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Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. Alico Arena


Michael Martin, Ph.D.

Florida Gulf Coast University President Congratulations on this very special day celebrating a very special accomplishment! While I haven't come to know each of you as students I do look forward to getting to know you as proud alums of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). You are a special group having completed your degree in our twentieth year in FGCU’s history. And you have persevered through an historic weather event. Everyone associated with FGCU is proud of you not only for your success to date but for the many successes you will achieve in the future. Commencement marks the end of, or perhaps a pause in, your formal learning. But it also marks the beginning of lifelong learning. You are fully equipped to continue to learn, to adapt and to lead a very rapidly changing world. Please extend our thanks and yours to all who supported you and assisted you in earning a challenging and meaningful degree from FGCU. Use it with pride, humility and commitment. Best of luck and good fortune in all you pursue. And please know you will always be part of the FGCU Eagle family. Go Eagles.

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James L. Llorens, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Florida Gulf Coast University offers its students the opportunity to learn, engage, and gain the skills required to succeed in an evolving global economy. Our faculty are committed to developing and maintaining programs of excellence through teaching and scholarship. To you, our graduates, congratulations on your academic achievements and best wishes in your future endeavors.

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Blake Gable, ’01

Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees Chair You are graduates in one of the most important times in our history for young people. Your actions are resonating all over the world, catapulting change and delivering a louder message to your generation than ever before. I encourage you to use your voice in business, in politics, in personal relationships and beyond because it will make a difference. Become engaged. Engage others. Build the future you’ve always dreamed of and one your children will be proud to inherit. Your time at FGCU has prepared you and now it’s time for you to put your plan into action. Congratulations graduates.

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Mitchell L. Cordova, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Success & Enrollment Management, Professor of Athletic Training Eagle Graduates - today is your day! Your hard work, persistence, and commitment to service learning and community engagement has culminated in your commencement. Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Commencement marks a new beginning where you will put to great use the education and experiences you have gained during your time at Florida Gulf Coast University. We are incredibly proud of your success. Please, be sure to take time today to thank the important people in your life who have contributed to your success along the way, including family, friends and faculty. Student Success is of paramount importance to us—not only during your time on campus, but also following your graduation. You are now a member of the ever-expanding FGCU alumni network. Tap into this passionate and talented group of professional Eagles to assist you in advancing throughout your career. And, as you continue to succeed, reach out with Blue & Green pride to support your fellow Eagles. You are well prepared for your exciting journey ahead, and we can’t wait to see how you will soar!

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Michael R. McDonald, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate President and FGCU Board of Trustees Member, Professor of Anthropology Congratulations to the Florida Gulf Coast University Class of 2018 for completing a momentous journey. On behalf of FGCU’s outstanding faculty, I am happy to convey our pride in your accomplishments. It has been a privilege for us to be part of your lives for the past few years. The diploma bestowed on you today tells the world you have acquired knowledge and a depth of understanding in an academic discipline. Moreover, it proclaims you as an FGCU graduate, well prepared for a productive life as a civically engaged and environmentally conscious citizen. As you venture forth, keep close to your heart our values of excellence, inquiry, integrity, diversity and service. They will serve you well in the promising years ahead. My best wishes in all of your endeavors.

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Jalisa Z. White, ’18

Student Government President, FGCU Board of Trustees member “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Today begins your journey to saving lives, finding cures, inventing the next big things, or even creating another social media site. On behalf of the student body, I charge you with the task to identify your purpose and make a difference, stand apart to make your mark on our world. Go EAGLES!

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Jesse Bouchard, ’07

Chair of the Alumni Association board of Directors “Champions behave like champions before they are champions. They have a winning standard of performance before they are winners!” – Bill Walsh Today is the first day of the rest of your lives! You have put in a tremendous amount of time, talent and determination to reach this important milestone in your academic career. From this day forward, you represent yourself and the community as an alum of FGCU! As you transition to a world that awaits your contributions, remember to fight like a champion every single day to reach your goals and dreams. Give back to your university that has given so much to you by becoming a Forever an Eagle. Remember — wherever your wings take you, FGCU is always your home. On behalf of my fellow alumni, we wish you the best and a lifetime of success in all of your future endeavors! Congratulations and GO EAGLES!

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Elia Vázquez-Montilla, Ph.D.

College of Education / Professor Emeritus 9:00 a.m. ceremony Dr. Elia Vázquez-Montilla, one of the founding faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), is the Department Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Education (COE), encapsulating the Teacher Education and Curriculum, Instruction, and Culture departments. A full professor, Dr. Vázquez-Montilla teaches graduate and undergraduate courses for the COE in the disciplines of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Curriculum & Instruction, is Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Teacher Education Program, and has been instrumental in the collaborative effort to create and develop the COE’s teacher education program with ESOL endorsement. Dr. Vázquez-Montilla completed her B.A. and M.Ed. in Education, Administration, and Supervision at the University of Puerto Rico and received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, with majors in Elementary Education and Multicultural Bilingual Education. Since 1987, she has worked with linguistically and culturally diverse students and families in Florida, and continues to provide service to surrounding school districts in Southwest Florida, enthusiastically sharing her expertise on ESOL issues with students, faculty, and area schools. Her research interests include teacher education, linguistically and culturally diverse families, and the academic performance of English language learners. She has published numerous articles in her field and presented at state, national, and international professional conferences. For all that, and with an eye towards her long, varied, and ultimately rewarding career, Elia maintains that the source of her greatest pride and most significant contribution to this life has been her five children and five grandchildren…and she enjoys reading a good book and the peaceful solitude of sailing with her husband! One of Dr. Vázquez-Montilla's favorite quotes: “El verdadero valor del ser humano radica en la esencia y no en la presencia." — Miguel Cervantes

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Commencement Address

Jim Nathan

CEO Lee Health, Retired Graduation is a wonderful achievement and a key milestone in your life journey. While the ingredients of success include sacrifice, self-reliance, perseverance, positive attitude, passion, risk-taking, and results orientation, they are insufficient without teamwork, compromise and collaboration. Most success is achieved by working well with others. Win/lose strategies usually result in a lose/lose environment at most all levels of life. Successful families, neighborhoods, businesses, community organizations, communities, states, and nations find ways to overcome differences and collaborate for success. Our nation has evolved into walls of divisiveness, increasingly unable to achieve compromise on virtually every important societal issue. These walls of divisiveness are getting higher every day. You can be the leaders of tomorrow by drawing on your knowledge that compromise and collaboration should not be seen as failure or weakness but actually signs of strength.

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Commencement Program Prelude Suncoast Brass Quintet Processional

Michael R. McDonald, Ph.D., Faculty Senate President and FGCU Board of Trustees Member, Professor of Anthropology

Invocation

- 9:00 a.m. Deacon Lisa R. Huber, Bethel Lutheran Church, ELCA - 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. John Roth, Thrive Community Church, Campus Ministries

National Anthem

- 9:00 a.m. Elise Snyder, ’06, accompanied by Suncoast Brass Quintet - 1:00 p.m. Jacqueline Sherer, accompanied by Suncoast Brass Quintet

Welcome and Introductions Michael Martin, Ph.D., President of Florida Gulf Coast University Introduction of Speakers James L. Llorens, Ph.D., Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Student Speaker Jalisa Z. White, Student Government President and FGCU Board of Trustees Member Commencement Address

Jim Nathan, CEO Lee Health (Retired)

Conferral of Degrees and Michael Martin, Ph.D., President of Florida Gulf Coast University Presentation of Diplomas James L. Llorens, Ph.D., Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Gregerson, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bob Beatty, D.B.A., Dean of the Lutgert College of Business Eunsook Hyun, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education Richard Behr, Ph.D., Dean of the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering Joan Glacken, Ed.D., Interim Dean of the Marieb College of Health & Human Services Allison Bacigalupi, ’12, Director of Academic Advising, University Reader Jessica Evers, Academic Advisor I, University Reader FGCU Alumni Association

Jesse Bouchard, ’07, Chair of the Alumni Association Board of Directors

Closing Remarks Michael Martin, Ph.D., President of Florida Gulf Coast University and Comments Singing of the Alma Mater

- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Elise Snyder, ’06, accompanied by Suncoast Brass Quintet Jacqueline Sherer, accompanied by Suncoast Brass Quintet

Recessional Michael R. McDonald, Ph.D., Faculty Senate President and FGCU Board of Trustees Member, Professor of Anthropology

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The College of Arts and Sciences Candidates College Marshal: Martha Rosenthal, Ph.D. Master of Arts Diane M. Bova Heath Callahan, ’15 Ambline Jean

Keith Andrew Laakkonen Kiana Joy Rugar Kindra Marie Taylor, ’15

Master of Public Administration Charlotte Suzanne Bingham Carolyn Amelia Greene, ’07 Aaron Z. Hothem Krista Cole Jackson Carmalita Lall

Aisha Dayle Tamanique Lewis, ’16 Crystal Maldonado Katherine Kay Reusze Kathleen Diane Wilson-Ebaugh

Master of Science Courtney Lyn Aneson, ’16 Erika Brown, ’16 Micki Jo David, ’15 Alexis Nicole Ferrera Amie Marie Haertling Michael William Lindsey, ’16 Cristina Rose Lopardo Dayanira Lopez, ’14

Baccalaureate Degrees Delaney Elizabeth Abroe Megan Kyra Adams Rose Emily Agenor Anissa Marie Aguirre Faizan Ahmed Alexis Credell Aiken Danielle Akeung Rafael Angel Albino Jesse L. Alexander Gabriel Alonso William A. Alpert Sierra Grace Amato Brittani Alysia C. Anderson Corban Juan Arboleda Joseph Rand Arias Jennifer L. Austin Sarah Rahma Azmi Anne Marie Baccash Ariana Rene Bachman Rachel Bathsheba Bales Tara Baliban Brooke Suzanne Barthel David Arthur Bateman Ariel Angelina Bates Anne Nichole Baxter Shayla Audra Bechtle Aaron Vijay Beepat Brooke Marin Beihoff Christopher Stuart Bell Dominic Joseph Berardesca Garrett John Bergquist Debra-Semone Jodi-Ann Bernard Anna Christine Bethel 12

Santiago Nicolas Luaces, ’13 Jenna Leigh MacDonald Rebecca Kathleen May, ’16 Sarah Virginia Norris, ’13 Heather Elizabeth Phillips Nicholas Stevens Roach Matthew David Rolland Amber Milissa Shaw

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Ljubica Nadiezhda Bjazevic Ashley Rene Blanchard Victor Anthony Blasucci David Benjamin Bogner Alyssa Christine Boloy Melissa Nancy Boni Gabriela Yusset Bonilla Vianka Roxana Bravo Alyah Makayla Bridges Devonique Lashaun Brissett Taylor Jay Broad Haley Brock Austin Jordan Brown Breanna Erica Brown Kenneth Patrick Brown Shawn Michel Brunelle Cathryn Judith Butcher Stephen Vincent Butler Christina M. Calvar Daniella Marie Cammarota Alexandra Candelario-Pacheco Amanda Elizabeth Canning Clarissa Cano Jacqueline Conchita Cardona Talya K. Carness Jennifer Carrera Hedy Carvajal Natalie Marie Cascone Benjamin Jose Castano Alexa Ray Caster Cassandra Michele Castillo Natalia Cristina Castro Tatiana Cristina Castro

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The College of Arts and Sciences Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Brittni Nicole Cecil Connor Russell Cerrito Jesse Michael Champer Jeff Allen Charelus Caleb Charles Jenai E. Charles Marcela Maritza Checa Carly Whitney Cherry Nathalia Elizabeth Chianco Giovanni Sea Cintron Chelsea Lynne Clarke Kaylee Amber Clifford Aliyah Charlisse Coleman Abby Michelle Collins Brandi Lynn Collison Morgan Combs Jamie Lynn Compton Nicolas M. Contreras Carly Tatum Cooper Stevie Mattison McKinsey Cooper Maximillian Xavier Costanzo Sherry Renee Cross Chirstie Laine Crowe Kara Rose Crowe Delirys Cruz Valentin Maria Elena Cuesta-Repice Jesse Tyler Curnow Sarah Danielle Cushion Stephen Andrew Cutting Ashley Kaitlyn Dale Jake Victor D'Amico Shelleka Anefia Darby Jeremy Keith Davis Jordhan Ralph Dawkins Lindsay Alexandria Dawson Allison Michelle De La Cruz Manuel Francisco de la Torre Victoria de Laney Alexander Javier DeJesus Claudia M. Delikat Lucy Kay Delph Amanda DeLuca David Demanget Christopher James DeMuth Jessica Lynn DeYoung Mariah Isha Diaz Lauren T. Diedrick Samantha DiRamacca Kyra Ja'Nae Dixon Alyssa Marie Dooms Ernest Antoneo Dorman Bradley R. Douglas Gianna Marie Dubay Savanna Delanie Dungan Jessica Frances Dunn Jason Michael Dunne Brea Nicole Dwyer Emmanuel Edouard Abigail Marie Eischen Sherry Allison Elfering

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Shaun Patrick Elie Callum Ellison Austin Alexander Esposito Adam Michael Wolfgang Essler Hannah K. Falestiny Zachary Charles Faller Catlin Celina Faust Devon Elizabeth Febbraio Paula C. Feliciano Kasandra Lynn Fenlon Joe'Lissa Rose Ferguson Michelle Fernandez Clarence Edward Few III Maria Camila Figueroa Joseph Michael Fiscella Marissa Anne Fischer Michelle Fischer Tayler M. Fisher Krisanna Nickole Florke Brooke Cassidy Flynn Jennifer Fonseca Amber Marissa Frank Holly Rose Fritz Dalton Rance Fulks Jessica Ashley Gadus Stephanie Galarza Amy Leigh Garcia Lissette Dominique Garcia Marisa Suzanne Gelinas Alexis R. Gentner Valencia Nicole Gibson Anna Regan Gilbert Tatiana Marie Gomez Thalia Gomez Anthony Gabriel Gonzalez Carmen Rosa Gonzalez Daisy Gonzalez Marissa Yvette Gonzalez Zeida Gonzalez Brandon Datrelle Goodwin Jhodie-Alexi Gordon Treyanna Demetria Gordon Jessica Leigh Gorman Patrick David Gratzer Chelsea Lynn Green Ronny Greenup Amoni Lynn Griffin Cory Dakota Grimes Andrew Martin Gross Alexandra Osk Gudmundsson Destiny E. Gurney Jennifer Gustawski Addison Glen Guthrie Rebecca Gutierrez Alainah Marie Hacker Jacob Ryan Hafen Sarah Lloyd Hagenbuch Matthew Aaron Hale Shanice LaShae Hall Tyler Thomas Hallatt

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The College of Arts and Sciences Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Taylor Nicole Hallbeck Crystal Lynette Hamblen Brooke Ashley Hamill Viktourea Sophia Hamill Braden Matthew Harsy Jonathan Andrew Hart Jacqueline Diane Harten Faith Diane Lissa Hawk Megan Laura Heins Alyssa Katherine Henkel Amber Marie Heuston Olivia Kaye Hilfiker Meagan Elizabeth Hill Olivia Rose Hitt Joseph Bradley Hodges Matthew David Hollfelder Logan Nels Holm Lauren Ruth Holmes Lindsay Erin Hopper Xylia Jordain Horgan Christopher A. Hormuth Devon Edwin Howard Rosalia NiryĂ­li Huertas Donne Lynn Hutcheson Trishana Naketa Hyde Rodney Innocent Audrina Maxine Jackson Rosa Maria Jamette Sissi Lopez Diaz Jensen Kelly Ann Jones Kelsea Renee Jones Fabienne Joseph Briana Elizabeth Jukins Francesco Thomas Kano Farwa Khan Chelsea Cecelia Khuen Tyler Kinney Emily Jayne Kirk Ethan Jon Kirk Trevor Scott Kirkland Isabelle Louise Kofflin Blan Christian Rodrigue Kouablan Ryan Anthony Kraczon Lisa Ann Kuchinski Lauren Elizabeth Lage Sofia Lambert Gilbert Paul Lanoue Jr. Morgan Faith LaNoue Reilly David Larkin Berdhie Rosa Canegie Lebrun Mason Christopher Leekey Priyanka Peters Lehr Jacob Robert Leonard Lauren Elizabeth Leonard Christian Reed Leto Ross William Levine Chloe Isabella Lewis Tariqa Skye Liebermann Brianna Aida Linden Ayanna Brittany Linton 14

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Joseph Francis Lippi Catherine Frances List Pearl Rose Litman Zachery David Livesay Nicholas Antonio Llorens Ryan James Lombardo Indhira Lopez Natalie Marie Lopez Sabrina Louk Hallie Ann Louzao Shawn Michael Louzao Devontaye Malik Lowe Jordan Robert Lue Marissa Anne Lundell Khamor Lyons Matthew Thomas Maberino Katelyn Marie MacKinnon Mark Harrington Maguire Ashleigh-Ann Kamilah Maitland Andrew Athos Maldonado Moniqe Jennifer Manning Spencer Davis Marcantonio Kamar George Marriott Elizabeth Marroquinn Kristen Ann Marsh Tynisha Rachelle Martin Ismarys Martinez Malena Del Pilar Martinez Anthony John Massimino Aaliyah Ann Mattro Krista Jane Mauldin Jessica Marie McBrayer Shannon Irene McCarthy Eric R. McCorkle Courtney Allison McDonald David Anthony McGill Chezanne Nicolette McLeod Megan McNeely Andrew Stephen McPherson Stephanie Lauren McRoy Aliza Mae McTernan Amanda Patricia Meakins Gianfranco Mellone Tiffani Mendez Jasmine Renee Mercado Gregory Allen Metz Essence Marie Miles Alexandra Nicole Milian Sebastian Millan Jenna Rose Minichiello Abigail Alesia Mitchell Whitney Marie Mitchell Christopher Mocci Austin Emerson Moe Ana Laura Molina Madison Christine Moody Hannah Mackenzie Moore Jose Daniel Morales Katherine Rose Moran Kristen Elizabeth Moreno

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The College of Arts and Sciences Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Rachel LeAnne Morrell Maria Ilias Moutsatsos Bret Allen Munson Molly Marie Murphy Angelica Yshan Murray Sarah Jean Myers Andrew James Naso Patrick Armand Natili Nicholas David Navarro Simone A. Nelzi Bruce Edward Nesbitt Jr. Karen Nino Nicole Nostas Davidson Nougues Katie Alexandra Nunamacher Kelsey Nicole Orr Erin Nicole Ortino, ’16 Manuel Ortiz Shelby Lynn Osborne Alina Diana Ossi Ryan James O'Sullivan Kaylee Lynn Owens Zachary Ian Owens-Smith Christine Marie Oxendine Michael Joseph Palombo Peter Zachary Palsis Mindy Paniagua Amanda Parker Taylor Andrew Parker Nirja Ilesh Patel Ivie Marie Patino Christopher J. Patrick Danielle Patton Jessica Patton Sarah Paul Samantha Renee Paxton Reina Penaloza-Faustino Jordan Taylor Pencarinha Amanda Pendray Mario Emmanuel Perez Michael William Perez Nicholas Anthony Perez Greggory Curtis Perry Elijah Scott Persing Ashley M. Peters Dustin Lee Philipp Savannah Marie Phillips Alexus Lauren Pierce Mark A. Pierre Tyerra La'Trice Poole Cheryl Marie Portz Eric N. Prefontaine Taylor Nicole Price Alec Theodore Prorock Erik Steven Pstrag Bethany Jane Puls Winston Robert Purkey Manuel Quintanilla Maria Marlen Quintanilla Lorena Quintero

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Alyssa Lorraine Raggio Margaret Anne Rainwater Ashleigh Elizabeth Mitsuko Rankin Devyn Lee Raulerson Meghann Aileen Rauschenbach Mia Francesca Ravaschieri Matthew J. Reardon Taylor Evans Redington Brandy Sue Reeves Michaela Lauren Reidy Hathor Renza Shanice Alison Rerrie Antonio Jose Reyes Jr. Antonia Marie Rich Arlet Rivas Taylor N. Rizio Blake Robert Rizzolo Bradley Lane Robbins Brianna Marie Rockwell Jany Denisse Rodriguez Lazara Zulay Rodriguez Yiliannis Rodriguez Abigail Ann Roos Josselin Ivelisse Rosa Nicholas Antonio Rosa Katherine Eve Ross Evin Mitchell Rossington Julie Wheeler Ruhl Bailey Danielle Russell Andrea Nina Rygala Garret Gunner Sabac Austin Michael Sabo Kaytlynn Taylor Sackos Adrian Sanchez Danielle Sanchez Cassidy Jayne Sanders Kayla D. Sann Alysia A. Santos Alex Jeffery Satterfield Marisa Jean Sauer Joshua Kyle Saunders Savana Grace Scarborough Robert Harriman Scheible Gabriel B. Schram Taylor Jordyn Scott Haili Nicole Seabourn Coedy Don Alan Sears, ’16 Jessica Marie Shanahan Rashell Arieana Sharpe-Lauwers Jacqueline Amanda Sherer Austin Wade Shott Abbie Cheyenne Sibold Krystal Joy Silas Jennifer Nicole Sillars Sam Spencer Silverberg Kala Marie Silverman Deanna J. Simmons Kaitlyn Ann Simmons Caitlyn Blake Skinner Meghan Amanda Skrobis

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The College of Arts and Sciences Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Amber Mercedez Smith Dylan Blair Smith Kayleigh Elise Smith Brittany Lane Snyder Alexandra Michel Solmo Lucyhelena Somarriba Tanner South Imani Beverly Spence Sierra Lynn Spillane Nikeda Jahmiliah St. Martin Jacki Angela Stala Teanna Lynne Staser Victoria Ann Stiehl Ashleigh Taylor Still Shanna Clara Stingu Sara Elizabeth Stowers Nicole Lynn Stroschein Jessica Suardiaz Sabrina Marie Suarez Shantell M. Suarez Sarajane Susan Sullivan Chelsea Shae Sutphin Taylor C. Sweeney Alexis Nicole Sylvia Sandra Renee Tarleton London Monet Taylor Zachary William Taylor Jared Tetreault Katherine Kristen Thomas Liv Dorothy Thompson Zachary Thomas Thompson Zachary Stephen Tillery Deanna Alexandra Toland Trevor Adonis-Juan Torres Samantha Tovar Brittany F. Trawick Nicholas James Tricarico Miranda Llene Trifan Christina Latisha Trotter Joseph Ryan Trunfio Jaclyn Irene Tucker

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Samuel Noah Tuschman Jonathan David Upleger Francesca Weiland Valdez Rewa Anais Valentin Mercado Carlos Jesus Vanegas Silvana Vargas Ileana Iveliz Vega Jose Guadalupe Vega Carlo Jesus Verdugo James Anthony Vidal Margaret Elizabeth Vieta Carissa Marie Waldner Lisa Marie Kebrina Walker Sasha-Gay Ann-Marie Walker Twyla Keishalee Walker Mary Emiline Wall Alexandrea Racquel Walters Austin Joseph Walters Hannah Elizabeth Walters Nicolai Sade Ward Kenneth James Warger Jr. Alexandria Danielle Webb Anselm Martin Weber Aimee Nicole Weigt Saundra Marie Wiggs Brooke Marie Wilkinson Angela Virginia Williams Imani Lee Williams Jessica Ann Williams Nikita Erica Williams Shana Marie Wilson Sydney Erin Wilson Anthony Richard Wolz Victorea Sharon Worley Krista Marie Wyant Dylan Margaret Yakich Kristy Marie Zalud Dennis Zapata Christopher Carmine Zeppetelle Jenna Elizabeth Zimmer Matthew Christopher Zino

The listing of degree candidates and the announced honor distinctions are tentative and subject to final certification of graduation.

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The Lutgert College of Business Candidates College Marshal: Mark Case, Ph.D. Master of Business Administration Sergio Alberto Alvarez John Matthew Bliss Trevor James Caldwell Anushka S. Chang Kayla Douglass, ’16 Hallie Schweitzer, ’10 Kayla Elizabeth Green

Ian James Jackson, ’16 Ashley G. Kimbrough, ’17 Jeffrey Chienyu Lee Claire Gorman Lewis, ’14 Herbert Mauricio Sanabria, ’11, ’13 Ling Lee Su Rosalia Tejada, ’16

Master of Science Kyle Coleman Sarah Ann Correnti Karen Marie Cortez, ’16 Michael James Levatino, ’16

Baccalaureate Degrees Andrew Justin Aceto Timothy D. Alexander Jr. Jalyssa Iana Maxine Allen Chase Edward Allsworth Brian Almanzar David Aristizabal Montoya Alexandra Brooke Aronson Jamar Aromani-Luciano Arrindell Anita Andrea Ash, ’12 Tom Bakoczy Juan Sebastian Barreto Jeffrey W. Barton Victoria Blair Bass Albert Vogt Baumann V Jason Anthony Beaubrun Andrew Dominic Bellio Jared Matthew Blumberg Erika Lynn Bodenstein Timothy Nichols Bohanon Phillip Boljanovich Andy Bombino Kevin S. Bramhall Katie Brooke Bramley Rachel Maria Branigan Corie Elizabeth Briody Kristin Dannielle Britt Austin Javier Brooks Michelle Anne Brown Tyler Joseph Brown Jayla Renee Buie Will Allen Buno Samantha Paige Burke Dawson Alex Calero Brooke Lynn Caliguire Joseph N. Cantore Jr. Samantha Sophia Canty Angie A. Cardona Melissa Carmona

Penny Arline Pike, ’11 Morgan Lee Vanderslice, ’11 Stefan James Wollerman, ’17 Maria C. Zuluaga, ’00

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Brigit Victoria Carrigan Ashley Rae Carter Gilberto Castaneda Rosele Castor Edwardo Luis Castro Manuel Castro Nicholas Andrew Cento Mason Thomas Chagnon Sultan A. Chakkar Bianca M. Chevallier Boutell Matthew Harris Chiappelli Dominick Alphonse Chicago Mikenlove Cidelus Dan Bedy Clermont Hannah Marie Coakley Ashley Elizabeth Coates Paul Alfonso Coka Diaz Raymond James Coleman Samantha Renee Coley Zachary Michael Colicchio George Michael Cominsky Jr. Sarah Christi Comrie Samuel Gabriel Conboy Sheila Marie Copanic Caitlin Elizabeth Corbett Katelyn Marie Cotton Matthew Brady Coward Wesley Scott Cox II Allison Louise Croes Kara Rose Crowe Briana Rae Cuccarese Lamar Roshay Cummings Kent Allen Cypher Kristjana Dano Mackenzie Layne Davis Yahsyra M. Dazza Michelle Lee Delatorre Raelene Deluca

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The Lutgert College of Business Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Alexis Diaz Stacy Lynn DiNardo Andrew Robert Dishington II Jaime Leigh DiZazzo Meghan Joan Donaghy Melissa Mariah Dones Madison Marie Droz Robert Nelson Dunbar Jr. Cody Joseph Durand Jynae Eadie Kathryn Ann Eagan Robby Monroe Ensor Jr., ’16 Jeankarlos Rafeal Espinosa Michelle Estrada Sarah Caitlin Evertsen Kovan Ross Fekkes Cassidy Shea Fenske Kevin Rubin Fertel Ryan Michael Fiore Yves Villanueva Firestone Kenyon James Flint Jeremiah G. Fonkwe Jonel Francisque Rachel Ashley Frommer Kramer David Gardner Kathryn Darlene Gathman Garrett Macauley Gatlin Juan Felipe Gaviria Michael Alan Gervase Brian A. Godoy Jesse Daniel Gold Shoshana G. Golovin Myranda Kaye Grabman Josh Adam Greenberg Jean Paul Grisales Kalesha Tishana Gumbs Adrian Guzman Petal Sasha Hassad Cynthia Gail Hayes Jessica Marie Held Lindsey Marie Hellsten Paola B. Hendry Ryne Christopher Hensley Laura Herrera Alec Joseph Herzfeld Chloe Nicole Hester Ellie Hidalgo Max Royal Hilty David John Hinds David Richard Hoyt Jared David Hubbuch John Tyler Hughes Scott Douglas Hunter II Justin Allan Huseman Jennifer Nicole Irvan 18

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Roseline Isme Brittany Marie Izell Alexander Paul Jacobs Parker Logan Jagert Juslin Jean Baptiste James Ryan Joels Shamar Ramon Johnson Alexandre Branco Jorge Maxwell Jacob Karon Nikolas Matthew Kasslater Zachary Katine Dustin Robert Kato Christopher Daniel Kelty Patrick Aaron Kemper Claudica Altagrace Kenol Ryan David Kifer Ryan Patrick Killeen Stephron Shaquille King Harrison J. Kissinger Andrew Chase Kollmann Zachary Leonard Kotulak Krzysztof Jeffrey Krzyszczak Sarah Elizabeth Kuhnow Alexander Nicholas Kurth Austin Wayne Lail Chase Brandon Langston Mallory P. Lapp Calvin Khanh Le Erik Leal Kristina Cabrera Lee Clorina Lejulus Wendy Lemus Martinique Nicole Lennox Quadarius Llayton Lauren Renee LoCastro Joseph Taylor Lombard Antonio Longobardo Maricela Lopez Bailey Austin Lorber Lori Lynn Losee Eric Andrew Lumpkins John F. Lynch III Sawyer William Lynn Michael Anthony Lystad Christine Elizabeth MacLean Kelsey Dana Maingot Justin Thomas Martin Laura Cristina Martinez Martel Adelmo Martinez Deja Patrice Mashack Brittanie A. Massey Anthony Erik Mayor Joshua Shane McAuliffe Michael Charles McCastler Jr. Brittany Chantee McClure

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The Lutgert College of Business Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Ryan W. McCormack Anthony Joseph McGill Stephen Joseph McLaughlin Matthew Chandler McMurray Jonathan William Medley Sabrina Joyce Meikle Roxana Mendoza Rueda Simon Paul Meyer Maxel Alexander Miller Ryan Adam Miller John David Mills Jr. Angel David Molina Jonathan Rene Molina Lorena A. Molina Luna Maxwell Cisneros Molloy Dominic A. Monzon Chad Kashiff Moran Andrew James Morano Taylor Rachelle Morgan Tyler Scott Morgan Lindsey Alaine Morimanno Francis Lawrence Nater Lauren Danielle Natoli Garrett Paul Neuburger Jacob Lee Neuville Troy Daniel Nichols Victor Roque Noceda Marie Josie Noel Elvin Anthony Noriega Ashley Marie Nunziato Austin Lowry Nutting Juan Alfredo Ocampo Padilla Kevin Edward O'Donnell Jonathan Michael Oliveira Matthew Joseph Olson, ’16 Anthony Linden Edward Osborn Cameron Watson Osman Elizabeth Alexandra Ouellette McKenzie Nichole Palumbo Wilbert Antonio Pantaleon Nicholas Edward Panzica Joseph Richard Pappalardo Michael Parado Garrette Morgan Parsons Grisha Hiteshkumar Patel Breyana Nicole Patrick Steven Paul Pavlinec Carlos Vinicio Paz-Bucheli Theodore Spencer Pearl Luis David Perez Alexander Mark Peric Joshua David Peterson Steven Petit-Frere Timothy Joseph Pettis Andrew John Piipponen

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Rachel Marie Plourde Ryan Joseph Preiner Cody Joseph Pry Eric Richard Przybylski Bryan Edward Radebaugh Jesus Ramirez Jr. Melanie Nicole Ramirez Alexander James Reed Eric D. Reidy Cayla Avalena Reis Nicholas Allen Reiser Matthew Brian Rennick Siobhan Teresa Rhodes Jacob Rickman Chase M. Rieg Cesar Antonio Rimassa Vanessa Rincon Demi Alexis Rivera David Nicholas Robau Myles Gary Rodney Katelynn Ryanne Rose Lexus Nancy Ross Brent Galen Rossmiller Dylan Michael Roye Joshua Isai Rubio Albert Ruiz Jean-Pierre Saint-Tran Nicolas Samayoa Flor E. Sanchez Travis Carter Sanders Dominique Barbara Scalisi Mary Elizabeth Schaack Paige Schallenkamp Christopher Daniel Schantz Bridget Alana Schoffman Brett Austin Schuld Kevin Michael Schultz Michael James Sementelli Daniella Sepulveda Nadege Severe Connor Bryan Sharpe Zachary Mark Sheets Jonathan Rocco Shively Crystal Ann Sindelar Farihah Ali Singh Peter Tommy Smith Tiffany Dalya Smith Jack Gregory Sorensen Adam James Southworth David Caliman Souza Aleksandra Stankovska Landan James Stevens Hannah Rose Stone Katherine Taylor Stout David Andrew Strongin

Summa Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

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The Lutgert College of Business Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees Jonathan Tyler Sussman Justin Creel Swetman Krista N. Swift Stephen A. Szabo Akeim Johnnois Taylor Jessica Lynn Telford Sam Elliot Tessenholtz Shad Thebaud Sarah Rachel Tigue Philip John Tomeo John Michael Toohey Zachery Adrian Tracy Jean Marie Tyrrell Renan M. Ueno Nicholas Paolo Valderrosa Kody Robert VanDuser Brandon S. Venditti Amanda Summer Vidal

Baccalaureate Degrees

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude

Camila Villaveces Matthew James Walden James William Walker Jr. Matthew Patrick Walsh Kaitlyn Jean Weil Christopher Alex West Sarah Noelle Wicks Joshua Harris Wilensky Amanda Rose Williams Amber Chanel Williams Ashley Lauren Williams Allison Emily Wilson Garrett Lee Wilson Amanda Lee Wrate Mario George Wright Zachary J. Yarish Alana Lynne Zabaglo

The listing of degree candidates and the announced honor distinctions are tentative and subject to final certification of graduation.

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The College of Education Candidates College Marshal: Shelby Gilbert, Ed.D. Doctor of Education Stacey Michelle Davis Danielle Megan Hudzina, ’09 Ashley Mann Pittman

Master of Arts Robert W. Balasco, ’15 Stefanie Elizabeth Grambow Gilmaris M. Medina, ’11 Lisa Taylor Ray, ’15

Lori Ann Rieselman Michael Justin Stoker, ’05 Michael Taylor Waldren, ’13

Master of Education Jason Lee Adams Brianna Marie Ercolani Tami Ruth Fessenden Lynette Cathryn Rodriguez, ’09

Baccalaureate Degrees Jennifer Acevedo Kyle Scott Adams Rachel Olivia Badway Bridget Yasmin Barahona Josiah Quinn Barbee Amy Marie Barkan Courtney Rose Beason Zaire Maliaka Benjamin Bailey Elizabeth Bradin Jessika Buno Olivia Tatum Byrd Katherine Emily Coakley Renata Pelissari Da Silva Rachel Ashley Danielsen Jenna Lin DeVille Savannah Rae Diehl Brooke Marie Endsley Emily Rebecca Fearns Chloe Alexandra Fishell Brittany Taylor Freeman Emily Jayne Greenall Catherine Rose Hackler Julieann F. Hanrahan Madison Abigail Holt Shari Lynn Hotchkiss Maggie Elizabeth Hughes Lindsay Nicole Hugo

Shajarian Tatyana Stevens, ’13 Lady Laura Swanson Keira Jane White, ’15 Erin Bethany Wright, ’14

Baccalaureate Degrees Summa Cum Laude Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude Cum Laude Cum Laude

Cum Laude Cum Laude Cum Laude

Amber Rachel Isaacson Shandreka Bre'Asia James Marshall James King Brooke Ann Klocke Jillian Kay Leonard Sophonie P. Lucce Ashley Elizabeth Murano Haley Nichole Norton Jace William Norus Araceli Palacios Julie Ann Paschal Lauren Jane Pflieger Bonnie Sue Poklemba Alexis Porché Polk Danielle Marie Quina Melissa L. Saienni Stephanie Sanchez-Garcia Michelle Carmela Searle Anne Maureen Slominski Alexander Reed Stroh Cassandra Lynn Sumner Tamryn Zhane Taylor Victoria Joy Teurbe-Tolon Anais Nicole Valdes Sadina Lynn Willis Brooke Nicole Zadoks Melissa Leigh Zimmerman

Magna Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude Cum Laude Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude

The listing of degree candidates and the announced honor distinctions are tentative and subject to final certification of graduation.

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The U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering Candidates College Marshal: Danvers Johnston, Ph.D. Baccalaureate Degrees Dylan John Budnack Tyler John Carlson Courtney L. Gammon Shayn Stuart Hinde Michael Shearer MacCallum Zachary James McQuirt

Baccalaureate Degrees Graham Halleran Miles Sanjay Poonaisingh John Sillery Price-Gedrites Ryan Edward Speir Brian Russel Westheimer

Cum Laude Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude

The Marieb College of Health & Human Services Candidates College Marshal: Nelson Guzman, Ph.D. Doctor of Physical Therapy Jennifer Lee Magas, ’00, ’02

Master of Science Nicholas P. Brunco, ’13

Baccalaureate Degrees Mary Margaret Andreu Hope Elizabeth Apichell Connor Matthew Arrildt Brooke Ashley Baez Alexandra Nicole Baron Kyle Evan Barry Kingsley Benecke Jake Benitez Alena Danielle Blosfelds Madeleine Pauline Bolsen Christina Noel Bradley Alexa Lynn Brandstetter Jordan Elizabeth Brantley Andrea Christine Brown Ciara Janay Brown Diana Maria Bryson Elise Marie Calzadilla Nicole Elizabeth Campbell, ’15 Anna Rose Carney Joseph Michael Cerny Jr. Courtney Alyse Chastain Heather Ann Chitwood Erika Lyn Cichocki Christian Dalton Clark Amanda G. Clemons Nikolas Richard Clodfelter Jacob Kaye Cohen Karina Lauren Corrado Darrion A. Cowart Savannah Rae Crowe Dominique KrisAnn Cruickshank Abigail Cruz 22

Baccalaureate Degrees Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Bria J. Davis George Trevor Dean Claudia M. Delikat Elizabeth Fun Deng Linsey Deshommes Lauren Ashley Diego Katherine A. Dingle Kendra Rena Douglas Taylor McKenna Dunn MaKenzie Lorene Dutcher Brittany Marie Eide Quane Yakaia Fashaw Theodore Woodrow Fields Jason Eugene Finan Makenzie Jane Fish Jenna Leigh Foss Megan Alexis Francis Britana Merline Frazer Jessica Christine Greek Hope Danielle Gavigan Briana Marie Gayle Vanessa Michelle Granadino Josiah Benjamin Guerra Logan Wade Haga Josiah A. Hanson Tyler Vincent Hendricksen Aubree MaCae Hogan Charles Daniel Hoskins lll Kala Ann Howard Aaron M. Hunter Terianna Yvette Irizarry Elizabeth Dagney Johnson

Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude


The Marieb College of Health & Human Services Candidates Baccalaureate Degrees

Baccalaureate Degrees

Kristell Shanique Johnson Lashanedra C. Johnson Dana Michelle Jones Erica Rita Kanter Nicole Monique Kostera William Larrea Daneil Leal Samuel Leccima Alexander William Levy Jenna Lynn Lex Anthony Joseph Long Nicole Marie Lyon-Philor Kailey Anne Masters Timothy James Masters Carissa Renee Maxin Brianna Marae McFarlane Lesly Isabel Mejicanos Rivera Kiera Ann Merriam Franco Nicolas Micale Danielle Taylor Miele Carrie Lynn Moore Asyah Taneel Myers Haley Nicole Nadeau Pooneh Nazari Nora H. Newman Melissa Mary O'Hern Khaylani NeKhole Oscar Migdalia PeĂąa Tam Ngoc Phan Michael Francis Reda Alexander Frank Restrepo

Cum Laude

Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Jennifer Rae Richter Jordan Marie Riddle Christopher Neil Robbins Imani Hope Duncan-Rodriguez Jinett Maria Rodriguez Jennipher Mary Roldan Anthony Dale Ruggiero Analexis Sanchez Alexandra Sanchez-Arteaga Andrew Joseph Schall Shauna Marie Sciancalepore Vincent Sciullo Kelsie Andrea Seldomridge Christie Gerlouima Seraphin Yrline Seraphin Kyleigh Ann Sivillo Taylor Jordan Smith Hannah Elizabeth Snider Leandro Adiel Soler Shannon Colleen Spicer Jessica Lynn Stewart Megan Taris Carly Marie Treibits Rebecca DeLane Wasson Morgan Christopher Waterman Lindsay Alexandra Weiss Nicole Natalie White Jennifer Williams Cortney P. Wilson Lennelle C. Zamore

Cum Laude Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Library Services College Marshals: 9:00 a.m.: Anna Carlin / 1:00 p.m.: Christopher Boyd

Honors College FGCU recognizes the following graduates from the FGCU Honors College: Jennifer Acevedo Kingsley Benecke Debra-Semone Bernard Gabriela Bonilla Ciara Brown Anna Carney Jennifer Carrera Natalie Cascone Natalia Castro Heather Chitwood Kaylee Clifford Jacob Cohen Matthew Coward

Allison De La Cruz Jenna DeVille Jaime DiZazzo Robert Dunbar Abigail Eischen Dominic Enyart Catlin Faust Britana Frazer Thalia Gomez Daisy Gonzalez Jhodie-Alexi Gordon Alainah Hacker Catherine Hackler

Jacob Hafen Braden Harsy Faith Hawk Lindsay Hopper Xylia Horgan Amber Isaacson Sissi Jensen Farwa Khan Sofia Lambert Michael Lystad Deja Mashack Jonathan Medley Simon Meyer

Alexandra Milian Madison Moody Chad Moran Lindsey Morimanno Davidson Nougues Mindy Paniagua Garrette Parsons Ivie Patino Jessica Patton Alexis Polk Sanjay Poonaisingh Danielle Quina Shanice Rerrie

Joshua Rimes Danielle Sanchez Shanna Stingu Hannah Stone Alexander Stroh Carly Treibits Nicolai Ward Aimee Weigt Brooke Zadoks Jenna Zimmer

The listing of degree candidates and the announced honor distinctions are tentative and subject to final certification of graduation.

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Baccalaureate Degree Honor Designations Summa Cum Laude: Grade Point Average of 3.90 and above (with highest honors) Magna Cum Laude: Grade Point Average of 3.71 - 3.89 (with higher honors)

Cum Laude: Grade Point Average of 3.50 - 3.70 (with honors)

Baccalaureate graduates who have earned a 3.50 cumulative grade point average or higher are entitled to wear blue and green honor cords with their gowns.

Honor Societies Graduates who are members of recognized honor societies are entitled to wear distinctive color honor cords, medallions, and sashes. Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society) Beta Alpha Psi (International Honors Organization for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems majors) Red and Black Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society Green and Blue Gamma Sigma Epsilon (National Honor Society for Chemistry) Cobalt Blue and White Golden Key International Honour Society Gold Kappa Delta Pi Purple and Green Lambda Pi Eta Crimson and Silver Omega Epsilon Chapter Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) Purple and Green.

Phi Alpha (National Social Work Honor Society) Gold Phi Alpha Theta Red and Royal Blue Psi Chi (International Honor Society of Psychology) Silver and Dark Blue Phi Eta Sigma Black and Gold Phi Sigma Tau (National Philosophy Honor Society) Purple Sigma Alpha Pi (National Association of Leadership and Success) Red, Black, and White Sigma Tau Delta Red and Black Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Society) Tau Zeta Chapter Purple and White

Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society) White, Black, and Baby Blue

Tau Beta chapter of Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honors’ Society) Red and Green

Order of Omega Gold and White

University Honors Program Gold and Black

In recognition of their military service and their academic achievements, student-veterans wear red, white, and blue military honor cords. 24


Academic Regalia The academic costume worn today at Florida Gulf Coast University originated in the universities of the Middle Ages when a warm gown and hood were useful for scholars and clerics in unheated buildings. The distinctive gown also served to set the student apart from their fellow citizens of the community. Until the Civil War, students at most American universities wwore caps and gowns daily while in residence. These varied in design until they were standardized in 1894. At that time it was decided that all robes would be black; bachelor’s gowns of silk with long closed sleeves; master’s gowns of silk with longer sleeves; doctoral gowns of silk with longer sleeves and faced with black velvet bands around each sleeve above the elbow. Hoods, made of the same materials as the gowns, were varied in length with the degree. The lining of the hood indicated the academic discipline in which the degree was earned. Members of the FGCU Board of Trustees wear ceremonial gowns regardless of the degree they hold. In the past few years, several universities have decided to return to a distinctive gown design, particularly in the color of the garment. There has been no change, however, in the standard colors that represent the disciplines. Tassels on the caps (mortarboards) worn by the faculty may be black, or of a color indicating the degree. Those who hold a doctorate may wear a gold tassel. It is traditional for degree candidates to wear their tassels on the right and for those holding degrees to wear them on the left. Graduates transfer their tassels to the left after conferring of the degrees by the President.

Academic Hood Colors The color lining the hood indicates the following:

Apricot – Nursing Blue (dark) – Philosophy Blue (light) – Education Brown – Fine Arts Drab – Business Green – Medicine Green (sage) – Physical Education Orange – Engineering Pink – Music Purple – Law Salmon – Public Health Scarlet – Theology Violet – Architecture White – Arts and Letters Yellow (citron) – Social Work Yellow (golden) – Science Yellow (lemon) – Library Services

The Mace The mace represents the University’s mission and purpose. The University’s eagle symbol identifies the Southwest Florida physical environment and the University’s environmental mission. The eagle embodies the characteristics of freedom, strength, spirit, intelligence, and grace. The upswept wings form a laurel wreath, a symbol of FGCU’s pursuit of excellence. The original Florida Gulf Coast University mace made its debut at commencement in December 2000 and started the tradition of the Faculty Senate president as mace bearer in academic processions. The tradition of a mace bearer dates back to the Middle Ages when officials were escorted by a mace bearer during official ceremonies and court sessions.

The Medallion Traditionally, colleges and universities use medallions on ceremonial occasions. This custom dates back to the Middle Ages when religious orders used medallions to indicate affiliations and to commemorate events. The Florida Gulf Coast University presidential medallion identifies the president as a distinguished scholar and an esteemed academic leader. The medallion is embossed with the university seal that displays a natural scene of the sun’s rays, palm trees and the stylized eagle representing FGCU’s environmental conservation mission. The University’s pursuit of Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom is represented by the words printed on an inverted pyramid with a mortarboard at the bottom tip. The president is given the responsibility to develop and maintain an atmosphere in which these noble pursuits thrive. The medallion is suspended from an actual chain called the chain of office. On the left side of the chain, three plates contain the names of each FGCU president in chronological order. On the right, three plates display the tenure dates of the presidents. The chain contains blank plates for future FGCU presidents to be added to the chain of office. 25


Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees Robert B. Gable, Chair | Robbie B. Roepstorff, Vice Chair Ashley S. Coone Darleen W. Cors Richard P. Eide Jr. Joseph G. Fogg III

Michael R. McDonald J. Leo Montgomery Kevin J. Price Kenneth J. Smith

Stephen M. Smith Christian M. Spilker Jalisa Z. White

Florida Gulf Coast University Administration Michael Martin President Christopher J. Simoneau Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation

J. Michael Rollo Senior Vice President for Strategy and Program Innovation

Susan Evans Vice President and Chief of Staff

Vee Leonard Vice President and General Counsel

Steve L. Magiera Vice President for Administrative Services & Finance and Executive Director of FGCU Financing Corporation

Robert Gregerson Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mitchell L. Cordova Vice President for Student Success & Enrollment Management Bob Beatty Dean, Lutgert College of Business Richard Behr Dean, U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering Kathleen Miller Dean, Library Services Tachung Yih Associate Vice President for Research and Dean, Graduate Studies 26

James L. Llorens Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Eunsook Hyun Dean, College of Education Joan Glacken Interim Dean of the Marieb College of Health & Human Services Michele Yovanovich Assistant Vice President for Campus Life & Dean of Students Dawn Latta Kirby Dean, Undergraduate Studies Kimberly Wallace Director, Alumni Relations


Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board of Directors Lawrence Antonucci Jesse M. Bouchard Timothy J. Cartwright Harry Casimir Thomas A. Corcoran Dean M. Fjelstul Joseph D. Gammons Mary Beth Geier Ann Hamilton Dennis L. Hansch

D. Michael Hartley David A. Holmes Laura A. Holquist Kimberly Leach Johnson Charles Ketteman Alex S. Lambros Daniel J. Lavender Michael V. Martin James R. Nathan Geurt Peet

Travus Pope G. Jeffrey Provol Kimberly Reese Mayela Rosales Robert E. Ryan Jr. Joseph R. Schortz Samantha Scott Lee J. Seidler Allen S. Weiss Nancy Wickman

Chairpersons Emeriti Richard C. Ackert David Call Joseph R. Catti Miller Couse Charles B. Edwards Jeffrey D. Fridkin John D. Fumagalli

William N. Horowitz Charles K. Idelson James F. Knupp Donald A. Lesch Stephen S. McIntosh Edward A. Morton F. Fred Pezeshkan

G. David Powell Duane Stranahan Jr. Peter Sulick Linda K. Taylor Charles D. Winton

Foundation Fellows Barron Collier III J. Dudley Goodlette Ben Hill Griffin III Alan Korest W. Bernard Lester David Lucas Juliet Sproul

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Florida Gulf Coast University Emeriti Faculty and Deans Roy A. Boggs, Professor Emeritus Lutgert College of Business Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Joseph L. Ravelli, Associate Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., Rutgers University

Peter Blaze Corcoran, Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ed.D., University of Maine

Arthur Rubens, Professor Emeritus Lutgert College of Business DrPH, University of Pittsburgh

W. Jack Crocker, Dean Emeritus Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Joseph Rue, Professor Emeritus Lutgert College of Business Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Kathleen B. Davey, Dean Emeritus Academic and Media Technology and Services Ph.D., The Ohio State University Carol E. Davis, Professor Emeritus College of Health Professions Ph.D., RN, Case Western Reserve University Carolyn M. Gray, Associate Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., Brandeis University William Hammond, Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., Simon Fraser University Jerome Jackson, Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., University of Kansas Barbara Kruse, Professor Emeritus College of Health Professions Ph.D., University of South Carolina Sally C. Mayberry, Professor Emeritus College of Education Ed.D., University of Miami

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Linda Serro, Professor Emeritus College of Education Ph.D., University of South Florida Carolyn V. Spillman, Professor Emeritus College of Education Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro Halcyon St. Hill, Professor Emeritus Marieb College of Health & Human Services Ed.D., M.S., MLS (ASCP)CM FASAHP, Rutgers University M. Joyce Thornton, Professor Emeritus College of Health Professions Ed.D., RN, University of Alabama Thomas C. Valesky, Professor Emeritus College of Education Ed.D., University of Memphis Elia VĂĄzquez-Montilla, Professor Emeritus College of Education Ph.D., University of Florida

Roy Mumme (1925-2009), Professor Emeritus College of Education M.Ed., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Roberta Ward Walsh, Professor Emeritus College of Professional Studies Ph.D., Brandeis University

Regina Payne, Professor Emeritus College of Health Professions Ed.D., RN, Illinois State University

Patricia Washington, Professor Emeritus College of Professional Studies Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Richard Pegnetter (1941-2013), Dean Emeritus Lutgert College of Business Ph.D., Cornell University

Irvin D.S. Winsboro, Professor Emeritus College of Arts and Sciences Ph.D., University of Akron


Commencement Committee Members

Linda Amos Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences

Dave Anderson

Maureen Batchelder

Associate Director of Photo and Design, University Marketing and Communications Program Assistant, Office of Records & Registration, Commencement Volunteer Coordinator

Susan Baurer Administrative Assistant, Marieb College of Health & Human Services Bridget Bloomster Administrative Assistant, College of Education

Michele Brice

Cori Bright-Kerrigan

Beverly Brown

Al Buddin

Director, Ticket Operations

Ann Burns

Administrative Specialist, Office of the President

Susan Byars, ’01

Andi Clemons

Zabrina Cockrell-Black

Elizabeth Elliott

Stefanie Grambow

Assistant to the Commencement Chair Director, Adaptive Services Executive Assistant to the President

University Registrar and Commencement Chair Executive Assistant to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Coordinator, Adaptive Services Professor, College of Education Registrar Officer for Student Records and Commencement Logistics

Jennifer Hernandez Office Manager, Lutgert College of Business Sara Hernandez Administrative Assistant, Lutgert College of Business

Liz Ingrao

Locksley Knibbs, ’07

Tammy McCaslin

Assistant Director, NLV/WLV, Housing Academic Advisor Executive Assistant, Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management

Michael McDonald

Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Senate President and FGCU Board of Trustees member

C.J. McFarlane, ’05

Academic & Event Technology Specialist, Academic & Event Technology Services

Sue Meyers, ’10, ’14

Gil Medina

Michael Miller

Associate Director, Facilities and Operations

Sylvia Mitchell

Registrar Officer VA

Assistant Registrar for Scheduling, Catalog, and Space Management Administrative Assistant, U.A. Whitaker College for Engineering

Karina Montalvo, ’04, ’17

Assistant Registrar for Commencement and Student Records

Lisa Neris

Coordinator, Student Support Services

Jason Orellana

Anthony Rispoli

Lynn See

Kimberly Wallace, ’06, ’09

Student Government Chief of Staff Law Enforcement Lieutenant, Campus Police & Safety Administrative Assistant, U.A. Whitaker College for Engineering Director, Alumni Relations

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Congratulations! As you transition from student to alumni, remember that our commitment to your success does not end at graduation. Your Alumni Association provides a wealth of resources and services dedicated to enhancing your life and empowering your professional success. Here are 5 ways you can benefit from staying connected to your alma mater: 1. Stay in the know – Update your contact information and follow us on social media to stay updated on alumni and university events and initiatives. 2. Attend our signature events – Join us at Strikes for Scholarships, our annual bowling fundraiser, return to campus for Homecoming or celebrate alumni achievements at the annual Awards Celebration. 3. Show your pride – Purchase a brick paver in the Alumni Legacy Plaza or establish a lifelong connection to FGCU by joining the Forever an Eagle Society. Select the New Grad rate to receive $100 off. 4. Gather locally – Participate in your local alumni chapter or SWFL Network for fun social activities, rewarding philanthropic events and professional networking. 5. Enhance your career development skills – Alumni Career Services provides personal career consulting, resume and cover letter help, professional development, career events, job search database and more.

CONTACT US

Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association

@fgcualumni

@fgcualumni

(239) 590-1075 Alumni.fgcu.edu

Again, congratulations for reaching this important milestone!

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Thank You Office of the President Office of Records & Registration Chartwells University Police Department Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation FGCU Bookstore Academic & Event Technology Services FGCU Athletics Office of Adaptive Services Town and Gown FGCU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Volunteers Office of Alumni Relations Physical Plant University Housing and Residence Life

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Florida Gulf Coast University Alma Mater Where Our Wings Will Take Us Music: Janet Johnson | Lyrics: James Lilliefors and W. Jack Crocker

Verse One

Refrain

We salute our alma mater For she gave us wings to fly We have learned the wind’s great secret How to soar with our minds

So fly, fly, fly Eagles Where our wings will take us Fly far, Fly high Eagles fly

As we wear our colors proudly Emerald green and cobalt blue Here’s to friends and to memories Made at FGCU

Verse Three

Refrain So fly, fly, fly Eagles Where our wings will take us Fly far, Fly high Eagles fly Verse Two Now we face a new horizon Strong of spirit, keen of eye As we make our journey onward We will go with eagle pride O’er the river of grass And the gulf ’s azure glow We can fly just as far As our dreams let us go!

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Let us spread our wings proudly We have learned to soar high O’er the pines and the palms Through the glorious sky Ride the winds of inspiration O’er this land of green and blue Ne’er forget our alma mater Hail to FGCU Refrain So fly, fly, fly Eagles Where our wings will take us Fly far, Fly high Eagles fly

FGCU Fall 2018 Commencement Guide  
FGCU Fall 2018 Commencement Guide