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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Launches "Eagle Advocacy"

Join free membership to advocate on FGCU's behalf

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) recently launched "Eagle Advocacy," an organization designed to engage the community to participate in advancing FGCU's legislative agenda in Tallahassee.

The program's goals are to create an informed and energized FGCU community; develop a stronger, united voice in Tallahassee; and provide essential information to volunteers so that they can effectively convey their views about issues affecting FGCU.

"FGCU receives tremendous support in Southwest Florida, and I encourage the community to join me as an Eagle Advocate to help expand and build on that support," said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. "Members of this important advocacy organization can help ensure that our FGCU future remains bright."

As an Eagle Advocate, members will be part of a proud and committed group of FGCU alumni, students and supporters who articulate the University's priorities to those in positions to affect its future.

FGCU Honorary Eagle Advocate, Tax Collector and former chair of FGCU Board of Trustees Larry Hart said, "As a proud Eagle Advocate, your voice can make a difference to our state legislators and other elected members by providing them with valuable information at strategic times during the 60-day legislative session and throughout the year."

"With a focused involvement by FGCU supporters, Eagle Advocacy will support our local elected officials by carrying a strong message to Tallahassee about the importance of higher education, FGCU's mission and the critical need for reliable state funding to accomplish that mission," said Director of Government Relations Jennifer Goen.

Membership is free and only takes a few minutes. Those who join will receive the latest information on proposed legislation and other governmental activities that could potentially impact FGCU.

To become a member of Eagle Advocacy, sign up at

For more information, contact Goen at (239) 590-7410.

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