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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Honors Donors, Recipients During Fifth Annual President's Scholarship Luncheon

FORT MYERS, FL - President William C. Merwin greets scholarship donors and recipients, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 19 in Alico Arena during the fifth annual President's Scholarship Luncheon, an event that gives scholarship sponsors a chance to meet their students and for scholarship recipients to thank their donors.
     The event provides an opportunity for scholarship donors to become acquainted with students over lunch, while learning more about how their scholarship gifts are being used to increase higher education opportunities for student recipients.
     The luncheon program features students sharing their stories of how their scholarship has affected their lives.
     The FGCU Foundation sponsors the event. This academic year, the Foundation awarded 272 scholarships totaling more than $220,000.
     FGCU slates that for the 2004-05 academic year, Foundation scholarship awards will total more than $365,000.
     The University Singers will perform "I'm Gonna Lift My Voice and Sing" by Lon Beery and "Where Our Wings Will Take Us" with music by Janet Johnston, lyrics by Lilliefors and additional lyrics by dean of Graduate Studies and Continual Learning Jack Crocker.
     The media is invited to attend.
     For more information, contact director of Advancement Judie Cassidy at (239) 590-1058.

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