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Lives of Significance

Stetson students dare mighty things. They ask what's possible, then they let their imaginations, competitive spirits and inquisitive natures propel them toward solutions that can remake the world.

Florencia Abelenda

Florencia Abelenda '10

Advertising Analyst and Researcher

at Google

Florencia came to the U.S. at the age of 16. She struggled with the English language and because of that she developed a passion for eliminating educational and economic inequities suffered by minorities.

Matt Katsolis

Matt Katsolis '01

Award-winning filmmaker

at Interpret Studios

Katsolis is an award-winning director and cinematographer, creating inventive and diverse films, television commercials, shorts and brand identity content. He made a name for himself by developing story-driven cinematic film and television in the action sports world.

Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill '08

Environmental Activist and Surfer

Sponsored by Billabong

Lauren's scholarly work intersects with surfing, sustainability and gender issues. Specifically, her work and activism focus on marine conservation and gender especially as they relate to surfing culture.


Colleges and Schools

Stetson University was founded in 1883 with the vision of preparing students for lives of significance - times have changed, but our vision has remained constant.

College of Arts and Sciences

Dedicated to empowering real leadership that leads to significant lives since 1883. More »

College of Law

Florida's first law school, Stetson Law is ranked in the top tier for trial advocacy and legal writing. More »

School of Business Administration

One of the top 178 business schools in the world to be fully accredited in accounting and business. More »

School of Music

Rated one of the finest undergraduate-only music schools in the country. More »



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