Class Notes

Accomplishments

'18

Austin Brooks

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Lutgert College of Business

Austin Brooks, (Finance), joined SWFL Community Foundation as an accounting associate. His responsibilities will include grants and contributions processing. He lives in Bonita Springs.

'18

Jamie Howes

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Lutgert College of Business

Jamie Howes, (Master’s, Accounting and Taxation), was promoted to senior accountant at Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A. She joined the firm in 2016 through a tax internship.

'18

Taylor Price

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College of Arts & Sciences

Taylor Price, (Communication), was hired by TLC Marketing & Creative Services as a project coordinator. She is responsible for the company’s media relations, newsletters, events and special projects.

'18

Melanie Schmees

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Lutgert College of Business

Melanie Schmees, (Finance), was appointed director of business & economic research for The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. She will support local business development efforts through economic development initiatives, business retention and expansion, and economic research and analysis.

Birth | Adoptions

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'16

Sean O’Grady

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College of Education

Sean O’Grady, (Secondary Social Science Ed), and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed baby girl, Adilynn Mae, on Jan. 1. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Adilynn Mae was also the first Lee County baby born in 2019.

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'14

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.

'14

Don Borgat

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Lutgert College of Business

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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'13

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.

Couples

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'16

Jessica Scanlon

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College of Arts & Sciences

Jessica Scanlon, (Communication), married Joshua Berroth in November at the Tampa Garden Club. Jessica is a recruiter at Aston Carter EMEA. The couple live in Tampa.

'14

Chance Bembinster

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Lutgert College of Business

Chance Bembinster (Computer Information Systems) and Joanne Bembinster, ’14 (Master’s, Educational Leadership), were married on Jan. 29. They live in DeLand.

'14

Joanne Bembinster

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College of Education

Chance Bembinster (Computer Information Systems) and Joanne Bembinster, ’14 (Master’s, Educational Leadership), were married on Jan. 29. They live in DeLand.

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'12

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.