Student Resolution Commends Generosity, Hard Work, Lifetime Achievements of Florida Southern Donor
Dr. Marcene Christoverson with students in the Robert Stern-designed Humanities building that houses the English and modern languages departments at Florida Southern College.
Florida Southern College's Student Government Association recently demonstrated its sincere appreciation and admiration for one of the College's most generous and dedicated supporters, Dr. Marcene Christoverson.
Last Friday, Student Government Association president Tonda Wooten delivered a proclamation to FSC's Board of Trustees that commended Dr. Christoverson for the numerous contributions she has made to Florida Southern College over the years. The Student Government Association expressed its gratitude to Dr. Christoverson for the meaningful and consequential impact her support has had on the student body at Florida Southern College.
In her address, Wooten highlighted Dr. Christoverson's lifetime commitment to hard work, achievement, and service to others. Dr. Christoverson served her country at a young age, volunteering for WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the Navy during World War II. As a business professional, she worked her way up from bookkeeper to president and CEO of the highly successful St. John Associates, Inc. Under her leadership, this New York City-based company became the largest woman-owned direct mail house in the world.
In 2006, Dr. Christoverson dedicated The Robert E. Christoverson Memorial Garden to Florida Southern College in memory of her husband. The garden is part of the central walking corridor through the campus. She also established the Marcene H. Christoverson Scholarship for Women in Nursing.
Thanks to Dr. Christoverson's most recent and generous gift to Florida Southern College, the doors have been opened to the Dr. Marcene H. and Robert E. Christoverson Humanities Building at FSC. The Robert Stern-designed building stands as a striking testament to Dr. Christoverson's life accomplishments and generosity. The 25,000-square-foot building is located on Lake Hollingsworth Drive and houses the English and modern languages department at Florida Southern College.
In her address, Wooten emphasized that the Christoverson Humanities Building is also a symbol of Dr. Christoverson's belief that the nation's future depends on higher education.