TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Garnet and Gold Key organization is a long-standing group that has always strived to uphold the Florida State University’s three pillars of value– Vires, Artes, and Mores– through leadership and service throughout the community. On September 10th, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members Jack Haffey and Cole Hensley were nominated for the True Seminole Award for representing the three pillars of FSU as inspiring leaders in the campus community.
Haffey, a member of the men’s tennis team, is an aspiring doctor and is involved in many organizations around campus, including SAAC and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team. SAAC President Katherine Plessy was in attendance to show support for her fellow athletes.
“Jack has an immense amount of integrity, and can be relied on by anyone he knows,” said Plessy, a fellow Garnet and Gold Key member. “His outstanding character is clearly evident in all of his actions.”
Hensley is a member of the men’s swimming and diving team and has represented the team on SAAC for the past three years. He received his award for dedication to academic excellence. A double major in physics and mathematics, Hensley works as a research assistant in a nuclear physics lab at Florida State and has led a nuclear particle physics experiment with the superconducting Linear Accelerator.
“Overall, Cole is unique because he exhibits strength of all kinds, inside and outside of athletics.” Plessy added.
Hensley and Haffey will continue to utilize their leadership abilities, as active members on SAAC during the school year, to inspire others to embody the true Seminole spirit.