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Kindness ROCKS: Compassion project at FGCU continues to grow
Kindness is contagious, and so is the mission of the Roots of Compassion and Kindness, or ROCK, at Florida Gulf Coast University. “Project ROCK,” as it’s also known, promotes compassion, kindness and empathy to FGCU students and the community through education, action and research. Since its launch in 2020, the program has gained momentum, spreading…
FGCU Academy returns with in-person courses for the lifelong learner
FGCU Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University’s lifelong-learning program for Southwest Floridians, is celebrating the launch of in-person classes for the first time since January 2020. Novel partnerships will bring courses of the non-virtual variety to some new and some familiar locations in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties this fall. It’s about time, according to FGCU…
FGCU Academy returns with in-person courses for the lifelong learner
FGCU Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University’s lifelong-learning program for Southwest Floridians, is celebrating the launch of in-person classes for the first time since January 2020. Novel partnerships will bring courses of the non-virtual variety to some new and some familiar locations in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties this fall. It’s about time, according to FGCU…
Alumna embraces wild start to career as zoo interpreter
From porcupines to birds to bearcats, Florida Gulf Coast University alumna Becca Fort has brought tales of prickly, feathery and furry friends to people during the past year in a way that she never envisioned.   Fort, a 24-year-old Boynton Beach native and 2019 FGCU graduate, has worked as an animal interpreter at the…
Senior draws on interest in medical illustration to shape unique career
Last summer, FGCU senior Kaitlyn Arace caused a stir at her neighborhood Starbucks. Skeletons don’t appear every day at the local coffee shop, but Arace got used to the stares as she wheeled in a 5-foot-7 skeletal replica borrowed from a friend majoring in forensic science. She’d order an espresso at the counter, choose a…
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