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Summer 2006 www.fgcu.edu/crm Volume VI • Issue 1
Southwest Florida, Yantai, China, sign historic partnership agreement
outhwest Florida welcomed
a delegation from Yantai in
Shandong Province, China,
in June at Florida Gulf Coast
University in a historic visit to sign a Sister
City partnership that provides benefits
to businesses, students and cultural
organizations of both regions.
County commissioners of
Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Lee counties
resolved to sign the Memorandum of
Understanding to build on the partnership
already established between each region’s
universities – Yantai University and FGCU
Florida Gulf Coast University hosted a delegation from Yantai, China, in June to sign a Sister City agreement that builds on the partnership already established
– and promote further friendship. between each region’s universities – Yantai University and FGCU – and promotes further friendship.
The agreement shapes cooperation
in areas of mutual benefit such as developing increased understanding and contact and FGCU’s deans to focus on cooperative opportunities for professors and students.
between organizations involved in economic development in both regions, and The delegation met with local K-12 school officials, the Regional Business Alliance of
encouraging exchanges between the educational and professional organizations in Southwest Florida and Economic Development Councils to discuss prospects.
Southwest Florida and Yantai. “I sincerely wish Yantai and Southwest Florida team up for mutual benefits
The agreement also helps to advance economic relationships and business in economy, tourism, education and culture, and I am so glad that I can participate
opportunities between the two regions by sharing information, and to support and in the buildup of this relationship,” Yantai-Southwest Florida liaison Peng Lu said.
encourage visits and exchanges by the citizens of both regions. FGCU’s association with Yantai University developed as a result of FGCU
“Yantai’s government officials and university administrators share our view signing a cooperative agreement in December with another Chinese school, Nankai
on the importance of offering students and citizens a better understanding of each University in Tianjin, to offer joint business degrees, create executive programs and
other’s country,” President William C. Merwin said. launch an Institute for Chinese Studies.
The seven-member delegation received a tour of FGCU and met with Merwin
See additional 'Chinese Studies Coverage' on Page 6
Student Affairs vice president assumes post
ames Michael “Mike” Rollo became Florida
Gulf Coast University’s first vice president
for Student Affairs effective July 1. Rollo was
associate vice president for Student Affairs at the
University of Florida since December 2000 after
serving in various roles in the Division of Student
Affairs since 1979, including a 20-month period as
interim vice president for Student Affairs.
“Dr. Rollo has a long and distinguished career
in Student Affairs at the University of Florida
and we are indeed fortunate to have someone
with his wealth of experience and knowledge for
this inaugural position,” President William C.
“The candidate pool for this position was Mike Rollo
excellent, and provided the opportunity for FGCU students, faculty and staff to
Florida chief justice visits campus
interview outstanding individuals. Dr. Rollo rose to the top of the list by possessing Judge James Seals, Judge Hugh Starnes, Rep. Dudley Goodlette, Chief Justice of the
an exceptional background and set of skills that will be so valuable for this important Florida Supreme Court Barbara Pariente, Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial Cicruit
position, and also by demonstrating his best fit with our team at FGCU.” Hugh Hayes, director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies Sandra O'Brien
At UF, Rollo provided support and direction to the Dean of Students Office, and President William C. Merwin during FGCU’s Community Justice Forum May
Counseling Center, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Student Financial Affairs, Career Resource 25. The purpose of the forum is to inform justice system stakeholders and the public
Center, Recreational Sports, and Department of Housing and Residence Education about restorative justice and the unified family court.
for all administrative functions.
He assisted the division with coordination and oversight of the state supported
budget processes, division-wide publications and reports, and programmatic efforts
of the Office of the Vice President. NON-PROFIT ORG.
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He coordinated development of a first-year student enhancement program and
served on university-wide committees including the Student Health Advisory Board,
Recreational Sports Board, Human Resources Advisory Board and the Town and
Gown Task Force.
Rollo’s prior positions at UF include associate dean of Students, assistant dean
for Student Services/director of Student Judicial Affairs, and coordinator of Family
Before his work at UF, Rollo was residence hall director at The Ohio State University
See 'Rollo' on Page 2
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Marketing Educators’ Association honors Van Auken
Volume 6 Issue 1 he Marketing Educators’ Association FGCU. Among many other awards, he
Editor named Stuart Van Auken, Emi- has also been recognized for his service to
Audrea Anderson nent Scholar and Alico Corporation the three universities where he has served.
Associate Editor Chair in Marketing at Florida Gulf Coast Van Auken’s publication record in-
Kelly McCarthy University, the MEA Educator of the Year cludes more than 40 refereed journal pub-
Design, Layout Artists
for 2006 during the annual conference in lications and over 75 conference proceed-
and Photography San Francisco this spring. ings. He has twice received the MEA con-
James Greco The organization bestows the award ference top paper award and has published
Bob Klein annually on an educator who exemplifies three articles in the Journal of Marketing
Circulation Manager excellence in teaching, service and schol- Education.
Lillian Pagan arship activities that advance the field of He is a long-time supporter of MEA
Mailing marketing education. and has served in the officer track as vice
SouthWest Direct “Dr. Stuart Van Auken is an outstand- president, president-elect and president.
ing educator, a mentor to both students Stuart Van Auken The Marketing Educators’ Associa-
Vision is published quarterly in July,
October, January, and April by FGCU s and faculty, and is actively involved and Teaching Professor, which is a lifetime ti- tion, marketingeducators.org, is the pre-
Office of Community Relations and committed to the teaching of marketing,” mier international organization for faculty
Marketing, Campus Support Complex,
tle, at the University of Louisville and was
Room 68, Florida Gulf Coast University, associate professor of Advertising and named a Master Teacher at California State development of the marketing professori-
10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Ft. Myers, FL Marketing Ludmilla Wells said. Wells University, Chico. At Chico, he was also ate. The organization’s mission is to pro-
33965-6565, (239) 590-1081. Email us
nominated Van Auken for the award. the runner-up for the CSU Chico Teacher vide worldwide leadership in promoting
Vision is sent without charge to Van Auken has been a leader in the of the Year Award and was voted the top the development and sharing of scholar-
employees, alumni, and friends of the field of marketing education for over three School of Business graduate teacher. ship that enhances marketing education
University. For access to the electronic
version, visit us at: www.fgcu.edu/crm decades. During that time he has won In 2005, Van Auken received the Se- and advances marketing knowledge and
The contents of Vision are based numerous teaching, research and service nior Faculty Scholarship Excellence Award practice.
on University news items submitted to rewards. He was named a Distinguished
Community Relations for promotion in
for lifetime research achievement from
the mass media. Permission is granted to
National Economicology consortium selects FGCU
reprint or to excerpt written material from
Vision for use in the media.
Programs, events, activities and
facilities of Florida Gulf Coast University
are available to all without regard to race, he exclusive Economi- California at Santa Barbara, and serves as a senior advisor to the Earth
color, marital status, sex, religion, national
origin, disability or age. cology consortium re- among other select schools Charter Initiative, which has offices in
Florida Gulf Coast University cently selected Florida such as FGCU. The group is Costa Rica and Sweden.
is accredited by the Commission on
Gulf Coast University and limited to 20 institutions of Annually, Economicology gathers uni-
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award associate, the FGCU Center for Envi- higher learning. versity and college leaders to share experi-
baccalaureate and master s degrees. ronmental and Sustainability Naples winter resident ences, strategies and techniques for trans-
Education to join the group Peter M. Wege, founder and forming their institutions, and through
as a result of FGCU’s mis- president of the Wege Foun- them, society at large.
sion of environmental sus- dation and a progressive en- The Wege Foundation promotes en-
Rollo from Page 1 tainability and the Center’s vironmental leader, coined vironmental education from kindergarten
in Columbus, and a counselor at multiple accomplishments the term Economicology in through university post-graduate levels,
Peter Blaze Corcoran
the Interface Runaway Shelter since its founding in Febru- his 1998 book “Economi- while also focusing on green building tech-
and North Florida Evaluation ary 2004. cology: The Eleventh Commandment,” nology and practices, among other priori-
and Treatment Center, both in Economicology is a group of colleges which teaches how combining economics ties.
Gainesville. and universities that collaborates with the with ecology is strategic to achieving sus- The mission of the FGCU Center for
Rollo earned a Bachelor Wege Foundation to provide a forum for tainability, and that businesses can be en- Environmental and Sustainability Educa-
of Arts in Education in 1975, sharing information about ecological and vironmentally responsible. tion, www.fgcu.edu/cese, is to advance
a Specialist in Education environmental issues both on campus and “Wege is deeply committed to utilizing understanding and achievement of the
and Master’s of Education in in the community. The Wege Foundation the vision of the Earth Charter Initiative goals of environmental and sustainability
counselor education in 1978, founded and supports Economicology. in promoting values and principles for a education through innovative educational
and a Ph.D. in educational Originally founded as a consortium of sustainable future,” director of the FGCU research methods, emergent eco-peda-
leadership in 1986, all from the Michigan’s public universities, Economi- Center for Environmental and Sustain- gogies, and educational philosophy and
University of Florida. cology broadened its scope last year to in- ability Education Peter Blaze Corcoran practice based on ethics of care and sus-
clude Yale University and the University of said. Corcoran is a Sanibel Island resident tainability.
FGCU appoints Charlotte County Site Advisory Committee
lorida Gulf Coast University FGCU’s strategic plan for David Dunn-Rankin Merwin said. “Because we are dedicating
announces the appointment of 11 2005-2010 to include a of the Charlotte Sun- all state funds toward first completing
men and women to evaluate various supplement that addresses Herald; Maryann Mize of our main campus, it will be essential
site and funding offers in Charlotte plans for FGCU’s regional Charlotte State Bank; Tom that a multi-faceted offer for a Charlotte
County for a future FGCU satellite satellite centers. Moore, Charlotte County County site be identified and realized.”
center. “As we look ahead to Commissioner; and Tom In general terms, Merwin said
“Demographic projections indicate FGCU’s future and take Rice of Fawcett Memorial the successful site offer will include
that the need for higher education in into account our growing Hospital. philanthropy for donated land and
Southwest Florida will dramatically student enrollment, we Also, Roseann Samson funding, as well as support by applicable
outstrip our main campus capacity – so project that FGCU will of the Charlotte County governmental bodies responsible for site
we are planning now for future FGCU be built out in terms of School District; Larry permitting and other approvals.
satellite centers in Charlotte County, capacity on our main Sandles of SandStar Custom “The benefits of access to higher
Naples, Cape Coral and Hendry County,” campus within 10 to 15 Homes and president-elect education in a community are immense
President William C. Merwin wrote to years at 20,000 to 22,000 Joe Shepard of the Charlotte County – for knowledge, personal growth,
the newly formed committee June 30. students,” Merwin said. Chamber of Commerce; Kathy Silverberg economic and workforce development,
The FGCU Charlotte County Site Committee co-chairs are Dave of the Charlotte Herald Tribune; and ex- and improved quality of life for all.
Advisory Committee is charged with Phelen, councilman on the Punta Gorda officio member Robert Burns of the It is FGCU’s mission to provide this
making a recommendation to Merwin City Council, and Joe Shepard, FGCU FGCU Charlotte Center. access to higher education in Southwest
by Oct. 15. The FGCU Board of vice president for Administrative Affairs. “It will take a combination of Florida, and we are excited about the
Trustees has final authority for accepting Committee members include Sheriff elements to ensure a successful FGCU opportunities to do so in Charlotte
an offer. In April, the BOT amended John Davenport of Charlotte County; satellite center in Charlotte County,” County,” Merwin said.
Florida Gulf Coast University Summer 2006 / 3
FGCU graduate named alumni director
lorida Gulf Coast University named Allison Allie,
’06, director of Alumni Relations effective July 24.
Allie replaces inaugural director Michele Yovanovich
who is serving as interim dean of Student Services.
News Allie was employed with Allen Systems Group Inc. in
Naples and served as media relations manager. She was
Allison Allie liaison between the Chief Executive Officer and worldwide
press contacts, traveled internationally with the CEO, and
www.fgcu.edu/alumni managed business relations with local companies. Eagles moving to
Prior to being with ASG, Allie worked in University
Advancement’s office of Events and Special Projects for two NCAA Division-I
years, and served as FGCU’s Sports Information Director. On May, 10, Carl McAloose, Bill Bibb
Allie earned a Master of Business Administration and William C. Merwin announced that
from FGCU with concentrations in marketing and Florida Gulf Coast University will begin
management, and a Bachelor of Science from Indiana competing as an NCAA Division-I member
in the Atlantic Sun Conference during the
University, Bloomington. Allison Allie
New center in Naples becoming reality FGCU Foundation
I Review Board approved the
n June, the Naples Design
final design plans for Renais- new board members
sance Village, a redevelop-
ment project in downtown Na- he Florida Gulf Coast
ples that is slated to become the University Foundation
permanent home of the Florida Inc. announced new board
Gulf Coast University Naples members for 2006-2007 at its
Center. quarterly meeting in June. Elected
The FGCU Naples Center Artist rendering FGCU Naples Center to four-year terms are chairman
in Renaissance Village replaces the of Alico Inc. John Alexander,
current leased site on Fifth Avenue, which FGCU long learning classes, and performances through president and chief executive
has operated since 2001. FGCU’s The Renaissance Academy, which has officer of Chico’s FAS Inc. Scott
The two-acre site, located at the corner of seen annual participation increase from 200 reg- Edmonds, chief executive officer
U.S.41 and Goodlette-Frank Road, was pur- istrants in 2001 to 6,000 registrants in 2005- of Kitson & Partners Sid Kitson,
chased for $5 million. FGCU plans to build a 2006. vice chairman and president of
$30 million signature facility that includes class- Budgeting for the signature facility include Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Scott Edmonds
rooms and laboratories, a 350-seat lecture hall $16 million in donated funding and $14 million Chip Lesch, and chief executive
acoustically designed for chamber music, a large in state matching funds. Contributions in sup- officer and vice chairman of HMA Joseph Vumbacco.
multipurpose exhibit space, a grand reception port of the FGCU Naples Center may be made to The purpose of the FGCU Foundation is to support the
hall, conference rooms, courtyard and parking Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. For educational mission of the University. The FGCU Foundation
garage for 250 cars. more information, please call senior director of encourages, solicits, receives and administers gifts for scientific,
FGCU plans to offer undergraduate and Advancement Judie Cassidy (239) 590-1058. educational and charitable purposes, all for the advancement of the
graduate-level courses for academic credit, life- University.
Manchesters donate largest scholarship gift in history of FGCU
onald Manchester and his wife Elizabeth of Sales for the Wurlitzer Company,
presented Florida Gulf Coast University with president of Gibson Guitars and
a bequest in 2004, which upon his death this director of International Sales at
spring, became the FGCU Foundation’s largest Baldwin Piano Company. The
scholarship fund. Manchester children graduated
The state will match the $2 million gift, bringing from the Massachusetts Institute
the total of the fund to $4 million. The fund will of Technology, Dartmouth and the
generate approximately $200,000 annually in University of Minnesota.
scholarship awards for students in Southwest Donald and Elizabeth retired
Florida, and continue to grow. to Southwest Florida in 1971 and
Donald’s favorite quote was, “There’s a have lived in Lee County for over
difference between success and failure. The bridge is 30 years. Donald attributed much
education.” Elizabeth approached her husband with of his financial success to the selling
the idea of creating a scholarship fund at FGCU to and developing properties on
send “needy and capable kids to college.” Donald Sanibel Island and Boca Grande,
agreed, recognizing his own financial struggles as a and Elizabeth’s ability to save for
young student at the University of Michigan. their children’s education and their Donald and Elizabeth Manchester
Donald and Elizabeth met 65 years ago at the retirement.
Community Church Sunday Night Young Peoples Elizabeth died March 17, 2005, at age 89, and minimum B average, and must be able to speak,
Club in Snyder, N.Y. They were married before the Donald died May 14, at age 88. read and understand English.
start of World War II. Recipients of Donald and Elizabeth Manchester It was the Manchesters’ hope that scholarships
While Elizabeth cared for sons David and Scholarships will be undergraduate students who go not only to the brightest, but to young people
Laurence and daughter Kathleen, Donald worked demonstrate financial need, will have graduated who would need the financial support to help them
in the musical instrument industry as vice president from a high school in Southwest Florida with a succeed at FGCU.
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FGCU builds out to accommodate growth
Herbert J. Sugden Hall
In 2002, Herbert and Margaret Sugden donated $5 million to FGCU to help launch a degree pro-
gram in resort and hospitality management and fund a progressive academic facility in support
of the program. In the planning stages, the $8.4 million building includes spa and golf manage-
ment facilities, an executive dining room and kitchen, food laboratory, classrooms and ballroom
for educating a five-star hospitality workforce. FGCU plans to open Sugden Hall in fall 2008.
Parking Garage I
On Sept. 1, 2004, the FGCU Financing Corporation Board of Directors approved a resolution
granting the authority to finance and construct a 500-space parking facility in the amount of
Academic Building 5 $6 million. The FGCU Board of Trustees later authorized construction. FGCU plans to open the
Academic Building 5 was completed in April at a cost of $8.95 million. The 41,811 square-foot parking garage by the end of the year.
building located next to Academic Building 3 is equipped with wireless Internet access and
includes a three-story atrium, monumental staircase and 280-seat theater style classroom.
The building houses offices for the President, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs,
vice president for Administrative Services, General Counsel, Controller, Facilities Planning,
Government Relations, University Auditor and Institutional Equity and Compliance.
The new 85,000 square-foot expansion to FGCU’s library more than doubles the 52,000 square
feet the library has had since 1997. Opening in August, the state’s $17 million expansion satis-
fies re-accreditation requirements, while improving space utilized for individual study, group
study, research, teleconferencing, interlibrary loan and related programming such as poetry
readings and small forums. The new facility provides room for archives, curriculum collections,
a center for the study of Southwest Florida, computer laboratory stations and a café. For this
signature facility, FGCU provides commemorative recognition for an $8 million gift.
Lutgert Hall (Academic Building 6)
Designated by a $5 million gift last summer from Raymond and Beverly Lutgert, the new
home of the Lutgert College of Business is in the planning stages as FGCU’s sixth academic
building. The 73,000 square-foot facility, slated to open fall 2008, will cost $18.8 million to con- South Student Housing
struct. Plans for the building include a real world financial trading room funded by a $50,000 FGCU plans to construct South Student Housing on approximately 48 acres in the Southeastern
gift from Wasmer, Schroeder & Company. corner of the campus, in the area where the 2004 Memorial Day fire burned. The complex
Academic Building 7 includes housing, parking, roadway, sough crossing, stormwater management and additional
FGCU plans to open Academic Building 7 in fall 2009. The associated structures. FGCU plans to open the complex fall 2009.
classroom and academic office building is planned to
include 51,000 net assignable square feet.
Holmes Hall Center for Performing Arts
Holmes Hall is the planned home of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering at FGCU plans for the Center for Performing Arts to be a regional center, offering arts instruction in addition to public
FGCU. The 70,000 square-foot building is planned to accommodate the bioengi- performances that contribute to the region’s economic growth, cultural richness and environmental sustainability.
neering, civil engineering and environmental engineering degree programs. The Florida Gulf Coast University/Naples Botanical Garden Discovery Center At 40,000 square feet, the acoustically superb facility includes a 400-seat concert hall, a 200-seat recital and choral
Whitaker Foundation donated $5 million and The Ginn Company donated $2.5 mil- The $5 million Florida Gulf Coast University/Naples Botanical Garden Discovery Center, opening summer 2008, combines plant research rehearsal hall and a 200-seat laboratory theater, in addition to classrooms for music and theater, specialty studios
lion, all of which was matched by the state for a total of $15 million. The building is by FGCU scientists and education outreach to the community. Located on 2.5 donated acres at the Naples Botanical Garden, the 15,000 and individual rehearsal rooms. FGCU seeks donations to name the Center and its halls, to complete funding for
in the planning phase and is scheduled to open fall 2008. square-foot facility includes research laboratories, learning laboratories, a 100-seat lecture hall and exhibition space. the $26 million building. It is scheduled to open in fall 2009.
6 / Summer 2006 Florida Gulf Coast University
Chinese Studies Coverage from Page 1
Institute of Chinese Studies, executive programs underway
new Institute of Chinese Studies – along with Certificate Programs, under the guidance of David
joint business degrees and executive programs Kakkuri, director of the Center for Leadership &
– is becoming a reality for Florida Gulf Coast Innovation. FGCU plans to deliver the program in
University as a result of signing a cooperative agreement Tianjin after the fall semester using primarily FGCU
with Nankai University in China in December. faculty and a handful of retired executives from the
The agreement initiated a joint undergraduate Southwest Florida region.
degree in business, created a structure for a five-year Nankai University is a comprehensive university
undergraduate degree in business from Nankai and founded in 1919. China lists Nankai among its
a Master of Business Administration from FGCU, universities with great importance for developing in
started an executive development program for the 21st century. Besides the main campus in Balitai,
Chinese business leaders, and launched the Institute Nankai has five satellite campuses with an enrollment
for Chinese Studies that is coequally FGCU and Dan Borgia David Kakkuri of more than 27,800 students.
Nankai. The Star of Nankai, a supercomputer designed
FGCU appointed associate professor of finance One of Borgia’s first activities as director included and made by Nankai University and IBM of
Dan Borgia to organize FGCU’s half of the Institute meeting with the deans and representatives from America, has the fastest running speed tested in
for Chinese Studies. He is responsible for developing each college to establish further ties between both China at 3.231TFlops. Nankai University has
specific articulation and course matching for the universities. Some of the programs are already being broad international communications by establishing
business degree programs in the agreement, and developed and implemented. exchanging and collaborative relationships with more
assisting FGCU’s colleges in opportunities at both The Lutgert College of Business is currently than 100 universities and academic institutions.
Nankai and Yantai Universities. developing a series of Executive Development
Institute for Chinese Studies program priorities
Director of the Institute for Chinese Studies Dan Borgia met with all of FGCU’s College of Education
colleges in February to identify priorities for each academic area. In addition to China Teacher Summer Institute Certificate Program for
establishing a point person in each college and working to identify resources and Chinese Teachers at FGCU
support, the colleges believe it is necessary to increase academic programming to FGCU-China Partner Student Teaching Program
prepare students and faculty for travel abroad. Student-Teacher Exchange Programs for Middle School and High School
Several programs within the Lutgert College of Business are under develop- Dual Undergraduate Degree Program
ment and the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Visiting Student Program
Health Professions and College of Professional Studies identified possible areas Distance Learning Program
of future opportunity, listed below. FGCU anticipates the School of Engineering, K-12 Mandarin Language Program in Lee and Collier County Schools
though in its infancy, will also gain collaborative opportunities in the future from FGCU-China International School with United States Curriculum
FGCU’s Chinese partnerships. Faculty Exchange Program and Research Opportunities
College of Arts and Sciences College of Health Professions
Visiting Student Program Distance Learning Programs
Faculty Exchange and Research Opportunities Train the Trainer Program
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Asian Studies at FGCU Undergraduate Human Performance Practicum
Dual Undergraduate Degree Program Visiting Student Program
Dual Master’s Degree Program
Lutgert College of Business Faculty Exchange and Research Opportunities
Executive Development Certificate Programs Center for Positive Aging Degree Program
Joint China Partner Undergraduate –
FGCU Master of Business Administration Program College of Professional Studies
China Partner-FGCU Dual Undergraduate Degree Program Study Abroad Program
Graduate Students Take Courses in China Online Degree Programs
Visiting Student Program Seminar: Introduction to American Law
Faculty Exchange and Collaborative Research Faculty Exchange and Research Opportunities
Distance Learning Program
Lutgert College of Business partners with business school in France
he Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf 350 out of 4,000 applicants and offers graduate business
Coast University and the Audencia Nantes School programs that include specially developed, high-level
of Management in France this spring signed an executive programs.
exchange agreement that provides student participants In the late 1970s, Audencia recognized the
from both countries with the opportunity to study and importance of internationalizing its curriculum and was
benefit from the academic and cultural environment of the first university in France to require students to spend
the other. a semester abroad studying business.
Ranked by The Times newspaper in London as one Audencia now has 68 signed agreements in more
of the best business schools in Europe, Audencia is one than 30 countries in North, South and Central America,
of the few elite international business schools that is Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
accredited by the three leading accrediting bodies. FGCU joins several other American universities that
Awarded by the European Foundation for have signed agreements with Audencia, including Ohio
Management Development, the European Quality State University, The University of Washington and
Improvement System, or EQUIS accreditation, is the Georgia State University.
European standard of excellence for business schools. FGCU provost and vice president for Academic Administrators from Florida Gulf Coast University and the Audencia
Internationally, Audencia holds accreditation from Affairs Bonnie L. Yegidis, and dean of the Lutgert Nantes School of Management in France this spring signed an
exchange agreement that provides student participants from both
the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, College of Business Richard Pegnetter traveled to Paris countries with the opportunity to study and benefit from the aca-
or AACSB, and the Association of MBAs. to sign the agreement with Audencia director and dean demic and cultural environment of the other.
As a further measure of quality, Audencia admits only Jean-Pierre Helfer.
Florida Gulf Coast University Summer 2006 / 7
The Golden Age of Greece
The President’s Celebration
Saturday, the eighteenth of March
Thank you for your commitment to excellence.
q Acropolis Sponsor q
Ginn Clubs and Resorts has been FGCU's
Signature Event major sponsor for Bobby Ginn has donated $2.5 million and
pledged another $2.5 million to Florida
Gulf Coast University. The donation was
three consecutive years. matched this year by the state for the U.A.
Whitaker School of Engineering Building.
2006 S ave These Dates
15th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament President’s Scholarship Luncheon
Monday, October 16, 2006 Friday, December 1, 2006
The Club at Mediterra Florida Gulf Coast University Campus
North Naples Alico Arena
October 16, 2006 Proceeds from the event will benefit student and faculty
educational opportunities and university programs at FGCU.
This popular event gives scholarship donors a chance to
meet their student recipients face to face and to hear
The Club Sponsorship opportunities include: Champion, Team, firsthand their personal stories and words of appreciation.
Individual, Hole, Silent Auction and others. This tournament Invitations are extended to scholarship donors and their
at Mediterra sells out quickly. Reserve your spot now! Call 239-590-1074 student recipients. For information on how to establish your
or e-mail email@example.com. own scholarship fund and take part in changing a student’s
One of the largest tournaments educational aspirations today, call 239-590-1058 or e-mail
in the area, many volunteers firstname.lastname@example.org.
from FGCU and the community
add special touches of hospitality, Planned Giving Brunch Thursday, The President’s Society Brunch 7th Annual President’s Celebration
as they embody the energy of the January 25, 2007 Saturday, February 17, 2007 Saturday, March 17, 2007
growing University - making the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Florida Gulf Coast University Campus
Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament President’s Suite Student Union Ballroom
one of the premier golfing events
This private brunch with President Attendance at this prestigious event is The signature event of Florida Gulf
in all of Southwest Florida.
William C. Merwin is by invita- by invitation only to members and life Coast University, this fundraising gala is
tion only to existing deferred and members of The President’s Society, an evening of fine dining, pageantry and
The Bonita Bay Group hosted the planned giving donors. For more an annual giving society recognizing entertainment. Funds raised from the
inaugural tournament in 1991. information on how to become a unrestricted donors of $1,000 or more. Celebration are used to better meet the
It was the first fundraiser for the member and to receive your invitation, For information on how to become a educational needs of the region. Many
then unnamed University. The please call 239-590-1077 or e-mail member and receive your invitation, levels of sponsorship and participation
golf tournament has a history of email@example.com. please call 239-590-1062 or e-mail are available. For sponsorship and/or
being a sell out event, filling two firstname.lastname@example.org. ticket information call 239-590-1074 or
18-hole courses. Reserve your e-mail email@example.com.
team or individual entry today!
239-590-1237 Visit www.fgcu.edu/Foundation to see all of the Florida Gulf Coast University
Foundation events or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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Development, The Connie Belin & Jacqueline Blank International Center
are encouraged to submit their outstanding accomplishments at: Hulya Yazici, College of Business, Computer Information Systems and
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Book Publication Megan McShane, College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Ph.D., Chicago, Illinois, May 14-18.
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