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Office of Community Outreach
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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 

Office Hours:
Monday: Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (239) 590-1258
Fax: (239) 590-1272

Community Speaks Lecture Series


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The mission of the Office of Community Outreach is to foster strong University-community partnerships that increase the visibility, accountability, and participation of the University in the surrounding Southwest Florida community, assist with the recruitment and retention efforts of the University, and create a cohesive support system for students from traditionally underserved or underrepresented backgrounds. In keeping with this mission, we sponsor The Community Speaks leture series, which features community leaders from Southwest Florida.

Each lecture is on the main campus of Florida Gulf Coast University and begins with a small reception. We invite you to attend and bring a guest for an intimate evening with our speakers. To RSVP, contact our office at (239) 590-1258, or email us at


Cori Bright-Kerrigan

Topic:'I Am Able: Raising Awareness of Disabilities'
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Eva Mozes Kor

Topic:Reflections of a Holocaust Survivor
Date: Monday, November 23, 2015

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Dr. Joseph White

Topic:Black Psychology
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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To be Arranged

Topic:State of Education in Southwest Florida
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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