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Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life

Special Interest Housing - Honors Community


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Honors Community

The Honors Living-Learning Community is centrally located in Palmetto Hall in South Village. The Honors LLC provides an on-campus housing environment conducive to supporting the Honors Program’s mission to provide exception student scholars unique opportunities to maximize their university experience. The Honors LLC offers academic courses right in South Village as well as programs/activities that contribute to the students’ intellectual and social engagement.

The Honors Community in North Lake Village is aimed for our upper-class students in the University Honors Program to share their passion for learning. The Honors Community provides a living environment that allows students to interact, grow, and develop together. This Community is available to Honors students in their second year at FGCU.

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Meet the  Faculty

Clay Motley 

Dr. Clay Motley - As Honors Program Director, it is a joy to work with students, faculty, and staff to help students make the most of their FGCU experience and achieve their long-term goals.  I am originally from Richmond, KY with degrees in English from the University of South Carolina (Ph.D.), Eastern Kentucky University (MA), and the University of Kentucky (BA).  My primary area of research is the culture of the American South, particularly its music, literature, and religion.  I am currently writing a book on the music history of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and I serve on the board of directors for the new Clarksdale Museum of Music and Culture.  I love spending time with my family and exploring the natural beauty of Southwest Florida.  

 Catherine Gorman

Catherine Gorman has been involved in the Honors Program for over 6 years.  As a student, Catherine graduated from Honors with a B.A. in English, minors in Elementary Education and Business Management.  Catherine also earned her M.A. in English from Florida Gulf Coast University and continues to work at FGCU as a Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies.  In her role, she oversees multiple, diverse mentoring programs on our campus, including the Honors Mentor Program, which she founded.  Catherine also founded the Eagle Ambassador Program at Florida Gulf Coast University, allowing high-achieving FGCU students to represent the university at various events and functions.  In addition, she co-founded and organizes the annual FGCU St. Baldrick’s Day, a campus-wide event that has raised over $35,000 for childhood cancer research.  As an instructor, Catherine has taught Honors Composition, Lessons in Leadership, and Happiness and Literature.  Her research interests include Victorian Gothic Literature.