Help us continue former President Bernie Sliger and former First Lady Greta Sliger's legacies by supporting outstanding and gifted students at Florida State for generations to come!

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Bernard & Greta Sliger Presidential Scholarship

Helping Students and Honoring Bernie and Greta Sliger

Sliger Presidential Scholarship

Help us further perpetuate Bernie and Greta Sliger's rich legacy by contributing to the Bernard F. & Greta Sliger Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship benefits gifted undergraduate students in the Honors Program, helping them to become transformative leaders both at Florida State and after they graduate.

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Bernard F. Sliger, President: 1976-1991

Bernie Sliger, a highly regarded economist, served as president of The Florida State University from 1977 to 1991 after four years as the university's executive vice president and chief academic officer. Sliger provided forward-thinking leadership during a long period of unprecedented growth for the university.

During Sliger's tenure, student enrollment increased by nearly one-third, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory was awarded to the university, and the institution acquired three supercomputers.

Establishment of the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering was high on his list of major achievements, as was acquisition of the Panama City Campus. In addition, Florida State rose to the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference; funding was approved for the multimillion-dollar University Center; and the idea for the College of Medicine was first explored.

Ruth Margareta “Greta” Taube Sliger, wife of President Bernie Sliger

Ruth Margareta “Greta” Taube Sliger (b. 1924) was raised in Newberry, Michigan. She attended Cleary University and Eastern Michigan University. She and Bernie Sliger married in 1945. In 1978 the Sligers moved into the President’s House (now the Pearl Tyner Alumni Welcome Center) with their two teenagers, Greta Lee and Sten, and lived there longer than any other first family.

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Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Genevieve Scott  $100.00 3/29/2019 3:28 PM
Ray Stawowy  $100.00 3/29/2019 2:20 PM
Brian Dieffenderfer  $200.00 3/29/2019 10:58 AM
John Bryant & VIRGINIA BRYANT  $200.00 3/29/2019 10:08 AM
Sue Tully  $100.00 3/29/2019 8:27 AM
Valerie Strickland-Smith  $50.00 3/29/2019 7:46 AM
Craig Gilman & Anna Gilman   $100.00 3/28/2019 9:28 PM
Anne Rowe  $100.00 3/28/2019 7:28 PM
Fanchon Funk  $75.00 3/28/2019 3:20 PM
Chuck Ernst  $250.00 3/28/2019 1:34 PM
Todd Dziobak $100.00 3/28/2019 1:22 PM
Todd Dziobak $100.00 3/28/2019 1:19 PM
Robert Hair  $50.00 3/28/2019 11:55 AM
Nancy Turner  $250.00 3/28/2019 11:16 AM
Tom Block & Laura Block   $25.00 3/28/2019 10:58 AM
Karen Laughlin  $25.00 3/28/2019 9:27 AM
James Melton   $100.00 3/28/2019 8:22 AM
Susan Contente  $18.00 3/28/2019 8:05 AM

Donations for this project ended on 3/29/2019 9:00 PM

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