Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette Source FGCU MBB
FGCU head men’s basketball coach Joe Dooley announced on Friday that Rayjon Tucker has been released from his scholarship and will not return to the team.
“After speaking with Rayjon, we are both in agreement that he needs a fresh start,” said Dooley. “We thank him for his two years with the team and wish him luck in his feature endeavors.”
A native of Charlotte, N.C., the 6-5 Tucker averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game last year as a sophomore.
A new online community is making it easier for graduates of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to stay connected to classmates and their alma mater.
FGCU expects to wrap up June with an endowment fund crushing its all-time high and total assets reaching nine figures.
Another solid fundraising year, combined with Wall Street’s resurgence, has brought the FGCU Foundation into uncharted territory. Once final reports are updated with June numbers, vice president for university advancement Chris Simoneau expects:
• Assets will exceed $100 million for the first time.
• The endowment will surpass $75 million.
• Donations for the 2013-14 fiscal year will reach $17.6 million to $17.8 million.
“A lot of hard work went into making sure we did the right thing with the foundation’s endowment,” said Charles Winton, chairman of the foundation’s board of directors.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) Theatre Program at the Bower School of Music & the Arts presents “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, adapted by Toby Hulse. Originally produced by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK, in 2013, this 55-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic provides audience members with an introduction to this classic piece of literature.
Atilus, the Bonita Springs-based web design and internet marketing company owned and operated by two Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) alumni, has created an endowed scholarship fund with the first donation of bitcoin to the university.
Atilus President and CEO Zachary “Zach” Katkin and Director of Operations Harry Casimir created the Atilus Bitcoin Scholarship Fund with a pledge to donate $25,000, half of which is in the form of bitcoin. While the digital currency is increasingly being used to purchase goods and services, the donation to a university is among the first of its kind.
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association announced its new incoming board members for the 2014-2016 term.
Officers are Allison Krider (Fundraising Committee Chair) and Angela Bell (Awards Committee Chair).
New board members are Peter Cuderman, Peter Ryther, Lauren Schuetz, Brett Diamond, and Shad White.
The sun and the spirit of generosity were shining on Oct. 11, as Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) celebrated the 22nd annual Founder’s Cup golf tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs.
The annual fundraiser for the FGCU Foundation netted more than $80,000 for student scholarships and scientific, educational and charitable programs related to the mission of the University that are not supported by state funds. One of FGCU’s most successful single-day fundraisers, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception.
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Division of Student Affairs and Office of New Student Programs invite parents, guardians, siblings, children, friends, and families of FGCU students to attend Eagle Family Weekend, which takes place Oct. 25-27.
Eagle Family Weekend is an opportunity for the entire family to visit the University and the greater Fort Myers area.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Florida Institute of Government is offering a 2-day workshop in public records management Oct. 28-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FGCU Cohen Center. Cost is $175. Steve M. Lewis is instructor for the workshop.
To help business professionals gain the advantage of using social media for marketing and branding effectively, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs has teamed with Tamara (Tami) Patzer, social media and internet marketing expert, to present “Social Media Marketing for Your Business,” a 7-week certification program beginning Nov. 5 to Dec. 17.