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Alumna entrepreneur on board with charcuterie platter popularity
Just call Ali Eck the chairwoman of the board. When this Florida Gulf Coast University grad saw artfully arranged cheese and charcuterie boards becoming an Instagram trend a couple years ago, she was already ahead of the culinary curve. She grew up grazing on such spreads. It’s part of her European heritage, a tradition of…
Middle-income students get help from couple who understand their challenge
Mary and Rick Reichle understand firsthand the challenges of juggling the responsibilities of life with financing an education and relate to FGCU students who struggle to do the same. “I was a first-generation student,” says Mary Reichle, who earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in social work from St. Louis University in Missouri. She did…
Alum’s scholarship fund supports doctor of nursing students
Thirty minutes. That’s the window of time nurse anesthetist Johny Williamceau has to get to Gulf Coast Medical Center to save a life. “When the call comes in, every minute counts,” Williamceau says. The 2020 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University’s master of science in nurse anesthesiology program assists with surgeries, accidents and ailments, administering…
FGCU Board of Trustees to meet virtually August 9
The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees will meet virtually at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 9. The live webcast is available at www.fgcu.edu/boardcast. Click here to view the agenda. Public comment on agenda items must be sent by email to treynold@fgcu.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 8. Comments will be read…
The keys to success for Bower School’s piano program
Busts of Beethoven and Mozart watch over Michael Baron in his second- floor office in FGCU’s Music Building. Franz Liszt’s hazel eyes gaze over the composer’s shoulder from a large print on a wall the Romantic-era rock star shares with framed copies of masterwork scores by other classical music icons. “I’m surrounded by the great…
WGCU helps journalism students get the scoop on media work
The first time journalism student Samantha Roesler intended to cover a government meeting, she attended a city council meeting in Bonita Springs. She lives in Bonita, so that made sense. “I had never even attended a meeting and didn’t bother looking through an agenda,” the senior says, and laughs about it now. As one of…
Graduate student finds career choice came naturally
Growing up in rural Rhode Island, Ella Guedouar lived on a dead-end road with hundreds of wooded acres that seemed to call her name. She knew the woods like the back of her hand and treasured all four versions of it as it changed with the seasons: the “tree graveyard” where she was guaranteed to…
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