Employing the premise that Eagles of a feather flock together, the Alumni Association has started special groups for alums interested in getting together with those with similar interests. So far, there are groups for Greek Life alums interested in keeping the bonds of fraternities and sororities strong; residential advisors who would like to swap stories and catch up with others who served as campus housing resident assistants; resort hospitality and management alums interested in networking with others involved in hospitality; and alumni who are now employed at FGCU. Interested in joining one of these or forming your own group? Contact Angela Kunkle at [email protected].
The Eagle Mentor Program creates bonds between professionals and students who are planning careers in those fields. Alumni can help students prepare for success, provide information and offer guidance, motivation and support. For more information, contact Amanda Erwin at [email protected].
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The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association has released the FGCU Wine Collection from Sonoma County. Lovers of white wine can choose the Estate Chardonnay, with its straw color, aromas of green orchard fruit, jasmine, honeysuckle and hints of nutmeg and cloves. It possesses medium body, creamy texture and lively acidity with flavors of green pineapple, apple, ginger and oak. It’s $24.50 per bottle, including shipping. The red is a custom blend that’s 40 percent syrah, 35 percent petit syrah, 15 percent sangiovese and 10 percent Malbec. It’s aged in French oak for 20 months for a rich, full-bodied wine. It’s $26.50 a bottle including shipping. Mix and match bottles. Order at fgcuwinecollection.com.