 at the door. You must have a wristband to participate! Click here to purchase your tickets and to get full details of this year’s festivities including an important FAQ section! We look forward to reveling with you in Ybor City this August! Buy Tickets

Join Seminole Boosters for the Chop at the Trop on Sunday August 3rd

Join Seminole Boosters for the Chop at the Trop on Sunday August 3rd at Tropicana Field. Purchase your tickets now as they are on sale through this week. Further info on the event can be found at https://one.fsu.edu/pinellastour

Scholarship Applications Available

The TBSC is proud to announce that scholarship applications are now available! We will award five worthy recipients a scholarship in the amount of $1000 each. Full eligibility details are available in the application. Deadline to apply is April 30th so do not delay! Please email max@tampanoles for a copy of the application and with any questions you may have.

Business Mixer – Tuesday, May 6th

The TBSC monthly business mixer for May is set. We will meet at Irish 31 located at 1611 W. Swann Ave. in Hyde Park on Tuesday, May 6th from 6-8 pm. This is a great time to mix and mingle with Tampa Noles in the business community. Get those business cards ready! We will see you there.

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