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Upcoming Events

Florida SBDC logo May 10, 2017
2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm
@ SW Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs

Join the Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU as we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. At the 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner we will announce the Distinguished Entrepreneur, Distinguished Innovator, and Business Advocate of the Year. This is a must attend business event with networking, fine dining, and a celebration of small business in SW Florida.

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2017 FGCU Spring Graduation Party at Lutgert Hall


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2017 LCOB Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year
*** Amy Ridgway ***

Amy Ridgway, LCOB 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year

Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude from FGCU in 2015 with a B.S. degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and also was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. In 2016, as a graduate student, she was selected to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas where her team took first place in the Go Energy Strategy Case Competition. Amy is currently enrolled in the MBA program while also working full time as Program Coordinator for the LCOB Institute for Entrepreneurship. As Program Coordinator for the Institute, Amy coaches more than 80 student entrepreneurs each semester in the Runway Program, an FGCU incubator program designed to help students start their own businesses, and the CEO Academy, a one-week entrepreneurial boot camp for high school students.

Read more about Amy

 

2017 LCOB Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year
*** Lucas Edelman ***

Lucas Edelman, LCOB 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year

Luke is pursuing a B.S. degree in PGA Golf Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. In 2013, Luke began working with the US Green Building Council as a volunteer team leader on a newly proposed LEED initiative. Over more than three years, Luke and his team developed a certification system for golf facilities that measures the environmental “friendliness” of the facility, including water usage, carbon footprints and habitat conservation. He has also volunteered countless hours for the US Building Green Council and the First Tee of Lee County. Most recently, he interned as the Marketing and Business Development Manager for the film project “Tommy’s Honour”, a major motion picture focusing on the founding family of golf, starring Sam Neill and Jason Connery.

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Industry Diversification Chart

January 5, 2017
Industry Diversification Report Cited

The Industry Diversification Report is published quarterly by Economics Professor Dr. Chris Westley, with assistance from John Shannon, also of the Economics Department, and two student editors. The report has been cited both in Florida Trend and the Fort Myers News-Press. 

Read the News-Press story

December 27, 2016
FGCU Veterans Entrepreneur Program for ‘Hard Chargers’

If you are a veteran, regardless of age and a Florida resident, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Veteran’s Entrepreneur Program may be that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . . Under the guidance of Dr. Sandra Kauanui . . .

Read the full story at Lee Herald.com

Convict Tattoos

December 24, 2016
Dr. Kaitlyn Harger's Research Discussed in The Economist

Dr. Kaitlyn Harger of the LCOB Economics faculty has done statistical studies on the subject of prison tattoos. Her research is discussed in The Economist, one of the most respected publications in the field.

See the story in The Economist

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December 22, 2016
Entrepreneurship - The Runway Program

The Institute For Entrepreneurship's Runway Program provides future business owners with the resources, tools and experience they need to succeed. FGCU students develop cutting-edge companies at the Emergent Technologies Institute using advanced prototyping machinery, including 3-D printers, computers and high-end cameras. Students in the Fall 2016 class produced an Instagram video about the program.

See the Video

 

March 22, 2017:

Dr. Mark A. Livingston: "Doing the Right Thing In the Face of Serious Consequences: The Case of a U.S. Congressional Whistleblower" lecture

February 11, 2017:

2017 Florida CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Investment Research Challenge

January 13, 2017:

Dr. Totterdale Elected to Technology Partnership Board

November 1, 2016: Veterans to Entrepreneurs
October 17, 2016:
BB&T Free Enterprise Lecture Series
August 22, 2016: Dr. Kaitlyn Harger's research cited in recidivism story
July 2016: Performance Newsletter - Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
June 19, 2016: LCOB Finance Students learn Real Estate Fundamentals
June 29, 2016: Video: FGCU grad Cathleen Wong featured on Golf Channel
June 16, 2016: Entrepreneurship Program Profiled in Florida Weekly
May 18, 2016: SWFL Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Winners
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
February 25, 2016: LCOB participates in Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program
February 4, 2016: LCOB's Dr. Kauanui describes Veterans Entrepreneurship program

 

 

College of Resort and Hospitality Management News

March 2, 2017: Q&A with RHM's James Fraser...
"From food service to faculty, his career spans the globe" in the Naples Florida Weekly
November 17, 2016: RHM's Dr. Mary Wisnom Wins RCRA Fellowship Award
November 15, 2016: PGM's Joe Groch Wins PGA Award
November 2, 2016: FGCU Golf Team Takes Jones Cup Second Place
October 2016: RHM Student Kelsey Brink Wins Scholarship
June 1, 2015: RHM's Sherie Brezina quoted on "staycations" on WalletHub.com
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
October 1, 2014: PGM Director Tara McKenna Profiled in PGA Magazine
March 31, 2014: The game of golf is all business at FGCU

 

 

Small Business Development Center at FGCU Events

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 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