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Tony Korson '05

Tony Korson '05

Alumnus shapes young lives through sports programs

At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads

Science, art connect in new residence program

Culture Club

Culture Club

Caribbean Student Association offers fun-filled lessons on island

Ready, Willing and Able

Ready, Willing and Able

Well-qualified graduates ably filling ranks of local work force

In Good Company
FGCU serves as incubator for well-trained workforce for region's companies.
Ecological Myths of Southwest Florida
An FGCU professor of marine and ecological sciences explores commonly held beliefs about local flora and fauna.
All the World's a Classroom
Child and Youth Studies major has new teachers thinking beyond traditional school structure.
Courting success
Women’s team has historic season; men rebuilding as Dunk City members depart.

Plus:

Faces: Tara McKenna makes grass greener for golf management students.
FGCU professor and student serve as mentors, inspiration.

Recent Class Notes

  • William James Detyens III, (’14, Finance), died Feb. 14 in Charleston, S.C. as the result of a car accident. He was 23. He was the son of William James Detyens II and Pamela Allison Detyens Blanchard. He loved boating, scuba diving, fishing, hunting and football. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.

  • Melody Lynn, ’11

    Melody Lynn, (’11, Resort & Hospitality Management), died Jan. 13. She was 29. She was a Florida Everblades cheerleader, taught dance at the Competitive Edge Dance Studio in Cape Coral, and was a mentor at the Gulf Elementary School Drama Club. After a lung transplant in July 2012 necessitated by cystic fibrosis, she enjoyed more than 2 years of vastly improved health and made the most of it.

  • Sara Foley, (’14, Master’s, Family Nurse Practitioner), has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida as an advanced registered nurse practitioner. She will assist pediatric physicians in the Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral offices.

  • Ritisha Hall, (’13, Resort & Hospitality Management), graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is working toward opening a massage clinic for low-income families. She lives in Jacksonville.

  • Jennifer Joyce, (’12, Child and Youth Studies), accepted an internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. This will complete her final semester in the master’s of public administration program.

  • Justin Helmus, (’12, Master’s, Business Administration), is one of the 2015 30 under 30 Honorees announced by REALTOR Magazine. The honorees demonstrate some of the best traits the real estate industry has to offer. He is a broker/owner with Gulf Life Realty Group. He lives in Largo.

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