Drew Sterwald

Drew Sterwald writes about university programs, faculty, students and alumni for FGCU’s Pinnacle magazine and other communication materials. A longtime Florida resident, he joined the staff in 2011 with 25 years of experience as a newspaper reporter, photographer, editor and designer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

FGCU’s blossoming relationship with the Naples Botanical Garden benefits students, alumni and international partners

January 29, 2023 0

Banana, papaya and pineapple plants aren’t the only things bearing fruit at the Naples Botanical Garden. A mutually beneficial relationship...

Senior moment: Capstone show a peak experience for art grads

January 13, 2023 0

Countdown to showtime Power drills buzz and hammers bang in bursts of activity fueled by excitement, anxiety and caffeine in...

New logo design captures FGCU’s youth and vitality

December 7, 2022 0

When votes for a new university logo came in, the Eagle Nation overwhelmingly flocked to FGCU Athletics’ familiar feathered friend....

FGCU Academy’s lifelong-learning classes in full swing

December 2, 2022 0

Typical FGCU Academy participants may be retired from their careers, but they’re far from “retiring” – in the sense of being reticent in...

Princeton Review ranks FGCU 15th for undergrad entrepreneurship

November 22, 2022 0

Florida Gulf Coast University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program leaped seven spots to No. 15 in The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s...

FGCU celebrates The Water School with Nov. 18 open house

November 14, 2022 0

When Greg Tolley, Ph.D., joined Florida Gulf Coast University in 1997 as a founding faculty member, he and many of...

FGCU celebrates $2.5M gift to construction management program

November 2, 2022 0

Florida Gulf Coast University’s construction management department received a $2.5 million gift from Stock Development. The funds will allow the program to continue...

Hurricane Ian relief fund helping Eagles in Need

October 27, 2022 0

A month after Hurricane Ian devastated Southwest Florida, many members of the Florida Gulf Coast University family still grapple each...

Research team helping create digital archive of local island’s history

September 9, 2022 0

Like most people who grew up in Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University senior Hailey Kerr dug her toes into...

Global Medical Brigades makes a world of difference

August 30, 2022 0

After spring finals ended in May, most students kicked back for a post-semester breather or headed home for summer jobs....

Redesigned tag helps FGCU friends ride with Eagle pride

August 18, 2022 0

Word on the street is there’s a shiny new license plate available for alumni and friends of Florida Gulf Coast...

Alumna entrepreneur on board with charcuterie platter popularity

August 10, 2022 0

Just call Ali Eck the chairwoman of the board. When this Florida Gulf Coast University grad saw artfully arranged cheese...