Florida Gulf Coast University recently held a special reception to announce a $25,000 donation made by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank designated for the College of Education and the official naming of the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Courtyard. The donation represents an ongoing public/private relationship demonstrating both organizations’ respective commitments to the development of future leaders and educators in Southwest Florida. Contributions from the gift will be used for a select number of College of Education students to cover their initial program expenses.
“We are honored to be the first Southwest Florida business to partner with the College of Education in this manner. They are creating a valuable pipeline of educators who will hopefully stay in the area to educate our workforce of tomorrow,” said David Hall, executive vice president, CFO and COO, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s College of Education prepares future leaders for a wide range of careers in pre-K to 20 education, special education, community-based education and leadership, museum education, educational leadership and administration, instructional design, educational media, e-Learning, adult learning, educational entrepreneurial initiatives, and nonprofit and for-profit educational organizations. In addition to coursework and field experience, students engage in various research initiatives and leadership development opportunities.