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FGCU News Briefs
4/18/2002

FGCU Surprises “Student of the Year” Award Recipients

Florida Gulf Coast University surprised one undergraduate and one graduate student in their classrooms Wednesday as the FGCU’s 2001-02 Students of the Year. Undergraduate Magali Solimano, finance major from Pensacola, and Marilyn Lawrence, health science major from Fort Myers, were honored by the award delegation that included President William C. Merwin and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Brad Bartel.

For more information, contact interim dean of Student Services Joe Shepard at (941) 590-7907.

Student Team Vies for Win in American Advertising Federation Competition

Twelve Florida Gulf Coast University students will compete in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition April 20 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Bank of America is the 29th corporate sponsor of the event where students compete by developing new and innovative approaches that target the sponsor’s audience. The teams plan media, creative development, production, promotions, special events and sponsorships into a 12-month marketing plan that the students then pitch to the client in a 20-minute presentation. More than 6,000 students from 210 campuses are competing for the chance to present their work as finalists at the AAF national conference June 6-8 in Miami. FGCU will compete in the Fourth District against five other Florida universities.

For more information, contact associate professor of marketing and advertising Ludmilla Wells at (941) 590-7363.

FGCU students competing are:
Teelee Agricola, communication major from Cape Coral

Jennifer Faramo, marketing major from Naples

Katharine Garbutt, marketing major from Marco Island

Brooks Hall, marketing major from Colorado Springs, Colo. and Fort Myers

Kelly Renee Hall, pre-marketing major from St. Charles, Ill. and Naples

Todd Johnston, marketing major from Naples

Leslie Jordan, marketing major from Fort Myers

Kerry Muraro, marketing major from Lehigh Acres

Jamie Nelson, marketing major from Fort Myers

Adam Ricciardiello, pre-marketing major from Danbury, Conn. and Naples

Lisa Roth, pre-marketing major from Coral Springs

Kim Sherman, marketing major from Fort Myers

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