Happy 74th Birthday, Jay! As a tribute to your special day, we are celebrating your legacy by establishing the Dr. Jay Rayburn Endowed Professorship in your honor.


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Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jay Rayburn

Happy 74th Birthday, Jay!

As a tribute to your special day, we are celebrating your legacy by establishing the Dr. Jay Rayburn Endowed Professorship in your honor.

 

Dr. Jay D. Rayburn Endowed Professorship

The Dr. Jay D. Rayburn Endowed Professorship is being established in tribute to Dr. Rayburn’s many years of teaching at the FSU College of Communication and Information and the significant contributions he made to the public relations industry.

Dr. Rayburn acted as an influential figure in the FSU community before his retirement in 2020, teaching integrated marketing and public relations for 35 years. Dr. Rayburn made a lasting impact on his students and colleagues and is fondly remembered by the Seminole community and beyond for his mentorship and friendship. He also was a guiding figure for numerous professionals seeking to establish a career in public relations.

Hear what a few former students had to say about Dr. Rayburn’s legacy:

  • Sandi Poreda, APR ('05)

"Dr. Jay Rayburn was the embodiment of excellence in professorship—a respected scholar, a practitioner of national renown and a wonderful teacher. He was also a terrific human being."

  • Joe Snowden ('89)

Leave a testimonial on how Dr. Rayburn influenced your life.

Through his dedication to the public relations industry, Dr. Rayburn made incredible advancements, such as serving as president of the Florida Public Relations Association in 1994. He also held leadership positions with the Public Relations Society of America and the FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors.

The College of Communication and Information hopes to honor Dr. Rayburn’s legacy at FSU through the Dr. Jay D. Rayburn Endowed Professorship. Your support will help ensure the college maintains the level of professionalism Dr. Rayburn established at FSU, allowing the college to recruit a scholar with an impressive background in public relations and fund academic research for future developments in the field.

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James Croteau  Hole-in-One $500.00 10/5/2021 1:24 PM
Cheri Husney & David Husney  $25.00 10/1/2021 1:21 PM
Lynn Helton    Derby Days $100.00 9/28/2021 2:28 PM
Kelly Alvarez Vitale & Randall Vitale  Old-Fashioned $250.00 9/24/2021 3:30 PM
Amy Murphy Frederick  Hole-in-One $500.00 9/23/2021 7:57 AM
Cynthia McGovern  Derby Days $100.00 9/22/2021 9:43 PM
Jennifer Fennell  Old-Fashioned $250.00 9/22/2021 6:38 PM
Vivian Hamilton  $50.00 9/22/2021 6:07 PM
Christine Willingham  Derby Days $100.00 9/22/2021 2:57 PM
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Marilyn Young & Michael Launer     Derby Days $100.00 9/22/2021 1:37 PM
Anonymous Donor  $50.00 9/22/2021 12:45 PM
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Anonymous Donor  $25.00 9/22/2021 6:52 AM
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Francine Andia Walker, APR, CPRC  Derby Days $100.00 9/21/2021 7:00 PM
Michelle Winokur   PR 3000 $1,000.00 9/21/2021 6:40 PM
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Victoria Weber & David Powell  Hole-in-One $500.00 9/21/2021 6:04 PM
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Jessica Clark   Old-Fashioned $250.00 9/21/2021 5:22 PM
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Alex Russell  $20.00 9/21/2021 2:08 PM
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Mark Zeigler  Derby Days $100.00 9/21/2021 1:00 PM
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Kerri Devine  PR 3000 $1,000.00 9/21/2021 12:28 PM
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Amanda Wood  Derby Days $100.00 9/21/2021 11:41 AM
Stephen McDowell & Jeannie McDowell  Derby Days $100.00 9/21/2021 11:33 AM
Anonymous Donor  $10.00 9/21/2021 10:46 AM
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Ernst & Young Foundation Old-Fashioned $250.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Mr. Michael Johnson Derby Days $100.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Ms. Conie L. Abernathy Derby Days $100.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
Ms. Deborah Pollack $50.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
Ms. Karen G. Kane $25.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Ms. Megan N. Hamilton $50.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
Tracie Domino Events Derby Days $100.00 7/19/2021 12:00 AM
Mr. Jay Hamburg Derby Days $100.00 7/17/2021 12:00 AM
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Ms. Ashley Bell Derby Days $100.00 7/16/2021 12:00 AM
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