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The Renaissance Academy welcomes all of those who want to join in the journey of lifelong learning. We have a multitude of learning center locations throughout the Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County areas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Paul Thornton
Executive Director of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
Office: FGCU Main Campus 
Phone: 239-745-4700
John Guerra
Director of the Renaissance Academy
Office: FGCU Naples Center
Phone: 239-434-4838
Rose Stone
Office Manager
Office: FGCU Naples Center
Phone: 239-434-4737
Brenda DePasquale-Gerson
Administrative Coordinator
Office: FGCU Main Campus
Phone: 239-745-4512
I'Riel Williams
Internet Marketing Specialist
Office: FGCU Main Campus
Phone: 239-745-4515
E-mail:  iwilliams@fgcu.edu 
Sinead Garnica
Office Assistant
Office: FGCU Main Campus
Phone: 239-745-4516

Learning Centers

The ArlingtonTHE ARLINGTON

Contact: Siobhan Mangan, Lifestyle Director, (239) 307-3033, Siobhan's assistant is Michelle Thieme
Address: 7900 Arlington Circle, Naples, FL 34113
Community Phone Number: (239) 307-3000

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Arlington is located off of Lely Cultural Pkwy (off of 951 to the west) south of Rattle Snake Hammock. After turning onto Lely Cultural Pkwy the entrance to The Arlington is on the left, around a small bend. This is a guard gated community. When you arrive let the guard know you are there for the FGCU RA, they will direct from there. Parking is available in front of the entrance and to the left of the main building. Enter The Arlington at the main entrance and check in with the receptionist (just inside the door).

Classroom: There is a large auditorium used for classes at the Arlington. At the front of the auditorium there is a stage with a podium. This community is brand new, everything is state-of-the art and very beautifully appointed. All technology needs can be met at The Arlington.

 

Bentley VillageBENTLEY VILLAGE

Contact: Angelique Spencer (goes by Al), Director of Lifestyle, 239- 431-2027, Al's assistant is Sarah Pacheco
Address: 850 Retreat Drive, Naples, FL 34110
Community Phone Number: 239-431-2000

Directions/Gate/Parking Information:  Bentley Village is located off of Rt. 41 (Tamiami Trail) in North Naples. This community is between Wiggins Pass Road and Bonita Beach Road on the west side of Tamiami Trail.  The sign on the road says Vi at Bentley Village/The Retreat.  NOTE: There is a back gate to Bentley Village off of Vanderbilt Drive, do NOT use this entrance as it cannot be entered by visiting guests (only residents with a bar code).  This is a guard gated community.  Upon entering the community of Vi at Bentley Village, check in with the guard at the guardhouse.  Once through the gate follow the main road through the community.  The East Clubhouse is located on your right.  Please park in the parking lot and enter the the front entrance under the overhang.  Once inside you will see a concierge desk on your left, they can help with directions and questions.  To find the theater, take a left at the hallway just beyond the desk and the theater is on your right. 

Classroom: The theater is set up auditorium style for approximately 75 participants. All technology needs can be met in this classroom. WiFi is available for the instructor, but not capable of handling a "hands on" class for many participants.

 

Hideaway Beach ClubHIDEAWAY BEACH CLUB

Contact: Andrew Olson, (312) 865-4900 cell

Address: 250 S. Beach Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
Community Phone Number: (239) 394-5555

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: From I-75 travel South to Exit 101 CR 951/Collier Blvd. Follow South on Collier Blvd 16 miles and turn right onto Kendall Drive. Proceed 1.5 miles on Kendall Drive until it curves left becomming Hideaway Circle N (at curve stop at guard gate and let the guard know you are there for FGCU RA). Proceed another .19 miles and turn right onto S. Beach Drive. There is ample parking at Clubhouse.

Classroom: There will be signage at the front entrance to direct you.

 

Marco Island Center for the ArtsMARCO ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Contact: Hyla Crane, Executive Director, (239) 394-4221

Address: 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
Community Phone Number: (239) 394-4221

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: Directions information: From I-75 travel South to Exit 101 CR 951/Collier Blvd. Follow South on Collier Blvd 15.5 miles and turn left onto Bald Eagle Drive. In 1.18 miles, Bald Eagle Drive becomes S. Heathwood Drive. Proceed .97 miles and turn right onto Winterberry Drive.

 

Moorings ParkMOORINGS PARK

Contact: Mitchell Swanson, Director of Campus Life, 239-643-9104 or Selena Gonzalez

Community Phone Number: 239-643-9111
Address: 120 Moorings Park Dr, Naples, FL 34105

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Moorings Park community is located off of Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of Pine Ridge Road. It is on the east side of Goodlette-Frank Road. The community is a guarded, gated community. When you arrive please let the guard know you are there with FGCU RA, they will direct you from there. The majority of RA classes are held in the Moorings Center for Healthy Living. This center is adjacent/attached to a parking garage, please use this garage for parking (there is generally plenty of parking) and follow the signs to the Center for Healthy Living, located on the 3rd floor.

Classroom: Classes are held in the Sheffield Theatre (again, on the 3rd floor of the Center for Healthy Living). The space features comfortable, tiered theater style seating for up to 78 people. The theater has state-of-the-art technology. An IT person is on hand to help our instructors get set up.

 

Moorings Park at Grey OaksMOORINGS PARK AT GREY OAKS

Contact: Ixel Hernandez, Director of Campus Life, 239-213-7749
Community Phone Number: 239-919-1711
Address: 2355 Rue du Jardin, Naples, FL 34105

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Moorings Park at Grey Oaks community is located off of Airport Pulling Road North. The community is a guarded, gated community. When you arrive please let the guard know you are there with FGCU RA, they will direct you from there. If you get lost, you can call security for help with directions at 239-213-7777. Parking is available, but is limited, so please arrive early. Majority of the parking will be in the parking garage, with some spaces available by the south entrance and along the side of the buildings.

Classroom: Classes are held in the ballroom, which is located on the second floor of Grande Place (name of the clubhouse). There is no sign for the building, the building faces the south entrance of the community. Once you go pass the gate, continue straingt all the way until you see the single building. 

 

The Naples CenterNAPLES CENTER

Contact: John Guerra, Renaissance Academy Director
Phone Number: 239-434-4737
Address: 1010 Fifth Ave South, Naples 34102

Directions/Parking Information: Take US-41 South to Fifth Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light heading east on Fifth Avenue. Turn right at the first traffic light and then an immediate left into the Naples Center parking lot. The building is clearly marked with Florida Gulf Coast University signage. From I-75, take Exit #101. Proceed south on SR951. Turn right onto Davis Boulevard. Follow Davis until it intersects with US-41. Turn right on US-41. Turn left at traffic signal onto 10th Street South. Turn left again into the Naples Center parking lot.

 

Siena Lakes

SIENA LAKES

Contact: Fred Moschetta

Phone Number: 239-325-6800

Address: 2521 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples, FL 34109

Directions/Parking Information:

From the East: On I-75, take Exit 107 to Pine Ridge Road. Make a left on Pine Ridge Road. Turn right on Livingston Road, then turn left on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your right.

From North Naples and Bonita Springs: Drive South on US-41. Make a left on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Turn right on Airport Pulling Road, then turn left on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your left.

From the South and Marco Island: Drive North on US-41. Turn right on Pine Ridge Road. Make a left on Airport Pulling Road, then turn right on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your left.

Classroom: There is one room used for classes at Siena Lakes. It is very comfortable and state-of-the-art. All technology needs can be met at Siena Lakes.

The Brooks Commons ClubBROOKS COMMONS CLUB

Contact: Daniela Jacob, Enrichment Center Manager, (239) 949-3800, Daniela's assistant is Lorrie Sumner

Address: 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Community Phone Number: (239) 949 3800

Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Brooks is located approximately 5 miles north of Bonita Beach Road. Take US 41 north to Coconut Road. Turn right on to Coconut Road. Travel east about 1.3 miles to the entrance of The Commons Club Enrichment Center, which will be on your left. Drive up the drive to the circle. Enter The Commons Club Enrichment Center at the main entrance and check in with the receptionist (just inside the door).

Classroom: There are two rooms used for classes at the Commons Club. Both are very comfortable and state-of-the-art. All technology needs can be met at The Brooks.

 

FGCU Sugden Welcome CenterFGCU MAIN CAMPUS

Contact: Brenda DePasquale-Gerson, Administrative Coordinator

Phone Number: 239-745-4600
Address: 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Edwards Hall, Suite 313 , Fort Myers, FL 33965

Directions/Parking Information: Take I-75 South to Exit 128, Alico Rd. Go east (left) on Alico Rd. for half a mile. Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy for two miles. Turn left at the stoplight at the main FGCU entrance. After entering campus, stop at the information booth for a visitor's parking pass and directions to the proper building. Enter onto the campus at the Main Entrance (FGCU tower), the Sugden Welcome center is the first right after the visitor welcome booth.

Herald Court CentreHERALD COURT CENTRE

Contact: Nancy Staub, Program Assistant
Phone Number: 941-505-0130
Address: 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Directions/Parking Information: From US 41 travel North of Fort Myers approximately 30 miles into historic downtown Punta Gorda. Turn left onto Herald Ct. and proceed a half block. The location is in the middle of the block on the left. A few feet past the entrance of the building is a FREE multi-level parking garage.

Classroom: There are multiple classrooms inside the Renaissance Academy suite. Check in with the representative at the front desk to be directed to your classroom.