Early Summer Speaker Announces The Power To “Change The World”

Summer graduates include:

Eric Rosano, a Philadelphia native who earned a Ph.D. in accounting.

Eric Rosano, a Philadelphia native who earned a Ph.D. in accounting.

Rosano adds to life experiences that include a stint as an accounting lecturer at Arizona State University; service in the United States Army; participation in a Mandarin military intelligence immersion program, in which he is communicative; and partnership in a company, Mythulu, which says it aims to “stabilize and grow the storytelling industry.”

He also wrote an unpublished science fiction novel, making him a champion of numbers and letters.

Allen Blay, chair of the accounting department at the College of Business, calls Rosano “one of the most fascinating and versatile students I’ve ever met.”

Rosano and his wife, Olivia, fostered children for the first half of his five years in the doctoral program and plan to do so again. They have a daughter, Luciana, 15, and a son, Leith, 7, whom they adopted from foster care.

Cadyn Badeaux, who earned a master's degree in criminology at age 20.  She did this as part of FSU's Combined Pathways program
Cadyn Badeaux, who earned a master’s degree in criminology at age 20.

“We decided that the route we would take would be through foster care because there are a ton of kids who need that,” Rosano said. “They’re in a situation of need, and it’s only getting worse, the unmet need in this country to care for children.”

A five-year focus on doctoral studies has meant less focus on income, so he fully accepts his acceptance of an assistant professorship at Queens College in New York, where he will teach accounting starting in the fall. .

“I’m delighted to have a position,” Rosano said before adding with a laugh: “I didn’t do this to back down. It’s important to feel that the education is at least worth the immediate – that is, you have a job, and I’m glad you did.

Cadyn Badeauxwho earned a master’s degree in criminology at age 20. She did this through FSU’s Combined Pathways program, which offers accelerated study toward a master’s degree as an undergraduate.

She received her bachelor’s degree in criminology in the fall of 2021. She is now beginning a career in the United States military. She plans to complete officer candidate school and then serve as a military intelligence officer and “rise through the ranks”, she said.

After graduating from East Ridge High School in Clermont, Fla., she said she researched criminology programs in Florida and “immediately” felt at home at FSU, where she played in the women’s rugby club team.

“It is an honor to be able to participate in the opening ceremony for the summer of 2022 and to be able to celebrate this major achievement with my loved ones,” she said.

Arizona Maki, a first-generation student from New Port Richey, Florida, who double majored in psychology and anthropology, with honors.
Arizona Maki, a first-generation student from New Port Richey, Florida, who double majored in psychology and anthropology, with honors.

Arizona lemura first-generation college student from New Port Richey, Florida who double majored in psychology and anthropology, with honors.

Passionate about making a difference in the world, Maki has focused on the subfields of evolutionary and anomalous psychology and biological anthropology. She did this in hopes of one day earning a doctorate in forensic anthropology to help locate and identify missing people.

His academic achievements included writing an honors thesis.

“I love the anthropology and psychology departments and the relationships I’ve created with my professors and peers,” Maki said. “I will very much miss conducting research with both departments as they were amazing environments to be a part of.”

She added, “I am very grateful for the opportunities FSU has given me. As with everything in life, college is what you make of it, and I’m happy with the decisions I’ve made and the path I’ve taken.

Gustavo Capone, who left Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend FSU and earn a degree in psychology with honors.
Gustavo Capone, who left Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend FSU and earn a degree in psychology with honors.

Gustave Caponewho left Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend FSU and earn a degree in psychology with honors.

When he turned 17, Capone decided to move to the United States to pursue the best education possible.

“I was afraid at first that I wouldn’t fit in when I moved to Tallahassee, but I couldn’t have been more wrong,” Capone said. “Everyone in the community welcomed me with open arms and supported my efforts. I will miss the many mentors and friends I have met throughout my academic career.

He particularly credits FSU’s reputation for academics, research, and student success and its range of extracurricular activities.

“It’s always been my dream to go to college in the United States, so crossing the stage is a dream come true,” Capone said. “FSU gave me the confidence to pursue my goals and succeed.”

He now aims to attend medical school and become a doctor and advocate for equitable health care.

“I’m excited to begin this next phase of my life,” Capone said. “FSU helped me grow as an individual and a professional and instilled in me important life lessons that I will carry with me forever.”

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