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FGCU’s Caring for Kids looks at children’s mental health
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is hosting a three-day event dedicated to the mental health and well-being of children and young adults. Slated for Nov. 7-9, the Caring for Kids conference features former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and mental health advocate Kai Koerber and parenting, child and bullying expert Michele Borba, Ed.D. “We…
Couple helps first-generation students as was done for them
For some, paying it forward is a vague concept; for others, it’s a steadfast commitment. Meet Joe and Lee Vumbacco, for whom paying it forward is not only a steadfast commitment, it’s also a way of life. It all started in the late 1960s. The Vumbaccos married young, had their first child and, like so…
Student inspires city to create diversity panel, bank to help College of Education
Making a difference doesn’t necessarily require large sums of money. It doesn’t have to originate in a think tank with high-powered executives. A simple question by a discerning college student can spark change, too – in this case in the city of Fort Myers. Sophomore Hailey Countryman asked a simple question of Fort Myers Mayor…
Jubilee Scholarships provide four-year full ride
Alex Amador is one of dozens of Collier County students who have received the Jubilee Scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University during the past five years. The anonymous donation covers tuition, books, room and board and incidentals during recipients’ four-year careers at FGCU. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, live on campus with the goal…
Eagles’ lanyards and fobs key to keeping memories alive
“Where did I leave my keys?” This conundrum is not only common, but potentially immobilizing. Whether it’s starting the car or unlocking the home or office, our keys are among our most important possessions. Of course, technology has replaced many old-fashioned metal keys, giving us elaborate, electronic ways to unlock our lives. But we still…
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