As Florida Gulf Coast University concluded its 21st year of sending new Eagles soaring into the world with a diploma and a dream, our Alumni Association celebrated a special milestone.
After the summer 2018 Commencement, FGCU has pinned wings on more than 30,000 graduates. Thanks to Gail Bradley of the Alumni Relations Office for digging up the following facts.
830 Forever an Eagle Society members.
This exclusive FGCU Alumni club offers Eagles personalized campus enshrinement with a brick paver placed in the Alumni Legacy Plaza, Alumni Association bling and special access to unique programs the Alumni Association offers. Check it out at alumni.fgcu.edu.
30,068 – Number of FGCU alumni at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.
That means an FGCU alumni gathering including families could easily sell out 36,742-seat Marlins Park in Miami.
16,103 Alumni living in the five-county Southwest Florida region
(Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties). That’s enough to fill up Germain Arena and the Lee Civic Center and we’d still need 19 seats.
11 FGCU Alumni Chapters in the United States.
Four are in Florida (Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee) with the others in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and…yes …New York City, because if Eagles can make it there, we can make it anywhere.
132 FGCU alumni from outside the United States.
You can find FGCU Eagles from far-flung locales such as Cape Town, South Africa, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In other words, we come from everywhere an Eagle could possibly fly.