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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1005
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Dedicates Whitaker Hall and Egan Observatory Thursday

Florida Gulf Coast University will dedicate its newest campus buildings, the $9.8 million Whitaker Hall and the Egan Observatory, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 during a reception for the University Foundation. Spurred by a $2.5 million challenge grant from the Whitaker Foundation, enthusiastic individuals and businesses of the community kicked in the $2.4 million in matching funds necessary for the State of Florida to give the remaining $4.9 million for the new 57,000-square foot, high-tech facility that is expected to attract scholars, researchers and scientists from all over the country. For more information about the dedication, contact Jodi Quinn in University Advancement at (941) 590-1074.

Representatives from the media are invited to attend.

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