FutureMakers Partner Spotlight:
Colleen DePasquale, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Colleen is the president and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation and has served in that role since 2011. The goal of the Chamber is to support and promote a progressive, sustainable community.
A leader of the FutureMakers Internship Project Team as well as the Persistence and Completion Team, Colleen is a member of both the Equity Action and Guiding teams. Colleen serves on the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association where she is one of two state representatives, and the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals where she is chair for the Southwest Florida region. Colleen was appointed to the Lee County Tourist Development Council, and is the current president of the Lee County Sports Organizing Committee.
Upcoming FutureMakers Events
February 21, 2020
FMC Conversation on Understanding Structural Racism and Implicit Bias
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February 24, 2020
In honor of Black History Month,Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine will be speaking at FGCU
DATA & POLICY
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What We Are Reading
‘Act Now!’ Say Hello to the New Enrollment Playbook
How retail tactics are reshaping student recruitment
In mid-January, a college applicant in the suburbs of Chicago received an enticing offer. It came from an admissions counselor at Illinois Wesleyan University, who left him a voicemail message and followed up with a text. “You have been selected,” the text said, “to receive an extra $2,000 per year in scholarship money!”