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Herald Court Center in Charlotte County


Welcome to Florida Gulf Coast University, Herald Court Centre

As FGCU's conduit to the county, Herald Court Centre is proud to serve Charlotte County's higher, continuing, and business education needs.  In addition, the Centre provides Charlotte County's residents with personal enrichment and lifelong learning opportunities through its Renaissance Academy programming.  We hope you find this website a useful aid in planning to meet your educational goals.  For more information about FGCU, Herald Court Centre, and the diverse degree programs, professional business education, and Renaissance Academy lifelong learning programs offered, please telephone us at 941-505-0130, visit us in person at 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, Punta Gorda, FL, email us at, or visit us on Facebook. To suggest programming or to comment on our website, please contact us at, as we always welcome your comments and suggestions. We hope to see you soon - The Herald Court Centre Staff

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FGCU Offering Degree Programs for People Working Full-Time

WINK News featured an article on FGCU Complete recently, showing how potential students feel about the possibility of being able to complete their bachelor's degree. Check out the full-length article here and the video below.


The Russians are Coming!

The Renaissance Academy in Punta Gorda was given an experience to remember, by instructor Rachel Cox, a violinist of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She played her students samples of classical pieces from Russian composers.

Video from Class


Bicycle at FGCU Herald Court

The bicycle at the Renaissance Academy in Punta Gorda has received unanimous consensus that it is THE best looking bike provided by Team Punta Gorda! The purpose of the bike is to advertise the City of Punta Gorda's free bike program.

Team Punta Gorda Bike Team Punta Gorda Bike


Renaissance Academy Punta Gorda Wins Charlotte Sun 2016 Readers' Choice Award

The Renaissance Academy in Punta Gorda was chosen "Best in Charlotte County" in the category of Colleges/Universities by readers of the Charlotte Sun Newspaper. The awards ceremony and banquet was held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at the Charlotte Harbor Events and Conference Center in Punta Gorda.

Nancy Staub Charlotte Sun Readers Choice Award Charlotte Sun Readers Choice Award


FGCU Continuing Ed Charlotte County Honored with Special Recognition Award from The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

Thanks to the hard work of Nancy Staub, Program Assistant overseeing the Office of Continuing Education at the Herald Court Centre in Punta Gorda, and her valuable team, we earned the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce's, "Partners in Action 2014-15" Special Recognition Award, at the Annual Awards Dinner — The Chamber's NIGHT OF THE YEAR — hosted at the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. (... more)

Pictured (left to right):
Cheryl Thornton, Dr. Paul Thornton,
Nancy Staub, Rose Tison,
Dr. Robert Peterson
Nancy Staub of FGCU (Charlotte County Office) receives a Special Recognition Award from Della Booth, Chairman of the Board for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.


Alive After Five 2019

On the third Thursday of every month (5:00-8:00 pm), the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association presents Alive After Five -- an evening of music, art and tastings. The Renaissance Academy supports the arts in Punta Gorda by displaying a local artists' work all month and hosting a reception during Alive After Five.

For more information call (941) 505-0130