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.

First FGCU R.I.S.E. class celebrates commencement

May 23, 2023 0

Commencement at Florida Gulf Coast University took on new meaning this spring as a select group of students made history...

10 Outstanding Eagles Inducted into FGCU Hall of Fame

May 1, 2023 0

Ten class of 2023 standouts have been inducted into Florida Gulf Coast University’s Hall of Fame, the highest recognition awarded...

Opera in Spanish a First for Bower School of Music & the Arts

April 26, 2023 0

South American music and dance traditions share the spotlight in the first full opera sung in Spanish at Florida Gulf...

Archives & Special Collections a Rich Research Resource

April 5, 2023 0

Dentures used by the prophet of a utopian society that existed near Florida Gulf Coast University. “Green Book” guides read...

Gift Supports Leadership and Future of Bower School of Music & the Arts

March 31, 2023 0

To pay tribute to her husband’s legacy at FGCU after he died, Dolly Bodick Korest made a gift to endow...

FGCU Experts: Watch Win Everham Lead a Cypress Dome Tour

March 7, 2023 0

FGCU professor Win Everham of The Water School offers a guided tour of one of several cypress domes on campus....

FGCU’s blossoming relationship with the Naples Botanical Garden

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...