Scholar Class – 2014
Frederick Adenuga, the son of Nigerian immigrants, grew up in a community in the American south that was staunchly against the progress of the LGBTQ community. Upon becoming a student at Florida State University, Frederick was determined to be a vocal and active advocate for other LGBTQ students who felt that they did not have many supportive individuals in their lives. Frederick became the first openly gay member of FSU’s Greek Interfraternity Council executive board. He spearheaded initiatives that led a majority of FSU’s fraternities to vocally express their openness to accept gay members. Additionally Frederick served as the recruitment chair for FSU’s Pride Student Union and led an initiative to have gender neutral bathrooms installed in bathrooms across campus. Frederick is currently triple majoring in Political Science, Entrepreneurship, and Sales, and is also currently working toward his Master of Public Administration.