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Office of Community Outreach
Howard Hall, Suite 217
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

Eagle Edge

 
 
           
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Eagle Edge supports student success

The Office of Community Outreach is committed to assisting and retaining students who are the first in their families to attend college, who face financial difficulties or other challenges as they strive to continue their education, or who are members of communities under-represented at FGCU.

Our Eagle Edge program welcomes and guides promising students referred through partner organizations around Southwest Florida:

  • The Immokalee Foundation
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Nations Association Charities
  • Take Stock in Children
  • Quality Life Center
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Eagle Transfer Scholarship Program

Eagle Edge empowers these students with information about academic programs, financial aid and other programs that can help them navigate the world of higher education, complete their degree and succeed after graduation. Through regular group meetings, specialized workshops and one-on-one mentoring, Eagle Edge participants learn essential techniques and strategies in areas such as these:

  • Productive study habits
  • Efficient time management
  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Effective communication
  • Successful leadership
  • Professional networking and business etiquette
  • Life skills such as money management and cooking

As its name implies, Eagle Edge gives students the competitive advantage they need to succeed at FGCU and in life.

Please refer to your Eagle Edge contract for specific meeting times throughout the year.

**Special events for extra attendance credit.

Date Topic Location  Time
September 24, 2015 Community Speaks: 'I Am Able' Cohen Ballroom

Reception at 6:30PM Lecture at 7:00PM

November 23, 2015 Commnity Speaks: 'Echoes from Auschwitz'  Cohen Ballroom Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM
February 23, 2016 Community Speaks: 'Black Psychology' Cohen Ballroom Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM
April 12, 2016 Community Speaks: 'State of Education' Cohen Ballroom Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM
April 20, 2016 Eagle Edge Awards Ceremony Cohen 213 3:30PM -4:30PM