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Research team helping create digital archive of local island’s history
Like most people who grew up in Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University senior Hailey Kerr dug her toes into the sugary sands of local islands like Sanibel from time to time. Now, thanks to a research project involving students, faculty and community members, she’s digging into the history of an island formed 100 years…
How 9/11 changed an FGCU staff member’s life
“They can’t find Uncle Tom.” Those are the words my mother said when she met me on the porch of our Staten Island home on Sept. 11, 2001. My aunt’s brother, Tom Celic, had gone to Tower 1 of the World Trade Center for a meeting instead of his midtown office. He took the ferry…
FGCU Campus Food Pantry serves students for 10 years
In fall 2014, Florida Gulf Coast University sophomore Samantha Lloyd was struggling. She was a full-time student with a part-time job living in an apartment, and bills were stacking up. When they were paid, she and her now husband had $50 in their bank account to spend on food and gas for three weeks. “It…
FGCU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 8
The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Cohen Student Union Ballroom, Room 203. Click here to view the agenda. For more information, contact Director of Board Relations Tiffany Reynolds at or visit the website for the Board of Trustees at
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