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16 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University InternatIonal CelebratIon Spring 2007 www.fgcu.edu/crm Volume VI • Issue 4 InternatIonal CelebratIon photos by James GreCo Time to say goodbye bob KleIn K ing Solomon said it and The Broadcast stations at least have a sign- Byrds immortalized in song his off. What do newspapers get? They get astute words: “To everything to line the birdcage, or cover the table there is a season, and a time for when we eat stone crabs (and crawfish, every purpose under heaven.” if you’re from South Louisiana like me). With this issue of Vision, it is the I can’t do that with Vision. It still time to say goodbye. holds too much sentimental value Every quarter for six years, Vision to me. has served as Florida Gulf Coast Most times our then two-person University’s staff, with the help of James Greco in official Instructional Technology, didn’t know newspaper if we would be able to get an issue out of record. on time. We succeeded only because we Its sole pur- have ink in our veins. pose, like a Vision began as a simple idea to giant mega- re-use our office’s news announcements phone, was in an effort to get the good word out Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.) speaks out, page 4 to shout the good news with virtually no budget. In the pro- cess, it became FGCU’s most promi- of FGCU. nent and trustworthy news source for Shout out our readers – friends, elected officials, loud it did. Kelly McCarthy donors, alumni, faculty and staff. Through We have much to be proud of 569 stories at FGCU and that includes Vision, and photos, Vision honored the tri- which will live on in the FGCU umphs of faculty, staff and students, Library Archives as a bound collection including the graduation of FGCU’s of every issue. first freshman class and first student, Taking its place will be the Mariana Coto. new Pinnacle Magazine. This fall, Vision published 928 professional the sharp-looking and information- accomplishments from FGCU’s e-news- packed publication will deliver news letter, Performance. every other month to doorsteps near It recognized the groundbreak- and far. ing, construction and dedication of 25 In the inaugural issue of Vision, buildings on campus. editor and Associate Vice President for It reported the FGCU Foundation’s Advancement Audrea Anderson wrote, success in raising more than $200 “We invite you to come grow with us as million. we share through the pages of Vision.” Vision chronicled six years of FGCU and Southwest Florida have progress at FGCU in a way that indeed grown and, in the process, we’ve would become a unique part of the outgrown Vision. King Solomon was University’s archival history. right when he wrote, “To everything Alumnus shares stories of Iraq, page 5 Circulation of Vision quadrupled from 3,000 in 2001, to nearly 12,000 there is a season.” It is the season for us to move on. It is the time to retire today. What started as one black-and- Vision to the great pressroom in the white sheet of paper, front and back, sky. We will miss it. bob KleIn flourished into full-color coverage throughout issues that ran 12 to Kelly McCarthy, ’05, is the Director of 16 pages. Communications for Community These days there is little fanfare Relations and Marketing and former when a newspaper’s presses stop rolling. associate editor of Vision. NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT. MYERS, FL Community Relations and Marketing PERMIT NO. 498 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 Celebrating world culture Florida Gulf Coast University’s Office of International Services and the International Club sponsored the 10th annual International Celebration in March. The lively week-long celebration included a parade of flags, Caribbean High Tide Drums, the Latin Jazz Band along with Eagles rank second in national contest, page 15 University student bands, mariachi, the Lee County Bagpipes and Drums, as well as a worldwide array of photos, food, fashions and fun. 2 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 3 Florida Gulf Coast University VISION Best-selling author brings graduates full circle Students devote spring break to serving those in need Volume VI Issue 4 By Randall D. Auvil McBride’s appearances and the Seniors offer treatment, B Richard Pegnetter reading of his book bring home to stu- TLC to Guatemalans Interim President Steve Magiera est-selling dents the larger purpose of a college Publisher education. author and Audrea Anderson musician James “This is what a university experi- FGCU nursing instructors Tina Editorial Director Ellis and Maria Ciferni took eight McBride will ence is all about,” Wohlpart says. “Not Karen Feldman senior students from the School of Editor be the keynote speaker just that our students have grown intel- at Florida Gulf Coast lectually and professionally, but that Nursing to Guatemala over spring break John Kemler Art Director University’s 18th com- they have done so very consciously, that to give them a taste of delivering Kelly McCarthy mencement ceremony, they are aware of the growth that has medical care in a developing nation. Director of Communications which takes place happened during their time here.” Guatemala is a place in which 3 Allison Allie, Randall Auvil, Carl Bleich Saturday, April 28, at percent of the people are rich and every- and Lillian Pagan Contributing Writers Alico Arena. one else is desperately poor, Ciferni says. Ed Clement, James Greco, Bob Klein, McBride’s appear- The FGCU delegation connected Stephen Sarabia and Dennis Snyder ance will end the Class Commencement facts with Mi Refugio, a Christian mission Photography that works with children who live in the of 2007’s University Timothy Clark and Laureen Gensinger experience the way it • Commencement takes place city dump. They lived at the mission, Circulation , began. The author of James McBride Saturday, April 28, at Alico Arena which is housed in an old resort with FGCU student Christine Chambers, left, and Maria Ciferni treat a Guatemalan girl Vision is published by FGCU s Office of on the FGCU campus. cabins furnished with bunk beds. for an upper respiratory infection at a health fair in Cruz Blanco. Community Relations and Marketing, Campus the New York Times best — we want them to stick with us and to Support Complex, Room 68, Florida Gulf Coast seller “The Color of Water” first visited • More than 830 undergraduate “After two days, some students were graduate in four years’ time.” University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Ft. Myers, and graduate students are eligible ready to go home,” Ciferni says. “By the Still, both Ellis and Ciferni wish sionary group and FGCU in 2003 to speak at the first In 2003, Wohlpart said the book FL 33965-6565, (239) 590-1081. Email us at to participate in the spring 2007 third or fourth day, they have a person- they had had more antifungal prepara- headed to the city email@example.com. Freshman Convocation. “will provide us with a foundation commencement ceremonies. Vision is sent without charge to employees, As part of the University’s drive to ality change. The people there were so tions, as well as medications for skin dump, first to see for considering diverse religions and • The College of Arts and Sciences alumni, and friends of the University. See the promote cultural diversity, all freshmen appreciative. By the end of the trip, (the conditions and parasites. it and attempt to electronic version at www.fgcu.edu/crm cultures, allowing us to engage in dis- and the College of Professional read McBride’s memoir, which focuses students) said they would go back.” In a place where many people never grasp what the lives Programs, events, activities and facilities of cussions about our differences and the Studies will hold their ceremony Florida Gulf Coast University are available to all on themes of education, religion and Prior to departing, they collected get medical care, the FGCU students of its residents must without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, things that link all of us.” at 9 a.m. cultural diversity. lots of medications and toiletries – anti- saw a great deal that needed tending to. be like. When they religion, national origin, disability or age. McBride studied at The Oberlin • The College of Business, College A group of Guatemalan women prepare a hot lunch for 200 children. Without Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited James Wohlpart, associate dean of of Education and College of biotics, aspirin, antibacterial ointments, They found out, for example, that went the second stoves or refrigerators, they must use fresh food, gather wood and cook in Conservatory of Music in Ohio and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern the College of Arts and Sciences says, Health Professions will hold their vitamins, toothpaste and toothbrushes. people often feed their babies coffee time, they set up a pots on an open flame. Association of Colleges and Schools to award holds a master’s degree in journalism , “In the year that we initiated the read- ceremony at 2 p.m. On each of five days, they traveled by mixed with sugar water because they medical clinic. associate, baccalaureate and master s degrees. from Columbia University in addi- ing project and brought McBride as • No ticket is required to attend bus into a village and set up a basic can boil the water and it’s safe to drink. “We gave medicine or vitamins, lesson. “People need to really appreciate tion to several honorary doctorates. the speaker at our required First Year and seating will be general on medical clinic, seeing an average of 500 But the result is that many babies expe- whatever it was, the appreciation was America and what we have going,” she Currently, he is a Distinguished Writer Events showcase Convocation, we had 80 percent reten- tion of first-year students, our highest in Residence at New York University. A former staff writer for The Boston • first-come, first-served basis. For details, go to patients at each one. “People would line up,” Ciferni says. rience stomach aches. They were able to explain that to some of the mothers. huge,” Monfort says. “Just the opportu- says. nity to be looked at. Some we just gave It also helped her develop confi- FGCU talents www.fgcu.edu and click on “We wanted to take some of these little RaeAnna Monfort has traveled vitamins to so they’d feel loved and dence in her abilities. ever. Bringing McBride back four years Globe, People Magazine and The the link to Commencement. kids home with us.” extensively, but this wasn’t her typical cared about for that moment.” “While I was working in the clinic, later makes a statement to the students: Washington Post, he is the recipient of We are invested in their education Still, it wasn’t enough. They adventure. Ciferni sees great value in such I saw that I possess skills now. I got that the 1997 Anisfield Wolf Book Award. By Randall D. Auvil quickly exhausted their antibiotic sup- “We were up early every morning,” projects. from the University,” she says. “This is T ply. Knowing that people die there of the FGCU senior says. “We definitely “Go on one of these trips and you’re awesome. I can go anywhere and I pos- he accomplishments of Florida respiratory infections and diarrhea, “we didn’t sleep in or have mai tais on the hooked,” she says. “Your life perspective sess a skill that’s needed and I’m able to pulled together and got money to buy beach.” really changes.” do it. It opens up so many doors.” Conversations on campus community aim to Gulf Coast University students, faculty and staff take center stage more,” Ellis says. Instead, they connected with a mis- Monfort says the trip was a good – Karen Feldman Friday, April, 20, at Research Day enrich university’s culture, future identity 2007 and Celebration of Excellence. “Research Day is important because Dominican trip reveals The life of the average child in the Dominican Republic bears little resem- “About 80 thing,” she says, at least of a material nature. it provides faculty, staff and students poverty, plight of children with the opportunity to showcase their blance to that of a child who grows up in the United States. Few go percent work While crossing a city street, she was surprised when one of the children under conditions scholarship in a conference-like setting,” By Kelly McCarthy FGCU. “Hopefully it will start initia- tional information and help FGCU to school, toys are rare and put up a protective arm to show her it I says Thomas Roberts, associate vice tives,” he says. “We can stop and talk increase overall involvement in the the time to play with them is wasn’t yet safe to cross, then pulled her president for Research and Sponsored Programs. “It illustrates the vast array f the past is a blueprint for the future, then Florida Gulf Coast about where we are, where we are going, and traditions yet established. What do conversations. “It’s about the glue that holds us even scarcer. Instead, some 400,000 that are harmful across the thoroughfare when it was. Later, when she lost her voice, a young of scholarship happening at FGCU and allows people … to learn more about University may become its own architect in designing the campus we value and envision for our campus community? New ideas come in and together,” Rollo says. “A productive campus culture is one that really tries Dominican children live in to them.” boy bought her a Hall’s candy. families gripped by crushing “It cost him 2 pesos,” she says. “At the research activities taking place at culture for years to come. The best interact with old ones. Now that we are to produce leaders. Our job is to pro- – Ingrid Martinez-Rico poverty. Many must work (Accion Callejera), he can buy break- FGCU.” part is that everyone is welcome to 10 years old, we need to duce leaders for the state of Florida. socio-economic and environmental full time from a young age fast for 2 pesos. He basically gave me a The event is sponsored by the FGCU participate. start thinking about the The workforce, yes, but leaders in the problems. to help feed their family. At meal. That’s what stays with me.” Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. In February and March, the next 10 years.” workforce.” Students raised some of the money age 7, it’s not uncommon for The FGCU group collected trash This year’s event will also include the Division of Student Affairs asked It’s as important to They are the people who will make to go and the FGCU Foundation pro- a youngster to shine shoes on from the city dump and incorporated it Center for Civic Engagement’s Service- students, faculty and staff to take look ahead as it is to decisions as county commissioners, vided a portion. the street. into the exhibit of photos they took. Learning Day, which will highlight part in one of three Conversations on look back, he says. engineer roads and provide medical Participants get a chance to use and “About 80 percent work Their pictures and many taken by outstanding Service Learning activities. For Campus Community aimed at iden- “Cultures will define care. They must have skills and vision. Students Casey Moorman, left, and Joelle Robles as well as improve their Spanish, but seeing the Spanish instructor Marta Ramos work with youngsters in Santiago. under conditions that are the Dominican youngsters make up the first time, cash prizes will be awarded for tifying cultural issues and themes the themselves, like it or “We must have some purposeful way to way people in a developing nation live is Michael Rollo harmful to them,” says Art-Y-Facts, an exhibition on display best student and faculty Service Learning University could use as the foundation not. The question is, help them do that,” Rollo says. the primary purpose of the journey. Ingrid Martinez-Rico, through Saturday, April 28, at the course projects, student individual proj- of a plan to help make that culture the can we have any influ- New to Southwest Florida last year, This year, students carried cameras FGCU associate professor of FGCU Library. ects and student organization posters. best it can be. ence? What can we do now to guide it?” Rollo says the campus community at with them, taking pictures themselves Spanish and German. Nothstine, who is curating the Following Research Day, the Celebration Campus culture involves the behav- The conversations are the beginning. FGCU is like none he has ever seen. and supplying the Dominican children These are the children exhibit, says, “One reason I’m combin- of Excellence ceremony will honor accom- iors, beliefs and traditions that charac- Notes from the three meetings will be “I drove onto campus for the first with recyclable cameras so that they FGCU students met and ing the trash we brought with us and plishments by faculty, staff and students. terize a campus community, influencing compiled into a report to which members time and thought ‘this is really nice.’ could photograph their own lives. worked with during their the children’s art work and photos is “Each major area of the University students and shaping the overall educa- of the campus community can respond. I didn’t have that feeling at other They also worked with the children spring journey. that I wanted to try to show people is represented, participates and contrib- tional experience. Student Affairs will look at addi- schools,” he says. “I was treated warmly at Accion Callejera, a non-profit organi- This is the seventh such that we may look at a pile of garbage or utes to the event,” says Roberts. A basic goal was to answer the tional data including faculty and staff by everyone. Not all interviews are like zation that helps children by providing trip Martinez-Rico has orga- something that seems benign and we’re Research Day 2007 takes place question, “What do we want our cam- climate surveys, consider other plat- that. It’s been a wonderful experience. education, food and clothing. nized and led to the coun- desensitized. In the midst of all this is a in Alico Arena Friday, April 20, from pus culture to be in the future?” forms such as weblogs for personal How do we keep it?” FGCU liberal studies major Elise try in an effort to educate valuable resource, in this case, it’s chil- 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Celebration Mike Rollo, vice president for comments and work to expand student The campus community will hear Nothstine made the trip this year and University students about dren’s lives. I’m asking for people not to of Excellence follows at 3:30 p.m. For Student Affairs, has organized and participation. more about the project in a couple of was amazed by what she witnessed. Student Elise Nothstine, right, helps three Dominican youngsters leadership, the Dominican dismiss it, not to overlook it anymore.” details, contact Roberts at (239) 590-7021. led the project, the first of its kind at Those elements will provide addi- months. “These kids, they don’t have any- with their studies. culture and the country’s – Karen Feldman 4 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 5 Powell calls for global diplomacy, On the front lines bob KleIn personal responsibility Alumnus serves country as pilot in Iraq I n his civilian life, Paul Allen, Blackhawk course. By Karen Feldman act together” to halt the current civil ’98, works in FGCU’s Information My service in the National Guard G war. Meanwhile, he urged America Systems as a computer applications has sometimes been incredibly hard en. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), to “do the best we can in the time we specialist. These days, instead of sal- as I try to balance the demands of the praised Florida Gulf Coast have there.” vaging computers, he saves lives as part of Guard with the requirements of being University, encouraged students On the subject of the genocide in an Army National Guard MEDEVAC a pilot, while maintaining a family life to aspire to greatness and good- Sudan’s Darfur region, he said, “We unit stationed in Iraq. He began his one- and civilian career. My service, though, ness and criticized the handling of the need to help our African brothers year tour of duty in Iraq in September. has always brought me a sense of pride Iraq War during a wide-ranging speech and sisters. We need to do a lot more, Allen, 37, has been an active member and there are always those missions, at Alico Arena on March 23. especially in Darfur, one of the worst of the Florida National Guard for more like the 75 days I spent in Miami after The globe-trotting former Secretary crimes in the world today.” than 19 years. Here’s a look at what he Hurricane Andrew, that give it mean- of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs No nation or fighting force is will- does and how he copes. ing. I have more than 19 years of service of Staff was this year’s University Lecture ing to take on that troubled region, and while retirement is now almost at Series speaker. His topic: “Diplomacy: which is roughly the size of Texas, he By Paul Allen hand, I wonder if I will stay in lon- Paul Allen prepares to fly his helicopter on a MEDEVAC mission in Iraq. Persuasion, Trust and Values.” said. International political forces must ger because I like what I am doing, Powell began by saying that he sees exert extreme pressure on the Sudanese Q: Where are you stationed? especially now that I am back in a a lot of universities in his travels, “but government and the rebels to resolve MEDEVAC unit and can really support open desert and small villages and never fire from the ground. The only way you I’ve never seen a university that’s done as the conflict. A: I am in Tallil in south-central Iraq see any hostile activity. A single hostile know you are being shot at is from the people when they need it most. much as this university has done in 10 “Until then we must continue to on an American base that is split among event brings you back to the reality colored tracers that are mixed in with the short years. You should be very proud.” sustain the United Nations and other Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), addresses University audience March 23. the Air Force (Ali Airbase), the Army Q: Describe a typical day in Iraq. of where you are, though, so usually bullets to help the gunner know where He then launched into an hour-plus … non-profit and non-government (Camp Adder) and other coalition you get back from a mission and find his bullets are going. It is all sort of sur- of recollections involving his undis- organizations that are there keeping ning of a new era of cooperation make. Fellow C students: Hang on, you forces. Our unit is spread out over three A: We have a 6-day rotation schedule. you were so tense that your back and real from the air as you watch the tracers tinguished college career, his ascent to these people alive,” he said. between the two superpowers. can make it.” bases and we provide MEDEVAC cover- A MEDEVAC crew consists of a pilot- shoulders ache. float up into space around the aircraft. Secretary of State, his dealings with Powell shared a variety of entertain- After decades spent as a military Expectations: “Make sure educa- age from just south of Baghdad down to in-command, a pilot, two crew chiefs We were lucky that time. They didn’t world leaders and the inevitable let- ing recollections of his experiences as leader and diplomat, Powell found it tion is part of life. Be prepared to make the northern border of Kuwait. We fly and a medic. A crew spends 24 hours on Q: What is your most memorable really see us and were just shooting at the down he experienced upon returning to Secretary of State. hard to become a civilian. several changes over the course of life. patients to hospitals from Balad on the first up, sleeping in a trailer co-located experience in Iraq? flares and the sound. We split up soon life as a civilian. He also shared some He praised former Soviet presi- “You go from a position of respon- Never stop looking. Look for that which north side of Baghdad all the way down with flight operations and is expected to A: So many funny, happy, frustrating after that and headed home. of his views about the responsibilities dent Mikhail Gorbachev (last year’s sibility and emptiness comes over you,” you love doing.” into Kuwait. launch within 10 minutes of receiving an Urgent MEDEVAC call. After 24 and incredibly scary events have hap- people have to one another. University Lecture Series speaker) as he said. “You must do something to Love: “Form a partnership with Q: Are there aspects of your FGCU hours, the crew becomes second up and pened that I know I will never forget, While he did not directly criticize “one of the finest leaders I’ve had the fill the emptiness of mind and soul. I someone you can travel through life education that you draw upon now? must report to flight operations within but one day in particular stands out. the Bush administration, the former pleasure to work with …He looked bought a Corvette.” with. Don’t live a solitary life.” 15 minutes if the first-up crew launches A: My undergraduate degree and gradu- diplomat and military leader did speak at the reality of the Soviet Union and Besides discussing world issues, Leadership: “Part of living a good out on the current situations in Iraq and didn’t pretend it was working.” Powell offered his audience some words life is giving back. Start making your on a MEDEVAC call, or must be able to launch within another 15 minutes “The next thing ate studies have been in computers and information systems. I have been able to Darfur. “I’m glad Saddam Hussein is gone. Powell recounted a meeting he had with Gorbachev during the Reagan of advice. A sampling includes: Perspective: “There’s no point reputation now. Be known by your good works.” to carry any priority patients. The crew we know we are use my education and my work experi- being engaged then becomes third up for 24 hours ence to help my unit organize and auto- The Iraqi people are better off,” he said. administration when relations between looking through the rear window of life. Fear: “Terrorists can knock down and must assume first-up duties in 30 mate many of its tasks. For example, I “The problem was after the (initial) suc- the two countries were hostile but I want to look through the front wind- buildings. Terrorists can kill some cess of the war, everybody thought it Gorbachev wanted to improve them. shield. Always be testing yourself. Learn people, but they have no capacity to minutes if both the first and second teams are not available, or fly missions by heavy machine put together a database application that allows individual crew members to track was terrific, but we made some serious errors. There were not enough troops.” “Gorbachev looked across the table at me and said, ‘General, general, I am from the past, (but) don’t worry about the past. There’s nothing you can do change us as a people. Only we can do that. The greatest weapon we have is to move medical supplies and person- gun fire from the their work hours and flight time. This is ground.” nel between facilities. Crews split up a critical requirement as we must remain He expressed concern that “we are very sorry, but you’ll have to find a new about it.” our openness. The terrorists cannot win and spend their fourth and fifth days under a certain number of duty and running our troops into the ground” enemy,’ ” Powell said. Education: “I wasn’t a great stu- as long as we do not become afraid of with the pilots, performing additional flight hours under complicated formu- and he called on the Iraqis to “get their That meeting marked the begin- dent. I was the straightest C you could them and they remain afraid of us.” – Paul Allen Allen, center, drinks alcohol-free beer while relaxing duties and covering evening shifts. las of hours and conditions that ensure with fellow guardsmen between missions in Iraq. The sixth day becomes the non-duty crews have the proper amount of rest FGCU celebrates 10th anniversary day and is usually when you get your We launched on a MEDEVAC prior to performing missions. Q: What made you become a pilot? mission to bring a patient from the Veteran journalist secured for 2008 lecture A: I struggled in high school and my laundry done, hair cuts, go to the PX to hospital at our base to the hospital in F buy supplies, or hang out and grill some first semester in college and looked at the burgers. Baghdad and were headed home when lorida Gulf Coast University popular lakeside apartment-style Army as a way to get me going. I joined we overheard a sister company reporting Next year’s University Lecture turns 10 years old in August campus residences. the Army Reserve and went to military a mass casualty situation over the radio. Series speaker will be veteran jour- Q: What is the most challenging and will commemorate its FGCU is a success story populated police school, hoping to later get a job as We changed our course to head toward nalist Lesley Stahl, according to Jim aspect of being in Iraq? first decade of service in higher by a talented, nationally recruited a police officer in Jacksonville, where I them. We had just landed on their ramp Wohlpart, chair of the series. education with a year-long celebration. faculty and staff, intellectually curious grew up. I returned home in 1987, and A: Being in Iraq is difficult. As a when their first two aircrafts came back The Emmy Award-winning The main event is a Community students and a generously supportive found few police jobs available and hun- MEDEVAC pilot I spend most of my with the first load of patients. Within reporter has been a “60 Minutes” Day Open House featuring 10 years community. Share the pride and the dreds of people competing for them. time waiting for something to happen. minutes the most critical of those correspondent since March 1991. of excellence in higher education with promise of FGCU’s 10th anniversary. It was a fluke that I met someone We try to get as much rest as we can patients were moved out and loaded on Prior to that, she was the CBS News previews of the next 10 years. FGCU who commanded one of the National because you never know when you will our aircraft and another and the two of Allen in Iraq White House correspondent during will host the public on campus from – Audrea Anderson, FGCU associate Guard aviation units in Jacksonville. be called to fly a mission that could us flew back to the hospital in Baghdad. Q: How do you handle being so far the Carter and Reagan presidencies 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. vice president for Community Relations He helped me move into the National last from 30 minutes to eight hours. The most remarkable thing about this and part of George H.W. Bush’s from your fiancee and family? There will be guided campus tours, and Marketing, chairs the 10th Guard and its helicopter maintenance Sometimes we get caught at other mission was one patient who had a term. mini lectures on popular topics, live Anniversary planning committee. school. I went on to complete flight facilities and our eight-hour mission bullet in the underside of his arm, A: Without a doubt the hardest thing She has interviewed luminaries music, theater productions, art exhibits school as well. Then I returned to my becomes a 14-hour mission. Time here but was more worried about his troops for me here is to be apart from my such as Margaret Thatcher, Boris and nature walks in addition to histor- unit, the 199th MEDEVAC, where is the killer. We all try to find things to than himself. family. My fiancee is my best friend and Yeltsin and Yasir Arafat and has cov- Lesley Stahl ical exhibits, informative demonstra- I flew the UH-1 Huey helicopter, a occupy that time. A lot of my time gets It was well into night now and we my soul mate. Our children bring such ered major stories including Watergate, tions, athletic competitions, Sesame Vietnam-era aircraft the Army phased taken up by my additional duties, which had logged a lot of flight hours when we meaning to our lives and there is noth- the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the 1991 Gulf War. Street characters and other family out in 1996. I moved into the 1st include being the company Information took off from the hospital. We were just ing more special than watching them The lecture will take place on Friday, March 28, at Alico Arena on entertainment. Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment Management Officer and the Unit making our way out of the south end grow. Most of all, I miss the simple the University campus. Meet faculty, deans and students. Attack unit and flew OH-58 Kiowa Movement Officer. of Baghdad when flares were shot off of interactions, a quiet dinner out, all of us Stahl will be the fourth in a distinguished line of speakers to appear Learn more about the University and scout helicopters, then the AH-64 The hardest thing to deal with is the helicopter in front of us. The flares bundled up watching a movie, outside at the University Lecture Series, the purpose of which is to stimulate how to access resources such as the Apache attack helicopter. In 2005, the the fact that we are in a combat area. come from a countermeasures system playing on the bikes or in the pool, a intellectual engagement and foster critical and creative thinking on a library, art galleries, speakers and State of Florida decided to transition Iraq can lull you into a false sense of that protects us if needed, but the flares romantic evening on the town, or the wide range of topics. Previous speakers include Maya Angelou, Mikhail environmental and other experts. from an attack role to a lift role to pro- security. Most MEDEVAC missions also serve to confuse anyone threaten- house when the kids have finally gone Gorbachev and Colin Powell. Experience campus life and tour the www.fgcu.edu/10thanniversary vide better support to the state during go off without a hitch. We pick up our ing us. The next thing we know we are to sleep, and it is quiet, and I know I Your source for anniversary information emergencies so I went to the UH-60 patients and fly for hours over mostly being engaged by heavy machine gun am home with the ones I love. 6 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 7 Interim president commits FGCU to higher environmental standard By Karen Feldman Lewis Johnson, FGCU director of ed Clement W Environmental Health & Safety, says, FGCU sustainability practices ith Earth Day celebrated “It’s a very aggressive program.” on Sunday, April 22, it’s The first step, he says, is for the Among the measures already in an especially appropriate University to conduct an inventory of place to help conserve resources at time for Florida Gulf Coast its gas emissions, then develop an action FGCU are: University Interim President Richard plan to counteract those emissions. Pegnetter to commit the University to Johnson says the University has • Operation of one of the state’s largest ice thermal storage an ambitious environmental program. already implemented two aspects of the plants, enhancing the campus’ Pegnetter recently joined the commitment: adopting an energy-effi- energy efficiency. American College & University cient appliance purchasing policy that • The University’s campus design Presidents Climate Commitment, a limits new appliance purchases, such as includes sediment and erosion consortium of leaders from institutions computers and copiers, to Energy Star control plans that result in no net around the country who are committed Interim President Richard Pegnetter certified products; and encouraging the increase in the rate and quantity to combating global warming. use of, and providing access to, public of storm water runoff from exist- The group includes signatories such Leadership Circle signatory members of transportation for faculty, staff, students ing to developed conditions. as Nancy Dye, president of Oberlin the Presidents Climate Commitment, and visitors at the University. • Building designs incorporate In addition, the University has standards for buildings to College; Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania; and and we are aggressively moving forward with implementation of action and moni- begun implementing two other aspects withstand intense sun, hurricane- The Seventh Annual President’s Celebration 2007: Voyage to Olympus Bernard Machen, president of the toring plans. Our goal is to help create of the commitment: establishing a pol- strength winds and substantial rainfall. Thank you to all the event sponsors and community friends for making this year’s event University of Florida; as well as at least new benchmarks for how universities can icy that all new campus construction be • Campus buildings allow for the successful. More than 400 guests took a voyage unlike any other at Florida Gulf Coast University’s five dozen other leaders of colleges and lead their campuses and communities in built to at least the U.S. Green Building use of central printers and copiers, signature event on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. universities. the fight against global warming.” Council’s Leadership in Energy and reducing the energy inefficiency Through their support, net proceeds of $280,000 were raised to enhance scholarships and “Signing the Presidents Climate The commitment states, in part, Environmental Design (LEED) Silver of individual desktop printers on programs outside the scope of activities supported by state funds. Commitment is a natural progression that those who signed “are deeply con- standard; and beginning to purchase or each employee’s desk. of Florida Gulf Coast University’s long- cerned about the unprecedented scale produce at least 15 percent of the insti- • No use of chlorofluorocarbon- standing commitment to environmen- and speed of global warming and its tution’s electricity consumption from based refrigerants (which destroy eVent photos by James GreCo tal and ecological sustainability,” says potential for large-scale, adverse health, renewable sources. atmospheric ozone) in educational Pegnetter. “As a new university created social, economic and ecological effects.” Pegnetter is expected to attend building air conditioning and fire for the 21st century, FGCU holds an Member universities will demon- a gathering of the signatories in suppression systems. important leadership role in not only strate leadership that “will stabilize and Washington D.C. in June. • Construction debris removed educating graduates on how to achieve reduce their long-term energy costs, Meanwhile, a subcommittee of the from campus building sites is climate neutrality, but also in signifi- attract excellent students and faculty, University’s Environmental Stewardship processed offsite for recycling. cantly reducing global warming emis- attract new sources of funding, and Advisory Council has formed to manage SOURCE: Lewis Johnson sions on our campus. increase the support of alumni and local the specific tasks listed in the climate “It is an honor to join the other communities,” the commitment states. commitment. Aramark switches to cage-free eggs for University food service Dick Ackert, Terri and Doug St. Cerny Bobby Ginn, Marilyn and Alan Korest with Interim President with Medusa Richard Pegnetter By Karen Feldman of introducing the concept,” Weakland. The group has been study- F says Corcoran. “Aramark has ing the University’s food practices and lorida Gulf Coast University has really been cooperative.” looking for humane and sustainable joined the likes of Burger King, The changes at FGCU alternatives. Chez Panisse and Wolfgang Puck are in keeping with the Farm- The process began last fall when the by introducing environmental to-College movement that’s Center hosted an Earth Charter Meal, sustainability into its menus. spreading across the country. which brought awareness to the prin- This spring, Aramark Campus To a greater or lesser extent, ciples of eating sustainably. The Center’s Services, the company that runs the colleges and universities are Terry Tempest Williams Student University’s food services, started using shifting to eggs and meat from Dialogue in September provided for a eggs produced by cage-free hens almost cage-free animals and organic discussion of food, ethics and sustain- exclusively. Burger King recently pledged produce, purchased from farm- ability, showing students ways in which Weakland, left, Jeannine Windsor and to phase in cage-free eggs and pork to its Joseph comprise the Food Working Group in theGuillaume Evellin Center for ers in the area rather than from they might make more ethical decisions menu, Puck has banished foie gras from Environmental and Sustainability Education. some distant factory farm. about the food they eat. Joe Catti, all of his restaurants and Chez Panisse, “There are many detrimental effects In studying what options might Fred Pezeshkan and Brian Sloan, Bonnie Peter Sulick Yegidis and Jason the Berkeley restaurant known for advo- a triangle. The administration wanted to factory farming,” says Evellin in a be feasible here, “we found students cating local and organic fare, now serves this. Aramark wanted the contract. Center news release. “Hens raised in want more options like vegetarian selec- filtered municipally treated water instead The administration wants us to help battery cages suffer intense confinement tions, organics and a (more widespread) of the imported variety. Aramark.” their entire lives … the hens cannot even recycling program,” says Jeannine Cage-free eggs are just the start of The move also meshes with Interim spread one wing, and suffer infections, Windsor, a University student and what members of the University’s Center President Richard Pegnetter’s recent bone weakness and fractures. Hens member of the Center’s Food Working for Environmental and Sustainability move to join with university presi- raised in a cage-free environment, how- Group. Education hope will be many positive dents around the country to further ever, have the opportunity to engage in Corcoran says the Center will con- changes in store for campus food. environmental responsibility through many natural behaviors, such as dust tinue working with Aramark to imple- “One major reason Aramark got the American College & University bathing, perching and foraging.” ment more sustainable practices. the (University’s food-service) contract Presidents Climate Commitment. The Center advocates a variety of was because it had an environmental To the casual observer, switching to conservation and sustainability prin- More information sustainability” component to its pro- cage-free eggs may seem like a small step. ciples that include minimizing the For details on the cage-free trend, posal, something University officials It’s not to Center members. environmental impact of food pro- go to www.NoBatteryEggs.org. wanted, says Peter Blaze Corcoran, “It’s a great victory for us,” says duction, practicing humane farming, For details on the work of the FGCU Kate Davis, Beth Parker William and Kathleen professor of Environmental Studies and Guillaume Evellin, an FGCU student growing produce free of pesticides, and Kathy Stegemann Miller with Orpheus Center for Environmental and Environmental Education and direc- who is researching the issue as part of antibiotics and hormones and ensur- Sustainability Education go to tor of the Center for Environmental the Food Working Group at the Center. ing a living wage for farm workers, says www.fgcu.edu/cese and Sustainability Education. “It was “We see it as a gateway issue, a way Food Working Group member Joseph President’s Celebration 2007: Voyage to Olympus. President’s Celebration 2007: Voyage to Olympus. 8 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 9 Artisan Sponsors Acropolis Sponsor Stranahan Foundation Silent Auction Invitation Favor Sponsor Reception Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor HMA Foundation Inc. Dance Band Sponsor Printed Program Sponsor Entertainment Dessert Sponsor Sponsor eVent photos by James GreCo Olympian Sponsors Greek Council Aristocrat Sponsor Sponsors Ajax Building Corporation Alico FPL Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A. Olympian combined sponsors: Bank of America Key Private Bank Barraco and Associates, Inc. Kraft Construction Company, Inc. Gravina Smith & Matte Barron Collier Companies Lee Memorial Health System Harvard Jolly Blue results Dr. and Mrs. Steve McIntosh The News-Press The Bonita Bay Group Oswald Trippe and Company, Inc. OCI Associates, Inc. Chico’s The John E. and Aliese Price Foundation SchenkelShultz Architecture College Club Apartments SunTrust Schultz Chaipel & Co. L.L.P. Colonial Bank TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc. Peter & Dee Sulick Photograph Sponsor Congress Jewelers Uncommon Friends Foundation Dolph & Sharon von Arx Dinner Sponsors FineMark National Bank & Trust Wachovia WCI Communities, Inc. Joe and JoAnn Catti, Candy and Carl Westman, Medusa, Shelley and Jack Blais Bobby Ginn, Marilyn and Alan Korest with Zeus Kristi and Harlan Parrish Roy and Bev McTarnaghan Ashley Izzo and Kirt Gallatin Bill and Anki Smith Mary and Larry Hart Marcela and Joe Shepard Linda and Vito Manone Elsa and Hudson Rodgers Edward St. Martin, Stephanie Woodard, Neptune, Connie and Cara and Jason Webster, Tammi and Phil Zoltek Medusa, Shirley Gerstenberger and Bob Shrader Steve McIntosh 10 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 11 Thanks to the sponsors who made Gen. Colin Powell’s visit possible. Grand Sponsor: Key Private Bank Alumnus profits from FGCU education, labor pool Gold Sponsors: ASG Software Solutions; Mr. and by Allison Allie Mrs. Gary E. Bickel; Chico’s; CobbCorp, LLC; M Comcast; Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, ost people move to Southwest Miami. Ldiz has returned to Germany system in one of my stores. The P.A.; Lori and Marshall Hanno; Hyatt Regency Florida for the weather. Onur and isn’t involved in the firm. remote feature allows me to access the Coconut Point Resort & Spa; Naples Daily News; Haytac, ’04, came for the high- Besides getting the idea for his com- store’s daily activities from any loca- Premier Properties and The Lutgert Companies; tech opportunities he saw here, then pany from his time at FGCU, Haytac tion. They provide fast service and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.; and Adria wound up creating some of his own. says he benefited from taking courses software updates with no lag time.” News and Jerry Starkey University LectUre series The product of a technologically that enable him to manage his company. Haytac finds his affiliation inclined family, Haytac grew up in The Enterprise Resource Planning mas- with FGCU beneficial in another Istanbul, Turkey. ter’s course also taught him the impor- way as well: It’s where he finds new photos by bob KleIn Allison Allie After earning a bachelor’s degree in tance of meeting customers’ needs. employees. Director of Alumni Relations economics at September 9th University “Every day it is our mission to find the The company employs two full- in Izmir, Turkey, Haytac moved to best solution for our clients,” Haytac says. timers and one intern, all of whom www.fgcu.edu/alumni Florida to pursue a master’s degree, Benseron’s first client was Subway are FGCU alumni or students. taking a job with a local IT company Regional Development, Inc., which “Students from FGCU are really that offered a tuition reimbursement hired the firm to implement a gift card multi-talented,” he says. “I don’t program. conversion system. During installation, need a crew of 10, because hiring James GreCo It was through his Benseron found glitches in Subway’s one FGCU graduate would be like work experience that computer system. three people who didn’t go to the Haytac says he recog- “We would be conducting a soft- University.” nized a need for an IT ware update and the database would For example, current FGCU company “that could be crash, leaving us at step one,” he says. student, Herman Pardo started at flexible and also pinpoint So he and his employees developed a Benseron as an intern more than two Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) with Interim President Powell with Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Bonnie Powell with Pat and Jeff Loutzenhiser a client’s specific needs.” way to back up the whole database and years ago. At age 20, Pardo is now a Richard Pegnetter Yegidis and Brian Sloan During a late-night chat transfer information to a new computer. full-time field engineer and is profi- with his roommates – his The work with Subway eventu- cient in sales, customer support and cousin, Serkan Haytac, ally led his company to release its own product installation. ’05, and friend Benny point of sales (POS) system. Benseron’s Judy Wynekoop, professor and Ldiz – the idea for that SmartPOS allows clients to keep track chair of Computer Information Systems business began taking of their business from anywhere. in the Lutgert College of Business, Onur Haytac, ’04, left, and FGCU shape. “Our clients can have a detailed assists Haytac in employee recruitment undergrad Herman Pardo monitor a They envisioned creating a com- sales report or an employee performance by alerting students about Benseron Subway franchise in Pennsylvania from pany that could offer user-friendly report sent to their mobile phone or e- internships and job openings. the headquarters of Haytac’s business, Benseron, in Naples, using a surveil- information technology that would mail,” says Haytac. “I always like to stay in touch lance system the company developed. allow people to more effectively man- Some 300 Subway franchises use with FGCU graduates,” Wynekoop At right, Jermaine Primus, ’05, the former vice president of marketing, age their businesses. They even came the Benseron system today, Haytac says. says. “I am proud to see how success- takes a call. up with a name: Benseron Information Prompted by demand from clients ful Onur has been in such a short Technologies (“Ben” from Benny, “Ser” who wanted more features, Haytac and time and how rapidly his company from Serkan and “On” from Onur). his staff developed ways for companies has grown.” The company opened in Naples in to monitor what’s going on in as many Although his family remains in Powell with Hannah, Addie, Juan and John Fish Powell with Kyunghi Winters and Tom Carlos Powell with Monica and Dick Baker August 2004, one month after Haytac as 16 stores at one time from a personal Turkey, Haytac has no plans to return earned his master’s in computer infor- computer. permanently. mation systems from FGCU. Robert Garratt, who uses Benseron’s “I am an American now,” he His cousin, Serkan Haytac, works SmartPOS system in his seven local says. “I have received so much from part time for the company, installing Subway stores in Lee County, says, “I America and always want to give back point of sales systems from his home in am currently testing the surveillance to be an example to others.” A TO A S T TO O U R G R A D UAT E S THE The Florida Gulf Coast University EVENT Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to a celebration in honor of the 2007 spring graduates! The FGCU Alumni Association appreciates Powell with Denise and Brian Cobb Powell with Lori and Marshall Hanno Powell with Ilene and Gary Bickel WHEN & Friday, April 27 the generous support of its sponsors: WHERE 5 – 6:30 pm The Student Union, 1st Floor Lobby AVIS ENJOY Crispers Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. The Naples Tennis Club & Resort University Store Zola Keller RSVP For reservations and information, visit: www.fgcu.edu/alumni or call the Office of Alumni Relations at: (239) 590-1016 Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities Event Attire: Business Casual may call the FGCU Alumni Association at Powell with Linda Linsin, Sasha Wohlpart and Lecture Powell with Michelle and Larry Schweber Powell with Jeff, Lucy and Dustin Fridkin (239) 590 -1016. Committee Chairman Jim Wohlpart 12 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 13 Professional Briefs New director takes on Bioengineering chair Professional Briefs Professional Presentations Symposium, University System of Georgia, Macon, GA, March 29. Judy Wilkerson, W. Steve Lang, College of Education, Dean’s Office, Ph.D., “Assessing Teacher off-campus programs named institute fellow F J Entries for Professional Briefs are compiled from Kevin Aho, College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Competency: Five Standards-Based Steps Using the the PERFORMANCE E-newsletter of Professional and Arts, Ph.D., “Medicalizing Mental Health: Scott Karakas, Rebecca Totaro and Pamela CAATS Model (Demystifying Validity and Reliability);” Accomplishments. Employees of FGCU are encour- A Phenomenological Alternative”, American Schreiber, College of Arts & Sciences, Curriculum “Assessing Teacher Dispositions: Five Standards- lorida Gulf Coast University of credit-bearing and non-credit pro- ames D. Sweeney, Sweeney is a senior aged to submit their outstanding accomplishments and Instruction, Ph.D., “The University Conversation Based Steps Using the DAATS Model (Discovering at http://itech.fgcu.edu/newsletter/form1.asp. Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, on General Education: A New Approach to Engaging Safety, Utility, and Validity in the Standards);” has a new executive director grams for residents of the University’s professor and chair member of the IEEE American Philosophical Association, Washington D.C., Dec. 27-30. a Campus in Issues of Assessment,” General Education “Measuring Teacher Dispositions SOS – Safety, of Off-Campus Programs and service area.” of the Department Engineering in Medicine Vol. 5, Issues 5-7, February through and Assessment: Engaging Critical Questions, Outcomes, and Standards;” “Disposition: How do you Continuing Education. Bloomberg’s career spans nearly of Bioengineering and Biology Society, and a April, 2007 Danilo M Baylen, B. Collum, MSU Fostering Critical Learning, Association of American know it when you see it?,” Annual Meeting of the Writing/Thinking Project, College of Education, Colleges and Universities , Miami, March 1-3. Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, AACTE, Steven Bloomberg will lead 15 years in workforce development, at Florida Gulf Coast member of the Biomedical Awards or Recognitions Undergraduate Studies, Ed.D., “ MindBytes: An infor- New York City, Feb. 23-25. the consolidated office that includes continuing education and economic University, has been Engineering Society as well mal conversation among veteran technology liai- Reid Lennertz, Career Development Services, Susan Blanchard, College of Business, School sons,” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, NWP, MBA, “Recruiting the Millennial Generation,” Power Janusz Zalewski, D. Trawczynski, J. FGCU’s outreach efforts in Naples, development. He served as program elected a Fellow in the as the American Society for of Engineering, Ph.D., elected Vice President, At- Breakfast for Bosses Series, Southwest Florida Sosnowski, College of Business, Computer Nashville, TN, Nov. 16-18. Workforce Development Board, Fort Myers, Feb. 14. Cape Coral and Charlotte County director for Cerro Coso Community American Institute for Engineering Education. His Large, American Institute for Medical and Biological Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Engineering, Jan. 24. Danilo M Baylen, Stacey Elmeer, M.F.A. PhD, “A Tool for Databus Safety Analysis Using as well as the College in Ridgecrest, Calif., Medical and Biological research interests include bio- (Bishop Verot High School), College of Education, Melih Madanoglu, Ersem Karadag, College Fault Injection”, SAFECOMP’2006 Intern. Conf. on Renaissance Academy developing new workforce Engineering (AIMBE) electricity, biosensors, neural Deborah Dahlmanns, Public Schools Undergraduate Studies, Ed.D., “Engage and put of Professional Studies, Dean’s Office, Ph.D., Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, European Enrichment Partnership, BA, MSU, CFRM, Indiana them on stage”, Celebrating Catholic Education “The Alignment of CEO Compensation and Firm Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, Gdansk, and the Institute of education programs for the in Washington, D.C. stimulation, cardiac pacing University, “Champions of the Movement Award”, Conference, Diocese of Venice, Fort Myers, March 23. Performance in the Quick-Service Restaurants,” and Poland, Sept. 26-29. Government. college’s five primary delivery He was nominated and James D. Sweeney and defibrillation, bioengi- The Dunbar MLK Commemorative Program “Hotel Characteristics and Customer Profitability Committee, Jan. 15. Lenore Benefield, Matthew Kulmacz, Information: Hotel Controllers’ View,” Annual Council Rebecca Austin, James Eder, College “Steven comes sites. He then became dean elected by The College neering education, and com- Planning and Institutional Performance, “Developing on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education of Arts & Sciences, Ecological Studies , PhD, to FGCU following of Workforce Development of Fellows for outstanding achievements putational modeling of bioengineering Duane Dobbert, College of Professional Studies, an Online Student Assessment of Instruction Using Conference, CHRIE, Crystal City, VA, July 26-30. “Environmentalism, Development, and Participation Justice Studies, Ph.D., Commissioner for Commission SCT Banner, ASP, and Access,” Southern Association on Palawan Island, Philippines,” Society and Natural a national search,” at Frank Phillips College in in medical and biological engineering. problems. for Forensic Education, March 29. of Institutional Research, SAIR, Arlington, VA, Oct. 14-17. Charlie Mesloh, Mark Henych, Ph.D., Ross Resources, Vol. 20 Issue 4, pp. 363-371. said Provost and Vice Borger, Texas. Bloomberg Wolf, Ed.D., College of Professional Studies, Justice Steve Eisenberg, College of Professional Mark Bradshaw Busbee, College of Arts & Studies, Ph.D., “Examining the Cause of Officer Lisa Crayton, College of Education, Undergraduate President for Academic recently completed four years Tournament raises money Studies, Resort and Hospitality Management , J.D., Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Ph.D., “A Paradise Full and Suspect Injuries in Arrest Confrontations” and Studies, PhD, “Love, Language, and Literacy: What Affairs, Bonnie as the CEO of the Borger appointed to editorial board of the Annual Journal of Monsters: India in the Anglo-Saxon Imagination,” “Force Choice Theory: New Perspectives on Use of Babies Need”, Family Magazine, March 2007, pp. 16. of Golf Coaching, International Journal of Sports and India in the World: I International Conference on Force,” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Yegidis. “With exten- Economic Development Corp. Medicine, Multi-Science Publishing, Jan. 22. Interdisciplinary Indian Studies, Universidad de Meeting, ACJS, Seattle, March 14-17. Elizabeth Elliott, College of Education, Graduate sive knowledge in Bloomberg earned a for FGCU tennis program Córdoba, Spain, Córdoba, Spain, March 7-10. Studies, Ph.D., “Pre-Kindergarten: Developing the Nicola Foote, College of Arts & Sciences, Social Walter Rodriguez, Rita Wilhelm, College Emergent Reader,” The Journal of the Early Childhood workforce development, Bachelor of Arts in busi- Steven Bloomberg and Behavioral Sciences, Ph.D., elected Secretary of Nancy Cobb-Lippens, College of Arts & of Business, Computer Information Systems and Association of Florida, Winter 2007, pp. 23-24. outreach and economic ness administration from the Gran Colombia Studies Section, American Historical Sciences, Humanities and Arts, D.M.A., premiere of Decision Sciences, Ph.D., “Insourcing Operations Scott Karakas, College of Arts & Sciences, development, he will work closely with University of LaVerne in California, and T Association, Jan. 5. her composition, “O Clap Your Hands,” Oklahoma Resource to Enhance U.S. Competitiveness,” IABPD Music Educators Association All-State Chorus, Conference Proceedings, International Academy of Humanities and Arts, Ph.D., “Of Blind Men and the leaders and staff of these offices, as a Master of Education from West Texas Bradley K. Hobbs, College of Business, Finance Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Tulsa, OK, Business and Public Administration, Orlando, Jan. 4-7. Elephants: Some Thoughts on a Learning-Centered and Accounting, invited guest, Mont Pelerin Society, Jan. 20. Approach for Bridging the Gulf Between the Arts well as deans in expanding the breadth A&M University. he recent U.S. Professional event to benefit local non-profit Nov. 15. Pamella Seay, College of Professional Studies, and Sciences,” Oxford Forum on Public Policy Online Tennis Association Florida Grand organizations. Cathy Duff, Mary Ann Zager, Curriculum and Justice Studies, J.D., “International Law Certification (www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archive07/karakas. David Lounsbury, College of Professional Instruction, Ed.D., 2007 Annual Conference, Florida and the Florida Bar,” LLM Program Lunch Series, pdf), Winter 2007, pp. 49-61. Prix resulted in a gift of $4,264 to Fifth Third Bank was the present- Studies, Justice Studies, Ph.D., certified Senior Association for Institutional Research, Cocoa Beach, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL, support FGCU’s tennis program. ing sponsor. Other major sponsors FGCU computer science professor Crime Scene Analyst, International Association for Feb. 7-9. Feb. 13; “Ethics Update for Resort Development Carl Pacini, David Sinason, College of Business, Identification, Jan. 10. Lawyers,” Resort Development Law Seminar, CLE Finance and Accounting, Ph.D., J.D., CPA, “Quit The event was hosted by Shadow included Scanlon Lexus, Telefonix Inc., Elizabeth Elliott, College of Education, Graduate International, Naples, March 2; “Human Rights Tam Actions: Fighting Fraud Against Government,” Wood Country Club at The Brooks. Vanguard Products Group Inc. and Sakinah Salahu-Din, College of Professional shares $200,000 technology grant Studies, Ph.D., “Connecting Classroom Activities to and The Genocide Convention,” guest lecture in Journal of Financial Crime, Quarterly 2007, pp. 64-78. Studies, Social Work , Ph.D., named to Board of International Law, Stetson University College of Law, Some of Florida’s best players, Bonita Bay Group. Shadow Wood resi- Learning Outcomes,” Annual Director’s Conference - Directors, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, Transforming Preschool Education in the Bahamas Gulfport, FL, March 27. Walter Rodriguez, Zalewski, J. and Kirche, including some who are nationally dents and area businesses donated items Oct. 31. E., College of Business, Computer Information through the Minister of Education, Science and Halcyon St. Hill, College of Health Professions, ranked, competed in the three-day for the event’s raffle. J Technology, Nassau, Bahamas, Feb. 23-24. Systems and Decision Sciences, Ph.D., “Beyond Pamella Seay, College of Professional Studies, Dean’s Office, Ed.D., M.S.,MT(ASCP), “Preconference Intelligent Agents: E-Sensors for Supporting Supply Justice Studies, JD, Board Certification in Nicola Foote, College of Arts & Sciences, Social Institute - Building a Roadmap for Certification Resort/hospitality program Chain Collaboration,” International Journal of E- International Law, The Florida Bar, Aug. 1. and Behavioral Sciences, Ph.D., “A Moralizing in Gerontology: Certification Overview,” AGHE Collaboration, Quarterly 2007, pp. 1-15. anusz Zalewski, FGCU profes- The project will allow three or Mary Ann Zager, College of Professional Endeavor?: Education and Nation-Building in Liberal 33rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership sor of computer science and engi- four undergraduate students to gain Ecuador,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Association for Gerontology in Higher Walter Rodriguez, College of Business, Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., Fellow for Education (AGHE), Portland, OR, March 1-4. neering in the experience in the use and verification benefits from annual auction Conference, American Historical Association, Atlanta, Computer Information Systems and Decision the 2007 National Summer Data Policy Institute on GA, Jan. 4-7. Sciences, Ph.D., “The Case for Publicos Adaptability: Lutgert College of highly sophisticated software used the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Anica Sturdivant, College of Arts & Sciences, Towards Sense-and-Response Business and Public and National Science Foundation (NSF) databases, Debra Giambo, Maria Elizabeth Humanities and Arts, “The Unconscious Mind: Administration Systems,” International Journal of of Business, recently to design digital systems primarily for Association for Institutional Research (AIR), March 14. Gonzales, Ph.D., Tunde Szecsi, Ph.D., Vidya Surrealism and its Legacy, “ Space 39 Gallery, Fort Business and Economics Perspectives, Vol. 1 Issue 1, received a grant total- flight control of commercial aircraft. H Thirumurthy, Ph.D., College of Education, Myers, Jan. 27-Feb. 12. pp. 71-78. Book Publication Undergraduate Studies, Ph.D., “Beyond Johnny ing $217,522 from Participation in the project should Appleseed: Learning English as a New Language Publications Pamella Seay, College of Professional Studies, the Federal Aviation make students more competitive when ospitality companies from Duane Dobbert, Ph.D., College of Professional Studies, Justice Studies, “Understanding Personality Through Ethnically Diverse Literature,” Childhood Kevin Aho, College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Justice Studies, J.D., “Why Certification Matters,” Administration. The it comes to landing jobs and gaining Lee and Collier counties are Education, Quarterly Winter 2006/07, pp. 104-107. International Law Quarterly, Fall/Winter 2007, pp. 1. Disorders”, Praeger, Westport, CT. and Arts, Ph.D., “Animality Revisited: The Question two-year study will admission to graduate programs. teaming up to produce the of Life in Heidegger’s Early Freiburg Lectures,” Allan Shapiro, College of Arts & Sciences, Grant Awards Lizzie Gonzales-Hearn, Tunde Szecsi Ph.D., Existentia: An International Journal of Philosophy, enable undergraduate Janusz Zalewski “This is a unique project that con- 18th annual Wanderlust travel College of Education, Undergraduate Studies, Mathematics and Science, Ph.D., “Nitric Oxide in Ph.D., “Story Quilts of the Americas: A Postmodern Vol. 16 Issue 5-6, pp. 379-392; and “Acceleration and Cell-to-Cell Communication Coordinating the computer science stu- cerns evaluation procedures for software auction and dining extravaganza, a Deborah Dahlmanns, Public Schools Time Pathologies: The Critique of Psychology in Enrichment Partnership, BA, Social Work MSU, Exhibit”, Hamza Museum,, Hamza Art Museum and Heidegger’s Beitrage,” Time and Society, Vol. 16 Issue 1, Hypersensitive Response,” Plant Cell Monographs: dents to work with highly sophisticated tools used to design avionics systems benefit for the University’s Resort and Jaszbereny Public Library, Jaszbereny, Hungary, July Nitric Oxide in Plant Growth, Development and Stress CFRM Univ Indiana, $100,000, Greater Cedar Rapids 20-Aug. 10. pp. 25-42. Physiology, Vol. 6 Issue , pp. 223-238. software. for aircraft to ensure safe operation,” Hospitality Management program. Community Foundation, K-8 Program, Jan. 1. Arie van Duijn, Jeffrey Coe SPT; Thomas He shares the award with Andrew Zalewski says. “It will enable authorities The event takes place on Thursday, Janusz Zalewski, Andrew Kornecki Scott Karakas, College of Arts & Sciences, Arie van Duijn, Jacqueline van Duijn DPT, Humanities and Arts, Ph.D., “Developing New Bevins MSPT, Lynda Jack MSPT, College of OCS; Wanda Nitsch PH.D, PT, College of Kornecki, a professor of computing at to make better, more informed deci- April 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), College of Business, Computer Information Systems and Instructional Roles in a Large Enrollment Online Health Professions, Physical Therapy and Human Health Professions, Physical Therapy and Human Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University sions to qualify such software for use in beach resort. Course,” The Redesign Alliance First Annual Performance, Ed.D, “Relationship Between Patients’ Performance, EdD, “Orthopaedic Manual Physical Decision Sciences, PhD, $217,522, Federal Aviation Conference, The National Center for Academic Perception of Treatment Outcomes and Patient Therapy Including Thrust Manipulation and Exercise in Daytona Beach. developing safety-critical applications.” This year’s theme is “Around the Administration, A Study on Tool Qualification for Complex Electronic Hardware, Feb. 1-Jan. 31. Transformation, Orlando, March 18-20; “From Satisfaction,” APTA Combined Sections Meeting, in the Management of a Patient with Cervicogenic World in 80 Days.” Guests will have the Lecture to Online: Using Technology in the Redesign American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, MA, Headaches,” Journal of Manual and Manipulative opportunity to bid on travel packages to Instructor earns academic of a Large Enrollment Humanities Course,” MED/ Feb. 14-18. Therapy, Quarterly 2007, pp. 10-24. MAT Distance Education Program Development a host of destinations visited by Phileas Fogg in the Jules Verne book and movie Wanderlust affords guests plenty of time for distinction in forensic sciences of the same name. Other items that bidding on auction items and socializing. will go on the auction block include FGCU Calendar of Events gourmet dining, golf packages, shop- says that previous auctions have raised H ping sprees, spa treatments and sporting more than $600,000. The money eather Walsh-Haney, an instructor in FGCU’s events. raised goes toward salaries for profes- James GreCo Division of Justice Studies, recently earned the Wanderlust will feature more sors and instructors as well as future Calendar items are taken from FGCU Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 20 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Alico Arena Art Complex Art Gallery designation of Fellow in the American Academy than 100 live and silent auction items, scholarships. online calendars. Friday, April 27 Research Day Details online at www.fgcu.edu June 7, 4-7 p.m. opening reception of Forensic Sciences. She was also appointed to including a $15,000 cruise, a seven- This year’s fund-raising goal is FGCU Student Art Exhibition 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Alico Arena August 30, 4-8 p.m., closing reception the academy’s 2007-08 Program Committee. night stay on Waikiki Beach, year- $250,000, Brezina says. Senior Project Exhibition Contact Thomas Roberts at Wednesday, May 2 and Visual and Performing Arts Wednesday through Sunday, Art Complex Art Gallery (239) 590-7021 or firstname.lastname@example.org Girls Going Places Conference Department Welcome Back Event Law enforcement agencies recently called upon long golf memberships to the Club at Tickets are $250 per person or April 18-22 Contact Scott Snyder at (239) 590-7354 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Student Union Contact Scott Snyder at (239) 590-7354 Walsh-Haney for help in identifying skeletons found in Mediterra and Tiburon Golf Club and $3,500 for a corporate-sponsored table “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner, or email@example.com Celebration of Excellence ballroom or firstname.lastname@example.org Theatre Lab 3:30 p.m., Alico Arena Contact Dan Regelski at the Fort Myers woods. chef’s tables for eight at the Bonita Bay of 10. For reservations or more infor- Arts Complex 110 - Black Box Theater Contact Thomas Roberts at (239) 225-4220 Tuesday, August 14 “These honors bring recognition to our forensics Club and Artisans in the Dining Room mation, call 277-3963. For details Curtain at 8 p.m. Wednesday - (239) 590-7021 or email@example.com Welcome Back Celebration 11 a.m., Alico Arena program, our Justice Studies Division and, indeed, to all at The Ritz. on FGCU’s Resort and Hospitality Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Thursday, June 7, through Contact Barry Cavin at (239) 590-7183 Saturday, April 28 Thursday, August 30 Contact Jodi Edens at (239) 590-1074 of FGCU and are a testimony to the reputation Heather Sherie Brezina, associate profes- Management program, call Brezina at or firstname.lastname@example.org Commencement Ceremony FGCU Art Faculty and Staff Exhibition or email@example.com enjoys within her professional community,” says Ken sor and director of the Division of 590-7710 or the Office of Admissions at Millar, dean of the College of Professional Studies. Heather Walsh-Haney Resort & Hospitality Management, 590-7878. 14 / Spring 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Spring 2007 / 15 FGCU to expand course offerings at future Naples Center Women’s basketball team goes where no FGCU team has gone before By Karen Feldman aged 18 to 24, and of Naples’ most visible downtown inter- By Carl Bleich next night, taking on dennIs snyder C A working adults sections,” Bloomberg says. Clayton State of Georgia. ollier County residents who in the 25- to 49- Plans call for the center to include dequately describing the Florida The Eagles opened a 22- want to earn a college degree, year range seek- five traditional classrooms, including Gulf Coast University women’s 2 lead early in the game, pursue graduate studies, enhance ing to enhance one with interactive distance-learning basketball team’s 2006-07 sea- but the Lakers came their credentials or enroll in their credentials, capability, two computer labs and a son seems as elusive as capturing storming back to tie the lifelong learning classes will be able to Bloomberg believes 350-seat lecture/performance hall with the eagle for which the team is named. score at 55 with less than do all of those things at Florida Gulf as many as 2,250 superb acoustics and comfortable seat- High-flying. Improbable. two minutes remaining. Coast University’s Naples Center, which undergraduates ing. The hall will accommodate larger- Spectacular. Heartbreaking. Needing a lift, the Eagles will be part of a new development in the and 345 graduate scale lecture programs as well as perfor- During the 2006-07 season, in turned to Sorensen. The heart of downtown Naples. students will enroll mances by the students and faculty of which the Eagles went undefeated for All-America nominee The $26-million, 50,000-square- the first year the FGCU’s Bower School of Music. 34 games, hosted a regional champi- took a pass in the corner foot Naples Center is expected to open Center is open. He Other elements include: an exhibi- onship, won the top ranking in the from Haegele and nailed for the 2010 academic year, according expects that to be tion hall (a finely finished gallery that USA TODAY/ESPN poll, became the a three-pointer, putting to Steven Bloomberg, FGCU executive the 2010-11 aca- will serve as a visual extension of the first FGCU sports team to play for a FGCU up three. After a director for Continuing Education and demic year. Within classrooms), conference rooms, a cater- national championship, and then fought steal by junior Delia De Off-Campus Programs. five years of open- ing kitchen, a 2,000-square-foot atrium for that championship on national La Torre, Sorensen was On the site upon which Grand ing, he estimates and an expansive courtyard for recep- television, the Eagles accomplished fouled and hit both free Central Station once stood, a mixed-use that those numbers tions and dinners. yet another feat: They generated some throws, all but icing the development called Renaissance Village could rise to 9,500 “This project must have commu- true FGCU pride, despite their loss to Eagles’ 61-57 victory. is under construction. It will include Naples Center architectural model undergraduates and nity support to move forward,” says Southern Connecticut State, 61-45, for Schrader, who was 288 residences as well as 200,000 square ness plan. “The county’s population 2,600 graduate students. Judie Cassidy, FGCU’s senior direc- that national championship. voted a Kodak All- feet of retail, commercial, cultural and will more than double, making Collier Current plans call for undergradu- tor of development. “There are many “I definitely sensed some campus American, finished the Fans congratulate the women’s basketball team after the women won the NCAA South Regional tournament at FGCU in March. recreational space. In the midst of the County a natural choice for expansion ate offerings to include general educa- commemorative opportunities avail- pride as we were making our run,” game with 25 points. new Mediterranean-style development by FGCU.” tion courses as well as classes in man- able in recognition of major donations Eagles head coach Karl Smesko says. Afterward, the students rushed the Dakota, the North Central champion The victory meant the Eagles would will be FGCU’s Naples Center. Baby boomers will play a key role at agement, computer information systems, for important elements of the center.” “It was great to see so many people on floor and celebrated the Eagles’ first and No. 3 team in the country. take on Southern Connecticut State The University has had a presence the new center, he believes. early childhood education, elementary Among them are the exterior Fifth campus and in the community showing championship in program history. The North Dakota team was nearly March 24 on ESPN 2, marking the first in Naples since 2001, but the growing education, resort and hospitality man- Avenue Wall of Honor ($1 million), the us support.” “I was very happy to see (the stu- the polar opposite of the Eagles as time FGCU had played a game on a popularity of its lifelong learning pro- gram, Renaissance Academy, has over- “This project agement, criminal justice, community health and health science. interior Community Wall of Honor ($100,000) and classrooms ($75,000). The magical ride started March 4, when the NCAA announced that after a dents rushing the floor),” Eagles athletic far as experience was concerned. The director Carl McAloose says. “It was cable ESPN station. The Eagles could team had been to three of the last eight not finish the perfect season however, whelmed the University’s rented space on Fifth Avenue. must have Among the graduate programs that will be available are business administra- Every gift in support of this project will be matched dollar for dollar by the 29-0 regular season, the squad had won the right to host the South Regional at a very emotional time. I am sure our ladies were never expecting anything Elite Eight and their head coach, Gene dropping the national championship Roebuck, had been coaching at the uni- game 61-45. To accommodate the growth of the community tion, educational leadership, curriculum state of Florida, resulting in a vibrant Alico Arena on the FGCU campus in like that a couple of years ago.” versity 10 years longer than FGCU had been in existence. “We had a tremendous season,” support to move popular program, and to provide space instruction, social work, occupational education center in downtown Naples, Fort Myers. The Eagles topped their McAloose says. “It is hard to believe for additional undergraduate and gradu- therapy and physical therapy. Cassidy says. first two opponents – Benedict and Smesko had so much respect for the we came as far as we did in such a ate-level courses, the University plans to forward.” The Center also is expected to offer Valdosta State – then took their oppor- “It was great to see Fighting Sioux he voted them No. 1 in short period of time. It really brought an earlier release of the national poll. build the new Naples Center as part of Renaissance Village at the intersection continuing education programs for teachers and counselors, nurses, occupa- tunity for revenge. Delta State knocked FGCU out of so many people on “I had them No. 1 and a lot of national exposure to the University. It’s been good for all of Southwest Florida.” of Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41. – Judie Cassidy tional and physical therapists. For more information, contact: Judie Cassidy, Senior Development the NCAA Tournament last year at the campus and in the people regarded them as the best in Inexplicably, the men’s basketball team Bloomberg anticipates the new center will allow the University to sub- “From our perspective, it’s a great audience,” he says. “It’s a natural fit In addition, lifelong-learning pro- grams will be expanded to include Director Lady Statesmen’s home in Mississippi. This time it was the Eagles’ turn. community showing the country,” Smesko says. “They had beaten 14 of 15 NCAA Tournament was left out of the NCAA Tournament this season. The Eagles men compiled stantially expand academic programs for them to be both students as well programs aimed at specific ages and University Advancement Florida Gulf Coast University Freshman Steffi Sorensen and senior us support.” teams and had played maybe the tough- a 27-6 record, but were denied the final in Naples. as adjuncts and lifelong learning-type interests. (239) 590-1058 Kate Schrader scored 14 and 13 points, est schedule in the country.” at-large bid to the Men’s South Regional. Bloomberg believes that the new respectively, as the Eagles sent the Delta – Karl Smesko The Eagles, however, let neither Montevallo, AR, which the Eagles beat this “Demographics indicate Collier instructors for FGCU.” 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. County will see explosive growth rates Taking the growing population Center’s location will be ideal. Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 State team packing 57-44 in front of a North Dakota’s past successes nor its season, was given that spot. during the next 25 years,” Bloomberg into consideration, including a burgeon- “The FGCU Naples Center will be www.fgcu.edu women’s basketball record 4,019 fans The win meant FGCU, ranked No. 1 size advantage intimidate them. FGCU “Nobody has quite figured that concludes in his recently released busi- ing contingent of traditional students strategically located on two acres at one at Alico Arena. Junior Ashley Haegele in the USA TODAY/ESPN Division II led by as many as 34 points in the sec- one out yet,” McAloose says. “We really also gave FGCU a huge lift off the Coaches Poll, would represent the South ond half before defeating North Dakota thought we had an opportunity to win bench, scoring 11 points on 4-of-4 Region at the Elite Eight in Kearney, 83-64 on March 21. the regional. We are still scratching our NE. They were matched up with North The Eagles were back in action the Presidential search committee strives to include all segments shooting from the field. heads over that one.” By Karen Feldman opportunity to say what qualities they The September and early October,” says FGCU Hockey Club competes in national championship M want in the person who will head the next step, Gray-Vickrey. “This lets the campus be embers of the commit- University. says Gray- involved in the interview process.” By Kelly McCarthy teams during the tournament,” says wards Matt Maida and Allan Penney stephen sarabIa tee charged with search- From all of that input, the com- Vickrey, is to The search committee will conduct T ing for Florida Gulf Coast mittee is developing a description of the advertise the in-depth background checks on each of David Kakkuri, hockey club faculty helped their team to a 9-5 win over University’s next president skills and leadership qualities the ideal position, a the finalists and will also visit each one’s he five-year-old Hockey Club at advisor and director of the FGCU the West. want to make sure that everyone who candidate will possess. process that home campus. Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Leadership and Innovation. In the tournament’s two prelimi- has an opinion gets a chance to share it. Meanwhile, a subcommittee has generally Once all that’s done, the commit- competed in the American “No one expected them to do anything nary rounds, the FGCU Eagles lost to “It fits with how we do things at been seeking an executive search firm takes six to tee will come up with a list of three Collegiate Hockey Association’s being it was their first year in Division Michigan State University 5-4 and SUNY FGCU,” says Peg Gray-Vickrey, chair of to help in the process. On April 5, the eight weeks. finalists to be presented to the Board of National Championship Tournament II. They had to win their way to the Stonybrook 5-1. In Round 3, FGCU Peg Gray-Vickrey the FGCU Presidential Search and Screen subcommittee members voted unani- The execu- Trustees, which oversees FGCU opera- March 7-10 in Fort Collins, CO, win- tournament. No one even expected ended its tournament run with a 6-5 win Committee, associate vice president for mously to recommend the University tive search firm will help with the initial tions. That group, in turn, will make ning three individual player events and them to qualify for the national in overtime over San Jose State University. Curriculum and Instruction and interim use Greenwood and Associates Inc., screening of applicants based on the cri- a recommendation to the Board of boasting three All-Star players. tournament.” In regular season, FGCU had director for the School of Nursing. based on the company’s prior experience teria in the job description. Governors, which oversees all 11 state The 27-game competition was In the individual player Skills beaten Michigan State University, and To ensure that all interests are rep- in university searches, positive references Gray-Vickrey estimates that prelimi- universities. That board will make the FGCU’s first foray into ACHA Division Competition, FGCU Eagles took three MSU eventually won the tournament to resented, the committee comprises a and the firm’s understanding of the nary interviews – called airport inter- final decision. II hockey, moving up from Division III of six events. Nick Fernandez earned become the national champions. cross-section of the University. Members state’s Sunshine Law and how it applies views because they generally occur at an Gray-Vickrey is optimistic that in previous years. “Top Goaltender,” Brett Galbraith won In 2008, FGCU will be the have met with the Faculty Senate, to the search process. airport for the convenience and confi- there will be a good slate of candidates The club earned a place in the tour- “Skating Agility and Slickest Move,” host team for the ACHA Division II the Student Government, the Deans Gray-Vickrey will take the com- dentiality of the applicants – will take from which to pick. nament after being ranked No. 3 in the and Justin Moore took the “Shooting National Championship, March 12-15 Council, the Staff Advisory Council mittee’s recommendation to Interim place in August, with finalists selected “We’re well known now, we have an Southeast Region. FGCU ended the Accuracy” event in a tiebreaker. in Germain Arena. and the Foundation Board. In addition, President Richard Pegnetter, who by the end of that month. ideal location and we’re a vibrant uni- tournament No. 13 in the nation out of FGCU had three players voted to The FGCU Hockey Club is an offi- Front to back: Nic Williams (15), Justin Moore (19), the American Democracy Project has will select the firm with which the “Then we will bring candidates in versity,” she says. “It’s a little gem of an 145 teams in Division II. the East team for the All-Star game. cially recognized student organization at Allan Penney (8) and Tyler Mackereth (18) held forums that afforded the public an University will work. for interviews on campus throughout institution.” “Our guys came out 11 out of 16 Defenseman Tyler Mackereth, and for- FGCU and a non-varsity sport. celebrate a goal against Michigan State in the opening game of the 2007 D2 Nationals.