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Dec 14

FSW Collegiate High Schools Named Schools of Excellence by Florida Department of Education ( District)

December 13, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Both Florida SouthWestern State College Collegiate High Schools (FSWC-Lee and FSWC-Charlotte) have been named Schools of Excellence by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). The FLDOE recognizes a School of Excellence as a school that has received a grade of A or…

Dec 4

Former Players Gather to Honor Coach Thimlar ( district)

It was a night of reminiscing as former players came back to their alma mater to honor their coach and renew old friendships. On December 1, Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) hosted an alumni event at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW, paying tribute to former Edison College basketball coach…

Nov 17

FSW to Honor Long Time Basketball Coach December 1 ( District)

For 26 years, the name Hugh Thimlar was synonymous with Buccaneers basketball in Fort Myers. To honor his years as head coach of the team, Florida SouthWestern State College will host a reception to recognize all he has done for the college. The reception is from 1-5 p.m. on Friday,…

Nov 17

Late Musician Offers One Last Song with $110,000 Scholarship Gift ( District)

During Wayne Rinkenback’s life, music was his love and passion. He coupled that with his desire to serve God. One of his last wishes was to inspire music students to continue pursuing their dreams. This led to a $110,000 scholarship gift to Florida SouthWestern State College’s music program students. “He…

Nov 8

Take a Trip Back in Time with the Sounds of FSW’s Fall Concert Series ( district)

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Music lovers can enjoy a series of fall concerts performed by students in Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Music program in November. Concerts are held in the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. Doors open at 7…

Nov 7

FSW to Honor Veterans, 9-11 First Responders Nov. 9 ( District)

Military veterans and first responders will be honored during a ceremony to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 on the Fort Myers campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. The event is hosted by the Troops and Students Connect (T.a.S.C.) Club, made up of FSW student veterans. The…

Nov 2

International Author Alma Flor Ada to Tell Her Cuban-American Story at FSW ( District)

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA – International author Dr. Alma Flor Ada will tell the story of her life, experiences and the prejudices she faced as a Cuban-American at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Building AA, Room 177, at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Thomas…

Nov 2

Free Admission for Veterans at FSW Men's Basketball Game Nov. 10 ( District)

In honor of military veterans, Florida SouthWestern State College is offering free admission to the men’s basketball game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. The FSW Buccaneers host the Pensacola State College Pirates at FSW’s Suncoast Credit Union Arena. All veterans and active duty military who show their military…

Oct 31

FSW Celebrates International Education Week with Special Events ( Lee)

OCTOBER 31, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College celebrates International Education Week with a variety of events and guest speakers from Nov. 13-17, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. All events are hosted by the FSW Center for International Education (CIE)…

Oct 25

FSW's School of Education Ties for Top Program in the State in DOE Rankings ( District)

OCTOBER 25, 2017 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – Florida SouthWestern State College’s School of Education has tied for the top state college overall in the Department of Education’s 2017 Annual Program Performance Reports (APPRs). It also tied for third for overall state colleges and universities combined with FSW ranking 3.4…

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