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University Archives & Special Collections Exhibits

Wings Up: 25 Years of Student Life at FGCU

August 22 - December 2, 2022


From Idea to Impact - When the Florida legislature approved the creation of a 10th University, they never would have imagined the impact that Florida Gulf Coast University would have on the Southwest Florida community. Over the last two and a half decades, FGCU has grown rapidly. Much of that growth has been driven by the heart of the institution’s mission - students. In celebration of FGCU’s silver anniversary, the University Archives and Special Collections presents Wings Up: 25 Years of Student Life at FGCU. 

Recognizing that student involvement is central to the campus experience and the university’s development, Wings Up illustrates the strides students at Florida Gulf Coast University have made over the last 25 years. We hope that in looking at the accomplishments and experiences of the university’s forty-four thousand graduates, current and future students will be able to see themselves as essential parts of FGCU's history in the making.

Exhibit poster for Wings Up