Longtime donor inspires students with his own success

September 20, 2022 0

Even as a child, Cornelius “Pat” Cacho valued education above most things. Born into modest means in British Honduras (now...

Middle-income students get help from couple who understand their challenge

August 9, 2022 0

Mary and Rick Reichle understand firsthand the challenges of juggling the responsibilities of life with financing an education and relate...

Alumna inspired by scholarship donors creates one of her own

January 20, 2022 0

Elizabeth McDowell’s dream of giving back to FGCU in a way that meaningfully impacts students affected by the scourge of...

Longtime supporter adds university to her estate plan

November 29, 2021 0

With good communication, mutual respect and shared values, relationships grow stronger and stronger over time. To say that Laurie Holquist’s...

FGCU Foundation honors four loyal supporters

April 21, 2021 0

Video: Tim Clark & Dale Ward/FGCU The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation has honored four new Foundation Fellows. Richard Ackert, Lee...

Wang championed Immokalee’s children through FGCU philanthropy

November 14, 2020 0

David I.J. Wang, once a top executive for the world’s largest paper and pulp producer, never forgot his roots as...

FGCU benefactor Dr. Ben Hill Griffin, III leaves incomparable legacy

November 14, 2020 0

His name and his benevolence are indelibly etched into the history of Florida Gulf Coast University and the hearts of...

The Lucas legacy: Stepping up and filling a need, time and again

November 14, 2020 0

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By the time he was a teenager, David Lucas’ strong work ethic and drive to earn money had set him...

Art collection meant for touching, teaching students

November 10, 2020 0

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]MUSEUMS TYPICALLY request that patrons refrain from touching the art on display, but as FGCU’s Art Collections Manager, Caitlin Rosolen...

A life built on entrepreneurship leads to a legacy at FGCU

March 17, 2020 0

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]It’s one of those perfect winter days on campus, and Sandra Kauanui is walking across an open field. She...

Maria Roca inspires students as ‘a guide on the side’

February 18, 2020 0

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] As one of its founding faculty members, Maria Roca takes parental pride in Florida Gulf Coast University, programs...