College of Communication & Information

Center for Excellence in Public Speaking Education


We decided to start this fund to show our gratitude to Mark for all that he has done for countless Florida State students, faculty and staff. Mark is part of the fabric of Florida State and as such, should be recognized.

The Mark Zeigler Endowment for Excellence in Public Speaking honors the accomplishments of Professor Mark Zeigler, who has dedicated 25 years of teaching FSU students the importance of public speaking. Professor Zeigler’s commitment to teaching goes beyond the basics of public speaking. As a mentor and a friend, he teaches students how to be more caring members of society, which has helped them pursue successful careers in various fields. The endowment honors Professor Zeigler as an exemplary FSU faculty member while providing the resources to enhance the public speaking program.

We invite you to make a gift to the endowment that will support our efforts in providing resources and enhancing the Public Speaking Education program in the College of Communication & Information. The program for excellence in public speaking education aspires to prepare a new generation of outstanding public speaking educators. The fund will support the program director, critical activities of the program and provide outstanding students with scholarships to help prepare them to become successful 21st-century leaders.

How You Can Help

$25,000 AND ABOVE
Named scholarships

$1,000 AND ABOVE
Support the Mark Zeigler Endowed Fund for Excellence in Public Speaking Education

Support the General Development Fund for Student Success