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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

LCOB News and Events


Upcoming Events

Wings logoNetworking Event
October 20 and November 1, 2016

LCOB Professional & Student Organization Expo
Lutgert Hall Atrium
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 and Tuesday, November 1

Learn about: Student memberships / Internships / Career Paths

See the Brochure for a list of organizations


CFA logo

February 2017: CFA Event at FGCU

The 2017 Florida CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Investment Research Challenge will be held at the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU in February 2017. This event is sponsored by the CFA Society Naples, in conjunction with other Florida CFA societies and the CFA Institute, the international-level organization. 

Learn more at the CFA website 
or Contact Dr. Travis Jones at


News of the College

ISPA award 2016

October 2016: RHM Student Kelsey Brink Wins Scholarship

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship to two students, one of whom is Kelsey Brink, a student in the Resort and Hospitality Management program. The students were honored at the annual ISPA Convention in Las Vegas. Each was awarded a $5000 scholarship and a trip to the convention.

In the photo, from left: Frank Pitsikalis, ISPA Foundation President, Kelsey Brink, Mary Tabacchi, Margot Mangiarotti (student at Cornell University).

Read more at the ISPA website


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June 29, 2016: FGCU grad Cathleen Wong featured on Golf Channel See the video

CCIM student group at FGCU

June 19, 2016: LCOB Finance Students learn Real Estate Fundamentals  Read More

August 22, 2016: Dr. Kaitlyn Harger's research cited in recidivism story
July 2016: Performance Newsletter - Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
June 16, 2016: Entrepreneurship Program Profiled in Florida Weekly
May 1, 2016: LCOB Spring Graduation
                   View a collection of photos taken by a local photographer
April 8, 2016: LCOB Student Wins Dean's Award at Research Day
April 5, 2016: LCOB Econ Major Honored by The Association of Private Enterprise Education
          Petra Besenhard Receives Award at APEE event in Las Vegas  
April 3, 2016: Recent LCOB Grad Honored as one of "12 Under 40"
April 1, 2016: News Report on LCOB's Entrenepreneurship Program
March 2, 2016: Associate Dean Wynekoop Elected to Technology Partnership Board
February 25, 2016: LCOB participates in Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program
February 4, 2016: LCOB's Dr. Kauanui describes Veterans Entrepreneurship program
    for veterans: Learn more and apply
December 12, 2015: LCOB Fall Graduation
                   View a collection of nearly 100 photos taken by a local photographer
December 5, 2015: Business and Engineering Students Compete for Eagle Biz Awards
                    Press Coverage: FGCU 360 Magazine  |  Fort Myers News-Press
                                               Naples Daily News    |  Florida Weekly
October 19, 2015: Real Estate Investment Society Awards Scholarships to two LCOB Students
August 3, 2015: Dr. Stansel's Eminent Domain Study Cited in Heartland Institute Newsletter
July 29, 2015: Dr. Dean Stansel Joins Panel to Discuss Minimum Wage on WGCU
June 24, 2015: Update on CEO Academy  Fort Myers News-Press
June 23, 2015: Drs. Stansel and Kerekes' Eminent Domain Study Cited in Forbes
June 20, 2015: CEO Academy Aims to Mold Future Leaders

Program News and Events

Resort and Hospitality Management News

June 1, 2015: RHM's Sherie Brezina quoted on "staycations" on
February 24, 2015: RHM Grad Answers Call at South Seas Resort
February 16, 2015: RHM grad now a mentor at Residence Inn
January 27, 2015: Meet Randall Upchurch, new Director of RHM Program

PGA Golf Management News
October 1, 2014: PGM Director Tara McKenna Profiled in PGA Magazine
March 31, 2014: The game of golf is all business at FGCU 

News of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU: 
May 18, 2016:SWFL Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Winners
Explore the new SBDC Website - Launched in January 2015
Events: The Small Business Development Center, based in the College, presents events providing education, training and consulting to current and prospective small business owners.
See a listing of upcoming Southwest Florida Events and Workshops

Alumni News and Events

Visit the FGCU Alumni Association for news and events information