Marine science class is an educational adventure With their bright smiles beaming below polarized sunglasses, this collegiate group seems to be beaching it off the clock. Who really has that much fun in an academic science course? Students who take a semester of marine science professor Dr. Rozalind Jester’s “The Living Ocean” discover that wide […]

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Notes on trees at Rauschenberg Gallery show delivered to Iceland Wishes close to the hearts of Southwest Floridians have traveled far in the name of art. Last spring, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery held an exhibition: Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace. The exhibition included two “Wish Trees,” which are critical parts of Ono’s exhibitions. Visitors wrote their wishes […]

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When Diane Spears decided to earn a nursing degree in the 1970s at what was then Edison Community College, she was far from being a typical student. In fact, the young wife and mother of three was a high school dropout. She had applied for a housekeeping or food services job at Lee Memorial Hospital […]

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…

Published on August 20, 2014 by in Newsletter

CPA by day, FSW graduate also tends to a herd of alpacas When he’s not auditing his clients’ financials, Jeff M. Tuscan is accounting for a herd of inquisitive alpacas. These may seem disparate pursuits, but Tuscan, 57, is a successful entrepreneur, as well as a certified public accountant. He is owner of Tuscan & […]

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FSW junior began cultivating a career at 12 Whitney Tucker, 21, has known Ken Ryan, a microgreens farmer, most of her life. In fact, she stepped onto her North Fort Myers neighbor’s five acre farm when she was 12 years old looking for a part-time job. At the time she knew nothing about growing the […]

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Model United Nations Team

Published on August 20, 2014 by in Newsletter

Model UN students think locally, act globally When she launched the Model United Nations program two years ago, Dr. Laura Weir knew instinctively that it would boost participants’ skills in critical thinking, parliamentary procedure, research and rhetoric. It stands to reason that debating diplomatic issues at Harvard University with 3,000-plus students from 35 countries can […]

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JULY 16, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – At its most recent meeting, the Edison State College Foundation elected two new members to its board of directors. Marcia L. Hobe, Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Officer of Trevett Capital Partners, is an Edison alumna. She has served the Lee County community in various roles including […]

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MAY 10, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA – The Edison State College Foundation and the Museum of Medical History will host a special reception to honor its cofounder and curator, Dr. Roger D. Scott, MD, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the museum in Building AA, Edison State College Lee Campus. […]

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June 25, 2012—FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Fourth of July celebration has just gotten sweeter for veterans at Edison State College. Norman Love, an award-winning confectioner, is releasing his American Love collection today. Available now through July 31, each five-piece box contains patriotic gourmet chocolates that are all new and created specifically for the collection. […]

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Fort Myers Couple Bequeaths $728,000 An anonymous Fort Myers couple carried a deep respect for nurses. The late wife had always wanted to be a nurse, but never had the chance. The Edison State College Foundation announced the couple’s estate gift of $728,000 on Monday to the School of Nursing on Lee Campus. Now the […]

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