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Education Notes | Feb. 23

By Staff | Feb 22, 2024

Local student joins Albion College Wilson Institute for Medicine, Brown Honors Program

ALBION, Mich. — Cape Coral student Kamila Gonzalez-Sarrain was recently accepted into Albion College’s Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

The Wilson Institute supports and prepares students to be physicians, dentists, veterinarians and other healthcare professionals. Through an innovative academic curriculum and immersive clinical, research and community service initiatives, Wilson students strive to become leaders in healthcare.

Gonzalez-Sarrain is a first-year student at Albion College and is a graduate of Island Coast High School.

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1,500 students. For more about the college, visit albion.edu.

Florida SouthWestern State College to hold Spring Open House events at four campuses

Florida SouthWestern State College has announced its upcoming Spring 2024 Open House events, inviting prospective students, families and the community to explore educational opportunities and offerings across its campuses.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and current FSW students to gain insights into academic programs, student support services, financial aid, study abroad opportunities, honors programs and campus life.

The Open Houses will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

• Naples Campus: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples

• Punta Gorda Campus: Thursday, Feb. 29, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda

• Fort Myers Campus: Friday, March 1, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers

• LaBelle Center: Friday, March 1, 1092 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle

For more information about the Spring 2024 Open House events or to register, please visit fsw.edu/openhouse.

Florida SouthWestern State College annually serves nearly 22,000 students globally. FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Visit FSW.edu for more information.

Echevarria Jimenez inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Yilian Echevarria Jimenez of Cape Coral was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Echevarria Jimenez was initiated at Florida Institute of Technology.

Echevarria Jimenez is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and advance excellence in all fields of higher education and society.”

For additional information about the society, please visit PhiKappaPhi.org.