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Adapted from an article that appeared in the College of Arts and Sciences’ magazine, Spectrum
Like so many of her generation, Frances Cushing Ervin—a 1941 graduate of the Florida State College for Women—chose to forgo a career to stay at home and care for her husband and children.
“My mother never pursued a career of her own,” said Ervin’s daughter, Anne Rowe. “But what she did instead was inspire other people to accomplish things.”
The Florida State University Real Estate Foundation held its first board of directors meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Tallahassee. The newly established Real Estate Foundation exists primarily to receive contributions of real estate to hold, manage, lease, mortgage, develop, administer or sell in order to contribute or distribute all or a portion of the net proceeds from such activity to The Florida State University and The Florida State University Foundation.
Florida State University has hired Kevin C. Graham, a real estate developer and project manager, as executive director of the Real Estate Foundation, a new position at the university. He began his new role on Monday, Sept. 16.
Graham was a double major in finance and real estate at Florida State in 1993. He has two decades of experience in the industry, including eight years at the St. Joe Company in Tallahassee as a project manager. At St. Joe, Graham was the on-site project manager for construction of the 2003 HGTV Dream Home in Mexico Beach, Fla., among his many other projects.