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By Staff | Aug 2, 2019

FGCU to award 650 degrees at commencement

Florida Gulf Coast University will award 650 degrees Saturday, Aug. 3. A combined total of 449 graduates are expected to participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony at Alico Arena on the Fort Myers campus at 10501 FGCU Blvd., South.

FGCU President Mike Martin will confer degrees, and the commencement address will be delivered by alumnus Brian Hamman, a Lee County commissioner.

Integrated studies is the most represented undergraduate major. Clinical mental health counseling will be the most awarded master’s degree.

Tickets for 2,694 guests have been distributed for the ceremony, which can be viewed via webcast at fgcu.edu/webcast.

FGCU has awarded more than 35,000 degrees since opening in fall 1997.

Stuva named assistant vice president of IT

at Hodges University

Anthony Gamboa Stuva has joined Hodges University as the assistant vice president of information technology. In this position, he is responsible for the overall operation, management, development and administration of university technology resources and IT staff for all university locations

Gamboa Stuva brings over 15 years of experience in information technology and higher education. Prior to joining Hodges University, he was the director of information technology at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then his master’s degree in computer science at DePaul University.

Hodges University is a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges has campuses in Naples and Fort Myers. Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. More information is available at Hodges.edu.

Ferdinand graduates from Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University has announced that Francis Ferdinand of Cape Coral graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in music in May as part of the class of 2019.

With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I., Roger Williams University, with nearly 4,000 undergraduates – plus hundreds of law students, graduate students and adult learners, is a private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning.

School enrollment office offering extended hours

With the start of school less than two weeks away, the School District of Lee County is extending the hours of the school enrollment office. This is an opportunity for students new to the district to enroll in school and for current students to have any questions answered.

Today, Aug. 2, the enrollment office is opening a half hour early and closing a half hour late: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (The enrollment office may close early if lobby exceeds capacity.)

For the week of Aug. 5-9 and for the first two days of school, Aug. 12 and 13, the enrollment office is adding one and a half hours in the morning and evening. The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., each day.

The enrollment office is also open Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for student enrollment.

The Student Enrollment Office is in the Lee County Public Education Center at 2855 Colonial Blvd. Email questions to StudentEnrollment@leeschools.net