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									                                                  16 / Spring 2007                                                              Florida Gulf Coast University

                                                          CelebratIon                                                                                                       Spring 2007                                           www.fgcu.edu/crm                                                          Volume VI • Issue 4
InternatIonal CelebratIon photos by James GreCo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Time to say goodbye

                                                                                                                                                                bob KleIn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                          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.
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        Florida Gulf Coast University
                                                         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,

                 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,
                                         ,               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
   communityrelations@fgcu.edu.                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                               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
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

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
                                                                                                                                                       “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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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

                                            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
     “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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                 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-

                                                                                                        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
                                                     Sponsor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stranahan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silent Auction                                                                                                Invitation                                                Favor
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sponsor                                            Reception                                               Sponsor                                                 Sponsor

                                                                                                                                                                                                 HMA Foundation Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dance Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sponsor                                                                                    Printed Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsor                                             Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dessert Sponsor
eVent photos by James GreCo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Olympian Sponsors
                                                                             Greek Council                                                    Aristocrat
                                                                                Sponsor                                                        Sponsors                                                     Ajax Building Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Olympian combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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;

                      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.”

                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5 – 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Student Union, 1st Floor Lobby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

   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.

                                                             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.

                                                             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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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 troberts@fgcu.edu              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 ssnyder@fgcu.edu                             Celebration of Excellence                        ballroom                                       or ssnyder@fgcu.edu
   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 troberts@fgcu.edu                                                             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 bcavin@fgcu.edu                                                                             Commencement Ceremony                            FGCU Art Faculty and Staff Exhibition          or jedens@fgcu.edu                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                           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

                                          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

           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.

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