Class Notes

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Caroline Vives-Vietri

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College of Arts & Science

Caroline Vives-Vietri (Communication) has found herself back at The Nest as an assistant director of Alumni Relations. After five years in the government sector, she decided it was time to return back to FGCU and give back to the university that helped jump-start her career in nonprofit management and public administration. She resides in Cape Coral with her family and her poodle, LuLu.

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Jamie B. Schwinghamer

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College of Arts & Science

Jamie B. (Turner) Schwinghamer (Liberal Studies) has been named president of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. A Roetzel & Andress shareholder, she is an attorney in the firm’s Naples office and recently was named practice group manager of probate, trust and guardianship litigation. She counsels clients on a variety of matters including: will and trust contests; disputed estate and trust administrations; trust modification, revocation and termination; surcharge and removal proceedings; elder guardianships;, guardianship advocacy and litigation; business contracts; and shareholder and partnership disputes and appeals. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, she lives in Estero with her husband, Jeremy Schwinghamer ('01, Masters in Public Administration).

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Matthew Baker

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College of Arts & Sciences

Matthew Baker, (Communication), married Claire Murphy in November. Matthew works for Continental Construction and Claire works for Ilme Advertising. They live in Naples.

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Breanna Hastings

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College of Arts & Sciences

Breanne Hastings (Anthropology), is the museum coordinator with the Cape Coral Historical Society Museum. She adds a vitality to the museum that reflects her enthusiasm for the unconventional history of Cape Coral.

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Caroline McGuire

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College of Arts & Sciences

Caroline McGuire, (Communication), and her husband, Dennis McGuire, announce the birth of their daughter, Denley Robyn, who was born in August, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She was 20.5 inches long. They live in Stuart.

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Sara Neiman Counihan

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College of Arts & Sciences

Sara Neiman Counihan, (Communication), joined NACS as its content project manager in Alexandria, VA. She will serve as managing editor of the NACS Magazine and will also manage of variety of print and digital projects. While attending FGCU, she served in an editorial position for Eagle News.

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Nadege Borgat

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College of Arts & Sciences

Nadege Borgat, (Marketing) and Don Borgat, ’14 (Accounting), welcomed a baby girl, Zoey Hope, in December. She was 7 pounds, 12 ounces. They have two other children, Malik Levert (9 years old) and Ethan Xavier (2 years old). They live in Cape Coral.

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Jaime Miller

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College of Arts & Sciences

Jaimie Miller, (Communication), was promoted to vice president of marketing at CONRIC PR & Marketing. She will be working directly with the CONRIC team to develop, implement, manage and expand their marketing footprint with regional and national clients. She lives in Cape Coral.

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Michael McCabe

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College of Arts & Sciences

Michael McCabe, (English), was elected stockholder at the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt. He will represent insurance carriers, third party administrators, and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. He lives in Fort Myers.

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Erik Hansen

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College of Arts & Sciences

Erik Hansen, (Environmental Studies), was named Cedaredge Golf Club’s new clubhouse operations director in Cedaredge, Colo.

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Bruce Michael Barone Jr.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Bruce Michael Barone, Jr., (History), was named executive director of the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District in Naples. The mission is to brand, promote and create awareness of the district by residents and visitors.

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Brad Piepenbrink

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College of Arts & Sciences

Brad Piepenbrink (Communication) of Tallahassee was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott as his chief of staff. He previously held a number of positions in Scott’s administration.

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Darren Davis

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College of Arts & Sciences

Darren Davis, (Communication), was elected president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. He is in his seventh year serving on the organization’s board. He lives in Naples.

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Stacy Sewell

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College of Arts & Sciences

Stacy Sewell, (Marketing), was promoted to vice president of marketing at Bella Collina in Montverde. She will oversee the marketing of Bella Collina’s real estate endeavors.

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Alison DeFrancesco

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College of Arts & Sciences

Alison DeFrancesco (Criminal Forensic Studies) has joined Metro Forecasting Models LLC as a data analyst. She is responsible for studying area research, including demographics, economic characteristics, education metrics and baseline use allocation. She also assists in writing technical reports for clients.

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Jessica Carter Peer

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College of Arts & Sciences

Jessica Carter Peer (Human Performance) of Fort Myers has started a new position at Front Door Gulf Coast as a licensed real-estate agent.

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William Snyder

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College of Arts & Sciences

William Snyder, (Criminal Justice Studies), has been re-appointed as the sheriff of Martin County by Gov. Rick Scott, for a term ending in June 2019. He lives in Stuart.

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Meg Schaap

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College of Arts & Sciences

Meg Schaap, (Art), created a portrait that depicted Marie Antoinette as a young woman. It will be featured in Touchstone Gallery’s exhibition. Her art pieces are in private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States. She lives in Potomac, Md.

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Nadege Borgat

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College of Arts & Sciences

Nadege Borgat, (Marketing), was awarded The News-Press’ 2018 Young Professional of the Year. She is the executive director of The New Beginnings of SWFL, Inc., a ministry dedicated to empowering single mothers to get an education while providing them with life skills. She is also a member of the FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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Patrick McQuillan

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College of Arts & Sciences

Patrick McQuillan, (Master’s, Public Administration), was named director of major gifts for Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation. He was previously the director of development for NCH Healthcare Foundation in Naples. He lives in Sarasota.