The first in his family to graduate college, Mike Martin worked in higher education his entire career, watching as its role in society evolves, all the while rising through the ranks to lead schools large and small. Now he is president of FGCU in Southwest Florida, a school that saw booming growth recently, and is now on a steadier path to increase in size and graduation rates.

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After nearly a decade at the helm of Florida Gulf Coast University, president Dr. Wilson Bradshaw is stepping down at the end of June.

Before his tenure at FGCU, Dr. Bradshaw found himself linked to fundamental changes in Florida’s educational and cultural worlds. As a high school freshman, he was one of the first seven students to desegregate Central Junior High in West Palm Beach; he credits his mother for making him a part of that pioneering group. That change was mirrored across the gradually desegregating community, and in black communities across Florida.

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He's called the "Human Calendar," and he uses his math and memory skills to set world records in calendar calculations. Math whiz Yusnier Viera is coming to FGCU to share his passion for numbers and encourage a summer camp of Mathletes about the importance of using math to understand our world.

FGCU Baseball

Jun 23, 2017

After a record breaking season taking the FGCU baseball team to its first NCAA tournament after winning its first ASUN Tournament Title, Coach Dave Tollett is back out scouting for new players again this summer.

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Cardinals in Florida have been sickened or killed due to crowded and potentially unclean bird feeders and bird baths. Ornery alligators are increasingly making their way into pools, yards, and other human habitats as they search for a mate. It's the time of year when wildlife experts are urging residents of Southwest Florida to be alert to possible wildlife interactions.