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Wings of Hope spreads message of sustainability to Kenya
When Zoom meetings became commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Wings of Hope used them to full advantage, spreading its message to other parts of the world. The program – which traditionally buses fourth- and fifth-graders to the university to teach them about sustainability – went virtual along with most other education. Wings…
Princeton Review ranks FGCU 15th for undergrad entrepreneurship
Florida Gulf Coast University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program leaped seven spots to No. 15 in The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2023” list. FGCU first appeared on the list three years ago at No. 30, inched up to No. 29 in 2020 and jumped to No. 22 last…
Brothers teach others how to strive for success
America is a land of second chances, and two brothers with Florida Gulf Coast University ties use this ideology as the backbone of Strive Hall, the name they put on their new, nonprofit youth program. “Strive Hall is a youth-development organization that we built, inspired by our life story,” said Quay Longs, who is set…
FGCU celebrates The Water School with Nov. 18 open house
When Greg Tolley, Ph.D., joined Florida Gulf Coast University in 1997 as a founding faculty member, he and many of his peers were quartered in temporary trailers. For that matter, so were the first bookstore and the first food outlet (a cooler and a vending machine). There were no bona fide research labs for him…
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