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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

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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
November 14, 2016 "One Book, One Campus" The Other Wes Moore Cohen Ballroom Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM
February 22, 2017 Mississippi Blues Legends Perform Veterans Pavilion Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM
February 23, 2017 Blues Symposium For Students Cohen 214 Begins at 9:00AM Ends at 11:00AM
March 15, 2017 Emotional Experiences of Undocumented Students Cohen Ballroom Reception at 5:30PM Lecture at 6:00PM