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FSW Foundation Receives $25K for EMS Program

Dec 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 – FORT MYERS, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State (FSW) Foundation received a $25,000 cash donation to support equipment purchases for the college’s emergency medical service technology program.

“The donor of this generous gift wishes to remain anonymous, but understands the importance of training the professionals we need right here,” added Dr. Lou Traina, FSW Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Executive Director, FSW Foundation. “More often than not, our graduates stay in our region and use their professional skills to the benefit of us all.”

“We are so grateful for this gift because it helps us stay up-to-date on the equipment we use to train our emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They graduate with not only the classroom knowledge they need, but also the hands-on experience that makes them instrumental in saving lives in our community,” said Joe Washburn, Program Director, Emergency Services Programs.

Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving 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. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: December 8, 2016

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